Bring your Limericks to Limerick

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th August
  • Bring your Limericks to Limerick

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The 7th Bring Your Limericks To Limerick Festival will take place from Friday 16th - Sunday 18th August 2019.

From humble beginnings, the festival has grown into a hearty line-up of writing workshops, poetry workshops, competition and storytelling.

Supported by the Limerick Writers' Centre and Global Limerick, the main aim of the festival is to make poetry (especially the Limerick verse) and creative writing accessible to the wider public by inviting people from around the world to participate in the Bring Your Limericks to Limerick competition.

​Each year we invite the public to send us their original Limericks (full rules here). The best Limerick is judged by a panel of experts and there is a first prize of €500, not bad for a 5 line poem. 

The festival is designed to encourage participation and to promote Limerick as the home of this little famous five line poem.

Limerick City
The Limerick Writers' Centre

12 barrington Street, Limerick

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