The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition


30th November 2018

Who may enter

The competition is open to anyone.


The Munster Literature Centre holds an annual competition for an international poetry prize for a single poem, named in honour of a late Irish poet long associated with the Centre.

The competition is open to original, unpublished poems in the English language of 40 lines or less. The poem can be on any subject, in any style.

Entry fees

€5 per poem or €20 for a batch of five.


• 1st Prize: €1000, a week’s residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, publication in Southwordand a trip to Cork, Ireland to visit the Cork International Poetry Festival
• 2nd Prize: €500 & publication in Southword
• 3rd Prize: €250 & publication in Southword


Please visit to learn more about the competition.