Monday, September 16, 2019

To Whom it May Concern,

As many of you already know, Nenagh library is the Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) for counties Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Kerry. As part of our Programme of Events 2019, and following on from September’s citizens dialogue on The Climate is Changing  - How Can We?  (please see attached poster for more info on that), we are continuing our theme of climate change and sustainability with this years Soapbox topic being Climate Change is Not My Problem.’ The regional heat of this national soapbox competition will be held in Nenagh library on Tuesday, 22nd October at 6.30pm.

Please see attached rules and application forms. I would be obliged if you would bring this Soapbox competition to the attention of students, staff and clients. My thanks in advance for this.

Soapbox Competition 2019

There will be two separate categories in the competition, 18 & under and 19 & over. A winner and one runner-up in each of the two categories will be chosen by a judging panel.
Both category winners from each regional competition will proceed to debate in the national final held in November in Dublin.
Application forms and competition rules are available from Nenagh library or by logging onto our website  or by emailing
Completed application forms can be posted to Nenagh Library, O’Rahilly Street, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary or emailed to
The closing date for receipt of forms is Friday, 11th  October.

Competition Rules
Applications must be made on an official form in hard copy or by email. Contact details are available at   OR
Applications must be received no later than the Friday 11th October
The Regional Competition for this area will be held on Tuesday 22nd October
Contestants will compete in one of two categories:
1) 18 and under
2) 19 and over

A winner from each category will be selected on the day
Previous winners are not eligible to enter, in the same category, the year immediately after he/she won the regional competition.
For the competition in each category to proceed, there must be at least two people participating.
Contributions must be 3 minutes in length and relevant to the soapbox topic. There is no need to submit in advance.
Contributions will be judged on content, delivery, structure and overall impact. The decision of the judges at the event is final
Each category winner of the regional competition will qualify for, and be invited to travel to, the grand final in Dublin in November
In the event that a category winner cannot travel, a runner up will be invited to compete in their place

Margaret Ryan,
Asst. Librarian, Tipperary County Council Library Service,
Nenagh Library, O’ Rahilly St., Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

T: 067 34404  / 067 34405