May 21st marked the first day of our Eason Spelling Bee Provincial Finals. The competition took place in our Eason Store, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Twelve fantastic spellers gathered downstairs in our Eason store to spell it out against each other in what was to be a magnificent Provincial Final. We were joined by Alison Curtis from Today FM who was there to report on the competition. Alison will be giving brief of the competition on her show on Today FM which is broadcasted on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Here is a look at all twelve of our brilliant spellers today pictured with Alison Curtis.

Group picture of Eason Spelling Bee Leinster finalists 2019

Pictured above are(L-R): 1st Row Órlaith McDonald – BallyFacey N.S. Ella Morrissey – Coolderry Central School Jake Gee Dohney – St. Fintan’s BNS Conall Halpenny – Ballapousta N.S. Jamie Caldwell – Scoil Cholmcille Abbie Kinch – Bunscoil Ioreto George Mhitarjans – St. Mary’s N.S. Orlando Gale-Scourfield – Maynooth Educate Together N.S. Naia O’Callaghan Royo – S.N. Phádraig Naofa Michael Padden – Rathregan National School Chriswin Regit – Lanesborough Primary School Emma Corish – Ardattin N.S. Alison Curtis – Today FM

Leinster Final Winner

On Tuesday 21st May excitement and tension filled our Eason Store on O’Connell Street as our Leinster Spelling Bee Final kicked off at 11 am. Right from the get-go the atmosphere at our Leinster Spelling Bee Final was electric. After a great few rounds of spelling, George Mhitarjans from St. Mary’s N.S. Athlone, Co. Westmeath was named the 2019 Leinster Spelling Bee Champion. George will now go on to represent his school, County and Province in the All-Ireland Final on June 13th.

Eason Spelling Bee Leinster final winner 2019.

We would like to extend our thanks to John, Martin, Sue, Shane and all the staff at Eason, O’Connell St. Dublin for helping us host an excellent Provincial Final today.

Leinster Winning Word: Gregarious

Definition: Enjoying the company of others. (of animals) living together in herds or flocks.

The excitement continues as the Spelling Bee Team move on to their next Provincial Finals.

Upcoming Provincial Finals:

The dates and locations for the upcoming Provincial Finals are outlined below. If you have any questions relating to your Provincial Final you can contact us at [email protected].


Spelling Bee Schedule 2019







23rd May

Eason, Donegall Place, Belfast



28th May

Eason, Galway S.C, Headford Rd.



6th June

Eason, Patrick St, Cork



13th June

The Space @ The Helix, DCU, Collins Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin 9