In 2021 University Concert Hall was delighted to announce that it would be hosting the first Fighting Words Limerick programme.
Established in Dublin in 2009 by Roddy Doyle and Seán Love, Fighting Words is a hugely successful creative writing programme that aims to help children and young people to discover and harness the power of their own imaginations and creative writing skills.
While introducing children and young people to the magic of writing, Fighting Words is also about something much broader and more inclusive. It is about using the creative practice of writing and storytelling to strengthen our children to be resilient, creative and successful shapers of their own lives.
We are now working with Primary Schools throughout Limerick and the wider Mid-West region to deliver these workshops and have already worked with almost 300 children to produce their own, unique stories.
Thanks for an amazing experience. It was a wonderful opportunity for the children and fantastic to have so many people involved in the process. This is a fantastic creative project and well done to all for bringing it to the primary schools. We are privileged to be part of it!” Noreen O’Dea, Cloverfield NS, Dromkeen
My class just loved it from start to finish. It was so inclusive and each pupil felt that their contribution mattered. They enjoyed the freedom they had to write freely and to just let their imaginations run riot! I was particularly delighted with one pupil’s contribution as he would be a most reluctant writer/reader/ speaker. He went home as proud as punch! ….thank you so much. A super initiative and one which inspires children to write.” Nicola Heslin St. Brigid’s NS, Leitrim