Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition

Trócaire and Poetry Ireland now invite entries for the third annual Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition on the theme It's Up To Us!

The closing date for entries is 7th April 2014. The judges for this year's competition are acclaimed poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Mary Shine Thompson, a former chair of Poetry Ireland, and Trish Groves, Trócaire.

"It is wonderful to see the Trócaire Poetry Ireland Competition go from strength to strength. I often think what poets and young people share is an acute awareness of injustice, heightened sensitivity to inequalities on our planet. To invite entries of all ages, from 9 to 99, through the six categories of this, the third competition, is to look forward to being jolted into seeing our beleaguered earth in new and surprising ways."         - Geraldine Mitchell, Trócaire Poetry Ambassador and winner of the 2012 Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition


Curtear fáilte roimh iontrálacha le haghaidh an tríú comórtas bliantúil filíochta Trocaire Éigse Éireann ar  an téama 'It's Up To Us!'

Is é7ú Aibreán 2014 an spriocdáta i gcomhair iontrálacha. Is iad Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, an file iomráiteach, Mary Shine Thompson, iarchathaoirleach Éigse Éireann, agus Trish Groves, Trócaire, na moltóirí i mbliana. 


PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday 7th April 2014

Download the competition entry form or apply online below:

  • Entry Form

    Important - please ensure you have read the rules and conditions of entry.

  • *It is advisable to give a postal address.

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  • *Please note that for Primary and Post-Primary categories, your application will be invalid without school details.


  • Poems

  • Three entries per person.

    Hard copy entries must be accompanied by entry form.

    Entrant's name must not appear with the poem.

    See link to Dóchas code of conduct on Images and Messaging.

  • Upload an Audio File

  • *Please note maximum audio file size of 1 MB

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