Blog Archive | 2015


Posted on December 22, 2015

Fancy a walk around “Rebel Square”?

Maybe to hear about the dog that failed to bark? And who exactly were “Jack-Knives” and “Buckshot”?

You can find out about all this and much more by joining us in the Peoples College, Parnell Square, to celebrate the Centenary of the 1916 Rising.

Commencement Date: Wednesday 27th January 2016.

VENUE: INTO Learning Centre, 38 Parnell Square

TIME: 6.30pm

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Posted on June 05, 2015

Victor kept Madeleine in a small brown purse that had belonged to his grandmother. It had pictures of different sized hard-boiled eggs all over it. His grandmother said she had bartered with a man in Mozambique for it. What had she given the man? Victor had asked. ‘Lipstick’ she had replied. He hadn’t thought to ask her how she came to be in Mozambique.

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Posted on June 05, 2015

The thing is, I didn’t want him to catch me. I definitely did not want that boy to catch me, cross

my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye, I, did, not.

I’m the best runner in the school. And I don’t mind saying that, because it’s true.

Well, the best if you don’t count Jean Stewart. But she’s from the town, and also has those

special runners with loads of stripes on them everywhere, except on the soles of them, I don’t

think they’re there, but I can’t be sure because I never looked. Probably not. Who cares anyways.

I didn’t even realise that I was going to be the next one.

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These are the Things

Posted on May 31, 2015

Chris Connolly, author of the prize-winning story in the People's College competition has entered "These are the Things" for a competition in the United States. One of the rules is that it shouldn't currently be available on line throughout the competition

The winning story can be read in our 2015 newsletter.

We wish Chris the very best of luck.

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