Kildare teenage Irish dance troupe Trinity Ath Í on Ireland's Got Talent this Saturday

Seven-member Trinity Ath Í to compete before judges in country's biggest talent search

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Kildare teenage Irish dance troupe  Trinity Ath Í  on Ireland's Got Talent this Sunday

The members of Trinity Ath Í on stage on Ireland's Got Talent, to be aired this Sunday

A talented troupe of teenage Irish dancers from Athy will appear on TV3’s Ireland’s Got Talent show this Saturday evening.

The seven secondary school students  from Marie Farrell Caffrey’s School of Dance call themselves Trinity Ath Í, and plan to thrill audiences with their hard shoe acapella dance which segues into ‘Hit The Road Jack’.

The group are twins Oisin and Sorcha Foley Doyle (16); Teri Ratledge (17); Amy Cooke (15); Bridín Bradshaw (16); Jade Molloy (17) and Chloe Chadwick (16), and they are led by Clodagh Doyle and Marie Farrell Caffrey.

The group have performed in China, Prague and France as well gracing the stage at the Ploughing Championships several times. In fact, they say that one year it was raining so badly that they were slipping all over the stage and had to dance in wellies.

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The troupe says that Athy has quite the reputation for performance. “Picture This and Jack L are from the same town as us,” they tell viewers, and in fact Picture This singer Ryan Hennessy is a cousin to champion dancers Oisin and Sorcha.

The group members may compete against each other in competitions, but they have shown that they can come together as a dynamic and entertaining group.

The troupe’s artistic influences include Michael Flatley, Riverdance and Prodijig. “They were the first real dance troup to attempt something completely out of the box for Irish Dancing,” they say.

Watch Trinity Ath Í compete before judges Lucy Kennedy, Denise Van Outen, Michelle Visage and Jason Byrne in Ireland’s Got Talent on TV3 this Saturday evening at 7.30pm. 

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Members of Trinity Átha Í performing on Ireland's Got Talent