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Events > 2016-2017 > Term 3

Senior classes in Scoil Mhuire took part in the Lucan District Credit Union Creative Writing Competition this year. Children wrote a story or a poem inspired by ‘Lucan in the Future’.

Scoil Mhuire was top ranked school out of 17 local schools, receiving a prize of €500. Individual children had great success, with a number of pupils receiving certificates and prizes for their poems which came ‘Highly Commended’.

Out of approximately 1,400 pupils who entered the competition the following pupils were some of only 24 pupils to receive that honour.

Emily McGrath, Fifth Class, Mrs. Uí Chómhgháin
Ayesha Quraish, Fifth Class, Ms. O’ Connor
Rachel White, Fifth Class, Ms. Foy
Hazel Gogarty, Fourth Class, Mrs. Dunne

The overall winner of the competition with a poem that the judges described as ‘astounding that it was written by a child,’ was Catherine Killard in Ms. Foy’s Fifth Class. She received a new iPad and a trip to Fort Lucan for her class. Below is Catherine's winning entry.

The school used the prize money to pay for wireless microphones for our sounds system in the hall. These microphones have already been put to great use during the Sixth Class Musical.

Lucan 2040
Moving slowly through the streets of Lucan, like the Esker moved of old
The children playing in the yard their voices loud and shrill,
brings me back down memory street when I was young and light and bold.
The famine hole is long forgotten, like Sarsfield’s Spa destroyed,
flown away like his wild geese, Jacobites their history told.
Oh how he’d laugh old Shackleton as hovercraft land in his mill!
They sweep over the Strawberry Beds to visit Fort Lucan’s spaceship depot and all that it can hold.
The blazing sun dried up the Liffey, global warming took the rain.
Walking up the salmon steps, no more umbrellas, canoes, or fishermen behold.
Through the embassy, over the ambassador’s lawns,
down the Main Street to the mall.
Smiling at the Georgian Terrace, somethings never change.
Lucan District Credit Union where still, I keep my stash of gold.


Catherine Killard
Fifth Class, Ms Foy


Lucan in the Future
Lucan in the future
Lucan in the future will be really cool,
it might even have a swimming pool!!
Lucan in the future will have a light rail link,
And will get us to town in the speed of a blink!

Lucan in the future might have a new shop like Molloy’s
And if we are lucky it might even sell toys!
All of these things I have mentioned,
Will probably be true by the time I am pensioned!

Rachel White
5 Class, Ms. Foy


Lucan in the Future
I woke up one morning and felt a bit strange,
Because looking around me things had all changed.
The buildings were higher and all made of glass,
the cars were electric no petrol or gas.
I walked down the street saw a big shiny screen,
Lucan newsletter info machine.
I ran up a hill feeling curious and keen,
for I did not know what was behind the scenes.
I asked a stranger what was the time,
he said eight percentiles or a quarter to nine.
I decided to check out the football teams,
for it was the year 2117.
Esker Celtic beat Barcelona it blew my brain,
I never knew Lucan in the future could have such a beautiful rein.


Hazel Gogarty
Fourth Class, Ms Dunne


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