Time to start getting in your entries for Strokestown again. Closing date is January 24th and they do accept online entries but they are 20% more expensive than postal entries.
There are three categories - the main poetry prize, the Irish or Scots Gaelic prize anfd the Humorous Verse prize.
I have been fortunate enough to have had five poems shortlisted in the past five years for the humorous verse (one winning, one second) but, like everybody else, my dream is to be nominated for the main prize. However, this is for the big boys really, but that doesn't stop us dreaming.