Fingal Libraries Poetry Competition Winners

Fingal libraries Poetry Day Competition Winners:


The Winners:

In the Child Poem category, the judges describe the winning poem as: “A lovely, expansive poem with beautiful expressions and a sensitivity to poetic language.”

The winner is: Siddharth Saji for ‘Along the Pacific Coast.’

In the Child Art Category, the winner was chosen for showing “great imagination and artistic sensibility in a very well-made video.”

The winner is Constance Begg for her video, ‘The Lake Isle of Inisfree.’


In the Teen Poem Category, the judges comment that the winner is: “a mature and thoughtful poem with an unusual viewpoint.”

The winner is Hannah Beirne for ‘Political Maps Versus Physical Maps.’

In the Teen Art Category, the judges remark: “We admire the work that went into this entry. The graphics are beautiful, yet simple. A very shareable graphic.”

The winner is Sophie Leonard for ‘Maps.’


The winner in the Adult Poem category is described by the judges as: “A well-constructed poem with an authentic voice, packed with dense imagery that never falls away into the expected.”


The winner is Helen Dempsey for ‘Westward (after Walt Whitman).’

In the Adult Art Category, the judges’ comment is: “An original work with a lovely texture, beautifully drawn.”

The winner is Lisa Cohen for ‘The Lines of Lambay.’


The judges would also like to mention the following entries which came very close to winning.

In the Adult Category: ‘Pilgrim’ by Caroline Bracken; ‘Travel Radius’ by Tina McGrath; ‘Map’ by Thomas Brezing; and ‘Castle in the Clouds’ by John McKernan.

In the Teen Category: ‘The Map’ by Matthew Langan; ‘Clonakilty’ by Katie Meade.

In the Child Category: ‘Maps’ by Abby Donnelly; ‘Words of Maps’ by Boris Bonchev.


Thanks and congratulations to the winners and to all the participants.