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Oireachtas Rince na hEireann 2015 Syllabus

Oireachtas Rince na hEireann Syllabus 2015


British National Championships 2015

Please click on the following link the access the syllabus and entry forms for the 2015 British National Championships,



Grade Examiner Seminar & Assessment


 Saturday October 3rd 2015


Eligibility for application:


ADCRGs, who are qualified and registered, 7 years or more, (3 years uninterrupted ADCRG registration) with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, prior to the closing date, closing date 1st July 2015. 


Candidates must undertake an assessment.

 A required standard must be achieved to be successful at this assessment.

A fee is applicable.


Application forms available:



Irish Nationals 2015 - Final TImetable

Please click on the below to access the timetable for Craobhacha Rince Naisiunta na hEireann


Mary O'Sullivan R.I.P

The passing has occurred of Mary O Sullivan sister of Anna O Sullivan SDCRG and Aunt of Deirdre O Sullivan-Toolan  TCRG and Theresa O Sullivan  TCRG. 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis


The arrangements are stated below



Mary O'Sullivan's arrangements. 


Wake: Monday 7-9

Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9


Hodder's Funeral Home

899 McLean Ave, Yonkers, NY 10704



Funeral Mass: Wednesday 10am

St. Paul's RC Church 

602 McLean Ave. 
Yonkers, NY 10705


Burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla

Maureen Lynch Greene R.I.P

Maureen Lynch Greene of Boston Massachusetts formerly of Glasgow, Scotland passed away in October 2014.

Maureen was mother to Maureen Greene O'Leary BG, Boston Massachusetts USA.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílís.

ADCRG Invite Oir Rince Uladh 2015

Please click on the below to access the invitation to adudicate at Oireachtas Rince Uladh


ADCRG Invite NAIDC 2016

Please follow the link below to access the NAIDC 2016 invitation to adjudicate


ADCRG Invite Oir na hEireann 2015

Please click on the link below to access the 2015 invitation to adjudicate at Oireachtas Rince na hEireann


ADCRG Invite AustralianIDC2016

Please click on the below link to access the 2016 ADCRG invitation for the 2016 Australian Irish Dance Championships


ADCRG Invite WesternRegion USA2016

Please click on the below link to access the 2016 invitation to adjudicate at the Western Region Oireachtas 2016


Oireachtas Rince na hEireann 2015

Oireachtas Rince na hEireann will take place from the 24th October until 31st October 2015

Venue: INEC, Killarney Co. Kerry.


NB Info -Costume/Make Up Effective 1st Mar

Artificial Carriage Aids (4.3 in CLRG Rule Book) 4.3.3 In order to comply with health and safety measures, all dancers lining up side stage prior to any round at any competition will be required to perform the simple exercise of raising their arms to shoulder level unhindered. If unable to do this by the time of their rotation due to costume stitching or arm attachments, these competitors will not be permitted to perform. Effective immediately. Note: This rule above appears in the 2014 World syllabus and will be enforced at the 2014 World Championships.

Costume Rules (4.4 in CLRG Rule Book) 4.4.9. All forms of dance school identification, be it by sign, shape, colour-piece, logo or symbol be banned from all solo costumes worn by any competitor in any competition. AMENDMENT: 'Initials' and 'name' will be added to this rule, effective January 1, 2015.

Make-up Rules (4.5 in CLRG Rule Book) 4.5.2 Make-up (including false eyelashes) is not permitted for dancers, in either solo or team competitions, up to and including the Under 10 age group (POINT OF CLARIFICATION) For the purposes of this rule the term "make up" includes tinted moisturiser and any artificial tanning products. An Coimisiún hopes that teachers and parents will interpret and apply this rule in the spirit in which it is intended.] . Effective March 1, 2014.

The full list of costume rules can be found by selecting the following link.

Grade Examiner Seminar Phoenix 2015

Please click on the following link to access the details regarding the Grade Examiner Seminar being held in Phoenix, Thursday September 17th 2015.

The above document can also be found in the download section of our website. 

Please click on this link to view the timetable for the Grade Examiner Seminar

Please carefully read through the eligibility for application section of the attached to ensure that you meet all of the criteria prior to contacting Claire for the application form.

Please direct all enquiries to

Ár Rince Fóirne (2014)

The new edition of Ár Rince Céilí (2014) book and DVD are now available for purchase for €30 (P&P included). Book and DVD can purchased as part of the full exam pack (which also includes set dance CD, exam papers etc) for €60 (P&P included). For ordering and further queries please email

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who are taking ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations prior to September 2015 the new edition of Ár Rince Céilí will not be part of the examination syllabus. The current edition of Ár Rince Fóirne will be officially part of the syllabus for all ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF examinations until September 2015. 

