Event Day Dún Laoghaire

As part of the National Museum of Childhood Event Day, we invite participants aged 14-17 to explore childhood past, present, and future in a Fighting Words creative writing workshop. As part of this workshop, participants will visit an exhibition of photos and stories related to childhood in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire. This visit will act as inspiration and starting point for the creative writing workshop that follows.

Fighting Words Is Seeking An Intern

Fighting Words offers free story-writing workshops for primary school students in the mornings, creative writing workshops for secondary students in the afternoons as well as workshops covering all aspects of writing in the evenings, at weekends and during the school holidays.  All tutoring is provided by trained and vetted volunteer mentors.

Interns assist Fighting Words staff with all aspects of programme and project management.  Interns are also responsible for regular administration tasks and also assist in event planning. We offer the opportunity to work with primary and secondary school age students in a supportive and fun environment at a variety of locations, as well as the chance to get involved in the running of an NGO.


Fighting Words & the FAI- Invitation to Submit Stories, 13-15 Years

Fighting Words is teaming up with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and we want children to write stories that are somehow football related - even if only a little bit.

We hope over the coming months and years to involve Ireland players and coaches in story writing workshops with children. 

First off, we’re inviting 13–15 year old girls and boys to write a story about a fictional character who joins the squad.

Summer Camps 2017

Applications for our 2017 summer camps have now closed. Regrettably, due to demand, we are unable to accept late applications.

If you have applied for a place for your child and a place becomes available due to a cancellation, the place will be allocated by lottery from the names on the wait list and parents will be contacted as soon as possible. 

We are delighted to announce the schedule of FREE summer camps at Fighting Words for 2017! This year, we are running a variety of summer programmes at our centre in Dublin and two filmmaking camps for teens in Glencree, Co. Wicklow.

Our camps are highly participatory and a lot of fun. Come explore your creativity with us this summer!

​What's the Stories? launched

What's the Stories? was launched on Wednsday 17th May 2017.

Nineteen transition year students from the school have been visiting Fighting Words each Thursday, since September, to work on their short stories.

They drafted, redrafted, edited and completed the stories with encouragement from Fighting Words volunteers.

Bealtaine Festival 2017

Fighting Words is once again hosting workshops as part of the Bealtaine Festival, the month-long nationwide festival that celebrates creativity as we age.

This year, we have partnered with the Intergenerational Learning Programme at Dublin City University to bring together older people and children to create new stories.

Fourth class girls from Our Lady of Victories Girls National School participated in two workshops, the first at DCU on April 28th and the second at Fighting Words on May 5th.  

5 Lamps Arts Festival at Fighting Words: Story Writing Workshop - Saturday, April 1st

Fighting Words is delighted to be part of the 2017 5 Lamps Arts Festival! Join us for a fun and imaginative workshop where we will create characters and write a story together.  

Then write your own ending, draw pictures and at the end of the workshop, take your story home to show all your family and friends!

You can find out more about the Five Lamps Arts Festival here.

Places are limited and booking is required.  Please find the booking form here