Beard Liberation Front
Press release 4th March
Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266
AFTER THE ELECTION, FULL LIST FOR BEARD OF IRELAND POLL ANNOUNCED
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that competition for the Irish Beard of the Year title is firmly underway and bristling with the result expected to go down to the last whisker. The 2016 winner was broadcaster William Crawley.
The campaigners say that after the snap Assembly election in the North it will be interesting to see if there is a crossover to the Beard of Ireland poll
The 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 2017 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, to announce the Irish Beard of the Year on March 17th is a very modern way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, although unfortunately there is not much evidence that that the great man himself had a beard.
The poll closes at midday on Thursday 16th March
Beard of Ireland
Gerry Adams, politician
Steve Agnew, politician
Gerry Carroll, politician
William Crawley, broadcaster
Stuart Dallas, footballer
Colum Eastwood, politician
Richie Foran, footballer manager
David Ford, politician
Sam Mcbride, journalist
Damian Mackel, wrestler
David Norris, politician
Sean O’Brien, rugby player