Events - 90th Anniversary - Feis Shligigh 2019 Festival

English Verse Speaking

Friday 12th - Sun 14th April, 2019

The Sligo Southern Hotel

 

Please send entries by email to

fearghaloboyle@gmail.com

and confirm with entry fees by post to Rita Needham, Sec. Verse Speaking Section,Kiltycahill, Hazelwood, Co. Sligo. (087) 7095920

ritaneedham2004@yahoo.co.uk

 

Rule 21: Entries on official Feis Shligigh entry forms, accompanied by full entry fee (except Irish dancing) must reach the secretary of the particular section not later than Friday 22nd February 2019. After this date entries may be accepted only at the discretion of the executive committee.

 

 

JUBILEE PERPETUAL TROPHY:

(Presented by Kay Guinane)

This trophy will be awarded by the adjudicator to the most promising - Non First Prize Winner.

 

1E. YEATS CUP SENIOR

Competitors, 16 years and over to perform 2 contrasting pieces of own choice by W.B. Yeats. Performance not to exceed 6 mins. Winner to receive an academic bursary for the 2019 Yeats International Summer School.  Kindly presented by The Yeats Society Sligo *See rule 22

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

2E. THE YEATS CUP (JUNIOR)

Under 16 years. Competitors under 16 years to speak one poem of own choice by W B Yeats.

Entrance Fee: €7.00 *See rule 22

 

3E. THE THEO BOURKE MEMORIAL CUP

Public Speaking Over 14 yrs. Speakers to present a prepared speech on a topic of own choice, not exceed-ing 5 minutes. Aids maybe used.

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

4E. THE EUGENE HENRY PERPETUAL CUP

14-16 years. Competitors to recite 1 poem of own choice. Performance not to exceed 3 mins.

Entrance Fee: €7.00 *See rule 22

 

5E. RECITATION 14-16 years

Competitors to recite a poem of own choice by an

Irish Author(other than W.B. Yeats). The entire performance must not exceed 3 minutes.

Entrance Fee: €7.00 *See rule 22

 

6E. J.J. FRIEL MEMORIAL CUP 12- 14 years

Competitors to recite one poem of own choice .

Time Limit: not to exceed 3 mins

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

7E. THE O’CAROLAN CUP 12-14 years

Competitors to recite one of the following poems

A) Christmas Market by Michael Harding

B) The Wayfarer by Padraic Pearse

C) Teacher by Carol Ann Duffy

Entrance Fee: €7.00

Set Pieces may not be used in Own Choice Competitions

Click here to download the Poems

 

8E. CNOC NA CILLE PERPETUAL CUP

Recitation 12-14 years. Competitors to recite a poem of own choice by an Irish Author.

(other than W.B. Yeats)

The entire performance must not exceed 3 minutes.

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

9E. CORN AVONDALE 10-12 years

Competitors to recite one of the following poems

A) Dad, the Cat and the Tree by Kit Wright

B) My sister Jane by Ted Hughes

C) The Clothes Line by Charlotte Druitt Cole

Entrance Fee: €7.00

Click here to download the Poems

 

10E. RECITATION 10-12 years

Competitors to recite a poem of own choice by an Irish Author. (other than W.B. Yeats)

The entire performance must

not exceed 2 minutes.

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

11E. CORN CNOC NA SCEACH 10 – 12 years

Presented by the Quinn Family, Thornhill Competitors to recite one poem of your own choice

Not to exceed 3 mins. Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

12E. THE EUGENE GILBRIDE MEMORIAL CUP 8-10 years – CONFINED

Competitors, residents of County Sligo and Leitrim, to perform one poem of own choice.

Performance not to exceed 3 mins.

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

13E. THE MICHAEL F. HORAN MEMORIAL CUP 8-10 years – OPEN

Competitors to recite one of the following poems

A) Mrs. Brown by Rose Fyleman

B) My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson

C) Dan the Watchman by John D. Sheridan

Entrance Fee: €7.00

Click here to download the Poems

 

14E. THE DRUMCLIFFE CUP

RECITATION 8-10 Years

Presented by Des & Irene Fleming

Competitors to recite a poem of own choice by an Irish Author. (other than W.B. Yeats)

The entire performance must not exceed 2 minutes.

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

15E. THE GRETTA KIELTY MEMORIAL CUP

Girls 6-8 years

Competitors to recite a short poem of own choice.

Performance not to exceed 2mins.

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

16E. THE PAT Mc LOUGHLIN MEMORIAL CUP Boys 6-8 years

Competitors to recite a short poem of own choice. Performance not to exceed 2 mins

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

17E. THE PATSY HARTE MEM. CUP

Recitation Competitors to recite a short poem of own choice 5-6 years Girls.

Time Limit: 2 mins. Entrance Fee: E7.00

 

18E. MAYOR JOHN FALLON MEM.CUP

Recitation Competitors to recite a short poem of own choice 5-6 years Boys

Time Limit: 2 mins

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

19E. THE KATHLEEN CARROLL MEM. CUP

Recitation Girls Under 5 years. Own choice

Time Limit: 2 mins

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

20E. THE TERESA COYNE MEM. CUP

Recitation Boys Under 5 year. Own choice

Time Limit: 2 mins

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

21E. STUDIED PROSE READING

13 –16 years. Competitors to read aloud a passage from a short story/novel of own choice.

(Not to exceed 2 mins)

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

22E. STUDIED PROSE READING

10-13 years. As 21E

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

23E. STUDIED PROSE READING

Under 10 years. As 21E

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

24E.  STORY-TELLING

Under 10 years.

Competitors to tell a story in their own words.

(Not to exceed 2 mins.)

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

25E. THE CILLIARD  PERPETUAL CUP

In memory of Arthur Dillon, presented by his family

STORY TELLING 10 –14 years. Competitors to tell a story in their own words, using the three selected words given by the adjudicator

(Not to exceed 2 mins.) Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

26E. SCRIPTURE READING

Under 16 years

Competitors to deliver their own choice of passage.

Time Limit: Not to exceed 2 mins

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

27E. THE CLLR. McGOLDRICK PERP. CUP

(Former Mayor of Sligo)

Recitation Boys 7 years

Own choice. Time Limit: 2 mins.

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

28E. THE MALONEY PERPETUAL CUP

Presented by the Maloney Family, Ballisodare

Recitation Girls 7 years

Own choice. Time Limit: 2 mins.

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

29E.  STORYTELLING

Under 16 years

Competitors to prepare a short story on the theme of “Sligo”. Could be historical, legend, myth or own story. Story to be told not read. Aids maybe used. Not to exceed 3 minutes.

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

30E.  JUNIOR REPERTOIRE

Under 16 years. Using Irish poets only. You are required to present a recital of short poems. Not to exceed 4 minutes. Please introduce your programme.  *See rule 22

Entrance Fee: €7.00

 

 

Set Pieces may not be used in Own Choice Competitions

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About the Feis

Feis Shligigh was founded in 1903 as a Gaelic Feis for Connacht. The aims are the revival of our national Language and Heritage. Dr. Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland, adjudicated the Irish Language Competitions in those early days.After a few years the Feis lapsed until 1929 and since then has continued to grow from year to year to the present day. All sections of the Feis ran concurrently during Easter Week until 2006 when, because of increasing numbers of competitors, it now takes place over 3 weekends before Easter ending with 4 days of Drama during Holy Week.