Spelling Bee 2017: Longford, Westmeath, Offaly & Kildare
The Spelling Bee Team ventured to the Midlands this week in order to try and find the county champions of Longford, Leitrim & Sligo. For an update on each of this past week’s competitions please read below.
St. Mary’s NS, Drumlish was the venue for the county’s 2017 final. We had a great turnout of 11 magnificent spellers who were all eager to claim this year’s Longford county crown.
After some amazing spelling it was Eoghan Carrigy from Scoil Samhthann in Ballinalee who beat out the competition to be named our Longford champion. Eoghan will now go on to represent his county in the Leinster final in June.
The Spelling Bee Team travelled to St. Mary’s National School, Athlone to crown this year’s Westmeath Spelling Bee champion. We were delighted to welcome 23 magnificent spellers to the school, each were accompanied by their magnificent fans.
The audience were treated to some excellent spelling and were all left in awe when Tom Dorr from St. Mary’s Primary School, Mullingar rose to the top of the pile to be crowned this year’s Westmeath champion. Tom will now go on to represent Westmeath in the Leinster final.
The Spelling Bee Team received a very warm welcome to Tullamore Educate Together NS, the host school for our Offaly County final. The staff and pupils were extremely helpful and really made all 23 spellers feel at home. When the action began the fans were treated to a master-class in spelling, we really did witness some magnificent efforts.
In the end it was Robert Maher from Charleville NS, Tullamore who came out on top to claim the title of Offaly county champion 2017. Robert will now go on to represent his county in the Leinster final.
St. Laurence’s in Crookstown was the venue for our biggest Spelling Bee to date. The Kildare County final proved to be as impressive as expected with a whopping 34 spellers taking part. Each brought a crowd of fans with them who were treated to multiple rounds of top class Spelling.
In the end Mateusz Palka from Scoil Naomh Lorcáin, Athy was our deserving winner, and really impressed all involved. Mateusz will now go on to represent Kildare 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|