Féile Áine is our annual Irish dance competition held in memory of the late Áine Ní Thuathaigh (1937-1988), sister of Máirín Ní Ruairc-Thuathaigh ADCRG and mother of Declan Bromell TCRG. Áine was an All Ireland Champion dancer, teacher, adjudicator and examiner with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha.
For details of this year’s competition, please check out Féile Áine 2019.
“Loyalty to a teacher is more important than talent. We not only encourage Irish dancing for enjoyment, maintain the high standards of Irish dancing, teaching and judging set by our aunt Máire and our mother Úna, but we continue to uphold the bonds of friendship forged by the generations gone before us and to forge new friendships worldwide in the name of Irish dancing, friendships which we hope will prove as lasting and sincere as those that have stood the test of time. The survival and continued success of our school is due to a great extent to the integrity and spirit of good will which our generations inherited from our predecessors. We bear no malice towards any of our rival competitors or would-be adversaries. We have encouraged our children and pupils likewise. If we had let the ups and downs which beset us over the years embitter us we would be out of dancing years ago but we are lucky we had the advantage of experience and memories.”
(Áine Ní Thuathaigh, Killarney Workshop, 1980)