Great Britain Championships 2015 Adjudicators



Aaron Crosbie - Southern England 

Aidan Comerford - Midlands 

Andrea Field - North West 

Leona McCarron-Brayne - Midlands 

Lisa Waites - Southern England 




Damien O'Kane - Munster

Darina Corrigan-White - Ulster

Jackie Scanlan - Munster

Martina Miskelly - Ulster

Patricia O'Connor-Keaney - Connacht


Rest of World 


Julie Showalter - Mid America USA

Margaret Cleary - Western USA

Mark Adams - Victoria Australia

Matthew Martin - Mid Atlantic USA

Russell Beaton - Southern USA 

CHANGE OF VENUE -Feile Rince Uladh 2015

 CHANGE OF VENUE:    Feile Rince Uladh, 24th & 25th January 2015 , Nuremore Hotel & Country Club, Carrickmacross,  Co. Monaghan


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF examinations have been confirmed for the 17th-20th September 2015 in the Arizona Grand Hotel, Phoenix, AZ. Room Rate $129 per night. For further information regarding exam registration and availability please email

Costume Rules Updated June 2014

Please click on the below link for a copy of the updated costume rules


Examination Material Archive

Please note that our Find an Exam section of the website now includes access to past examinations papers for the Céilí Written Section of ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF examinations and Sample Maths Papers for the ADCRG examination.  


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Exams are scheduled for the 11th-14th June 2015, in the Cork International Hotel, Cork Airport Business Park. For further details regarding exam registration and availability of spaces please email

New England Oireachtas 2016 ADCRG Invite

Please select the link below for the ADCRG invitation to the 2016 New England Region USA Oireachtas.


Metronomic Speed - Bun Grad reel 122-124

The metronomic Speed  for Bun Grad reel 122-124 as agreed by An Coimisiún 25th May 2014

MidAmerica 2016 Oireachtas ADCRG Invite

Please click on the link below to access the 2016 Mid America Adjudication Invitation


Western Canada Oireachtas 2015 ADCRG Invite

Please click on the link below to access the 2015 Invitation to adjudicate at the Western Canada Region Oireachtas 


Closing date for applications 20th October 2014

Finn Valley Championships - Change of ADCRG

Anne Reid will now replace Shealagh Reid McKernon at the Finn Valley Championships

All Scotland Championships 2015 - Syllabus

Please select the link below to access the 2015 All Scotland Championships Syllabus.




It has been agreed by An Coimisiún that:

a) At ALL QUALIFYING events worldwide, the first TWO rounds of each solo championship will be as per the syllabus for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne. The Recall for Open Set dance at qualifying Oireachtaisí will be as stipulated by the Comhairle/Regional Authority. However, at Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne the set dance performed must be the opposite rhythm to the stipulated heavy dance.

b) Boys/gents will perform the same HEAVY dance as the girls/ladies of the same age at Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015 in Montreal.

Please note this criteria pertains to Qualifying age groups only.


Application procedures Grade Exams

Please click on the link below to access the application procedures for hosting Grade Exams


Syllabus for Grade Exams


NAIDC 2015 Adjudication Invite

Please select the link below to access the 2015 adjudication invitation for the 2015 North American Irish Dance Championships


All Scotland 2015 Adjudication Invite

Please click on the following link to access the adjudication invitation for the All Scotland Championships 2015.

Closing date for all applications Monday 23rd June 2015


2015 SRO USA ADCRG Invite

2015 Southern Region Oireachtas Dallas, Texas

Closing date July 15th 2014. For full details, please click on the link below.


2015 Australian IDC ADCRG Invite

Please follow the below link for a application to adjudicate.



ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 23rd-26th April 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, Venue TBC For further information regarding availability and registration please email


Traditional Sets Guidelines for all teachers

The guidelines for traditional sets can be found in the download section of this website or by clicking on the following link.

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  1. ALL versions of traditional set dances are acceptable once danced in a traditional style.


b)   Clicks are not permitted in any traditional set dance.


  1. Dancers are not permitted to move in a counter direction when executing "rolls." "Rolls" may    be danced on the spot or moving in the direction of the leading foot e.g. the first bar of music in the King of the Fairies may be danced on the spot or to the right when dancing on the right foot and on the spot or to the left when dancing on the left foot.


  1. "Rocks" in any traditional set dance must be fully completed and not cut short.


  1. JOB OF JOURNEYWORK:  "Boxes" in this traditional set dance may be executed in either FOUR or FIVE beats. The "box" must be completed by the two shoes touching at the toe piece. There is no "stamp" immediately following the "box".



Grade Examination Applications for all grades and any other queries regarding Grade Examinations should be sent to Nancy Troy O'Herlihy                                                                                                                                                                       An tUdarás Scrúdaithe