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November 30, 2012

Day One, Full Results

Congratulations to all of our winners, World qualifiers, Nationals qualifiers, recalled dancers and competitors on a great day one of the Southern Region Oireachtas.  Full results from Feisworx are available online:

Traditional Set Results

For the first time, the Southern Region offered traditional set competitions for non-solo championship dancers.  We are thrilled that so many dancers participated... and here are your results.

The first place winners were: 

  • Under 8 - Erin Mayn, Culkin School
  • Under 10 - Shannon Dempsey, Culkin School
  • Under 12 - Katie Durbin, Culkin School
  • Under 14 - Brittany Barnes, Watters School
  • Under 16 - Rosemary McGrady, Kristin Butke School
  • 16 & Over - Frances Giessen, McCafferty School  

Full results for the competition are available through the link below:

Welcome to Day One of the Southern Region Oireachtas

The first day of the Southern Region Oireachtas gets underway today with our youngest dancers and our new traditional set competitions. 

On the main stages, Boys and Girls Under 8, Under 9, Under 10, Under 11, Under 12 and Under 13 compete.  On the traditional set stage, competitions will be held in the Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and 16 & Over categories.

Registered Dancers:

  • Girls Under 8 - 47
  • Girls Under 9 - 68
  • Girls Under 10 - 89
  • Girls Under 11 - 81
  • Girls Under 12 - 115
  • Girls Under 13 - 115
  • Boys Under 8 - 6
  • Boys Under 9 - 8
  • Boys Under 10 - 8
  • Boys Under 11 - 10
  • Boys Under 12 - 8
  • Boys Under 13  - 8
  • Traditional Set Under 8 - 32
  • Traditional Set Under 10 - 63
  • Traditional Set Under 12 - 55
  • Traditional Set Under 14 - 26
  • Traditional Set Under 16 - 9
  • Traditional Set 16 & Over - 11
Best wishes to all of our dancers, teachers, adjudicators, SRO staff, volunteers and families today and throughout the weekend.

November 28, 2012

Update on Parking Rates for Oireachtas Attendees

We have been advised that the discounted rate for overnight parking at the Marriott will be extended to our Oireachtas attendees AND visitors.  Attendees staying at the Sheraton will be able to park at the Marriott and request the Irish dance rate.

Visitors to the Oireachtas not staying *should* receive a discounted rate, however please be advised that there is not free parking available at the hotel. Additional information will be posted if it becomes available.

November 27, 2012

"New Orleans is first-time host for qualifying event for World Irish Dance Championship"

The Times-Picayune, New Orleans' newspaper, featured an article on the Southern Region Oireachtas on November 26: 

By Melinda Morris, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

For the first time, the Southern Region Oireachtas, a qualifying event for the World Irish Dance Championship competition, is being held in New Orleans, Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 at the Marriott, 555 Canal St. Attendance is free and open to the public, and evening festivities on Nov. 30 will feature a performance by the 610 Stompers.

Follow this link to read the full article on NOLA.com

November 26, 2012

Parking at the New Orleans Marriott

The SRO 2012 Committee has made arrangements with the Marriott New Orleans to secure a discounted overnight parking rate of $19.95 per night. Attendees are requested to notify the valet  they are with the Irish Dance group/competition when they arrive to receive the rate.

November 24, 2012

2nd Time Around - Dress Sale Service

Michelle Painter-Larsen, a TCRG from the Western Region, is bringing her dress-minding service to our Oireachtas to assist those trying to resell and buy costumes. The dresses will be held in a section of the Vendor Village area and supervised. There is a $25 fee for leaving your dress from Thursday until Sunday. As an alternative to the fee, you may schedule and work a four-hour shift in the shop with Michelle and hang your dress for the weekend without a fee. To volunteer, contact Michelle as soon as possible:


Dresses may not be sold in the hotel otherwise. There will be no other area for hanging dresses. The Southern Region asks that you do not attempt to display a dress for sale outside of 2nd Time Around. This service has been engaged to protect your dress and to provide a convenient area for to shop for dresses. It has been used successfully in other regions.

November 20, 2012

***UPDATED*** 2012 Oireachtas Schedule

Please follow the link below for a PDF version of the 2012 Southern Region Oireachtas schedule.


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