Resource Title

Forced To Flee ‘This is our exodus’ Trócaire and Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2016


Trócaire’s annual poetry competition, in association with Poetry Ireland, uses the arts to raise awareness about leading global justice issues. This publication contains the poetry of the winners and runners up from 2016.

Resource Details

  • Author: Nicki Griffen, Afric McGlinchey, Angela T. Carr, Mairéad Donnellan, David Keane, Máirín Uí Cheallaigh, Louise O’Hora, Kate Ní Dhubhchonna, Romy Fehily, Aoife Ní Riain, Michael Lucey, Patrick Barrett, Molly McGibney, Gearóid Cronin, John Du
  • Publishers: Trócaire, Poetry Ireland
  • Country of Publication: Ireland
  • Year: 2016
  • Page Count: 34


Adult Published Poets

  • 1st: ‘Cast away’
  • Joint Runner Up:’Nature’s Refuge’ ‘The Mountain of Butterflies’

Adult Non-Published Poets

  • 1st: ‘Unto Me is the Journeying’
  • Joint Runner Up: ‘Moments of snow’ ‘Slí Amach’

Post-primary Senior

  • 1st: ‘Power’
  • Runner- up: ‘Wastelands’

Post-Primary Junior

  • 1st:’Drifting’
  • Joint Runner Up:’ On the road going nowhere’, ‘The promised land’

Primary Senior

  • 1st: ‘No room at the inn?’
  • Joint Runner Up: ‘The Things They Left Behind’ ‘Who Am I?’

Primary Junior

  • 1st: ‘This is Our Journey’ ‘Through the Night’
  • Joint Runner Up: ‘Empty Streets’ ‘The Journey’

Available from:

Download Forced_to_Flee PDF (2.16MB)

For more info, see Trócaire’s annual poetry competition page