Beard of Ireland poll set to be a close shave

In Uncategorized on March 13, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Press release 13th March

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266



The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that competition for the Irish Beard of the Year title looks set to be a close shave when the result is announced on 17th March.

The 2015 winner politician Gerry Adams is facing stiff competition from broadcaster William Crawley in the 2016 vote.

The campaigners say that there has been heavy voting in the poll reflecting a growing interest in the hirsute in Ireland

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 2016 include actors, comedians, political activists, journalists and rugby players.

The campaigners say the poll is specifically about the impact the beard of an individual has made in Irish public life and no other factor.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said it would be fair to say that the competition for Beard of Ireland is bristling and the final result may well be a close shave.

The poll closes at 6pm on 16th March

Beard of Ireland 2016

Gerry Adams, politician

Steve Agnew, politician

William Crawley, broadcaster

David O’Doherty, comedian

David Ford, politician

Roy Keane, personality

John Molyneux, writer and marxist theorist

David Norris, politician

Sean O’Brien, rugby player

Mick Wallace, politician






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