Social Activities for the week starting Monday 26th November 2012



Monday 26th November: Guided City Walking Tour

Tuesday 27 th November:   Trip to Cobh

Wednesday 28 th November:  Free Conversation Class

Thursday 29 th November: Visit to St. Finbarre’s Cathedral after class.

Pub Night… come and mingle with classmates and locals in one of the many Cork city centre pubs. Stephen will accompany you. Make sure to ask him lots of questions. He loves to talk!

Friday 30th  November: Movie Afternoon: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!

Saturday 1st December: Full Day Trip with the Paddy Wagon Tour group to either The Ring of Kerry or Killarney National Park and Gardens. Remember to sign up for tours in the school to get your student discount!!



November 30th 2012: All Ireland Poetry Slam Competition, Cyprus Avenue, Tickets : FREE

For its first time in Cork, Ó Bhéal will host the All-Ireland Poetry Slam Championship Final at Cork’s renowned music venue, Cyprus Avenue. There will be three rounds, with each poem limited to three minutes. Five judges will mark each competitor separately on Performance, Content and Audience Reaction. This year’s illustrious judges include poets Matthew Sweeney and Leanne O’Sullivan, writer Madeliene D’Arcy, filmmaker Padraig Trehy and novelist and playwright, Conal Creedon. Every year in late summer/autumn, regional, open heats occur in Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Galway and Limerick/Cork, from which eight winning poets secure their place in the grand final. The final alternates among these six cities. Two champions emerge from each province and converge to see who of Ireland’s top eight performance poets will walk away with the prestigious crown of All Ireland Poetry Slam Champion. One winner each from the Belfast and Derry heats go forward to represent Ulster in the final, whilst two each from the Dublin, Galway and Limerick/Cork heats go forward to represent Leinster, Connacht and Munster.