ENTER YOUR LIMERICK
Bring your Limericks to Limerick 2019 Competition
ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2020!
Submit your Limerick to the Limericks Competition for your chance to WIN €500.00
Entries are now open for Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition 2020! Last year over 600 people entered the competition from all over Ireland and the world, with 25 finalists turning up for the final to do battle for cash prizes. Last year’s event was won by novelist Sarah Moore Fitzgerald whose winning Limerick can be read HERE. This year the final will again have 25 finalists and an equally exciting contest is guaranteed. The aim of the competition is to create an awareness of the connection between the place and the poem so that Limerick can establish itself internationally as one of the few places that gave its name to a literary form. Think Shakespeare and Stratford, Joyce and Dublin, Burns and Scotland, Limerick and the Limerick.
The Limerick is a verse form associated with the Maigue Poets from Croom, Co. Limerick, in the 18th century.
It is a verse that must contain the following elements:
Five lines; Lines 1, 2, 5 must rhyme; Lines 3 and 4 must rhyme.
A good limerick will have a clever unanticipated punch line as lime 5 will often have puns, word play or a witty feature as part of it.
Please read the Rules and Guidelines for submission HERE
Submit your Limerick
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"There was a young postman named Trollope
Whose career had taken a wallop
To Ireland he flew
Where novels he drew
That sold at the speed of a gallop"
"There once was a lounger named Stephen
Whose youth was most odd and uneven
He throve on the smell
Of a horrible hell
That a Hottentot wouldn't believe in."
- James Joyce-
- John McCourt -
"The marriage of poor Kim Kardashian
Was krushed like a kar in a krashian.
Her Kris kried, "Not fair!
Why kan't I keep my share?"
But Kardashian fell klean outa fashian."
"In Limerick a Festival ran,
To find Poets, for that was the plan.
It inspired some folks,
To write 'Limerick' jokes,
From Ireland all the way to Japan"
- Salman Rushdie -
- Jack Jackson -
"In Our British Friends voted for Brexit
And nobody knows what is Nexit
Will the EU now fall?
Will Trump get his wall?
Give an Englishman a country, he Fexit"
- Darragh Roche -