Spelling Bee 2017: Carlow, Wexford, Waterford & Tipperary

By Maeve Ward
In Kids
Mar 20th, 2017

The Spelling Bee Team ventured to the South East this week to try and find the county champions of Carlow, Wexford, Waterford & Tipperary.  For an update on each of this past week’s competitions please read below.


Bennekerry National School was the venue for the county’s 2017 final. We had a great turnout of 13 magnificent spellers who were all eager to claim this year’s Carlow county crown.

After some amazing spelling, it was Adam Johnston from Borris Mixed National School in Borris who beat out the competition to be named our Carlow champion. Adam will now go on to represent his county in the Leinster final in June.


The Spelling Bee Team travelled to Bunscoil Loreto to crown this year’s Wexford Spelling Bee champion. It was our biggest competition to date this year with 42 competitors, each one accompanied by their magnificent fans.

The audience were treated to some excellent spelling and in the end, it was the host schools own Ashley Bolton who managed to take this year’s Wexford crown. Ashley will now go on to represent Wexford in the Leinster final.


The Spelling Bee Team received a very warm welcome to St. Ursula’s Primary School, the host school for our Waterford County final. The staff and pupils were extremely helpful and made all 19 spellers feel at home. The hall was also magnificently decorated for the occasion and a lot of work was put in the whole school, it set the mood for the competition.

When the action began, the fans were treated to a master-class in spelling, we did witness some magnificent efforts. In the end, it was Riham Saeed from St. John of God NS, Passage Road who came out on top to claim the title of Waterford county champion 2017. Riham will now go on to represent her county in the Munster final.


St. John the Baptist BNS, Cashel was the venue for our Tipperary final. The competition proved to be as impressive as expected with a whopping 36 spellers taking part. Each brought a crowd of fans with them who were treated to multiple rounds of top class Spelling.

In the end Ella Heeran from Grange NS, Clonmel was our deserved winner on the day. Ella will now go on to represent Tipperary in the Munster final.

Eason Spelling Bee 2017 Schedule

Kerry Tuesday 21st March CBS Primary, Clounalour, Tralee
Cork Wednesday 22nd March Rochestown Park Hotel, Rochestown Road, Douglas
Limerick Thursday 23rd March JFK Memorial School Limerick.
Kilkenny Monday 27th March Bunscoil McAuley Rice, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Dublin Wednesday 29th March Red Cow Inn, Naas Road, Dublin 22
Meath Thursday 30th March St. Paul’s NS, Ratoath
Galway Tuesday 4th April The Salthill Hotel, The Promenade, Galway City
Mayo Wednesday 5th April Scoil Naomh Aingeal, The Lawn, Castlebar
Clare Thursday 6th April Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire, Newmarket on Fergus
Cavan Tuesday 25th April Farnham N.S, Drumellis, Cavan
Fermanagh Wednesday 26th April Enniskillen Integrated Primary School, Drumcoo, Enniskillen
Tyrone Thursday 27th April Sacred Heart Primary School, 6 Letfern Avenue, Tattyreagh, Omagh
Monaghan Wednesday 3rd May Scoil Naomh Pádraig, Corracrin, Emyvale
Antrim Thursday 4th May Templepatrick Primary School, 5 Lylehill Road, Templepatrick
Armagh Tuesday 9th May Carrick Primary School, Sloan Avenue, Lurgan
Derry Wednesday 10th May Termoncanice Primary School, Rathbrady Road, Limavady
Donegal Thursday 11th May Radisson Blu Hotel, Paddy Harte Road, Letterkenny
Louth Tuesday 16th May TBC
Down Wednesday 17th May TBC
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