Visions & Revisions: An Anthology of New Writing by Junior Cycle Teachers

Visions & Revisions is a collection of writing by twenty junior cycle teachers. A partner programme between Fighting Words and Arts in Junior Cycle, the teachers attended a series of workshops at Fighting Words to draft, redraft, edit and publish this collection of work. This creative programme offers teachers the time and space to explore and consider possibilities around the creation of portfolios across all subjects at Junior Cycle.

This unique collection of work by new writers is a testament to the power of words, taking chances and using our imaginations.

Now, more than ever, we need to find our creativity, raise our voices to each other and share our experience.

This collection couldn’t be more timely.  

 - Sheila O’Flanagan, Foreword.


The Swan's nest - Marie Therese Carmody
The Unwelcome Mat - Yvonne Corscadden
The Blind Leading
Out and About - Rosanne Florence
Neurocosmpolitanism - Rosanne Florence
Conversation Pieces
Women Through the ages - Chelsea Hudson
Stupid - Ruth Kelly
Bumpy Road - Richard Kerins
Inner Space - Mary Lowry
How to Cancel a wedding - Katie McDermott
Unravelled - Laura Morrissey
Days Like This - Niamh Ni Bhraonain
83 and Counting - Martine O'Brien
Waiting Room B - Elizabeth O'Dea
A Few Loose Screws - Shane Ruth
The Walls - Leona Talbot
Splinters - Patricia Wall
Autumn Break - Anna Johnston
Homework - Catherine Hickey
Take me through your day - Neasa McHale
Undone - Mary-Elaine Tynan