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Next Meeting – 15th May 2018

Please come along to our next meeting of DSTM on Tuesday the 15th May at 8pm in our usual venue, the Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown. Guests are very welcome to attend and learn about the benefits of joining Toastmasters. We encourage guests to arrive at 7:45 and there is a €5 charge on the door for tea/coffee/biscuits.

International Speech & Evaluation Contests 2017/2018

Well done to all the participants in the contests held on Tuesday the 20th Feb. It was a packed meeting with some excellent speeches and evaluations. There were also some first time roles from our newest members so well done to all participants on the evening. A special thanks to our Contest Chair Michael. Some photos from this meeting can be found at the media page of the site.

Open Night – 16th January 2017

To launch the new year, we are having an open meeting on Tuesday the 16th January where guests are welcome to attend & learn about the benefits of joining Toastmasters. There will be members attending from other toastmaster clubs including Greystones and Castleknock and of course other club members are very welcome. We would encourage members to invite work colleagues/family/ friends & arrive between 7:30 & 7:45.   

The meeting will be held in the usual venue The Clayton Hotel Leopardstown at 8pm. Toastmaster for the night is the club founder John Kelly so it promises to be a great evening.

Christmas Party 2017

Dublin South & Dublin 18 Toastmaster’s are delighted to invite you to our Annual Christmas Party in the Step Inn on Tuesday the 19th of Dec 2017 @ 8pm

€10 Entry including raffle ticket or €15 for 2, so please bring along some friends

Raffle Prizes include a  day out at the Leopardstown Races Christmas Festival, jewellery from Matthew Stephens Diamond Specialists, dinner for 2 in The Step Inn & much more

Please arrive at 7:30pm for a pre-meeting drink and bring along a friend.


April 2016: John Kelly, Club Founder celebrates achieving Distinguished Toastmasters Award

Dublin South Toastmasters celebrated another great event in April. John Kelly the founder of the Dublin South Toastmasters club received his Distinguished Toastmaster award.

Toastmasters is a worldwide organisation with over 300,000 members. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,400 clubs in 135 countries. Speaking in public, is consistently ranked as number 1 of the most frightening things to do. It’s an irrational fear that affects most people in many situations – best Man speeches, work presentations or if you’re required to chair a committee. However irrational it might be, it is a very real fear.
It was apt that John received the highest award the Toastmasters organisation bestows at the Leopardstown club he started 5 years ago. The evening was a special night and Dublin South Toastmasters hosted a packed event. John’s friends, family and fellow Toastmasters celebrated John’s many achievements including delivering over 40 speeches, mentoring and leading at club and Dublin area level.
Dublin South Toastmasters has gained a reputation as a very successful and extremely friendly club, its members range in age from 20’s to 60’s and visitors are always welcome to attend any meeting. As they say ‘Visitors are not expected to speak, so just turn up, sit back and enjoy the meeting’ . Dublin South Toastmasters provides a supportive environment where members gain the skills and confidence needed to comfortably stand up in front of an audience. There is a tried and tested programme, but it’s flexible. You progress at your own pace, advancing when you’re ready to take the next challenge. Each meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. There is no instructor and members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure

Anybody wishing to find out more about the Dublin South Toastmasters can go to the contact section of this website!

Dublin South Toastmaster Club!
Dublin South Toastmaster Club!
John Kelly, family and friends
John Kelly, family and friends
John Kelly and fellow DTMs
John Kelly and fellow DTMs
John Kelly and Dublin South Toastmasters committee
John Kelly and Dublin South Toastmasters committee

Note: South Toastmasters meet on the 1st and 3 rd of each month at the Clayton Hotel,