What is your motto for Ireland? That’s the question being asked by the Better Together Campaign, an initiative which aims to build support for charities, community groups, clubs and associations throughout the country.
Running alongside their Better Together Video Competition, the motto competition is perhaps easier to take part in – all you have to do is submit via the Better Together website or on Twitter using the hashtag #mottoforireland. Following a public vote, the authors of the top 20 most popular mottos will be invited to attend the Better Together Awards which will take place in Dublin Castle in December.
What should the winning motto say? Well, according to Better Together, it should sum up what unites us as a People, what do we aspire to in Ireland – what are our hopes for the future. And the winning entries can be in English or Irish, so long as it is no longer than 60 characters.
Some of those already entered are available for viewing on the Better Together website, and they range from the traditional (“Cead Mile Failte”), to the comical (“Some Country For One Country”). There’s even a sign of a stateside influence with “Is Feidir Linn”.
So now it’s over to you. What should our national motto say? And is it even possible to combine the unique nature of Ireland’s ways and people in a motto of 60 characters or less? Less us know what you think and make sure to enter your motto in the competition.