All Ireland Championships 2019

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Oireachtas Rince na hÉireann 2019

INEC, Ireland's National Event Centre.

Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

17th - 23rd February 2019


The Syllabus for the 2019 All Ireland Championships is live!

syllabus all irelands

Click here to view

pdfClick here for all you need to know about Oireachtas Rince na hÉireann 2019! 



A chairde,
Room bookings for the public will open at 2:00pm (GMT) on Tuesday 28th August 2018.  To be equitable to everyone and to curtail individuals attempting to book accommodation way in excess of their requirements, a maximum of 2 rooms or apartments per single reservation will be permitted.  Reservations for public can be made online or by phone using the promotional code CLRG2019.

Please note reservations using this code will not be accepted prior to the official release date.
 To view room rates and further information, please click on the information sheet below:



Important Information:

  • Minimum age for céilí dancers in youngest age group is 8 years on the 1st of January 2019.
  • The syllabus will be available following CLRG meeting in September.
  • St. Patricks Day is the required set dance for 2019. The acceptable version can be found by following the below link

St. Patrick's Day Youtube

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We are pleased to announce the list of judges for Oireachtas Rince na h'Éireann 2019 is as follows: 

Aedín Uí Mhaoileidigh - Ireland (Éire)
Anne Reid - Ireland (Éire)
Caroline Devaney - England (Sasana)
Christina Ryan Kilcoyne - USA (Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá)
Cian Nolan - Ireland (Éire)
Coleen Mulhern - USA (Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá)
Eileen Mulhern O’Kane – USA (Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá)
Kevin Broesler - USA (Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá)
Marie Connell - England (Sasana)
Michelle Haughey - Scotland (Albain)
Phyllis Cronin Ryan – Ireland (Éire)
Terry McKevitt - Ireland (Éire)
Thomas Bracken - USA (Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá)
Tim O'Hare - USA (Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá)

In addition, the musicians for the event will be as follows: 

Aidan O'Neill - Ireland (Éire)
Dean Crouch - Engand (Sasana)
Francis Ward - Ireland (Éire)
Kevin Joyce - Ireland (Éire)
Liam O'Sullivan - England (Sasana)
Paul O'Donnell - Ireland (Éire)
Sean O'Brien - Canada (Ceanada)


Updated Hotel Rates

Due to VAT increases, the hotel's prices have changed. 

new rates ai 19

Shuttle Bus Timetable

Updated Bus Schedule

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Rince le Gaeilge

Following the huge interest at Oireachtas na hÉireann last year, and the massive enthusiasm from dancers worldwide, we are continuing with our ‘cúpla focal’ again this year with small extra challenges!  

No doubt, you are all up for having fun in learning/speaking Gaeilge at this premier Irish dancing event.  Spot prizes will be given.

Lots of exciting events and surprises have been planned, so be ready to enjoy.   Each day will begin with everyone singing ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’. The words to the National Anthem can be found by clicking on the following link.  

pdfAmhrán na bhFiann

The words will also be available in the programme and on screen in the INEC.

We also have our short CLRG song, which was especially good fun at the presentation of the céilí dance competitions last year. We will also sing it often during the week as well. The words to ‘Amhrán CLRG’ can be found by clicking on the following link. 

pdfAmhrán CLRG

Please make this a fun experience and encourage all dancers and parents to be aware of our plans and join in the excitement and singing that will be taking place.


For solo dancers – challenge 1

When collecting your competitor pack, try to say your competitor number as Gaeilge. Your number can be said as either the digits - ‘dó – cúig - naoi’ or ‘dhá chéad caoga naoi’.

pdfUimhreacha 1-10

pdfUimhreacha 100-400

For solo dancers – challenge 2

Say your set dance as Gaeilge - all dancers at the championships should practise saying the name of their ‘rince leithleach’ (Set Dance) and have fun with fellow dancers saying it.

pdfSet Dances As Gaeilge

For solo dancers – challenge 3

Try to add to the name of your set dance the actual speed that you want it played at by adding “ar luas……” (at speed …….). Again the speed can be said as either the digits or fully per the examples that can be downloaded from the website.

pdfUimhreacha 100-400

For team dancers - challenges

Name your céilí dance as Gaeilge and speed ‘ar luas…’ Team captain should be able to say the name, and all members too, if possible. Will your team be one of these ‘A’ teams?

Rincí Ochtar as Gaeilge

For all dancers - challenge

Get your mum, dad, relations and supporters to learn with you. The more people that try, the more fun for everyone.

For everyone – challenge 1

Visit the pop up Gaelige classes where all abilities will be catered for on a fun basis. Games and prizes will be provided.

For everyone – challenge 2

Visit the “Vendor of the Day” where easy competitions of matching word as Gaeilge to various items of merchandise will take place. Prizes will be awarded.

For everyone – challenge 3

At certain times and days of the week, if you can ask for a cup of tea or coffee as Gaeilge, you will be able to buy it at a super discounted price. Keep a look out for published times in the INEC.

‘Bualadh bos’ -boo-lah bus (big clap) agus ‘maith sibh’ mah-shive (well done)to everyone who try to use their ‘cúpla focal’ coo-pla fu-kul   (couple of Irish words).

Are you ready for the challenge?

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