Maryfield College

Poetry Aloud Competition Final 2015

Venue: The National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 1

ROISIN FERGUSONOn Friday 4th December  in The National Library of Ireland ‘finalist Roisin Ferguson a first year at Maryfield College  was awarded 2nd prize in the Junior Category  of The Poetry Aloud Competition.

Roisin captivated her audience with her beautiful , unique interpretation and articulation of   two poems “The Rose Tree” by William Butler Yeats and “ Back in the playground blues” by Adrian Mitchell.

Her recitals from memory were flawless  both in the regional heats and the final competition .

Poetry Aloud  celebrates Yeats 150th Anniversary and registered 1805 students the highest ever  entry received. Thirty six students represented schools in the final from Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Cork, Donegal,Down, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny,Laois, Monaghan,Sligo , Tipperary,Waterford and Wicklow.

This prestigious event was sponsored by Poetry Ireland and The National Library of Ireland who aim to bring “poetry into the memory and affections of the young in a way that will make it a lifelong possession and value .”(Seamus Heaney)

Congratulations Roisin.


Concern Debate

Orla Reardon, Eimear Kelly, Fiona Monks and Maria Lee from the Maryfield Concern Debate Team are pictured here alongside the team from Ardscoil Rís.  The team under the leadership of Ms. S. Mellon debated the motion “The COP21 climate agreements will succeed where others have failed” and the standard of debating was so high that the adjudicators from Concern International decided it was a draw, awarding both teams points. The next debate will take place in early January.

Concern Debate Teams