Loreto Foxrock enjoys a fine tradition of participation in debating and public speaking, taking part in numerous competitions at junior and senior levels each year, and enjoying great success over the years.

aib junior debating final winners 2009
Debating at Loreto College Foxrock

Among the debating events our students compete in are the Loreto Inter-schools' Debates, other Inter-schools' Debates, the AIB Junior Schools' Competition, the UCD L&H Society Competition, the UCD Law Society Mace Debating Competition, the Denny Leinster Schools' Debates, the Oxford Schools' Debating Competition and the Cambridge Schools' Debating Competition. Loreto Foxrock also hosted the annual Loreto MACE debates for several years running.

As well as debating, many students in the school are interested in taking part in public speaking competitions. We participate in the Phil Speaks Competition which is organised by Trinity College, and other competitions, such as the National Forum on Europe.



Debating GroupMembers
Debates Captains

Eva Glynn  6th Year

Christing Feng  5th Year


Debating News 2016-17

4 October - Debating updates

Congratulations to Katie Breslin & Maria Byrne (2nd Year) who are through to the 2nd round of the UCD Junior Schools’ Debating competition

and to

Aoife Colleran & Lara O’Donohue (5th Year) who are through as individual speakers to the 2nd round of the Leinster Schools’ Debating competition.

Best of luck to Christing Feng & Laura Egan (5th Year) who will be competing as a team in the 1st round of the Leinster Schools’ Debating competition in Trinity College on Tuesday 4th October.


19 September - Cambridge Debates & Leinster Schools' Debates

Best of luck to:

Eimear Murphy, Eva Glynn, Aoife Cantrell & Anna Clarke who are competing in the Irish heats of the Cambridge Debates in UCD on Saturday 24th September

And to:

Aoife Colleran, Emma Dunne, Lara O’Donohue & Róisin Downey who are competing in the 1st round of the Leinster Schools’ Debating Competition in UCD on Tuesday 27th September.


18 September - UCD Junior Schools' Debating Competition

Wishing the best of luck to:

Rebecca Hill, Maria Byrne, Katie Breslin & Laura Fenn who are competing in the 1st round of the UCD Junior Schools’ Debating Competition in UCD on Thursday evening 29th September 2016.


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