You are here:Home > News > Schools Poetry Competition 2014

In this section

Schools Poetry Competition 2014

06 February 2014
Schools Poetry Competition 2014

Every Object tells a story.......

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects (see here) uses artefacts to create a timeline of Ireland's past; from the earliest evidence of human activity to the modern day - one object at a time. Each object helps us to connect with the person that made it, those who used it and to the times in which they lived. Here at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life you will find the empty cooking pot, emigrant's teapot, Boyne coracle and emigrant's suitcase. The National Museum of Ireland, The Irish Times and the Royal Irish Academy collaborated on A History of Ireland in 100 Objects.




·            Competition is open to: Post -Primary Level: All level (Minimum 100 – Maximum 500 words).  

·            Poems must be original work of the pupil.

·            Title of poem, name of pupil, class, teacher and school address must be listed at the top of each online entry.

·            All entries must be added online to

·            The deadline for entry is Monday the 7th April 2014.

To enter and more details go to and click the ‘Events and Competitions’ tab.  If you have any queries contact us at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life:



Play with the words and see where they take you. Best of Luck!