Beard of Ireland 2021 poll sees competition bristling

In Uncategorized on March 5, 2021 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Press release 5th 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 2021 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 was Maynooth academic Peter Coles

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 2021 include a diverse range of the hirsute- a golfer, political activists, journalists, an academic as well as the two Health Ministers in Belfast and Dublin who are both hirsute.

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, competition for the 2021 Beard of Ireland Award will no doubt bristle with the winner announced on 17th March

There will be two preliminary Beard Off votes between 5-8th March and 9-12th March. The top two from each round will then go on to a Best Beard of Ireland vote between 13-16th March

Vote at this link:

Beard of Ireland 2021

William Crawley, broadcaster

Matthew O’Toole, politician

Sam McBride, journalist

Peter Coles, academic, Maynooth University

Shane Lowry, golfer

Aodhán Connolly, Businessman

Robin Swann, Health Minister, Belfast

Stephen Donnelly, Health Minister, Dublin

One Response to “Beard of Ireland 2021 poll sees competition bristling”

  1. Reblogged this on In the Dark and commented:
    And so it begins….

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