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St. Patrick's Day - Performing at Trafalgar Square
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St. Patrick’s Day

We had an absolute blast last weekend, with our display teams out performing at a total of 37 venues across Essex, Kent, London and Oxfordshire. We battled through the snow, but it was worth it! Here’s our weekend in pictures. If you’re interested in booking a display, please see our displays page and/or contact us. Team…

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McGahan Lees Open Feis 2018
McGahan Lees Open Feis 2018 2560 1600 Isabel Yorke

McGahan Lees Open Feis 2018

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came and supported our feis this year. We tried out a number of new things this year, which we think were successful overall. There’s always things to work on for next year too – so we will keep striving to improve the “feis experience”!…

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McGL Fesh 2018 Medals
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Two weeks to go!

This time in two weeks the McGL feis will be well under way, and we’ve got some great features in store! Awards Every competitor will receive one of our new medals! First, second and third place medals will be given out in the graded trophy reels, preliminary and open championships, with all other competitors receiving…

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All Irelands 2018

Congratulations to all our dancers who competed at the All Ireland Championships last week! We are very proud to announce that we have two All Ireland Champions! **Liam Costello (U16 Boys)** **Ashton Canty (U12 Boys)** Both boys are now two-times All Ireland Champions! We had a further two podium positions: Niall Forrest (2nd in the Senior…

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Congratulations Cecily Charlton, ADCRG 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Congratulations Cecily Charlton, ADCRG

We are so proud to announce that our Cecily has been successful in passing the rigorous exam required to become an adjudicator of Irish dance, under An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha. Cecily passed on her first attempt (an amazing achievement) after dedicating hours and hours to preparing for the exam, alongside teaching full time and…

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Family Race Night – 3rd March

We are holding our family race night on Saturday 3rd March at the newly refurbished Dartford Irish Club. It promises to be a night of fun and excitement, so get your tickets now – £10 per family.

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McGL “21 Years” Party! 150 150 Isabel Yorke

McGL “21 Years” Party!

Frances established McGahan Lees Irish Dance in 1996, meaning we are 21 years old this year! Coupled with our great successes at major championships this year, including Ashton Canty becoming U11 boys World Champion, we felt it was high time to CELEBRATE! It was an amazing night, and we were lucky enough to share it…

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Christmas Class Feis 2017 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Christmas Class Feis 2017

We had such an amazing day at our Christmas Class Feis – our biggest yet! The standard of the competitions was truly awesome, right from Novice to Open. As always, we were privileged to have Santa make a special visit! But the best bit of the day is, of course, seeing our dancers enjoy performing…

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Oireachtas 2017

The end of the calendar year sees regional championship (oireachtas) events held in each region. These championships are also the main qualifying events for the following year’s World championships. Most of our dancers compete in the Southern England Region Oireachtas, which was held 16th-19th November. This year we were lucky enough to obtain FIVE Southern…

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McGL Open Feis 2018 – 10th & 11th March 150 150 Isabel Yorke

McGL Open Feis 2018 – 10th & 11th March