As part of our Centenary celebrations in 2015, The Order launched a Schools Public Speaking Competition.  It was originally meant as a one-off competition but the response was so good that it was decided to continue it.  This is its third year and we are delighted that so many schools have entered from all parts of Ireland.  Interestingly, much of the response has been from the students themselves.  The standard and quality of the speakers has been exceptional and often profound.

The heats for the 2019 competition are now commencing culminating in the  National Final on March 9, 2019 in the Iontas, Maynooth College.

The topics for the competition this year can be found here

A video of last year’s final can be found at the bottom of our home page.