The John O’Connor Power Debating Competition

Proclamation Day at St Jarlath’s College, Tuam: congratulations to the winners of the John O’Connor Power Debating Competition.

That Irishman was a mature student at St Jarlath’s 1871-1874. In his last year he lectured in Irish history. ┬áHe was ranked as one of the greatest orators of the late nineteenth century. In 1906, at the age of sixty, he published The Making of an Orator.