Our Dancers Make History with Fleadh Cheoil Win!!!

Our amazing dancers from The Bernie O’Sullivan School of Irish Dancing recently competed in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na h’Éireann: with resounding success!!!

Their journey to success began in June when they competed in Milltown in the Kerry district competition.  They qualified through to the next stage which was the Munsters held in Ennis in July.  Here, this young, dynamic team qualified through to compete in the prestigious All Ireland Event.

It was our schools first time ever competing in a Fleadh Cheoil event which made the journey all the more exciting and rewarding!

The All Ireland Event took place at the end of August in Drogheda and brought thousands of people to the town to experience the best our country has to offer in the line of musicians, dancers and singers.

Our young team performed exceptionally well and were crowned U12 All Ireland Céilí  Champions on the day!!!

Congratulations to Aoibheann O’Connor, Holly Arthur, Sadbh Sheehy, Laura Pototzki, Leona Delaney, Kate Horgan, Laura Wiley and Grace O’Shea.

Huge congrats to teachers Bernie O’Sullivan and Joanne Cashman on this momentous achievement!

On the day we were missing Anna Rawson and Róisín Llywellen who were a vital link in getting the team to the final.  A huge thank you to our super subs Kate and Grace who picked up the baton on the day and rallied to the end!

The team received a wonderful welcome back to Kenmare that evening where all their families, friends and members of the community awaited them with the gig rig in the Square.  Tourists in the vicinity gathered around to see our dancers perform a celebratory dance at the crossroads and joined in the celebrations.

Well done all!!!!

Fleadh Cheoil 2018

Riverdance Competition September 2018

On Thursday, 13th September, The Bernie O’Sullivan School of Irish Dancing got the opportunity of a life time to meet the crew of Riverdance and get a personal training session with them!  Our dancers had entered a competition by putting forward a video of their amazing talent.  The good news was announced on Kerry Radio the previous Monday when the winners were called out by two of the Riverdance cast.

Twenty dancers were chosen to go back stage and meet the team they got a personal training workshop with them where they learned one of their famous dances.  They got their photo taken with them and were allowed stay and watch them rehearse for the real show.  And to top it all off, they were lucky enough to get front row seats to see Riverdance live!

We would like to thank the cast of Riverdance for making dreams a reality.  What an amazing experience!

Fleadh Cheoil Aug 2018

Well done to our Age 12 Céilí Team that won Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018.  What a huge accomplishment for the girls to win at national level!

It’s the first time in the history of the Fleadh that Kenmare/Tuosist have won the title!  And it’s this team’s first time competing in the competition.  Well done to all!

Fleadh Cheoil July 2018

Well done to Team BOSS at Fleadh Cheoil 2018.  First time competing in the competition and both U12 and U15 teams came a triumphant 2nd place!  Huge well done to all!!

World Championship Apr 2018

Well done to our talented bunch of dancers for bringing back six World Titles for our school!

Huge congratulations to our solo World Champions, Emer O’Sullivan Age 16, Laura Wiley Age 10 and Leon O’Sullivan boy Age 13-16.

We were also lucky enough to win three more World Championships for the Age 9, Age 16 and Senior Céilí Teams.

Thank you to all of our dancers for your continued hard work and dedication and to our many supporters over the weekend in Dublin!

Munster CRDM Championships Jan 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry Feis Nov 2017

Well that’s the Kerry Feis over for 2017.  Thank you so much to dancers, parents, teachers and the schools who brought dancers to compete!

What a great two days!  Thanks to my amazing team who worked for the whole weekend and our judges, Kevin Lyster, Norrie Sheehan and Clíona King who were fantastic!

Bernie

All Ireland Championship 2017

Congratulations to Sarah Godfrey and Leon O’Sullivan, All Ireland CRDM Champions 2017.

Congratulations to all other Bernie O’Sullivan podium placers.  Fantastic results in all age groups!

Well done all!

World Championship 2017

Well where do we begin?!

Leona Delaney World Champion Age 9.
Nadine Delaney World Champion Age 13.
Leon O’Sullivan World Champion Age 16 Boys.
Sarah Godfrey World Champion Age 20.

Céilí Champions Age 13.
Céilí Champions Age 16

We are so proud of our six World Champion titles to Kenmare including the Delaney sisters double World Champion success and all of our other winners!

Dublin CRDM Championship 2017

Congratulations to our Champions at the CRDM Championship in Dublin in March. Well done all!