Monasterevin Dance School clean up at World Championships

Irish Dancing

Sarah Peppard

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Monasterevin Dance School clean up at World Championships

Morrissey School of Dancing

Morrissey School of Irish Dancing in Monasterevin are celebrating huge success at the recent World Irish Dance Association's European / International & World Championships in Killarney.

13 dancers represented the local Kildare school, ranging in age from four to 16.

In total, they brought home a whopping 7 Cups and 64 medals.

The Dancers and their teachers

Top Group Photo: Front row L-R. Rosie Kennedy, Sophie Price, Katie Ryan, Zoey McLaughlin
Middle row L-R. Jamie Whiteley, Cathal Kennedy, Caoimhe Coughlan, Katie Byrne, Eamon Gordon
Back row L-R. Michelle Morrissey, Hollie Gordon, Tara Guinan, Mary Morrissey
missing from photo: Tessa Noonan, Holly Melia.

Among all the silverware, Katie Byrne scooped the U/8 European Champion 2017.

Katie Byrne, U8 European Champ

Numerous podium and solo titles were won on the day.

This was the dancers first time to compete in this competition.

“It was an unbelievable achievement for both the dancers and the Morrissey School of Irish Dancing which was only formed last year, and we are extremely proud.

“Their success was due to the dedication and commitment from both dancers and parents”, said dance teacher Michelle Morrissey.

Michelle & Mary Morrissey teach in Monasterevin & Kildangan. They cater for boys and girls from three years upwards, for fun and to compete.

Contact Michelle Morrissey 085 1858383 or Mary Morrissey 087 9053199 for more information.

New members are always welcome!