The Irish Debating Club is open to all seniors in the college and is a great place for students to practise and improve their Irish weekly. It is difficult to debate in another language, and so with this in mind, much time is spent on improving Irish vocabulary and fluency with fun games. Internal debates are organised throughout the year and in addition there are also some friendly competitions with other schools where past pupils act as judges.
Wesley College takes part annually in the Pearse Debating Competition organised by Gael-Linn. This competition is for English-Speaking secondary schools only and therefore gives our students a fair chance to argue in Irish. These debates are always of a very high standard and enable the students to hon in on their oratory skills. It is undoubtedly challenging but very worthwhile. Wesley College has enjoyed much success throughout the years in this competition and made it through to the All-Ireland Final in 2016.