Portarlington’s Lynam School of Dance returned home from the World Irish Dancing Championships with a massive haul of 62 world medals plus five globed.
The lynam school of dancing travelled to City West Hotel in Dublin for the ‘An Comhdhail World Irish dancing championships 2012’ where 4500 competitors competed over 8 days. The Portarlington dance school had 33 dancers competing in both solo and team competitions.
They returned with a total of 62 world medals plus 5 globed. Sean Burbage Winning 1st place in his reel and taking 1st in the boys championship u/13, Ciara Kennedy winning the reel under u/13 Aaron Whelan 2nd runner up in boys championship u/17, Dylan Kilmartin 4th runner up in boys championship u/17, Jean Kennedy 4th runner up in girls championship u/16, and a major scoop winning 1st place in the prestigious ‘freestyle u/16’ with 18 of our dancers receiving 1st place gold world championship medals. We also attained 2nd runner up place in the ‘freestyle over 16, with 12 of our dancers receiving bronze world championship medals! The teachers are very proud of all their dancers who received 1st to 5th place in solo competitions, Conall Nevin, Ciara Kennedy, Aimee Gorman and Michelle Morrissey who place very highly in their overall championship.
“We are indeed extremely proud of every dancer from the school who represented their school, town, county and country at the world championships,” Carmel Kinsella said.
The Lynam school of Dancing was founded in 1978 by Gabrielle Lynam TCRG/ADCRG, joined by her daughter also a champion dancer Carmel Manton TCRG in 2005, and former pupil and champion dancer Orla Byrne TCRG in 2009. The dancing teachers paid tribute to their dancers for bringing so many accolades to their beloved town and county.