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New England Oireachtas 2016 ADCRG Invite

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



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

Mandated Adjudicators Montréal 2015

The following people have accepted the offer to be mandated for the 2015 Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne. The remaining adjudicators will be selected by ballot in December 2014


John Carey (Midlands, England)

Sinead Brooks (Southern Region, England),

Nicole Sack Bayhurst (Southern Region, USA),

Siobhan McDonnell (Connacht, Ireland),

Helena McCarron (Midlands, England),

Rose Fitzgibbon (North West, England),

Lauren Stapleton, (Southern Region, England)


Please note that Mary McElroy, SDCRG will be hosting an Exam workshop for the purposes of preparing for ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF examinations on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd November in Finglas, Dublin.


Please note that this workshop is a 2 day workshop, scheduled for 10am-6pm for both Saturday and Sunday.


The fee for the workshop is €150.


Please contact Mary McElroy directly to confirm your attendance or indeed any queries that you have regarding the workshop should be made by contacting Mary directly, her telephone number as follows, 086-3429889

Important Info Oir Rince na hÉireann 2014

Important Information re Oireachtas Rince na hEireann 2014

Please note the following and inform your dancers as necessary.

1.    There has been an increase in all entries this year, with a substantial increase from the 9-10 Girls up to the 16-17 age groups.

2.    Competitors’ numbers, wristbands, etc. will be available at the CLRG desk, which will be open in the foyer of the Citywest Hotel on Friday, October 24th from 4pm to 7pm. On competition days, the CLRG office will be located in the Carraig Suite in the “Arena” building.

3.    An Admission Pre-Sales Desk will be open in the foyer of Citywest Hotel on Friday, October 24th from 4pm to 7pm.

4.    To help with the smooth running of the event, some SOLO results will be announced in Hall C---i.e. in the Citywest 1 room. This will be clearly signposted.

5.    The Vendors will be located in the Lake Suite in the “Arena” Building.

6.    In order to avail of a free set of marks, competitors MUST present their competitor’s number at the marks sales desk.

Non-competitors can purchase a copy in the normal manner.


Sean MacDonnchadha

Cathaoirleach, An Coiste Oireachtaisí       

6ú Deireadh Fómhair 2014

Final Timetable Oir Rince na hEireann 2014

Please click on the link below to access the 2014 Oireachtas Rince na hEireann final timetable



Festival Celta Brasil 24-27 /09/2014

Please click on the link below for further information

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Montréal 2015 - Days only timetable & info

In order to avail of very reasonably priced flights to Montreal,  a DAYS ONLY TIMETABLE has now been issued. Please find link below.

Please note that a facility fee of $100CAD per person per day will apply to those guests staying outside the contracted hotel block in Montreal. In order to avoid this fee, attendees are asked to book accommodation at the contracted hotels AFTER the official booking date is agreed. This will be announced closer to the event.


It has been brought to the attention of An Coimisiun that some dancing schools/dancing families MAY have already reserved accommodation in some of the contracted hotels in Montréal. Please note that the official room block has NOT yet opened for booking and the above reservations, if any, will be cancelled. These hotels will be making contact shortly with the relevant people.



All Ireland 2014 Important Info

Please click on the below link to access important info regarding the 2014 All Ireland Championships

Full details regarding entries, accommodation, qualifying numbers are all listed.



Metronomic Speed - Bun Grad reel 122-124

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

Dea Mheasa Feis 2014

Please click on the following link to access the syllabus for Feile Dea Mheasa 2014 (In honour of Seamus O'Se)

May Harrison R.I.P.

The Requiem Funeral Mass for May Harrison, mother of Helen Comerford, will take place on Sunday 31st August at 5.30pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour,Brooklyn Road, Nottingham, NG6 9ES.

May is being flown home to Ireland for burial on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at 12 noon at St Aidan's Church, Kinlough, Co Leitrim.

Ireland NW Championships - ADCRGs Change

Ireland's Northwest Championships 2014 - change of adjudicators

Maureen Farrelly Monaghan, Cork, and Annmarie Blair, Donegal, will now replace Maria & Fiona Diggins on this years judging panel. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

Martin Kearney R.I.P

The passing has occurred  of Martin Kearney R.I.P. ,brother of Maura Kearney Jones TCRG Limerick, Ireland today.

Reposing at Thompson's Funeral Home  Thomas Street,Limerick this Friday 29th .August from 6 o'clock p.m.and afterwards to St Nicholas Church Westbury Corbally Limerick.


Requiem Mass on Saturday 30th at 11 a.m. with funeral  afterwards to Castlemungret Cemetery .

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Anne Knox R.I.P.

The passing has occured of  Anne Knox, mother of Carina Knox TCRG , Waterford Ireland  this morning 25th August 2014.

