Beard of Ireland 2019 poll opens

Well, much to my surprise I find I am on the ballot paper for Beard of Ireland 2019. I don’t suppose I’ll feature among the front-runners as I don’t think my beard has had much impact on the Irish landscape. At the moment, however, the current leader is a DUP politician…

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Beard Liberation Front

Press release 3rd March

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The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that competition for the Irish Beard of the Year title is expected to see hairs split as the voting for the annual award opens

The 2017 winner was politician Colum Eastwood who bearded broadcaster William Crawley for the annual Award.

In 2018 the DUP’s Lee Reynolds shaved writer Dominic O’Reilly for the honour with Colum Eastwood in a steady third place.

The 2019 winner will be announced to mark St Patrick Day on 17th March

The BLF says that while traditionally a land of predominantly clean-shaven cultures, Ireland has in recent times become something of a centre for stylish and trendy beards.

Contenders for the title in 2019 include a diverse range of the hirsute- actors, comedians, political activists, journalists…

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4 Responses to “Beard of Ireland 2019 poll opens”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    Parnell and GB Shaw didn’t do badly on the beard (liberation?) front.

  2. Of course, it is very important to make sure that your beard doesn’t look like all beards. 🙂

    I am slowly but surely asymptotically approaching the Brahe beard! I don’t plan to have a nose job, though.

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