St Patrick’s Day Beard of Ireland 2020

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

Today is St Patrick’s Day, a national holiday in Ireland, so I’ve swapped working from home for not working from home.

Anyway it has been officially announced that I am the winner of the 2020 Beard of Ireland poll. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me!

It is was a nail-biting contest (though we all washed our hands carefully afterwards).

The runner-up was Aodhán Connolly who is from Northern Ireland, as were many of the other contenders. There was a nice piece in the Belfast Telegraph but I haven’t seen anything in the Republic.

Anyway, for those who asked here is one of those selfie picture things that young people do, showing current beard configuration.

Now wash your hands please!

3 Responses to “St Patrick’s Day Beard of Ireland 2020”

  1. Phillip Helbig Says:

    Almost the same as mine (scroll down to watch the beard evolve), though I still have traces of red where it is not grey. Actually, as a redhead, I would surely win the Beard of Ireland prize were I to live in Ireland. (I’ll refrain from mentioning that I have some Irish ancestors as this is one of the things which rightly annoys many Irish people. I never made the mistake, though, of claiming that I somehow “inherited” something cultural from countries of my ancestors when in fact no tradition had been passed down.)

  2. […] too. That was St Patrick’s Day. It seems like an eternity ago. The news of my award of the St Patrick’s Day Beard of Ireland would surely have made front pages across the Republic had it not been for the Covid-19 Pandemic. I […]

  3. […] Although I didn’t make an impact in this year’s Beard of the Year (finishing in last place in the final poll), at least I have the honour of being St Patrick’s Day Beard of Ireland for 2020. […]

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