Removal today Wednesday 26th August 2014 from Waterford General Hospital to St. Paul's Church Lisduggan 6.00pm

Funeral mass 27th August 10.00am St Paul's Church, Lisduggan, Waterford.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam

Jack Hall R.I.P.



On August 20th, the Hall and Gomez families were with our beloved Jack as he passed peacefully at 7:17 am. No words can adequately describe our profound love for this gentle, strong, and generous man - as son, husband, father, brother and uncle. He never stopped bringing happiness and friendship to all who knew him.

Son of Maureen Hall A.D.C.R.G , Brother of Pat A.D.C.R.G.and Anne Hall A.D.C.RG

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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

Andrea Fitzgerald R.I.P.

We are deeply saddened to announce the recent passing of our colleague Andrea Fitzgerald.

Andrea had recently joined the office team of CLRG  will be terribly missed by all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time.

The office of An Coimisiún will be closed on Thursday 31st of July 2014

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.

GB Championships 2014 - Sponsorship

Please click on the link below to access the sponsorship and advertising opportunities at this years Great Britain Championships 2014.


Finn Valley Championships - Change of ADCRG

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

Mary Corbett R.I.P.

The passing has occured of Mary Corbett.

Mary was the mother of Máire Mhic Aogáin SDCRG.

The funeral took place yesterday Monday 14th July 2014.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.

Jezebel Faez R.I.P.

The passing has occured of Jesebel Faez, yesterday Wednesday 9th July 2014

Jezebel was mother of Fernanda Faez TCRG and Samuel Faez  in Brazil.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam


Sean Corcoran R.I.P. Funeral Details

The passing has occured of Sean Corcoran, husband of Veronica Moynihan TCRG, Co. Tipperary Ireland.


Fennessy's Funeral Home on Friday 11th July between 5 p.m and 8 p.m.

From Fennessy's Funeral Home to St. Peter & Paul's Church Clonmel on Saturday for 1 o' clock Mass.



Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

All Scotland Championships 2015 - Syllabus

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


Advertising - Liosta Oifigiúil 2014-2015

We are now accepting adverts for the 2014-2015 Liosta Oifigiúil, published by An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha. This book features the contact information for every registered teacher worldwide and is distributed in both a print and in an electronic version. 


Teachers and feis organizers reference this book extensively, throughout the year, to communicate with their colleagues around the world. That’s upwards of 2000 people.


All adverts are in full colour. The cost is €325 for a full page.


There are also two high profile spots available on the inside cover. They cost €500 each and will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.


The dimensions for all adverts are 190mm high by 75mm wide.  Please supply artwork accordingly, or contact us if you need assistance with your design.


Please contact me immediately if you are interested in securing one of these spots, and feel free to forward this e-mail to other interested parties.


Closing date for all adverts is the 31st of July 2014



Barbara Blakey ADCRG
Cathaoirleach an Coiste Margaíochta /Chair of Marketing


Phone: 403.680.0862



Annual registration for teachers from An Coimisiún is now open.

To register go the the Teacher Login section of the website, top left hand corner of the main page.

You can register your details and pay online.





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.


Evening with Seamus - 27th September 2014

For full details please click on the link below


Costume Rules Updated June 2014

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


Mike Bergin SDCRG R.I.P.


It is with great sadness that I inform members of An Comisiun le Rince Gaelacha on the death of Mike Bergin SDCRG from New York.


Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to his wife Vivienne (nee Pentony) and his daughters Peggy Ann, Patrice, Michelle and Geraldine.  Arrangements are as follows




Thursday 19th June 7.00pm-9.00pm

Friday 20th June 7.00pm-9.00pm


The Branch Funeral Home

551 Route 25A

Miller Place

NY 11764




Funeral Mass Saturday 21st June 10.00 am

St. Louis de Montfort RC Church

75 New York Avenue

Sound Beach

NY 11789



Then to Seaview Cemetery, Mount Sinai.


In lieu of flowers donations to be given to the Pallative Care Program, Stonybrook Medical Centre

Att: Advancement offices HSC Level 4, Room 172, Stonybrook, NY 11794 (Vicki Irwin 631-444-2693


Great Britains 2014 Amended Syllabus

As the Great Britain Championships is the week before the All Irelands, the SERC have decided to bring all the boys/men’s heavy dances for the GB’s in line with those recently published for the All Irelands in 2014.


All Ireland 2014 Citywest Accommodation

The block for accommodation for Citywest will open for attendees on the 15th June 2014

Rates for Accomodation are as follows;

€86 Single

€96 Double

€114 Triple

Extra Child under 12 €20 per night

Acccomodation can be booked by calling +353 (0)1 4010958/2/4

or by emailing reservations or see

A 2 night non-refundable deposit will be applicable at the time of booking

All Ireland 2014 Syllabus

Please click on the link below to access the 2014 All Ireland Syllabus


Celia Golden R.I.P.

