Beard of Ireland 2023 Poll sees competition bristling

It seems the poll for Beard of Ireland 2023 has opened. If you remember that far back, I won this award in 2020 with an early manifestation of lockdown beard. The voting is on Twitter and quite a few people who might have been tempted to vote for me have left that platform because of a Musk allergy, so I probably won’t get many votes. Here goes anyway, though. If you feel like voting for me in the first qualifying round please follow the instructions here.

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Beard Liberation Front

11th March

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The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that competition for the Irish Beard of the Year 2023 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

In 2021 Aodhan Connolly shaved opponents to win the coveted title and he retained it in 2022

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 2023 include a diverse range of…

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