June Fest Poetry Competition 2021

Winner Announcement

We are very excited to finally announce the winners of the June Fest Poetry Competition 2021 as chosen by our guest judge, Theo Dorgan.
1st – ‘The Shirt’ by Mary Linehan
2nd – ‘Lazarus’ by Daniel Slevin
3rd – ‘The Selkie’ by Jude Olurotimi
Under 18s
1st – ‘This’ by Ciara Coffey
2nd – ‘In Heroes We Trust’ by Emma Counihan
3rd – ‘Love In The Wind’ by Jack Mills
Congratulations to all the winners and a huge thank you to everyone that entered the competition. We received an incredibly diverse range of poems this year from all over the country. The winning entries will be published in next weeks edition of the Leinster Leader and also on junefest.ie!
We would like to thank all the staff at Farrell & Nephew Bookstore for helping run this competition and their generous prizes. Thanks to poets Tracey Connolly & Steve Denehan and teachers Edel Mulligan & Emma Scully for taking the time to help judge the initial shortlist.
Thanks to Glenveagh Homes for sponsoring the prizes. June Fest is supported by Kildare County Council.

Look Back on June Fest 2021 Events

Some of the highlights from this year’s June Fest which took place in Newbridge from May 27th to June 30th 2021.

View a full list of upcoming events here.

Download June Fest 2021 Programme Booklet here.

Treasure Hunt Trail

30th May – 13th June 2021

Songs From The Bridge

15th, 16th & 17th June 2021

The Grand Canal: History, Plants & Wildlife

31st May (Part 1) & 11th June 2021 (Part 2)

Bands on the Bank – Online Series

Watch back all the great sessions from local musicians!

June Fest Poetry Competition 2021

Entries opened until 30th June 2021

Guest Judge Theo Dorgan

Irish Military Seminar

8th – 19th June 2021

St. Mark’s Duck Race

12th June 2021

cormac – Live Music Session

Check out this unique music session from electronic music artist cormac