The passing has occurred of Celia Golden, mother of Donald Golden A.D.C.R.G

Wake is from 2.00-4.00 pm and 7.00– 9.00 pm Monday 16th June & Tuesday 17th June


Calvin’s Funeral Home,

722 4th Ave Bay Ridge,


NY 11209



Mass will take place at 9.45 am Wednesday 18th June at


St. Alselms R.C. Church

82nd Street,

Bay Ridge,


NY 11209


Donations to Heart Share  in lieu of flowers requested


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Application procedures Grade Exams

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


Syllabus for Grade Exams


Great Britains 2014 Syllabus

Please select the link below to access the 2014 Great Britain Championships syllabus


Great Britain Championships 2014

The Southern England Regional Council, are pleased to present the Great Britain Championships, that will be held at Butlins Resort and Grosvenor Suite, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, from Friday 17th to Monday 20th October 2014. As in previous years, we have a panel of 15 accomplished adjudicators and 6 excellent musicians, and all rounds will be judged by a rotating panel of 3 adjudicators.   We are pleased to introduce 2 new championship age groups this year - Under 6 and Under 7 Mixed - both age groups will dance Reel, Light Jig and Single Jig (No Recall).


Please find attached details on the provisional days - the full syllabus will be available  shortly. 

Provisional Day Timetable - CLICK HERE

Butlins Accommodation - CLICK HERE


Please find attached the official accommodation booking form, that provides all the details required in order to secure accommodation on the resort.  As in previous years,  ALL bookings must be made on the special GB’s booking form attached. This MUST be completed and posted/mailed to the address shown on the form. NO online or telephone booking facilities will be available for those wishing to book for the Great Britain Championships. Booking registration is open to all teachers from Monday 9th June 2014 and open to the general public from Friday 20th June 2014.   If you have any queries, please call a Butlins Holiday Advisor on 0845 070 4740 (+44 845 070 4740 from overseas). 


Butlins have agreed to offer single supplement concessions to Teachers booking SILVER APARTMENTS - Self Catering only.  This concession is only available if accommodation is booked for 3 nights from Friday 17th October 2014 and for bookings made by teachers using the official booking form between the period 9th - 20th June 2014


Further information on the Great Britain Championships is available to view online at:


We look forward to welcoming you to the 2014 championships.



Kind Regards



Declan Carroll

Great Britain Secretary

on behalf of the Southern England Regional Council            

Selected Adjudicators Oir na hEireann 2014

Adjudicators selected to officiate at Oireachtas Rince na hEireann 2014 ; 

Anne Reid

Christine Ayres

Frances McGahan

Gary Healy

Máire Mhic Aogáin

Marion Flanagan

Mary Bryan

Michael Stanley

Noreen Houlihan Smith

Noreen McCutcheon

Ryan Carroll

Tony Ferguson


NAIDC 2015 Adjudication Invite

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


Oireachtas Rince Uladh Invite 2014

Click on the following link for invitation to adjudicate


All Ireland 2014 Days Only Timetable

Please click on the following link to access the 2014 Oireachtas Rince na hEireann Days Only Timetable

The days of competition will not change but the running order might.


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


Oireachtas Rince na hEireann 2014 Information

Oireachtas Rince na hEireann 2014 will take place in the Citywest Hotel and Conference Centre, Co. Dublin beginning on Saturday, October 25th and finishing on Thursday, October 30th.

Accomodation Booking information and link and days only timetable will be posted in the next couple of weeks. 


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.


2015 NAIDC Invite to Adjudicate

Applications are being accepted from adjudicators world wide to adjudicate at the North American Irish Dance Championships 2015.

Closing date for applications is 6th June 2014. All applications to be returned to


Open Status Dance Camps

The following Dance Camps have been granted Open Status by CLRG

Irish Dance Festival, Co. Louth August 17th-23rd  - Shane McAvinchey

Dance on the Shannon,  July 8th-15th – Mountshannon Co. Clare – Joni Muggivan

Camp Rince Ceol – California June 2014 – Sheila Ryan Davoren

Camp Rince Ceol – New York July 13th –August 2nd 2014 Sheila Ryan Davoren


Please click on the following link to access the invitation to adjudicate the 2014 European Oireachtas

Also available in the download section of the website. 


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


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.


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations will take place in Dublin, 8th-11th January 2015 in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, D22.

For further details regarding availability and registration please email


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations will take place in Baltimore, October 2nd-5th 2014. Hotel - Doubletree Baltimore (Airport). For further details regarding availability and registration please email

British National Championships Notice

Please click on the following link for an importance notice regarding the British National Championships


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                                                                                                                                                       

Open Workshop and Dance Camps Info


Open workshops.

Open workshop  status can only be granted on application and consideration by the rules committee.

Application forms for open workshops / dance camps can be found by clicking on the following link. Click Here