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Friday 18 January 2019

Dancers celebrate

Scoil Rince Móna Ní Rodaigh celebration night

Mona Roddy-Lennon, Gareth O’Connor, U-17 All-Ireland Champion and Runner-up in the U-18 World Championship, Alannah Murray, U-21 Ladies World Champion and Sean Fegan, President, Irish Dancing Commission at the Scoil Rince Móna Ní Rodaigh celebration night in The Carrickdale Hotel
Mona Roddy-Lennon, Gareth O’Connor, U-17 All-Ireland Champion and Runner-up in the U-18 World Championship, Alannah Murray, U-21 Ladies World Champion and Sean Fegan, President, Irish Dancing Commission at the Scoil Rince Móna Ní Rodaigh celebration night in The Carrickdale Hotel
Mona Roddy-Lennon, Dearbhla Lennon-Corry and Ciara Lennon-O’Kane with the display of the World Globes won by Scoil Rince Móna Ní Rodaigh, at the Scoil Rince Móna Ní Rodaigh celebration night in The Carrickdale Hotel. Photo: Aidan Dullaghan/Newspics.
Ciara Lennon-O’Kane with Michael, Aoibhinn and Ultan O’Kane at the Scoil Rince Móna Ní Rodaigh celebration night
Mona Roddy-Lennon with Oisin, Brian aand Katie Lennon at the Scoil Rince Móna Ní Rodaigh celebration night in The Carrickdale Hotel
Dearbhla Lennon-Corry, with Gordon, Liadan and Ferdia Corry at the Scoil Rince Móna Ní Rodaigh celebration night in The Carrickdale Hotel
Katie, Aidan, Emily and Oisin Lennon at the Scoil Rince Móna Ní Rodaigh celebration night in The Carrickdale Hotel
Briege, Conall and Allsún Kelly

A dazzling display of silverware took centre stage when dancers from the world famous Scoil Rince Mona Ni Rodaigh got together for a black tie celebration ball in the Carrickdale Hotel recently.

Mona and daughters Dearbhla Lennon-Corry and Ciara Lennon- O'Kane led the celebrations to mark their successful year at the World Irish Dancing Championships since the school's foundation in 1970.

Dancers from the school won an amazing three World Titles, six World 'Globes' and 108 medals at the World Championships in Glasgow in March, cementing the school's status once more as one of the world's finest.

Pride of place went to the u11 Mixed Ceili, the Senior Mixed Ceili and Alannah Murray who were all crowned World Champions.

Dancers from the school also achieved outstanding success at the Oireachtas, winning four Solo champions, seven Ceili champions, 25 solo World qualifiers and a host of personal bests, as well as the All Ireland Championships.

Their dancers also featured prominently in the Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda, taking to the stage of the Gig Rig, and featuring on Fleadh TV.

The school runs classes for children aged four plus in Dundalk, Knockbridge, Crossmaglen and Drumconrath as well as classes for adults.

Details can be found on their Facebook page.

The Argus

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