Welcome to the 2018 Irish Nationals

Welcome to the website for Craobhacha Rince Náisiúnta na hÉireann (The Irish Nationals).

The Irish Nationals will take place in City West Conference Centre on 22nd, 23rd & 24th June, 2018.

This is our 7th year and the previous years were a huge success and we look forward to seeing all teachers, parents & dancers again this year so we can repeat that success.

The website will be updated regularly so check back regularly.

News Updates

Syllabus for 2018 is now available to download.

  • This year, the event will again be held in City West Conference Centre (including ‘The Arena) over three days from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June, 2018.
  • Teachers’ booking for accommodation opens at 9 am on Wednesday 1st March, 2018.
  • General Bookings open 9 am on Wednesday 8th March, 2018.
  • A 25% booking deposit will be required for all bookings.
  • All bookings can be made online (preferred method) or by phone.
  • Three Halls will be available to us, all in the same building: The Arena, (3 Stages), Sycamore Suite (2 Stages) & Lakes Suite.
  • The additional stages will hopefully lend to an earlier finish, in particular on Sunday.
  • All dancers in 7-8 & 8-9 age groups will perform Heavy Jig, Reel & Traditional Set Dance.
  • The first two dances in each solo championship from 9-10 upwards, will be same as those required at Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2019, as per passed by an Coimisiun in 2014, in respect of all Primary, Secondary & International qualifying events.
  • In Championships from 9-10 upwards, there will be a 50% recall, (depending on entry) but up to a maximum of 60 recalls (provided that these dancers have acquired points in the first two rounds).
  • The website for entries (feisentry.com) will be open to accept entries from registered teachers only from 9th April, 2018.
  • Closing date for entries will be 23rd April, 2018.
  • Advertisements must be received by 1st May, 2018.
  • Teachers may also pay by bank transfer, but cheques will still be accepted.
  • Each solo championship will be judged by a panel of nine adjudicators, i.e. three adjudicators on each round.
  • Results will be made available to download on line for no extra charge.
  • All perpetual cups won in 2017, must be returned (clean and in condition
    ready to present) to Noreen Duggan rear of stage 3 in Hall A (The Arena)
    by 12 noon on Friday 22nd June, 2018.
  • Engraving is to be done on 2 lines -1st line: 2015 & Name of dancer,2nd line: Name of school – please abbreviate Scoil Rince to S.R.
  • There will be Irish Language Competitions again and Perpetual Cups will be presented to the winners in the Under 11, 11-13, 13-16 & Over 16 age groups. However, there will be an additional perpetual cup presented, in memory of Éilis Nic Shim-Uí Dhálaigh, to the best overall competitor who neither attends a Gaelscoil nor resides in the Gaeltacht.
  • Spray tanning is strictly prohibited in all locations on the premises.
  • Also, the public bar area in the hotel must not be used for make-up purposes.