Competition set to bristle in Beard of Ireland 2020 poll

The poll for Beard of Ireland 2020 has opened and the winner will be announced on St Patrick’s Day (March 17th).

Owing to an administrative error I am among those nominated and was even in the lead in early voting (I mean after about 5 votes). Now I have fallen back so I fear I may have peaked too soon!

Anyway, please feel free to vote!

 

P.S. That’s not me in the picture.

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Beard Liberation Front

Press release 2nd March

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BEARD OF IRELAND 2020 POLL SEES COMPETITION BRISTLING

2019 winner Lee Reynolds

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that competition for the Irish Beard of the Year 2020 is officially open

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.

In 2019 Lee Reynolds retained the title

The 2020 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 2020 include a diverse range of the hirsute- footballers, political activists…

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5 Responses to “Competition set to bristle in Beard of Ireland 2020 poll”

  1. “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.”

    Does Ireland really have fewer beards than in otherwise roughly comparable countries?

    • telescoper Says:

      If you look back at pictures from the War of Independence a hundred years ago it seems that moustaches were the thing rather than beards.

      • Yes, but wasn’t that the case in many places?

        There are a few full sets and a few beardless men, but this this photo (from the 1927 Solvay conferences) shows the popularity of the ‘tache.

        In photos like this, there are always two people who stand out: Einstein and Curie. Curie, because she is the only woman, and Einstein, because of his long hair.

        17 of the 29 people here received a(t least one) Nobel Prize.

  2. Dave Carter Says:

    Pity not to see John Sheahan, the last surviving Dubliner, in this list.

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