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  • Northside East

Northside poets are presented with prizes 

Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 7:59am
Northside poets are  presented with prizes 

Cllr Mary McCamley, Mayor of Fingal; poet Máighréad Medbh; poetry winners Helen Dempsey, Iseult McDonnell and Callum Brennan; and Paul Reid, chief executive of Fingal County Council, pictured at the ceremony.

Northside poets are  presented with prizes 

Cllr Mary McCamley, Mayor of Fingal; poet Máighréad Medbh; poetry winners Helen Dempsey, Iseult McDonnell and Callum Brennan; and Paul Reid, chief executive of Fingal County Council, pictured at the ceremony.

MAYOR of Fingal Cllr Mary McCamley presented the winners of the Fingal Libraries Poetry Day competition with their prizes at a ceremony held recently in County Hall, Swords. 

The theme for this year’s Poetry Day was ‘Poetry Surprises’. Fingal Libraries’ poetry project and competition: Éist agus Beir Iontas/Listen and Surprise, invited people of all ages to respond to a selection of poems by Irish poets (in English and Irish) with their own creative work in any medium.  The three winners of the competition were Iseult McDonnell in the under 12 category, Callum Brennan in 12–18 category and Helen Dempsey in the over 18 category.

Congratulating the winners, Mayor McCamley said: “I am so impressed by the poetry submitted to the Poetry Day competition. It is a great reflection of the talent and creativity available in Fingal.”

Chief executive of Fingal County Council Paul Reid also attended the event. 

“I am delighted to see Poetry Day being celebrated in Fingal,” he said. “It is a great opportunity to recognise Fingal’s talented writers and poets, of all ages and backgrounds.”

The evening concluded with ‘The Ear’s Mind’, a performance of poems by Máighréad Medbh who was also one of the judges. 

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