Great Britain Championships 2017

Great Britain Championships 2017

In view of much speculation and discussion regarding this year’s Great Britain Championships as to whether the Championships will run or not – the Southern England Regional Council (the organisers) have taken this step to inform everyone of the current position.

In December 2016 Butlins advised the Council representatives that they no longer wished to host the Championships, and ceased any further involvement with immediate effect.  This was, by their own admission, through no fault of anyone connected with Irish Dancing nor the event, merely a commercial decision on their part.

Less than 12  months notice is not by any means advantageous to anyone in finding a suitable venue, commence negotiations and reach a contractual agreement, but the Regional Council have taken this on, and are determined that the GB will run this year. Efforts are ongoing to find a solution.

Every means available will be used, in due course, to advise all of the new venue etc

Seán Hennigan


Sotuhern England Regional Council. 


Maureen McTeggart Hall R.I.P.

We are sad to inform you of the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, Maureen McTeggart Hall, on Thursday, February 16th.  
Family and dancing were her life. She devoted herself to both, with love, determination and passion.

Rosary:   Monday, 27th February at 7:00 P.M.

                 Whitehurst Sullivan Burns & Blair Funeral Home

                 1525 East Saginaw

               Fresno, CA  93704

Mass:      Tuesday, 28th February at 10:00 A.M.

                St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

                5680 N Maroa Ave

                Fresno, CA  93704

Burial:      St. Peter's Cemetery

                264 N Blythe Ave

                Fresno, CA  93706

Reception information to follow;

If sending flowers, please send them to the funeral home only, to arrive on Monday, February 27, before 12:00 noon.  

Thank you for your many kind remembrances and generous expressions of sympathy at this difficult time.
Pat, Anne and the Hall Family

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.


Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2017 Merchandise Competition



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Winner will be announced on the 23rd February as we will need to put your order into production before the cut off on the 24/02/2017

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Dirbhe Greene R.I.P.

The passing has occurred of Dirbhe Greene , sister of Sinéad Greene TCRG Belfast.

Funeral took place on Monday 13th February.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.