One Book One Finglas

Our Winners! Jessica Smart ( 2 Boyne) - Gavin Russell (3 Pearse) - Michaela Gaffney (1 Cusack) - Kaitlín Byrne (2 Tolka) Warren Phelan (2 Tolka)

As part of the One Book One Finglas project students were asked to design a book marker based on the book the Wilderness. Several schools participated in the competition. In Coláiste Eoin the standard of the work was very high and a winner was picked from each class. Jessica Smart ( 2 Boyne)Gavin Russell (3 Pearse) Michaela Gaffney (1 Cusack) Kaitlin Byrne (2 Tolka) Warren Phelan (2 Tolka)

The overall winner of the secondary schools section was Jessica Smart. She received a gift token and a photo opportunity with Roddy Doyle.

Roddy Doyle came to several schools in Finglas as part of the One Book One Finglas programme. He spoke to students about being a writer, how he works and his inspiration for stories.  Students were told of his trip to Finland with his family that inspired him to write the book. Roddy talked about the sleigh rides they took: the dogs and the people they met; the vastness and the whiteness of the snow. Roddy answered many varied and interesting questions from students and adults.