Spelling Bee 2017: Galway, Mayo and Clare

By Maeve Ward
In Kids
Apr 20th, 2017

The Spelling Bee Team were on the West Coast just before the Easter Holidays and were excited to see who would be crowned the county champions of Galway, Mayo & Clare.  For an update on each of this past week’s competitions please read below.


The Salthill Hotel was the venue for the county’s 2017 final. We had a great turnout of 55 magnificent spellers who were all eager to claim this year’s Galway county crown.

After some amazing spelling, it was Orla Ni Fhlaithimhin from Gaelscoil Mhic Amlaigh in Knocknacarra who beat out the competition to be named our Galway champion. Orla will now go on to represent her county in the Connacht final in May.


The Spelling Bee Team were delighted to be back in the Mayo this year for this year’s county final. We hosted a whopping 26 spellers in St. Angela’s NS, Castlebar who treated the huge audience to a Spelling Spectacle.

All our spellers were brilliant, but in the end, it was Eoin Treanor from Gaelscoil Uileog de Burca in Claremorris who beat out the competition to be crowned our Mayo champion. Eoin will know go on to represent Mayo in the Connacht final.


The Spelling Bee Team received a very warm welcome to Scoil na Maighduine Mhuire, Newmarket – On – Fergus, the host school for our Clare County final. The staff and pupils were extremely helpful and made all 19 spellers feel at home. 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 Cian O’ Connor from St. Conaire’s NS, Shannon who came out on top to claim the title of Clare county champion 2017.  Cian will now go on to represent his county in the Munster final.

Eason Spelling Bee 2017 Schedule

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  Dundalk Junior Grammar School, The Crescent, Dundalk
Down Wednesday 17th May The Canal Court Hotel, Newry
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