World Poetry Day Competition



Fancy yourself a bit of a poet? Now is your chance to shine!

Ballyroan Library has organised a poetry competition in the run up to World Poetry Day on March 21.

Submitted poems do not have to follow any set theme or any style and form, but they must be no more than 40 lines in length. They must be original work and must not have been previously published. Each entrant may submit up to two poems to the competition.

There will be three prizes given out at an event in Ballyroan Library in April, where winners will read their poems. First prize is a €100 One4All voucher; second prize a €50 One4All voucher; third prize a €30 One4All voucher. The winning poems will be published on the South Dublin Libraries website.

The competition is open to Dublin-based poets who are over the age of 18 and are not employees of South Dublin County Council or South Dublin Libraries. The winner must be available to attend Ballyroan Library for the celebration event in April.

The competition runs until March 21. To enter, send an email to, with your name, telephone number and a biographical note of no more than 50 words. Poems must be included both in the body of the email and as attachments.

By Aimée Mac Leod