MORE than 10,000 people have converged on Letterkenny for the Oireachtas Rince Uladh / Ulster Irish Dancing Championships 2015 which takes place this weekend. The championships will see dancers from all over Ulster and its bordering counties taking part in this major four day event.
Irish dancing is becoming more popular than ever before and this will be a magnificent showcase for those young (4yrs – 21yrs) performing and competing in the traditional art of dancing at national and world level as well as for the impassioned audience it attracts from all over the global community.
It adds a festival dimension to the gateway town as an out-of season event and will benefit Letterkenny and its neighbouring towns economically, socially and culturally. The success of the Ulster Dancing Championships event in County Donegal to date has resulted in the imminent return of Oireachtas Rince Uladh to Ballbofey in 2016.
A spokesperson for Donegal County Council said: “A Céad Míle Fáilte is extended to everyone who wishes to view and experience Irish Dancing at its ultimate best and to explore what the Ulster Dancing Championships event holds in store for the avid Irish dancing enthusiasts and local communities. This event is being hosted in the Mount Errigal Hotel for four whole days in the form of high class competitive entertainment.
Donegal County Council recognises the value of this annual cultural event and is delighted to be providing financial support to the event through the Tourism and Strategic Development Fund initaitives