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Trócaire/Poetry Ireland

Trócaire/Poetry Ireland poetry competition


Trócaire and Poetry Ireland will celebrate Culture Night with an inspiring streamed video event announcing  the winners of this year’s Trócaire/Poetry Ireland poetry competition.

As a physical awards ceremony isn’t possible due to Covid-19 restrictions, the free live event will showcase the winners of the annual competition who will perform their poems on Poetry Ireland’s YouTube channel at 6pm on Culture Night.

The annual poetry competition raises awareness about current global citizenship, justice, ecological and equality issues. This year’s theme explored the effects of conflict on people’s lives and how, with pathways to peace and the support of others, people can try to put the pain of conflict behind them and rebuild their lives.

A booklet of the winning poems is due to be published in 2022.


Trócaire-Poetry Ireland Category Award Winners:

Adult Published Category:

Winner: ‘As We Were Leaving’- Attracta Fahy.

Runners-up: ‘Omar’s Song’- Mary Turley-McGrath; ‘Toll Road’- Jean O’Brien.


Adult Unpublished Category:

Winner: ‘The Table’ – Sinéad Griffin.



‘Féileacán’ – Gormfhlaith Ní Shíocháin Ní Bheoláin; ‘The Winding Path’- Caroline Bracken.


Primary Junior Category:

Winner: ‘Every little helps’ – Preksha Utekar.


Primary Senior Category:

Winner: ‘Journey to Peace’- Liam York.

Runners-up: ‘Peace on the Horizon’ – Hannah Murphy.


Post-Primary Junior Category:

Winner: ‘Forgiving the past’ – Naomi Wall.

Runner-up: ‘Running’ – Cara Maguire.


Post-Primary Senior Category:

Winner: ‘Hold me, my friend’ – Essie Toyo Wuddah.

Runners-up: ‘Under Construction’ – Sarah Fitzgerald; ‘Living for Light’ – Varshika Mecheri; ‘I mbróga no mbochta’ – Aedamar O’Callaghan.

Time: 6pm - 3.15pm

Genres: Literature / Performance / Poetry / Screening

No Booking Required

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