2,500 dancers will take to the stage in Killarney

Dancers lining up waiting for their chance to shine

Killarney is experiencing a massive €12 million cash bonanza this weekend with the 2023 An Chomhdháil World Irish Dance Championships getting underway at the Killarney Convention Centre this Saturday.

Competitors from America, Scotland, England, Europe and all over Ireland will compete for a title in the championships which run for a full week.

Over 39 competitions will take place over the eight days and winners are announced every day after each competition held in the INEC auditorium and the Gleneagle ballroom.

The age profile of the competitors is from nine to over 21 and in excess of 2,500 dancers will take to the stage over the course of the eight days. Both male and female World Champions will be crowned across a range of age categories from under 10 through to adult.

Patrick O’Donoghue: Welcomed visitors

The competitors will be accompanied by an entourage of organisers, teachers, adjudicators, musicians, families, friends, supporters and spectators.

This is Killarney’s seventh occasion to host the An Chomhdháil World Irish Dance Championships and the economic benefits will be felt right across Killarney’s hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, shops and many other businesses.

Studies carried out between 2016 and 2019 calculated the championships were worth €12 million to the local economy.

An Chomhdháil, the organisation who run the World Irish Dance Championships, have an extensive branch network worldwide and is one of the most progressive Irish dance organisations.

It was the first dance organisation to bring in the no make-up rule for girls up to and including under 12 years of age in 2007.  .
“We are honoured to welcome the 2023 An Chomhdháil World Irish Dance Championships.” said Patrick O’ Donoghue, CEO of The Gleneagle Group.

“We wish all the competitors the very best of luck and we hope everyone enjoys their stay in Killarney.”

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