Spelling Bee 2018: Wicklow, Dublin & Kilkenny

By Tina Zafeiri
In Kids
May 14th, 2018
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Our Spelling Bee Team continues their Leinster County Finals this week.  Our team began their week in Wicklow.  Three county finals took place this week between Wicklow, Dublin and Kilkenny.  The spellers all battled it out against each other to become the County Spelling Bee winner. The team were really looking forward to seeing what was in store for them in these three competitions.  Check out all the details from their time on the road below and find out which of our fantastic spellers were crowned Wicklow, Dublin and Kilkenny Spelling Bee County champions.

Wicklow

Our first competition of the week kicked off in Avoca, Co.Wicklow. 14 spellers battled it out against each other to become the winning speller representing Wicklow in the Leinster Final. The final was hosted by Scoil Naomh Pádraig Naofa, Avoca.

Benjy Billington from Wicklow Montessori Primary School was crowned champion. Benjy, who was in the middle of reading Tin by Padraig Kenny will now go on to represent the county in the Regional Final in May.

Eason - Spelling Bee - Wicklow - Benjy Billington - 2018

Benjy Billington ‘Wicklow Winner’

Dublin

For the 2nd competition of the week the team were in Dublin for the biggest county final in the country.  72 spellers tried their hardest to become the be crowned the best speller at the competition held in The Red Cow Inn.

Eason - Spelling Bee - Dublin - 2018

Our Dublin Spelling Bee winner was Aoibh O’Brien.  12 year-old Aoibh from St.Clare’s Primary School is an excellent reader and loves ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ series. She will now move on to represent the county in the Regional Final in May.

Eason - Spelling Bee 2018 - Dublin - Aoibh O’Brien

Aoibh O’Brien ‘Dublin Winner’

Kilkenny

The final competition of the week was held in Soil Iognaid de Ris, Kilkenny.  A fantastic competition between 21 spellers kicked off at 11 am. The atmosphere was great as each speller battled it out to become champion.

Eason - Spelling Bee 2018 - Kilkenny

Our Kilkenny County Spelling Bee winner was 12 year-old Niall Walsh from St.Beacon’s National School. Niall is an avid reader and is reading ‘IT’ by Stephen King at the moment. Niall will now go on to represent the county in the Leinster Final in May.

Eason - Spellin Bee 2018 - Kilkenny - Niall Walsh

Niall Walsh ‘Kilkenny Winner’

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