Kilcummin dancer Caoimhe on top of the world

Sinead Kelleher

Caoimhe O'Halloran is no stranger to travelling around the world dancing and the Kilcummin girl has now returned triumphant from the CLRG World Irish Dancing Championships in North Carolina after taking second place in the world competition.

The event is the most elite level of competition in the CLRG [An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha] organisation and Caoimhe competed against top class dancers from around the world. 

The win is a huge honour for the Kilcummin dancer, who shows huge dedication to Irish dancing training three to four times a week at dance classes, and practising at home in between.

She has travelled extensively for competitions, including to Glasgow and most recently North Carolina where she showed her talent to the judges. 

"I have travelled everywhere to all the majors but I haven't won one yet. I came second in the competition in North Carolina and I am proud of it," she said. 

"I practise loads. I really like dancing and meeting my friends."

Caoimhe is the daughter of Geraldine and Gary O'Halloran and is  a student at Kilcummin National School.