Sunday, 22 September 2013

Essay Competition for TYs, 5th Years and 6th Years!

The Faculty of Law, University College Cork, invites all post-junior certificate students to submit an essay of approximately 1,000 words on one of the following topics:

1. It is now time to jail bankers and politicians. Discuss.
2. Do children get a fair hearing in family courts?
3. Gay Marriage – the obvious next step or a step too far?
4. Should "whistle-blowers" be protected?
5. It has been argued that the Property Tax and Water Charges are unfair taxes. Is it ever right to ignore a law because it is unjust?
6. Are sentences in criminal cases too lenient?
Anyone that is interested in entering the competition can click on the link below or ask their English teacher for more information!

Essay Competition Entry Form

Friday, 20 September 2013

Trinity College Evening Lectures Series 2013: English Literature

Trinity College Library
Every Tuesday from October 8th until December 10th, Trinity College Dublin will be running a series of individual lectures on the major authors of poetry, drama and prose prescribed for the Leaving Certificate in 2014.  Any 6th year student who is interested in attending the lectures, please click on the link below for further information regarding dates and cost.

Trinity College English Lectures Information

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Dublin Theatre Festival 2013

The Dublin Theatre Festival is back again this year beginning on the 26th September.  This is an 18 day celebration of the best of Irish and international theatre.  
Take a look at the exciting programme below to see what's on offer!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

A Poem From Mrs Ryan...

Mrs Ryan, from our History and Business Department, has very kindly shared one of her favourite poems by Thomas Ashe.  This is a beautiful little poem and is very appropriate for the beginning of the new school year.  Please feel free to email us your favourite poem at

"Beautiful Hands"
Beautiful hands are those that do,
Work that is earnest, brave and true,
Moment by moment,
the long day through.

Friday, 13 September 2013

"Happy Roald Dahl Day!"

The official Roald Dahl Day takes place every year on 13 September, on the birthday of the World's No. 1 Storyteller. In 2013, Roald Dahl Day coincides with Friday 13th - the perfect excuse for even more mischief and mayhem than usual!

Take a look at the link below for more information on Roald Dahl: