Fighting Words runs three- and four-day summer camps throughout July and August annually. The camps cover creative writing in all its forms, from comic books to songwriting, from filmmaking to short fiction. All camps are run by experienced professionals in their given field and supported by trained Fighting Words volunteers.

Camps are aimed at one of three age groups: 7-9 years, 10-13 years, 14-17 years. Participants are limited to one camp only and places are allocated by lottery. As with all Fighting Words programmes, our summer camps are free of charge.

Notification of our summer camps is via the website, our Facebook/Twitter feed and our parent mailing list. If you would like to be included on our parent mailing list, please email Sara Bennett in the office.

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The skin ripper

Comic by Siafra Ní Bhriain
2014

The legend of the unicorn

Comic by Colm Nicholl
2014

The Adventures of Baron Nigel Bombastus

Comic by Henry William
2014

Philip the Pug

Comic by Rocco Moran
2014

Goddie and Dracular

Comic by Oscar Martin
2014

Book Man and Robinhood

Comic by Michael Metcalfe
2014

Revenge of the laser turtles

Comic by Emmet Ó Cléirigh
2014

The Jamie Fun Club

Comic by Aifric Duffy
2014


Fighting Words runs three- and four-day summer camps throughout July and August annually. The camps cover creative writing in all its forms, from comic books to songwriting, from filmmaking to short fiction. All camps are run by experienced professionals in their given field and supported by trained Fighting Words volunteers.

Camps are aimed at one of three age groups: 7-9 years, 10-13 years, 14-17 years. Participants are limited to one camp only and places are allocated by lottery. As with all Fighting Words programmes, our summer camps are free of charge.

Notification of our summer camps is via the website, our Facebook/Twitter feed and our parent mailing list. If you would like to be included on our parent mailing list, please email Sara Bennett in the office.

Click on the tabs above to see all the fantastic work produced in our previous camps!

Participants worked with theatre practitioners about characters and short scripts. Click here to see a photo gallery of our playwrights.

An Original Play by: Abigail (Jellyman), Elaine (Spots), Emma (Mr Sprinkles), Mark (Narrator & Cop), Ruairí (Hydrate Man)

An original play by Sean, Derry, Amelia, Toby and Melody

An Original Play by Amy, Madeleine, Robyn, Sam and Tom

An Original Play by: Ava, Ben, Conleth, Erin and Niamh


Fighting Words runs three- and four-day summer camps throughout July and August annually. The camps cover creative writing in all its forms, from comic books to songwriting, from filmmaking to short fiction. All camps are run by experienced professionals in their given field and supported by trained Fighting Words volunteers.

Camps are aimed at one of three age groups: 7-9 years, 10-13 years, 14-17 years. Participants are limited to one camp only and places are allocated by lottery. As with all Fighting Words programmes, our summer camps are free of charge.

Notification of our summer camps is via the website, our Facebook/Twitter feed and our parent mailing list. If you would like to be included on our parent mailing list, please email Sara Bennett in the office.

Click on the tabs above to see all the fantastic work produced in our previous camps!

One morning Kung Fu Chicken heard about the World Tae Kwon Do Championship.
From the moment he saw the sign, Kung Fu Chicken was both nervous and excited. On his way back home, he met Dr Fox.

One day Moustachio and his best friend Skeleton Spider Jockey were in Fighting Words, reading the newspaper. They were reading about  Mr Chipper taking over the world with his army of minion chips.

Once upon a time in a jungle far, far away, there was a monkey called Molly.
Molly really wanted to fly to the moon, because there was a candy tree with a house on top of it that she wanted to climb.

Creamy Chloe the ice cream cone lived in an ice cream van with her father Choco-Chuck. One chilly day, Creamy Chloe met up with her friend Ruby the Rainbow Unicorn at the corner sweet shop.

Once upon a time there was a poor boy named Jim. His only friend was his husky named Maisy. Jim’s fear was the Fluffy unicorn man, his dream was to get another dog. He didn’t have a home, he was a hobo. He needs money and food. When he got money normally he would spend it on the dog.


Fighting Words runs three- and four-day summer camps throughout July and August annually. The camps cover creative writing in all its forms, from comic books to songwriting, from filmmaking to short fiction. All camps are run by experienced professionals in their given field and supported by trained Fighting Words volunteers.

Camps are aimed at one of three age groups: 7-9 years, 10-13 years, 14-17 years. Participants are limited to one camp only and places are allocated by lottery. As with all Fighting Words programmes, our summer camps are free of charge.

Notification of our summer camps is via the website, our Facebook/Twitter feed and our parent mailing list. If you would like to be included on our parent mailing list, please email Sara Bennett in the office.

Click on the tabs above to see all the fantastic work produced in our previous camps!

14 - 17 year olds worked with experienced songwriters, students wrote and performed their own songs.

14-17 year olds
Monday 26th July – Thursday 29th July


Fighting Words runs three- and four-day summer camps throughout July and August annually. The camps cover creative writing in all its forms, from comic books to songwriting, from filmmaking to short fiction. All camps are run by experienced professionals in their given field and supported by trained Fighting Words volunteers.

Camps are aimed at one of three age groups: 7-9 years, 10-13 years, 14-17 years. Participants are limited to one camp only and places are allocated by lottery. As with all Fighting Words programmes, our summer camps are free of charge.

Notification of our summer camps is via the website, our Facebook/Twitter feed and our parent mailing list. If you would like to be included on our parent mailing list, please email Sara Bennett in the office.

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“We've got to go to the Adventure Centre,” said Jo. Her real name was Josephine but everyone called her Jo because she wanted to be a boy.

Waking up in bed after having lots of wine the night before can give you a headache. 

Jessie Butler was moving to a new school. It was called St. Cavan’s secondary school for girls.

While Bill was walking along the streets of Dublin, he heard a siren wailing in the darkness of the Ballymun streets.

As I walked down the hallway, I knew something was wrong. The door to my apartment was open. I reached into my pocket for my gun, only to find it was a banana, but in situations like this a banana was better then nothing.


Fighting Words runs three- and four-day summer camps throughout July and August annually. The camps cover creative writing in all its forms, from comic books to songwriting, from filmmaking to short fiction. All camps are run by experienced professionals in their given field and supported by trained Fighting Words volunteers.

Camps are aimed at one of three age groups: 7-9 years, 10-13 years, 14-17 years. Participants are limited to one camp only and places are allocated by lottery. As with all Fighting Words programmes, our summer camps are free of charge.

Notification of our summer camps is via the website, our Facebook/Twitter feed and our parent mailing list. If you would like to be included on our parent mailing list, please email Sara Bennett in the office.

Click on the tabs above to see all the fantastic work produced in our previous camps!



Fighting Words runs three- and four-day summer camps throughout July and August annually. The camps cover creative writing in all its forms, from comic books to songwriting, from filmmaking to short fiction. All camps are run by experienced professionals in their given field and supported by trained Fighting Words volunteers.

Camps are aimed at one of three age groups: 7-9 years, 10-13 years, 14-17 years. Participants are limited to one camp only and places are allocated by lottery. As with all Fighting Words programmes, our summer camps are free of charge.

Notification of our summer camps is via the website, our Facebook/Twitter feed and our parent mailing list. If you would like to be included on our parent mailing list, please email Sara Bennett in the office.

Click on the tabs above to see all the fantastic work produced in our previous camps!

Slidey FM


14:19 minutes (13.11 MB)

The rise and shine show


11:06 minutes (10.16 MB)

Stationville FM


4:48 minutes (11 MB)

PAIJ FM


3:10 minutes (2.9 MB)

Squishy Pigs News


3:49 minutes (3.5 MB)
Syndicate content


Fighting Words runs three- and four-day summer camps throughout July and August annually. The camps cover creative writing in all its forms, from comic books to songwriting, from filmmaking to short fiction. All camps are run by experienced professionals in their given field and supported by trained Fighting Words volunteers.

Camps are aimed at one of three age groups: 7-9 years, 10-13 years, 14-17 years. Participants are limited to one camp only and places are allocated by lottery. As with all Fighting Words programmes, our summer camps are free of charge.

Notification of our summer camps is via the website, our Facebook/Twitter feed and our parent mailing list. If you would like to be included on our parent mailing list, please email Sara Bennett in the office.

Click on the tabs above to see all the fantastic work produced in our previous camps!

The Harold is a paper that just keeps on giving. 10-13 year old participants spent a week creating a newspaper - features, sport, news, arts and entertainment!

The News Addict is a paper that just keeps on giving. 10-13 year old participants spent a week creating a newspaper - features, sport, news, arts and entertainment!

The naked truth is a paper writen and produced by 10-13 year old participants who spent a week creating a newspaper - features, sport, news, arts and entertainment!