Main Irish-Language Poetry Competition
Sponsored by Conradh na Gaeilge
Conradh na Gaeilge is sponsoring the main Irish-language poetry competition of the Strokestown International Poetry Festival again this year, Duais de hÍde 2018.
This is a competition for poems composed in the Irish-Gaelic language only. Poems of 70 lines or less must be submitted by 1 December 2017 and must not have been previously published.
The winner will be announced in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, on 5 May 2018.
- 1st Prize €600
- 2nd Prize €400
- 3rd Prize €300
- €200 in reading fees for three other shortlistees
The 6 shortlisted poems will feature in Duanaire Bhéal na mBuillí 2018 / Strokestown Anthology 2018.
START OF ENTRY: 1 September 2017
ENTRY DEADLINE: 1 December 2017
ADJUDICATOR: Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa
Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa was born in Ballineen, West Cork. He has edited many publications in Irish. An Clóchomhar published his first poetry collection, Faoi Léigear, in 1980. Mearcair (Coiscéim, 1996) and An Dara Bás (Coiscéim, 2002), were both awarded the Oireachtas Poetry Prize. Other books include a history of Conradh na Gaeilge in Kerry (1995) and Tóraíocht an Mhíshonais, an Irish-language introduction to Freud and Jung (1997). Geasa (2011) is his latest poetry collection. He served as president of Conradh na Gaeilge from 2008–2011. He edits the literary monthly, Feasta.