Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition 2017


Dock road, Limerick

What an evening at the final of Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition 2017! Thanks to all the competitors and the staff of Dolans Pub who went out of their way to make the event a success, great job guys! Also huge shout out to Lisa Gibbons our festival director who kept things on on even keel for the past few months and whose enthusiasm for the event made the difference! What would we do without our own Myles Breen, a national treasure, brilliant as usual as MC for the event! Also thanks a million to Keith harris and Patrick Howard for videoing the event and Chris Barr for photographs,and not forgetting our wonderful judges Matthew Potter, Roisin Meaney and Eoin Devereux! Monica Spencer was the outright winner with a Limerick in the classic style, funny and bawdy! Monica will now spend the year as champion of the limerick, expect guest appearances on The Graham Norton Show, Late Late Show and Would You believe (it)! We’re planning for next year to make it bigger and better, so watch this space!

The winning Limerick was:

An erotic young woman named Sue
Came by Sarsfield, asleep, in Murroe
As he opened his eyes 
She did straddle his thighs
Singing, Paddy, I’m glad you came to

Photo: Chris Barr

For further information contact, Lisa Gibbons at or Dominic Taylor at







Photo caption: Pat McMahon, Limerick Writers’ Centre; Sheila Sugrue, LWC, Caterina Celli, LWC;
Dominic Taylor; LWC; Councillor Kieran O’Hanlon, The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick; Majella O’Brien, LCCC Tourism Officer: Tom Muldowney, LWC; and Valerie Dolan, Dolans Music Venue. (photo: Chris Barr).

Launch Photo Bring Your Limericks to Limerick 2017