Speakeasy toastmasters had their meeting on Thursday 12th January a large crowd attended there were four speeches on the night .The first of these was an interpretive reading from Noel O Connor which was the speech ex president Mary McAleese gave to UCC in 2006 on a conference on1916.
The second talk was given by Sean Corcoran on the joys of student life. This was very entertaining from which we learned all about fish bowels and jelly shots. He was looking forward to becoming a mature student and being able to keep up with his fellow students.
Claire O Connell gave the third speech called let the numbers do the talking. This was about history repeating itself. Claire outlined the numbers of unemployed during the 80’s and hopefully if we are lucky the numbers will go down like they did in the 90’s Claire finished off with a nice poem that she wrote on Ireland’s situation.
Pat Connelly gave the final speech called the jewel in the bay. This was about the marine research station on Sherkin Island and the fantastic work it is carrying out. We heard how it developed and all the areas of research it is carrying out.
The lively topics session was conducted by Anne Buckley with topics from internet dating to shopping in pyjamas
Our next meeting is on Thursday 26th January at 8pm in the HI Bi every one is welcome to come