All-Ireland Irish Dancing Championships Kick Off in Killarney

Killarney Convention Centre is the reel deal this weekend as it gets set to welcome 1,000 Irish dancers from across Ireland, the UK and USA for the 2016 Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa 14th All-Ireland Irish Dancing Championships.


The competitors, who range in age from seven to twenty-one, will travel to Killarney accompanied by an entourage of organisers, teachers, adjudicators, musicians, families, friends, supporters and spectators. The championships will take place across four days from Thursday, June 23 until Sunday, June 26.


This is the second major Irish dance event to have been held in the town so far this year. The 2016 An Comhdháil World Irish Dance Championships took place over 8 days at Killarney Convention Centre in March, while Oireachtas na Mumhan is set to return in November.


“We are delighted to welcome Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa All-Ireland Irish Dancing Championships back to Killarney,” says Breffni Ingerton, General Manager of Killarney Convention Centre. “This event, together with Féile Peile na nÓg, will make for a wonderful celebration of Irish culture in Killarney and across the region this weekend.”


For further information on the 2016 Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa All-Ireland Irish Dancing Championships visit