Poetry prize: The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2024


25 January 2024
The competition from Limerick Writers Centre is in honour of Limerick poet Desmond O’Grady, who died in 2014

There is a first prize of €200 and a runner up prize of €50. The judges are Arthur Broomfield (English language) and Tomás Ó Coileáin (Irish language).

Poems may be entered in English or Irish, and may be on any theme. There is a recommended line length of 40 lines, but the judges are open to receiving longer poems if the work justifies it.

The entry fee is €3.50 for one poem and €5.50 for two poems.

Content continues after advertisements

The closing date is 16 March.

For full details see the website.


For more writing inspiration, subscribe to our bestselling monthly magazine and receive your first 3 issues for just £3. Claim this offer here