The locally based McGee School of Irish Dance enjoyed extraordinary success at the recent Oireachtas Rince Uladh held here in Dundalk. Collectively they took
home ninety-two medals including thirteen first place, nine second place and three third place medals. Their teacher Dervla McGee who previously toured with Riverdance said “We had all been working very hard in preparation and I was hoping for good results but nevertheless was absolutely thrilled by the
outstanding performances and the success achieved by my students.”
Despite this unprecedented success Dervla is not resting on her laurels and is now busy preparing her other students in a bid for further honours at the Ulster
Championships, also to be held in the Fairways Hotel, in November. Dervla said “It was a great opportunity for local children to be able to compete in such
a prestigious event in their home town - it has been 25 years since the event was last held in Dundalk, hopefully we won’t have to wait as long for the next
time!” Dervla is quick to point out that the results achieved are testament not only to her own efforts but also to the hard work and dedication of her sister
Nicola McGee and former Riverdance colleague Niamh Eustace who work alongside her. The Mc Gee School is currently taking registration for the new
term starting in September (Children and Adult Classes) for more information
Missing from photograph: Claire Ward, Ava Cassidy, Shannon Byrne and Sarah Lee.
Thousands of people from across Ulster and Louth came to Dundalk to take part in the first stage of the Ulster Dance Championships.
Over 1,200 Irish dancers took part in the event with family members and friends travelling to
Dundalk to cheer them on.
The Fairways Hotel is venue for both stages. The second part will be over five days in November.