On Sunday 28th May Torrevieja is delighted to be hosting the 2017 European National Championship of Irish dance. The event will take place at the Hotel Playas de Torrevieja (formally Cabo Cervera Hotel) and this is the 8th time that the hotel will have hosted this annual event.

It is the 15th year of the championship and the competition will be judged by a panel of very experienced adjudicators. It is being organised by Rose FitzGibbon, Stella Moore and Julie Ann Fletcher-Redfearn.

The categories of dance in the competition include Intermediate, Open, Ceili and Figure Championships. The timetable is currently provisional and spans two days; Sunday 28th May and Monday 29th May. On Sunday it is anticipated that there will be six children’s groups for the under 12s and performances for teenagers and seniors will take place on the Monday.

Dance Academies take part from England, Northern Ireland and Eire and it is a good opportunity for them to demonstrate what they have been practising during the rest of the year. For those travelling from the UK it’s also about mixing the competition with pleasure and enjoying the Spanish weather whilst they are here.

Suzanne O’Connell