The final of this year’s Bring Your Limericks to Limerick international poetry competition took place Saturday night 17th 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 was born in New York, grew up in Dublin and lives in Limerick where she works as an academic. As a young child and in early adulthood, she wrote fiction constantly, furtively and under cover of darkness. Eventually, she came out as an author with the completion of her first novel, Back to Blackbrick.
Her second novel, The Apple Tart of Hope is out now. She’s a keen cyclist, a reluctant runner, and an avid reader. She is married with three children.
Worthy runner-ups were Clare Dollard who was second and in third place was Patrick McNamara.
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 organised every year since 2013 by the Limerick Writers’ Centre.