Reminder: Enter our Competition!

We’re nearing the deadline of our first competition, so here’s a reminder for everyone who hasn’t had a chance to get in on the action yet…

We are offering six Pue’s readers the opportunity to go on a special guided tour of the tower and roof of St Patrick’s Cathedral on the morning of Saturday the 22nd of October, led by the education officer, Andrew Smith. The competition is simple:

Summarize your favourite century of Irish history in 115 characters or less.

If you’re on twitter, send it as a tweet with the opening @puesoccurrences #puescomp. Otherwise drop us an email at puesoccurrences AT gmail DOT com. Every letter, every mark of punctuation and every space counts as a character. Short and punchy is the key. The deadline for entries is October 7th and we’ll announce the winners by October 12th. We’ll also publish the best entries on the blog.

The tour isn’t suitable for children under 16 or anyone afraid of heights or enclosed spaces. You can enter as many times as you like for as many centuries as you like, though there will only be one place for each winner. Even if you’re not free to take part in the tour, we still encourage you to join in on the fun! We’ve got some great entries so far, but the more the merrier! So get your thinking caps on and send us your description of your favourite century of Irish history.

To give you a taste, here’s one I drew up myself:

An Irish parliament won&lost; Rebellions fought;‘terrorist’ fiction wrought; Union debated; Emancipation slated.

See our dedicated competition page.

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