Spelling Bee 2018: Leitrim, Sligo, Roscommon
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
|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|