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Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne

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.

Additional Information

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


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.


Recalls will be posted to the official event website, and to the official Instagram account when ready.  All scores are input by a member of the tabulation team, then verified by another member of the tabulation team, before being given to the adjudicator to ensure there were no input errors.  The time required to complete this process depends on the scheduling of the adjudicators, therefore, recalls may take longer than desired to be published.

Results will be called out in reverse order by rank, competitor number and total points, then again from the top down, by place, name, school and region.  Scores will be published to the official event website following the presentation of all resutls for that particular day.


The syllabus for the 2024 World Championships - Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne was approved by the Oireachtas Committee in early December CLRG and is now available in the link below. It is the responsibility of each participating teacher, parent, and dancer to familiarize themselves with the rules of the event.

Please be reminded that the minimum age for all team events (Ceili, Figure, and Drama) is 8 years as of 1 January 2024.

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Sponsored by The Marie Duffy Foundation the Aisling Award will be presented to the highest ranked dancer from Asia, Continental Europe, Mexico, Nordic Countries, South Africa or South America, who does not also feature in the final result as a World Medal Holder.

The word "Aisling" means to dream; and our dream is that this award will inspire these dancers toward excellence in Irish dance.


The following registration information is confirmed.
  • Entries opened 16 January 2024 at

  • Entries close (at regular rates) 30 January 2024

  • Freestyle video submissions due 30 January 2024

  • Entries close (with a financial penalty) 6 February 2024

  • Oireachtas Rince na hÉireann qualifiers 27 February 2024*

  • Figure Choreography/Drama Stories/Music due 27 February 2024

  • Music late-date (with a financial penalty) 5 March 2024​

*Teachers seeking to enter dancers who qualify at Oireachtas Rince na Éireann must e-mail by 5pm on 27 February 2024. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after this date, 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.


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