Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition 2018 and it takes place Saturday 25th Aug in Dolans Music Venue, Dock Road, Limerick.
Up for grabs is the chance to become this year’s champion limerick writer and walk away with a cheque for €500, not bad for a five line poem. The event now in its sixth year has attracted entries from all over the world from fans of the funny (though often ribald, irreverent, and sometimes vulgar) five line poem. Again this year the organisers stress the connection between the verse and the place. The limerick has bestowed on our city and region a unique natural advantage which, up to now, we have failed to capitalise on.
The Limerick Writers’ Centre, Global Limerick and the Savoy Hotel combined last Saturday night to bring a feast of Limericks to Limerick. The annual Bring Your Limericks to Limerick International Poetry Competition took place in front of a packed audience at the Savoy Hotel. The eventual winner was Darragh Roche, fittingly a native of Limerick, with his ditty about ‘Brexit’. Runners up were, in second place, Roger Marsh from the UK and an Irish language entry from Sean O Riodhachain came in third.
Darragh Roche Winner of Bring Your Limericks to Limerick 2016
The winning Limerick was:
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