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20/11/2015 - Oireachtas Rince Uladh 2015 in Letterkenny this weekend


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Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle, Mayor of Letterkenny, with Dan Armstrong, Chairman of the Ulster Dancing Council at the launch of the Ulster Dancing Championships in Letterkenny


Oireachtas Rince Uladh  / Ulster Irish Dancing Championships 2015 is taking place in Letterkenny this weekend. It is estimated that in excess of 10,000 people will attend the championships from all over Ulster and its bordering counties during this four-day major event.


Irish dancing is becoming more popular than ever before and this will be a magnificent showcase for those young (4yrs – 21yrs)  performing and competing in the traditional art of dancing at national and world level as well as for the impassioned audience it attracts from all over the global community.


It adds a festival dimension to the gateway town as an out-of season event and will benefit Letterkenny and its neighbouring towns economically, socially and culturally. The success of the Ulster Dancing Championships event in County Donegal to date  has resulted in the imminent return of Oireachtas Rince Uladh to Ballbofey in 2016.


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Dan Armstrong, Chairman of the Ulster Dancing Council along with Cllr Patrick Mc Gowan on the announcement of the 2016 Ulster Dancing Championships to be hosted in Ballybofey


A Céad Míle Fáilte is extended to everyone who wishes to view and experience Irish Dancing at its ultimate best and to explore what the Ulster Dancing Championships event holds in store for the avid Irish dancing enthusiasts and local communities. This event is being hosted in the Mount Errigal Hotel for four whole days in the form of high class competitive entertainment.


Donegal County Council recognises the value of this annual cultural event and is delighted to be providing financial support to the event through the Tourism and Strategic Development Fund initaitives

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