News & Events

News and Events

News & Updates September 2017



A lot has happened since our last update, read our news and see what we have been up to and have a look at the what’s to come!



Hanwell Class – Back 29th August, all other classes start back the following week.


We are delighted to announce that we have spaces available in the following beginner class locations..
Monday - St Francis of Assisi Church
Great Western Road, TW7 5PD
St Stephens Hall, Gayford Road, (Off the Askew Rd) Shepherds Bush
Tuesday – Our Lady's RC Primary School in Chesham Bois, Amersham.
Wednesday- Holly Trinity Church, Brook Green, London W6
Saturday - Drayton Manor High School, Drayton Bridge Road, Hanwell, W7


Thursday 21st September - Ealing Golf Club
Coffee and Bacon Rolls 10am
Tee off 11am
3 course dinner - Lots of fab prizes - Guests very welcome
Who will win the Ceim Oir Cup this year???
Contact Barry Owen to sign up
07958 646 868


- 28th & 29th October

John Hampden School - Marlow Hill, High Wycombe, Bucks HP11 1SZ
Margaret McBride - Galway
Brendan Croghan - Limerick
Maire Dixon – Dublin
Jimmy Murrihy – Dundalk
Alan Scariff – Galway
Stella Moore – Manchester
Kathleen Clifford – Coventry
Esther Bromley – Italy
Julie Loughlin – London
Majella Collins - London
Paul O’Donnell – Belfast
Anthony Davis - Birmingham
For further information contact
Hilary Joyce-Owens 07956 490 152
(Teachers only please)
Full syllabus available on, &
Closing date for entries Friday 29th September
Designated Hotel - Holiday Inn, Handy Cross, High Wycombe
Take advantage of the negotiated room rate, please call + 44 1494 492 410 Ask for Alfonso or Charlotte - Quote Block OK8
Bed&Breakfast double occupancy @ £69.00 per room including Twin Rooms
Bed&Breakfast Family room @ £89.00 per room up to 2 adult and 2 children,
The Holiday Inn High Wycombe is located just off Junction 4 of the M40 and with close links to both the M25 and M4 motorways

Cut off day 20 days prior to the event so on 07/10/17 the rooms will be released back to the general public ...

Christmas Ball 2017

- Saturday 16th December The Clayton Hotel Chiswick

Celebrating 25 years of Ceim Oir

LIVE MUSIC - Barry Owen & The Main Attraction

Negotiated Room Rates - Quote 7034088
Room Rate Available for a limited time only £90 B&B Single - £100 B&B Double - 626 Chiswick High Road, W4 5RY - Tel - +44 208 996 5200

Tickets £65 pp - Please Email for tickets



It was my pleasure to share my experiences with the teachers of Europe in Prague at the end of July. I feel very honoured to have played a small part in your very first seminar. Thank you Darya Markosyan and Adriana Sturdikova and everyone involved with the RTME for all your hard work.
The future of Irish Dancing is very bright in Europe
THE BAD ARM- Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer Trip
During the summer break a group of dancers attended the theatre performance, The Bad Arm - Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer by Maire Clerkin. This is a brilliant show and captures perfectly the many different elements of the Irish Dancing world. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the performance and laughed from start to finish. Maire kindly came out and met the dancers after the show for a photograph. A must see if its in your area.


On the 16th July following the excitement of the summer class feis and 25 year celebration, Team Ceim Oir attended and performed at The London Vintage day held at Tir Chonaill Gaels in Greenford. This is an annual event held to raise funds for a number of local charities. As part of the event Ceim Oir were asked to host a Fun Ceili on the TRAD Stage, open to anyone who wished to join in. This was a fantastic part of the event, involving families, young and old. A wonderful family day out celebrating not only Irish dancing, but also Irish Culture in all its forms. The Craic was great!


What a fab day we had. Thank you to our adjudicator Sonia Leonard from Cavan – Ireland who did an amazing job. Congrats to all of the children who competed and who won Groups, Solos, Championships and Personal Annual Awards! We are so proud of each and every one of you...
Thank you to all of the parents who came to set up the hall, worked the admin table, worked the canteen, worked the 2nd hand stall and worked hard to ensure that we were all fed and watered all day!

Our Raffle at this summer feis was in aid of Dementia Uk in support of a London teacher, we managed to raise £325! Thank you everyone.


