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2025 Oireachtas Rince na hÉireann

Competition Information

Daily Schedule & Timetable


The Abhóca/Avoca Stage is in the Clyde Auditorium in the Armadillo building. The Bóinn/Boyne Stage and Coirib/Corrib Stage are in Hall 5A in the SEC building.​ The dancing area of each stage is 48’ wide x 32’ deep.

There is a warmup floor for those who are about to compete in Dochart 1 & 2 in the SEC building.


There is a practice floor for all dancers (regardless of which day they will compete) in Hall 1 in the SEC building. 


Teachers are not permitted to take over either room to run practices, preventing others from using the shared space. 

Competitor Numbers & Collection

Dancers (or someone on their behalf) must collect number cards before the competition commences.  Should a competition start early, dancers will have until the published start time to collect their number, however, if they miss their rotation during this time, then they will not be permitted to dance.  


Once the published start time of the competition has passed, it will not be possible to collect number cards for ANY reason. 

Number cards will be available for collection approximately 60 minutes prior to the start of the competition.  It is at this time when dancers will find out if they are competing in the EVEN or ODD split (if applicable).  

Dancers starting on the Abhóca/Avoca Stage will collect their number cards in the entrance foyer of the Armadillo building.

Dancers starting on the Bóinn/Boyne Stage and Coirib/Corrib Stage will collect their number cards outside Hall 5A in the SEC building. 

Please monitor the stages, as it is possible for competitions to start early (with the exception of 8am start times).  If it is decided to start a competition early, then announcements will be made, and number distribution will also start early.


The following registration information will be confirmed within the coming months.

  • Entries open TBC

  • Entries close (at regular rates) TBC

  • Cut-off date for any refunds (regardless of reason) TBC

  • Entries closed (with a financial penalty) TBC

Absolutely no entries will be accepted after entries close, for any reason.  Teachers are strongly advised not to wait until the last day to attempt to register, in case something unforeseen occurs. There will be no extensions.

Traditional Set Dance

For U10s

Each year, a different traditional set dance is selected by the Music and Dance committee of An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, and all competitors for the relevant competitions must perform the same version of that dance.


At the 2025 All Ireland Championships - Oireachtas Rince na hÉireann, the traditional set dance to be performed in Competition 13 Buachaillí 9-10 (Boys 9-10) and Competition 34 Cailíní 9-10 (Girls 9-10) is St. Patrick's Day.


Here is the schedule of required Traditional Set Dances for the next few years:


  • 2026 The Blackbird

  • 2027 Jockey to the Fair

  • 2028 King of the Fairies

  • 2029 Three Sea Captains

  • 2030 Job of Journeywork

  • 2031 Garden of Daisies - Freddie Murray version

*Specific versions of each dance to be confirmed by CLRG's Music and Dance Committee.

Additional Information


The syllabus for the 2025 All Ireland Irish Dance Championships – Oireachtas Rince na hÉireann will be approved by the Oireachtas committee and posted below when available. It is the responsibility of each participating teacher, parent, and dancer to familiarize themselves with the rules of the event.​ 

  • All hard shoe rounds will be danced three at a time each day. 

  • All soft shoe rounds will be danced two at a time.  


Dancers must commence these rounds by standing on the markers provided on the stage. When performing two at a time, dancers must stand on the outer markers, and not in the gaps between. 

There is no designated starting position for Recall Sets.



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