Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition 2020

Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition 2020

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The final of this year’s Bring Your Limericks to Limerick international poetry competition took place Saturday night 22nd Aug upstairs in Dolans Music Venue, Limerick, Ireland. The unanimous winner this year was New York born, Dublin native but living in Limerick Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, who walked away with the first prize of €500.

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald is an academic at UL with expertise in psychology, pedagogy, writing and creative practice. In 2018 she completed her second term as Chair of Ireland’s national forum for the enhancement of teaching and learning. Teaching and writing remain two of her favourite things. She’s an award-winning teacher and has been writing creatively since childhood. Her first novel, Back to Blackbrick was published in 2013. A stage version was presented at the Edinburgh Festival and at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End. Her second novel, The Apple Tart of Hope, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize. Her most recent novel A Strange Kind of Brave – was published in July.

Worthy runner- ups were Clare Dollard who was second and in third place was Patrick McNamara. Judges for the night were: Rose Rush, Kieran Beville and Matthew Potter

Sarah’s  winning limerick:

While I fancy myself as a bard

Reciting a Limerick is hard

This poem’s a mouthful

My talent so doubtful

That I fear I’ll be mentally scarred

The Bring Your Limericks to Limerick competition is organized every year since 2103 by the Limerick Writers’ Centre.


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