Bard of Armagh Festival of Humorous Verse

Bard of Armagh Festival of Humorous Verse

Late November
The town of Armagh, Northern Ireland, located southwest of Belfast, is featured in a famous ballad called "The Bard of Armagh." That poem's title inspired the name of the Bard of Armagh Festival of Humorous Verse, an annual three-day event that has taken place since 1993. Poets appear before audiences to recite their works and compete for best poem.
The festival debuted as part of the November Keady Fair before becoming an event in its own right. To determine the official entries, a selection process was established that ensures each poem does not exceed a length of 200 words and features humorous verse suitable for a family audience.
The first two days are devoted to competition heats, which are held at several venues. The third day is devoted to finals, which usually take place at the Armagh City Hotel.
CONTACTS:
J. Makem
34 Fergort Rd.
Derrynoose, County Armagh Northern Ireland
www.bardofarmagh.com