Spelling Bee 2017: Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo
The Spelling Bee Team headed out West for the first time this year and we were excited to see who would be crowned the county champions of Roscommon, Leitrim & Sligo. For an update on each of this past week’s competitions please read below.
The Abbey Hotel in Roscommon was the venue for the county’s 2017 final. We had a great turnout of 23 magnificent spellers who were all eager to claim this year’s Roscommon county crown.
After some amazing spelling it was Grace Holmes from St. Mary’s Primary School in Strokestown who beat out the competition to be named our Roscommon champion. Grace will now go on to represent her county in the Connacht final in May.
The Spelling Bee Team travelled to the Landmark Hotel in Carrick – On – Shannon to crown this year’s Leitrim Spelling Bee champion. We were delighted to welcome 7 magnificent spellers to the Landmark, who were accompanied by their magnificent fans.
The audience were treated to some excellent spelling and were all in awe when Eileen Maguire from St. Brigid’s NS, Drumcong rose to the top of the pile to be crowned this year’s Leitrim champion. Eileen will now go on to represent Leitrim in the Connacht final.
The Spelling Bee Team received a very warm welcome to Rathcormac NS, the host school for our Sligo County final. The staff and pupils were extremely helpful and really made all 18 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 Fionn Mac Giolla Mairtin from Gaelscoil Chnoc na Re who came out on top to claim the title of Sligo county champion 2017. Fionn will now go on to represent his county in the Connacht 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|