2022 World Irish Dancing Championships

On this page you will find all the information you need to know about the flagship event of An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha, Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne.

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Daily Competition Schedule 21st March 2022- Click here

pdfDays Only Timetable Update 14th February 2022 - Click here

Venue: Waterfront Hall, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast
Dates: Sunday, 10th April to Sunday, 17th, 2022
Entry Dates: Friday, 28th January, 2022 5:00pm
Late Entry: Friday, 4 th February, 2022 5:00pm
Entry Date for competitors qualifying at Oireachtas Rince na hEireann 2022: Friday, 4th March, 2022

Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2022 - Syllabus - Click Here

Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2022 - Supplemental Qualifying Information

• Solo Dancing Championships: 120 Euros
• Team Dancing Championships: 25 Euros (Per Dancer)
• Family Maximum Entry Fee: 300 Euros Family Admission: 60 Euros
The following changes are new for 2022:

• Ceili Competitions: Part B for round 1
• Dances for Competition 1 & 21: Hornpipe; Reel; Set Dance in 6/8 or 6/8 to 9/8
• Strict Track & Trace system required by venue
• Dance Drama may be a stand-alone event, if seven or more entries are received.

Mandation of Adjudicators:

For 2022 ONLY, the mandation process has been suspended. Panels will be selected from a pool of self-nominating adjudicators .

Track and Trace

Track & Trace will be in place for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2022 at the venue. A very strict double ID system will be in place for all attendees. A more detailed document will be issued at a later date


***Syllabus will be forwarded to all teachers and will be displayed on the CLRG website as soon as it becomes available.***

* Please note that the syllabus below is for reference only. Should it be deemed that the event can proceed in July, a new syllabus will be published accordingly.

 Click here for Worlds 2021 Syllabus

Amendment to Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2021 Syllabus:

Page 3, Item 3 should read

  1. See page 23 for entry fees and other relevant information. Please note: Entry fees are non-refundable for any reason (except the cancellation of the event due to Covid-19 restrictions) whatsoever after Friday, 12th February 2021.



Please right-click on this link to save the Dublin Worlds Anthem! 


Watch and sing along on YouTube: CLICK HERE! or on this image:

 DublinWorlds Cover

Lyrics, arrangement, and performance by Barry Owens. 

The tune is based on the original song, "TEMPLE BAR". Special thanks to the original TEMPLE BAR composers, Nathan Carter & John Farry  (Bardis Music/ Carn Music). Nathan and John graciously granted CLRG permission for the melody to be used as the official anthem for our Worlds Celebration. 

Check out Nathan Carter's website:


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