Welcome to the 4th Annual Kilanerin.com Poetry Competition. The competition is open
to the 6th class students from the three parish schools, Kilanerin, Ballyfad and Ballythomas. This year saw 28 students participate in the competition.
Congratulations to the 2014 winner Nicole Kelly for her poem ‘Think Green’ , and to the runner-ups Caoimhe Noctor, Hanna Neville and Jason Bolger.
The judge this year was Carol Boland. Carol is a published poet, a publisher of poets, and a poetry therapist who, in 2012, ran a Self-Discovery Through Poetry session with 70 children in the Educate Together School in Gorey. Checkout carolboland.blogspot.com for more information.
Note from the Judge
The young people who entered the 4th Annual Kilanerin.com poetry competition are to
be congratulated for their daring – for it takes daring to write a poem. Years ago, poetry was considered too difficult for children to write, but all the poems written by the pupils of Ballythomas, Kilanerin and Ballyfad schools certainly disprove this view. Writing poetry is natural and healthy, something that is both useful and magical. Well done to this year’s winner and runners-up, and to all the daring young people who had the courage to write a poem.
If you would like a printed version of booklet it is available in the community office and other places locally, or else please contact us and we can arrange for you to get a copy.
Kilanerin.com would like to thank Carol Boland for her time in judging the competition.
Thanks to all the advertising sponsors who helped to get this wonderful booklet printed and also to the community secretary for all her time and help. A finally thanks to all the 6th class students and their teachers for taking the time to submit their entries, without them this annual competition would not be possible or be the success it is.