Debating Club

This year, the St. Mac Dara’s CC Debating Club has gone from strength to strength. Despite our small number, the achievements in regional and national competitions have been fantastic. Comprised primarily of Senior Cycle students, we have two teams actively competing in the Denny All-Ireland Schools’ Debating Competition at Trinity College Dublin, and one team currently competing in the Concern Worldwide Debating League. New members are always welcome and should see Ms K Kelly for further information.  

As part of the Concern Worldwide Debating League, we are hosting and competing in a series of debates for which we would love to have support from the school community. Please do come along if you can. These events are listed below. 

HOME SCHOOL / VENUE FOR THE DEBATE PROPOSITION V AWAY (VISITING) SCHOOL                         OPPOSITION MOTION DAY DATE TIME
St. Mac Dara’s Community College v St Colmcille’s Community School NIKE should be applauded for standing with Colin Kaepernick. Monday 19/11/2018 20:00
St. Mac Dara’s Community College v Mount Anville Secondary School The global population ‘time bomb’ is being diffused Monday 12/11/2018 20:00
Colaiste Eanna CBS v Saint Mac Daras Community College Individuals serious about climate change must give up eating meat Tuesday 09/10/2018 20:00
Tallaght Community School v Saint Mac Daras Community College Thirty years on, the world is no closer to ending the global HIV and AIDS epidemic Monday 22/10/2018 20:00