Friday, 7 March 2014

Bilingual Gaeilge / Gàidhlig poetry competition‏ - Deadline: 19th March 2014

Call for entries for bilingual poetry competition Comórtas Filíochta an Choirnéil Eoghain Uí Néill 2014

Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge is delighted to announce that entries are currently being accepted for the bilingual Gaeilge/Gàidhlig poetry competition, Comórtas Filíochta an Choirnéil Eoghain Uí Néill, which is now in its seventh year.

The competition finale will be held in Dublin on Friday, 11th April 2014 in the intimate setting of Cois Teallaigh, 46 Kildare Street in Dublin 2, where the winner of the poetry competition will be announced. A prize fund of €500 as well as the Corn Uí Néill trophy will be presented to the successful poet on the night.

The winner of this year's Corn Uí Néill competition will be in the company highly talented poets in the Irish language and Scottish Gaelic literary scene. Previous winners include: Philip Cummins; Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuígh; Máire Wren; Proinsias Mac a'Bhaird; Tadhg Ó Dúshláine and Niall Gordon.

The competition is free to enter but applicants are requested to read the rules prior to submitting any entries. Entrants are invited to submit up to three poems each before the closing date on Wednesday 19th March 2014.
The competition is a bilingual competition open to entries in the Irish language or in Scottish Gaelic but entrants must also include an English language translation of all poems submitted. The shortlist for Comórtas Uí Néill will be announced before the end of March 2014.

Application forms and rules of Comórtas Filíochta an Choirnéil Eoghain Uí Néill can be downloaded here

For further information contact Máire Ní Phuirséil at or phone 01 6794780.

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