Spelling Bee 2018: All-Ireland Final

By Tina Zafeiri
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Jun 14th, 2018
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Thursday June 14th, was the day we crowned our Eason Spelling Bee Champion 2018! The Spelling Bee Team welcomed our four finalists and their supporters to The Helix Dublin for what turned out to be an exceptional competition. We were joined at the All-Ireland Final by Alison Curtis and the Today FM team. Make sure to tune into Weekend Breakfast on Today FM this Saturday where Alison will be chatting about her Bee highlights.

Our four amazing finalists did their Provinces proud while battling it out to win the ultimate prize of €7,500 worth of library books for their school, a €500 Gift card for themselves along with the title of Eason Spelling Bee Champion 2018!!

Eason Spelling Bee 2018

Rory O’Connell – Annaduff National School, Leitrim

Jack McBride – Kilmacrennan National School, Donegal

Charlotte Stevens – Primrose Hill National School, Kildare

Hannah Moroney – Convent Primary School, Killaloe, Clare

The excitement could be felt around the room as all four of our wonderful spellers showed us exactly why they had been crowned school, county and provincial champions.  After nearly ten rounds of spelling, Charlotte Stevens from Primrose Hill National School, Kildare came out on top and was crowned the 2018 Eason Spelling Bee Champion.

Eason Spelling Bee 2018

All-Ireland winner, Charlotte Stevens pictured above with Alison Curtis, Today FM and Brendan Corbett, Eason.

All – Ireland Winning Word: Irrespective

Definition: irrespective of (preposition) without taking account of; regardless of

Now in its 8th year, 2018 has been another brilliant year for The Eason Spelling Bee Competition.  After travelling around all 32 counties of Ireland over the past 5 months it is sad to see the competition come to an end. It was fantastic to find an excellent champion in Charlotte.  Our three talented runner’s up should be extremely proud of themselves as they too put up a worthy fight.  They do not go home empty-handed; each runner up has won €3,000 worth of library books for their school and a €250 Eason Gift Card for themselves.

We would also like to give a massive thank you to everybody who helped along the way to make the competition a great success. It really has been an excellent year for the Spelling Bee.

We are now looking forward to the Eason Spelling Bee 2019 and hope to see you all back again next year.

All-Ireland Spelling Bee Final 2018

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