– New Orleans - Louisiana
Congratulation Team Ceim Oir on a very successful North American Championships in New Orleans. We are so proud of you as always, great sportsmanship, great competitors and your dancing said it all.
2nd Ella McCarthy U12
2nd Ella Owens U13
3rd Cianan Bates U20
5th Emma Chambers U12

5th Shannon Morrissey U20

6th Grace McCarthy U20

11th Eva Heaney U10

11th Laura Chambers U11

18th Alana O'Donovan U11



- Motherwell

Huge congrats to Team Ceim Oir, your work ethic, commitment and team spirit never ceases to amaze me, so incredibly proud of each and every one of you - 16 world qualifiers!!
Scottish National Champions

1st Ella Owens U13
1st Conor Norton U19
1st Shannon Morrissey U20
1st Cianan Bates U20
2nd Emma Eaton U11
2nd Ella McCarthy U12
2nd Sarah C.Nutley Sen ladies
4th Oisin Moroney U12
5th Olivia Delaney U10
5th Grace McCarthy U20
6th Aine Moroney U10
6th Megan Bowditch U17
7th Catherine Conway U15
9th Aisling Eaton U14
9th Rubie Caulfield U16
12th Emma Chambers U12
15th Roisin Bates U22
16th Alana O'Donovan U11
20th Laura Chambers U11
21st Eva Heaney
27th Erin Perkins U14
27th Lillia Conlon U9
28th Juliet Kose U14
34th Lizzie Anderson U12
Prelim Championship
6th Lizzie Anderson U12
10th Casey Conlon U12
10th Niamh Munnelly U13
10th Laoise Ingram U14
16th Lily Rose McMenamin U14



Dublin 2017 - So incredibly proud of Team Ceim Oir. After 8 days of madness, and adversity, we returned to London with 3 globes, 54 world medals and 8 recall medals.
Thank you to my co teachers Marie Duffy Pask, Kerry Cooney, Lucy English and Karen Nutley who's never ending love and support all week makes our amazing team unique to us in many ways. Thank you to our wonderful parents for always stepping up no matter what and finally to our dancers - you make my heart smile, you are true competitors, what a privilege it is to watch you all doing what was asked of you and more, congratulations to each and every one of you. As someone once said we may have been down on a few occasions but we were never out and we never will be! One Team One

2nd U13 team
2nd Sen Ladies team

3rd Sen Mixed team

5th U19 team

6th Shannon Morrissey U20

7th Ella Owens U13

7th Cianan Bates U20

7th U11 team

9th Ella McCarthy U12

10th Grace McCarhy U20

10th U16 team

14th Conor Norton U19

15th Emma Eaton U11

27th Oisin Moroney U12

28th Catherine Conway U15
28th Megan Bowditch U17

30th Roisin Bates Sen Ladies
32nd Natalie O'Hare Sen Ladies

39th Aisling Eaton U14

45th Danielle Mohan Sen Ladies

We also congratulate all of our teaching colleagues and their dancers from around the world who are responsible for the amazing standard to dancing that was witnessed all week.
Congratulations too, to Mr and Mrs O'Shea on being honoured, what an amazing career you guys have had! It was a pleasure to share your evening at the ball on Saturday night.
Finally thank you and congratulations to the committee in Dublin who hosted a brilliant event from start to finish, there really is no place like the home of our dance to host this event. Can't wait for the next Dublin world ...


What an amazing weekend, we danced and fundraised all weekend, so proud of the teamwork displayed by everyone, can’t wait for next year! Check out different clips of our shows via the Irish Post Instagram.


Huge congrats to our lads for putting on a great show on ITV's Little Big Shots with Dawn French...
Well done Cianan Bates, Conor Norton, Nathan Semple and our to visiting student Richard Murray from The Michelle Higgins school in Waterford


Congratulation to Marie Duffy-Pask who released her first book back in March, Her Life Story - A Must Read! Available through her web site or via the Marie Duffy Foundation page.. % of every book sold goes directly to the foundation.


1st Ella McCarthy U12
1st Ella Owens U13
1st Sen Mixed Ceili team
3rd Shannon Morrissey U20
3rd Cianan Bates U20
3rd Sen Ladies team
7th Conor Norton U19
9th Emma Chambers U12
11th Oisin Moroney U12 Boys
18th Emma Eaton U11
19th Catherine Conway U15
19th Megan Bowditch U17
20th Roisin Bates Sen Ladies
23rd Natalie O’Hare Sen Ladies
24th Danielle Mohan Sen Ladies
26th Aisling Eaton U14
34th Olivia Delaney U10
41st Eva Heaney U10
42nd Aine Moroney U10
42nd Laura Chambers U11
44th Rubie Caulfield U16

VALENTINE’S DAY - Sponsor Pink & Red Day

This was a huge success; check out the photos on our Facebook page. So much fun.

MDF SHOE BANK – Shoes For Shining Stars

We are delighted to have played a small part in helping to compile a Shoe Bank at the All Scotland in February on behalf of the Marie Duffy Foundation. The shoe bank has collected almost 200 pairs of old dancing shoes to date. The foundation is always looking for support big or small, please get in touch, its an amazing way of helping less fortunate dancing children around the world.


A wonderful letter of thanks received from the Tommy Hollis Children’s Fund to thank us for the £510 we raised on their behalf at our Christmas Class Feis.



The Marie Duffy Foundation