Teenagers from Roscommon take part in Speak Out Tour to promote positive social change

Pictured at the Young Social Innovators’ (YSI) nationwide Speak Out Tour during its final stop-off at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo on Thursday, 30th March 2023 were: (Back, l-r) Ella Morrison, Aoife Conneely, Eilís O’Donoghue; (front) Niamh Dawson from Convent of Mercy Secondary School, Roscommon Town, who spoke out on the topic of ‘All Access’.

They were among 5,000 secondary students from across Ireland who took part in the tour, which also travelled to Dublin, Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick and Drogheda.

The teenagers were speaking out on social issues affecting them and their communities. Among the topics being tackled were mental health, the housing crisis, gender equality, domestic violence, online safety, upcycling, green spaces, loneliness and much more.