Model UN first began in Wesley College Dublin in 1997 with the first ever 'WCDMUN' held in 2008 with about 80 delegates. Since then, In 2023 we grew to more than 400 people from across Ireland, Europe and North America. Our conference is student lead with our senior students designing the rules and procedures of the debate with staff overseeing the finances and administration duties. WCDMUN is always held in Early March/Late February. WCDMUN 2024 will be held on the 23rd and 24th February.
We welcome young people (12-19) from across Ireland, Europe and further afield to show off their debating skills and knowledge of international affairs. While also welcoming those who are new to MUN to allow them to build up their skills and learn from others in a friendly and welcoming environment. We have had schools participate from across the world including as far afield as North America.
WCDMUN prides itself on welcoming schools who are completely new to MUN while also awarding those who have years of experience of MUN. We are the only Irish MUN conference to offer a ‘Junior Delegate award‘ for younger students. We are more than happy to welcome students experienced and new to our conference. No student will be put down for making a mistake, and chairs are conscious of balancing challenging more experienced students while still keeping debate in their committee accessible to new students. We promise to do everything we can to help and assist new schools in learning the complex world of MUN. See our 'New Delegates' page for a guide on the rules of MUN or our FAQ section below. If you would like information regarding setting up your own club, please email Harry Johnston at Secgen@WCDMUN.ie.
While we are not a THIMUN affiliated conference, we do somewhat follow standard THIMUN Roles and Procedures, like many other MUN conferences in Dublin. WCDMUN encourage serious and structured debate, while also placing a strong emphasis on allowing students to socialise in a more relaxed setting during our various ‘relaxed social gatherings’ throughout the conference as well as lunch times. At all times the Chairs of committees will do their upmost best to keep debates serious and flowing well while also allowing for less experienced delegates to build up their skills and giving assistance to those who may need it. See our 'New Delegates' page for more detailed information on Rules and Procedure.
WCDMUN prides itself on welcoming international schools. This means we have one of the most culturally diverse MUN conferences in Ireland. Unfortunately as translators are not available at WCDMUN we ask that all delegates attending be proficient in English. All debates must be conducted through English in order to be as inclusive as possible.
Ar an drochuair ciallaíonn sé seo nach mbeidh aon scoil Ghaeilge atá ina Gaelscoileanna in ann Gaeilge a labhairt le linn díospóireachtaí. Tuigimid an frustrachas a d’fhéadfadh a bheith ina chúis le cuid acu, ach tá sé tábhachtach go mbeimid chomh cuimsitheach agus is féidir do thoscairí a thagann ó thar lear. Gabh ár leithscéal as aon mhíchaoithiúlacht a tharla.
Translation: Unfortunately this means, any Irish schools that are Gaelscoils (fully Irish speaking) will not be able to speak Gaeilge during debates. We understand the frustration this may cause some, however, it is important we are as inclusive as possible for delegates coming from overseas. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
For schools coming from further afield, unfortunately we are not in a position to offer accommodation. However, there are numerous hotels in the immediate area that are affordable. The Clayton hotel Leopardstown is often used by many of our international schools and comes highly recommended. It is just 4 stops away from the conference on the LUAS green line (Central Park to Balally followed by a 6 minute walk) . A light rail train service that runs through Dublin. The hotel also run an affordable coach service directly to and from the airport. Click on the blue links above for more details on all of these services.
We would always recommend shopping around for the best prices on flights and accommodation. If you require any assistance or advice on accommodation or transport please don’t hesitate to contact us via the contact form on our website.
Applications for schools who have not attended WCDMUN before are now closed. If you have attended WCDMUN before you should have been automatically invited to attend again.
None! While some background knowledge of how MUN would be beneficial we pride ourselves on welcoming students young and old. We have various resources to help newer students advance their skills while our serious and strong debates allow students with years of experience to show off their skills.
Fees differ from year to year and will be included in the invitation for WCDMUN 2024.
Upon arrival each student will receive a folder containing a professional lanyard with their name, school and country, a placard for the country they are representing, branded WCDMUN pens and a WCDMUN magazine containing a welcome message as well as a clear guide to how the conference works . Additionally, the fee includes a hot dinner on the Friday of the conference as well as light refreshments in the evening and an admission tickets to a ’relaxed social gathering‘ where live music is played and hot drinks are provided. It also includes a hot lunch on the Saturday of the conference.
No, unfortunately WCDMUN is not in a position to provide transport or accommodation for any school. Schools are expected to make their own arrangements. However, we are more than happy to give you advice, please see our guide for schools travelling from further afield above, or contact us via our website if you have any further questions.
No, unfortunately the minimum requirement for a school to attend WCDMUN is 3 people and all groups must attend the conference with an accompanying teacher. Furthermore, we cannot accept delegations made of students from different schools.