Notice regarding Greensboro Accommodation - Worlds 2019

A chairde,

We have received a number of enquiries in regards to accommodation for the World Championships in Greensboro.

It would appear that some people may have booked partnership hotels but not within the CLRG block being held at that hotel by An Coimisiún.  PLEASE NOTE that as such rooms are out with the official block, access to the Championships will incur a $100 facility fee per person per day.  This applies to everyone, including registered teachers and adjudicators and will be strictly adhered to.  Please ensure that you have made any bookings via the official route.

On reviewing availability at the three main hotels, there are still rooms available as follows:

Sheraton             Saturday 13th – Monday 15th and Friday 19th – Sunday 21st

Grandover          Saturday 13th – Sunday 21st

Holiday Inn         Saturday 13th – Monday 15th and Friday 19th – Sunday 21st


Over and above these three main hotels, there is still availability at most of the other hotels.

An Coimisiún will be reviewing the uptake of rooms on Monday, 14th January 2019.  A decision will be taken then to release some block rooms back to the various hotels.

We would strongly recommend that to avoid the possibility of incurring the daily facility fee, all patrons secure their accommodation by close of business on 14th January 2019.  Once the rooms have been released back to the various hotels for general sale we will not be able to add back to the official block.

James McCutcheon

Chairman – Coiste Oireachtas

An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha


Full list of adjudicators/musicians for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2019

*Asterisk denotes mandated judge
Aisling Hillick Grogan - Ireland
Andrea Field* - England
Ann-Marie Flaherty Keegan - England
Barbara Blakey O'Brien- Canada
Brendan O'Brien - Ireland
Brian Corrigan* - Ireland
Bríd McInerney Garrard - Ireland
Caroline Greene*- Scotland
Catherine Coleman - Ireland
Charles Moore - Ireland
Charmaine May* - Australia
Christine Forde*- Ireland
Christopher Ryan - Ireland
Claire McCole Moran – Ireland
Darina Corrigan White - Ireland
David Moore* - Ireland
Dearbhail Bates - Ireland
Dearbhla Fay - USA
Elaine Keaney O'Meara - Ireland
Elaine O'Herlihy - Ireland
Ellen Riordan Ross* - USA
Fiona Diggins Murphy - England
Gráinne Feely* - Ireland
Helena McCarron - England
Kathleen McLaughlin - Scotland
Majella McEntegart* - Ireland
Maria Diggins Murphy – England
Maria Kiely Walsh - Ireland
Mary Elwood - Ireland
Maureen Boland* - Ireland
Michelle Greene - Scotland
Michelle Lawrence* - Ireland
Nancy Troy O'Herlihy - Ireland
Patricia Brady Mullins - Ireland
Patricia O'Connor Keaney* - Ireland
Phoebe O'Donoghue McDonnell - Ireland
Sonia Leonard Hanly - Ireland
Vicki Lynagh* - Australia

Full list of Musicians 

Aidan O'Neill - Ireland
Dean Crouch - England
Seán O'Brien - Canada
Francis Ward - Ireland
Brian O'Sullivan - Scotland
Liam O'Sullivan - England
Stephen Carolan - Ireland
Kieran Graham - Ireland
Annmarie Acosta - USA
Chris McLoughlin - USA
Cormac Ó'Sé - USA


Una Ellis, ADCRG R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that I share the news that Una Ellis, ADCRG (North Ridgeville, Ohio) passed to her eternal reward on Wednesday, December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Una was a founding member of the IDTANA.  She was active for many years in Irish Dance as a teacher, an adjudicator, and a regional director (and in other leadership roles).  Una is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, John (Jack) Ellis, and a son, Dr. John Ellis, and his family. She was a grandmother of three and a great-grandmother of four.

Una will be waked on Sunday, December 16, 1-5 PM, at the Chambers Funeral Home in North Olmstead, Ohio (29150 Lorain Road, at Stearns Road).  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Monday, December 17 at the Church of St. Clarence, 30106, North Olmstead, Ohio.  Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetary.

Please keep Una and her family in your prayers. 

Ar dheas Dé go raibh a anam. (May her soul rest at God's right hand.)

Russell J. Beaton, SDCRG

President, IDTANA, Inc.