Spelling Bee 2017 kicks off!
The Eason Spelling Bee 2017 kicked off on February 14th and we are so excited to be travelling across the country again in search of the 2017 Eason Spelling Bee champion. We are delighted to partner with The Dermot & Dave Show on Today FM and continue our partnership with Cool FM & Downtown Radio in Northern Ireland.
This year’s competition promises to be fantastic with over 1,000 schools from all 32 counties already registered to take part. Who will take the crown as the Eason Spelling Bee 2017 Champion? It’s time to find out! You can check back regularly here on Eason Edition where you can keep up with all of the competitions as they happen.
The locations and dates for the upcoming County Finals can be found below and will be updated regularly. If you have any questions regarding the Spelling Bee competition you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laois and Wicklow
The Spelling Bee team visited Laois and Wicklow on the 14th & 15th February to kick off the first week of the Eason Spelling Bee 2017. For an update on each event please read below.
Laois Spelling Bee
We headed to County Laois for the first Spelling Bee of the competition. It was held in The Heath National School, Raheenahoran, Portlaoise where we were warmly welcomed 11 spellers who competed in a fantastic first event. The level of spelling was very high and was a great sign for the first competition of the year.
Paddy Bergin, from Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyleix, rose to the challenge and was crowned the County Laois Spelling Bee champion. Paddy will now go on to represent Laois in the Leinster final.
Wicklow Spelling Bee
Next up was Wicklow. We headed to Carysfort National School, Knockenrahan, Arklow, where 23 brilliant spellers competed for the Wicklow County crown. There was no stopping these competitors as they gave it their all and gave the audience plenty to cheer about.
Our winner was Brian O’Hara from St. Patrick’s National School, Avoca who grabbed the title of the Wicklow County Final champion. Brian will now go on to represent Wicklow in the Leinster final.
Eason Spelling Bee 2017 Schedule
|Laois||Tuesday||14th Feb||The Heath NS, Raheenahoran, Portlaoise|
|Wicklow||Wednesday||15th Feb||Carysfort National School, Knockenrahan, Arklow|
|Roscommon||Tuesday||28th Feb||Abbey Hotel, Galway Road, Roscommon|
|Leitrim||Wednesday||1st March||The Landmark Hotel, Shannon Lodge,Townparks, Carrick- On- Shannon|
|Sligo||Thursday||2nd March||Rathcormac N.S.Rathcormac, Drumcliff, Sligo|
|Longford||Monday||6th March||St. Mary’s National School, Hill Street, Drumlish|
|Westmeath||Tuesday||7th March||St. Mary’s National School, Grace Park Road, Athlone|
|Offaly||Wednesday||8th March||Tullamore Educate Together National School, Collins Lane, Tullamore|
|Kildare||Thursday||9th March||St. Laurence’s NS, Crookstown, Ballitore, Athy|
|Carlow||Monday||13th March||Bennekerry National School, Bennekerry|
|Wexford||Tuesday||14th March||Bunscoil Loreto, St. Michael’s Road, Gorey|
|Waterford||Wednesday||15th March||St. Ursula’s Primary School, Ursuline Convent, Ballytruckle, Waterford|
|Tipperary||Thursday||16th March||St John the Baptist BNS, Old Road, Cashel|
|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|