We have confirmed our final timetable for our feis, 12th and 13th March. The only change is to ceili championships. Please visit our open feis page to download the final timetable.
Congratulations to our dancers who traveled to Glasgow last week to compete in the prestigious All Scotland Championships. Many thanks to the organizers for providing such a successful event. In an amazingly high standard of competition, McGL dancers managed to secure two championship titles:
- Gavina Zuccharello, U17 Girls’ Champion
Congratulations to all!
- Niall Forrest, U21 Men’s Champion
We had numerous top ten finishes:
- Liam Costello, 3rd, U14 Boys (Scoil Rince Creer)
- Liam Forrest, 5th, U21 Men
- Ellie-Kate McCarthy, 6th, U10 Girls
- Ellie Arthurs, 7th, U18 Ladies
- Gabrielle Nurse, 10th, Senior Ladies
Two other top twenty finishes:
- Ellena Nsajja, 14th, U17 Girls
- Ciarra McCarthy, 20th, U8 Girls
And a seven more recalling dancers:
- Erin Rothwell, U11 Girls
- Freya , U11 Girls
- Mary Conway, U12 Girls
- Catherine James, U12 Girls
- Betty McAdden, U13 Girls
- Katie Cuddy, U14 Girls
- Molly O’Neill, Senior Ladies
We are delighted to announce that due to the generosity of all the McGahan Lees parents, friends and families, EVERY single solo dancer competing our Open Feis will receive our specially commissioned 20th Anniversary enameled medal!!
Please visit the Open Feis page on our website for the latest updates including the syllabus, timetable, every form, hotel rates and travel advice.
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For anyone thinking of attending our feis on the 12th & 13th March, but unsure about travel or accommodation, here are some handy links:
The Dartford Hilton are offering some great deals on Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Preferential rates have been agreed – please follow this link, and use the following information:
Group Name: McGahan Lees Open Feis
Group Code: GMCGA
Hotel Name: Hilton Dartford Bridge Hotel
Hotel Address: Masthead Close, Crossways Bus. Park
Dartford, United Kingdom
Phone Number: 01322306688
Cheap flights – there are some great deals on both Ryanair and Easyjet flying into London Gatwick, from which the venue is easily accessible. Flights are starting from around £30 each way from various locations in the British Isles, including Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin.
Welling station is a direct train away from London Victoria and Charing Cross Stations. These journeys take around 30-40 minutes. Trains from Gatwick require one change (at London Victoria) and take 1 hour and 20 minutes. Book in advance for cheaper fares:
In celebration of our 20 year anniversary, we have had some special medals commissioned for our open feis. So far, generous sponsorship for these has covered the purchase of enough for our championships; however, we would love to be able to offer these medals to grade competitions too. Sponsorship of an age group costs just £30 and we are appealing to businesses and families to help meet this cost. In return we are offering the following acknowledgement and advertising opportunities:
- Posters up around the feis, which will be seen by hundreds of people.
- Announcement of each sponsor during the awards ceremonies they have covered.
- Acknowledgement on our website.
- Acknowledgement in our free event programme booklet, which will be distributed to all attendees.
We have now received the samples of the bespoke 20th Anniversary medal for our open feis Championship competitions! We are so pleased with how they have turned out. This is our specially commissioned medal to commemorate 20 years the school has been running. We can hardly believe that it has been that long already. We are so proud of our teachers, dancers and parents (past and present!) that have made it possible. A huge thank you to all!!!
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Please note, we have just updated our timetable to include the U19 Men’s championship which was previously omitted in error. Please visit our Open Feis page in order to download the latest version of the timetable. No other changes have been made.