After the Assembly Election, full list for Beard of Ireland 2017 announced

In Uncategorized on March 4, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Press release 4th 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 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


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