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PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2018 / 19

 A. Human Rights.

Safe Home, Safe Community! Domestic violence is every one’s business. Can young people influence the future to make Ireland the safest country in the world?—safeireland.ie

B. Health.

Over fed and under fed: Global food extremes .

C. Environment.

Ignorance on the one hand and Big Business on the other, are the real culprits in the mass destruction of the Environment.

D.
 Democracy.

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.  It shouldn’t be the exception”. Ruth Bader-Ginsberg.

E. Empowerment of Women.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”  Eleanor Roosevelt.

F.  Education.

“Education is not preparation for life. It is life itself” John Dewey.

G.  Friendship & Volunteering.

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth” Mohammed Ali.


Public Speaking Convenors  
Club Convenor  

Athlone
Ballina
Bandon
Ballinasloe
Bray
Castlebar
Clonmel
Cork
Drogheda
Dublin
Dungarvan
Killarney
Ennis
Limerick
Mullingar
North Kildare
Sligo
Wexford
National Convenor

Peggy Garvey
Hilary Lally
Gillian Powell
Kathleen Croffy
Pat McHugh
Anne Clancy
Ann Condon
Barbara O’Connell
Annette Redmond
Margaret Murray
Anne Higgins
Emer Moynihan
Helen Hanrahan
Claire Rainsford
Mary Kerrigan
Kitty Manzor
Monica Barry
Michele Winters
Moya Murphy

Application forms are sent directly to schools by  the  local club convenor.

The National Convenor,  Moya Murphy, will make the necessary contact with the local convenor on receipt of your  name and location.

E-mail Moya Murphy

Sponsored by

Edco

We Welcome Edco as a Sponsor of our competition


Regional Heats


Date


Time

Location
Sunday 3rd. February 2.00 pm Riverbank Hotel, Wexford.

The Girls' Public Speaking Competition was established in 1981, jointly, by Soroptimist President Republic of Ireland, Mildred O’ Brien, and Soroptimist President, Northern Ireland, Marie Brownlee.

The aims of the competition are:i

  • To encourage girls to play a more prominent part in public life.
  • To improve the art of communication
  • To encourage girls to develop the skill to speak effectively and to articulate with clarity.
  • To develop self-confidence and personality.

Topics are based on the Programme Areas identified by Soroptimist International:

  • Economic Empowerment.
  • Education.
  • Environmental Sustainability.
  • Food Security and Healthcare.
  • Violence and Conflict Resolution.

Participants should be in 4th., 5th., or 6th. year in Secondary school.

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Mildred O'Brien perpetual trophy

Mildred O'Brien Perpetual Trophy.

Winner of Public Speaking Competition 2017/8
Emily Moore, North Kildare.


Winner of Public Speaking Competition 2018

Hilary Lally, Marian Harkin MEP, Ballina President Marie Morris, National President Teresa Irwin, Dara Calleary T.D., Winner, Emily Moore N. KIldare, Moya Murphy, National Convenor and Darina Dolan, Vice President.

On 9th. February 2018 we celebrated our past winners of the Public Speaking Competition in the RDS, Dublin.

Entry form

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