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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. http://www.clrg.ie/admin/downloads/Costume%20Rules%20Updated%20February%2018th%202014.pdf
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.
Competitor packs (which contain competitor number, certificate, souvenir patch and dancer wristband) must be collected from the CLRG office, which is located on the second level
CLRG Office Opening Hours
Saturday 28th March - 2.00pm-6.00pm
Sunday 29th March - Thursday 2nd April - 8.00am-5.30pm
Friday 3rd April - 7.00am-5.00pm
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April - 9.00am-TBC
Competitors are also reminded that their solo entry entitles them to a set of results for their competition. These are available free of charge on surrender of your competition number. Results for each competition may be collected after Presentations and will be available from a dedicated kiosk on the second level. Please be aware if you do not present your competitor number (the one you wore on your costume) you will need to pay for your set of marks.
Please see the link below to sign up to the Live Commentary for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015
Sign up today to avail of the early bird option!
Please see below latest updates regarding Montréal 2015
Please click on the below link for important information relating to minors (under 18) travelling to Canada for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne.
Sample Consent Letter CLICK HERE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
Anne Moan ADCRG, sadly passed away on Tuesday 24th February.
Funeral arrangements -
Thursday 12th March at St Joseph's Church, Gardenia Avenue, Luton, LU3 2NS. The funeral will be on Friday, 13th March at St Josephs Church, Gardenia Avenue, Luton, LU3 2NS at 10am then onto The Vale Cemetary, Butterfield Green Rd, Luton LU2 8DD for burial at 11.30am.
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Please click on the following link to access the finalized timetable for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015
Timetable can also be found in the download section of the webiste.
Please click on the link below to access the website established by the Tourism Montreal to guide all those travelling to Montreal for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015 including general information, useful tips etc.
Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015
Please click on the following links to access important information regarding the facility fee and venue access
Reminder to all teachers with Ceili team entries for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015 in Montreal.
All Ceili dances for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015 are to be performed as per Ár Rince Foirne and NOT as per the new, recently published book, Ár Rincí Céilí.
Sean MacDonnchadha (Cathaoirleach, An Coiste Oireachtaisi)
2 Márta 2015
The funeral arrangements for Rita Clohessy R.I.P the sister of Nancy Troy O'Herlihy.
Reposing at the family home in Ballydavid,Littleton on Wednesday 25th. February from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Funeral Mass Thursday 26th .February at 11.30 a.m in Saint James' Church Two Mile Borris.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
Tickets now on sale for the Masquerade Ball, Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015. The ball will take place Saturday 4th April, Cocktails 7pm & Dinner 8pm. Please click on the following link to purchase your ball tickets. Tickets €90 each.
The passing has occurred of George Reynett, father or Fiona Reynett TCRG Co. Meath, Ireland.
Reposing at his home on Tuesday, 3rd February, from 2pm until 8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to St. Phuilomena's Church, Palmerstown for 10am Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in Ballymore Cemetery, Co. Westmeath. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Irish Heart Foundation or Diabetes Ireland.
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Rule 4.2.7. For heavy rounds in competitions, dancers may not wear soft shoes that have been altered with the addition of heels and tips in an attempt to turn them into hard shoes. Dancers found to be wearing such altered shoes for heavy rounds may be denied access to that round of the competition. Effective 1st January 2015.
Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015
Please note black dance footwear only is permitted for competition purposes at Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015. White straps, and white trim around the ankle is permitted on heavy shoes.
As the 2015 All Scotland Championships draw closer, the organisers have compiled a few last minute details and some clarification of important rules.
Please read carefully prior to arrival.
Below is the official list of adjudicators selected for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015
Bernadette Dillon Gavin
Mary Alice Mullane Godley
Sue Fay Healy
Mary Kay Heneghan
Jennifer Nagle McGovern
Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain
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, 24th & 25th January 2015 , Nuremore Hotel & Country Club, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
The passing has occurred of Orla Coffey (O'Rourke) TCRG, daughter of the late Molly Hassen ADCRG on Sunday Jan. 11th. 2015.
