Spelling Bee 2018: Leitrim, Sligo, Roscommon

By Maeve Ward
In Headlines
Mar 7th, 2018

The Eason Spelling Bee 2018 kicked off with a trip to the west of the country.  Our Spelling Bee Team made their way to Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon to kick-start the County Finals of the Eason Spelling Bee competition.  Check out all the details from our first week below and find out which of our super spellers were crowned Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon Spelling Bee County champions.


We began our journey in the Landmark Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon where 8 spellers from 5th and 6th class battled it out to become the Leitrim County Champion.


Rory O’Connell, a Harry Potter fan, from Anaduff National School became our first County Champion of 2018. Rory will now move on to compete in the Connaught Final in May.


On Wednesday we moved 50km South-West to Co.Sligo where our County Final was held in Rathcormac National School for the second year running.  Rathcormac N.S were great hosts and filled us all with tea and biscuits when the excitement of the competition came to an end.  25 spellers from schools around Sligo took part in our County Final.

After an exciting few rounds Lisa Kilfeather from Ransboro N.S came out on top.  Lisa loves to read and enjoys books by Ruby Redford the most. Lisa will now go forward to the Connacht Final which will be held in May.



Our final County Spelling Bee competition of the week took place in Co.Roscommon.  The competition was held in the lovely Abbey Hotel in Roscommon town.  22 spellers arrived at the Abbey Hotel on Thursday morning to represent their school in the Roscommon County Final.

We had a very exciting competition where 12-year-old Michael Kilcline from Scoil Naomh Eoin became the Roscommon Champion.  Michael will now compete in the Connacht Final in May.

Spelling Bee 2018 – Schedule

County   Date Location
Leitrim Tue 20th Feb The Rower Room, The Landmark Hotel, Carrick-On-Shannon
Sligo Wed 21st Feb Rathcormac N.S.Rathcormac, Drumcliff, Sligo
Roscommon Thu 22nd Feb The Abbey Hotel
Laois Mon 26th Feb The Heath NS, Raheenahoran, Portlaoise
Offaly Tue 27th Feb Tullamore Educate Together National School, Collins Lane, Tullamore
Westmeath Tue 6th Mar St. Mary’s NS, Grace Park Road, Athlone
Kildare Wed 7th Mar St Laurence’s NS, Crookstown Athy
Carlow Thu 8th Mar Bennekerry National School, Bennekerry
Kerry Tue 13th Mar Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, Tralee
Cork Wed 14th Mar Rochestown Park Hotel
Tipperary Thu 15th Mar St John the Baptist BNS, Old Road Cashel
Waterford Wed 21st Mar St. Ursula’s Primary School, Ursuline Convent, Waterford
Wexford Thu 22nd Mar Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey
Mayo Mon 9th April St. Patricks BNS, Chapel Street, Castlebar
Galway Tue 10th April Salthill Hotel
Clare Wed 11th April Ennis National School, Ashline, Ennis
Limerick Thu 12th April JFK Memorial School, Ennis Rd, Limerick
Wicklow Tue 17th Apr S.N. Phadraig Naofa, Avoca
Dublin Wed 18th April Red Cow Hotel
Kilkenny Thu 19th April Scoil Iognaid de Ris, Stephen’s St., Kilkenny
Meath Mon 23rd Apr St. Paul’s NS, Ratoath
Cavan Tue 24th April Farnham National School, Drumelis, Cavan
Fermanagh Wed 25th April Enniskillen Integrated Primary School, Drumcoo, Eniskillen, Fermanagh
Tyrone Thu 26th April Sacred Heart Primary School, Tattyreagh Glebe, Omagh
Louth Mon 30th April Dundalk Grammar Junior School, the Crescent, Dundalk
Down Tue 1st May St. Colmcilles Primary School, 68a Glebetown Drive,Downpatrick, BT30 6PZ
Armagh Wed 2nd May Poyntzpass Primary School, Tandragee Road, Poyntzpass
Antrim Thu 3rd May Templepatrick Primary. 5 Lylehill Road, Templepatrick
Monaghan Tue 8th May Scoil Naomh Pádriag Corracrin, Emyvale, Monaghan
Derry Wed 9th May St.Columbas P.S, 3 Agivey Rd, Kilrea, Coleraine BT51 5UT
Donegal Thu 10th May Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Donegal
Longford TBC TBC TBC – Postponed
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