Readers’ & Writers’ Week 2013
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Readers’ & Writers’ Week 2013

The Speakers


Thank You to our Visitors

R & W Week 2013 was, once again, a hugely pleasurable and interesting week for both students and staff.


A very big THANK YOU to our visiting speakers who made the week so enjoyable for us all:


Thank you to the fabulous Ré Ó Laighleis (writer/translator) whose ability to entertain and amuse made for a very lively morning with our 5th Years


The girls with Ré at the end of a wonderfully entertaining morning


‘A Rapt Audience as Ré reads his stories’


Thank you to the exuberant Stephen James Smith whose energy and powerful verse won over the 3rd Years and gave us an insight into the relevance of poetry in the lives of today’s teenagers


‘Poetry is cool’


Thank you to the fascinating Jenny Friel who spoke of her career as a journalist and who answered the numerous questions posed by our eager 2nd Years


Reading Jenny’s newspaper articles and book ‘The Suspect’


The girls with Jenny after a fabulous morning


John Waters

Thank you to the eloquent and redoubtable John Waters who told us of his interesting and chequered career and who revelled in a lively debate on current issues with our 6th Years


‘Lots of Discussion’


‘The audience totally engaged’


MS ReadaThon & Multiple Sclerosis

Thank you to the inspirational Martin Talbot and Mary McCarthy, along with Martin’s guide dog ‘Grogan’ who gave our 1st Years a unique insight into Multiple Sclerosis and left us all with a feeling of awe at the power of the human spirit to overcome unimaginable challenges


Erika McGann

Thank you to the increasingly popular and eminently likeable young writer, Erika McGann, who effortlessly engaged our 1st Years in an interesting and entertaining discussion on writing, illustration and getting published


‘A morning of reading & discussion’


Thank you to our own multi-talented Michael O’Flaherty who conducted two literary and historical walking tours during the week with groups of 5th & 6th Year students


And finally, thank you to the incomparable (and much-loved in Loreto!!) Niall de Búrca, whose stories entertained, amused, scared and delighted us all on Fiction Friday morning.


Thank you to all our speakers!

Niall de


performed two shows in the very atmospheric, but deliberately dimly lit, school hall. Every student in the school had the opportunity to attend.