Lying in repose at the Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd. Rosary on Monday evening,12th January at 8.15pm. Removal on Tuesday 13th January at 7.30pm to the Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Road. Requiem Mass at 11am on Wednesday. Funeral afterwards to St. Oliver’s Cemetery, Model Farm Road. House private please.
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Entries for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015 are now open
Entries can be submitted only online at www.feisentry.com
Closing date for all entries 4th February 2015. Late entries at double fee will be accepted until 11th February 2015.
Additional secondary qualifiers from the All Scotland Championships 2015 will have 1 week from the end of the All Scotlands to enter Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015 without any LATE FEE penalty.
The passing has occurred of Noel Scanlan today 22nd December.
Noel was brother to Jackie Scanlan BG, Co. Clare.
Reposing at Kennedy's Funeral Home Ennis on Tuesday 23rd. December from 6.00 p.m. and removal at 7.30 p.m to Ennis Cathedral.
Funeral Mass on Wednesday 24th. December at 10.00 a.m.; Burial afterwards in Drumcliffe Cemetery.
Family flowers only.
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The passing has occurred of John (Jack) Penk on December 10th 2014. John was father to Deirdre Penk O’Donnell BG
Please find full information in link below.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the link below to access the 2015 All Scotland Timetable
The timetable can also be found in the download section.
It is with great pleasure that the Southern England Regional Council (SERC) extends this invitation to all eligible ADCRG members Worldwide to adjudicate the 2015 Great Britain Championships. The Championships will be held on 16th – 19th October 2015 at Butlins Resort and Conference Centre, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, UK.
Adjudicators interested in putting their name forward for consideration should complete and submit the attached form to be received by email only no later than 5th January 2015. http://www.clrg.ie/admin/downloads/Great%20Britain%202015%20-%20Invitation%20to%20Adjudicate.pdf
We look forward to hearing from you and hope to welcome you to the Great Britain Championships 2015.
Great Britain Secretary
**Westin Hotel, Embassy Suites, Springhill and Intercontinental are now fully booked*
Please click on the link below to access all the necessary contacts and links, for the hotels in the CONTRACTED BLOCK for the 2015 World Dancing Championships in Montreal.
The links will open for the general public on Monday, November 10th next. Bookings made prior to this date will NOT be included in the CLRG block.
Information can also be accessed through the download section
PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ORDER TO AVOID THE FACILITY FEE PENALTY, YOU MUST BOOK WITHIN THE CONTRACTED WORLD IRISH DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS GUEST ROOM BLOCK. IF YOU BOOK AT A HOST HOTEL, BUT OUTSIDE OF THE BLOCK THROUGH AN ONLINE BOOKING CHANNEL, AAA, ETC. YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED A PART OF THE IRISH DANCING BLOCK AND WILL BE CHARGED THE FACILITY FEE.
STRICT SECURITY WILL BE IN PLACE TO ENFORCE THIS POLICY.
Please note that a ONE NIGHT non-refundable deposit will apply at the time of booking.
The facility fee (which will apply in Montreal) details are also included in the information link
Please click on the below link for a copy of the updated costume rules
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 email@example.com
Please select the link below for the ADCRG invitation to the 2016 New England Region USA Oireachtas.
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)
The metronomic Speed for Bun Grad reel 122-124 as agreed by An Coimisiún 25th May 2014
Please click on the link below to access the 2016 Mid America Adjudication Invitation
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
Anne Reid will now replace Shealagh Reid McKernon at the Finn Valley Championships
Please select the link below to access the 2015 All Scotland Championships Syllabus.
IMPORTANT NOTICES RE. OIREACHTAISÍ
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.
Please click on the link below to access the application procedures for hosting Grade Exams
Syllabus for Grade Exams
Please select the link below to access the 2015 adjudication invitation for the 2015 North American Irish Dance Championships
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 Southern Region Oireachtas Dallas, Texas
Please follow the below link for a application 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
The guidelines for traditional sets can be found in the download section of this website or by clicking on the following link.
- ALL versions of traditional set dances are acceptable once danced in a traditional style.
b) Clicks are not permitted in any traditional set dance.
- 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.
- "Rocks" in any traditional set dance must be fully completed and not cut short.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org An tUdarás Scrúdaithe