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Competition winners!

14 October 2011

Thanks to everyone who took part and entered our very first competition. The challenge was to: Summarize your favourite century of Irish history in 115 characters or less.

We would also like to thank everyone who re-tweeted and shared the competition details on Facebook. An enormous thanks also to St Patrick’s Cathedral who provided the prize, a tour of St Patrick’s Cathedral and roof time by Andrew Smith, the Cathedral Education Officer. Due to the fantastic response we got we will be running another competition shortly.

While there was no overall winner, we wanted to give a special mention to Joanne McEntee who not only managed to write a history of the nineteenth century in 115 characters but also submitted her entry as a limerick. Here is Joanne’s entry:

Disunion (old Irish curse)

Among opponents & even divorce

Meant Union remained

Queen reigned

& separatism = discourse!

The other five winners in no particular order are: Read more

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Reminder: Enter our Competition!

5 October 2011

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.

Enter our Competition!

28 September 2011

Welcome to our first competition! We are offering six Pue’s readers the chance 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 are 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 will announce the winners by October 12th. We’ll also publish the best entries on the blog. Good luck!

A few rules: the tour is not suitable for children under 16, anyone afraid of heights or anyone afraid of enclosed spaces. One entry per person (we welcome as many entries on as many centuries as you like but there is one place for each winner). Please be certain that you are free to attend the tour before entering.

See our dedicated competition page.