Spelling Bee 2019 – Leitrim, Sligo & Roscommon

The Eason Spelling Bee 2019 began its journey around the 32 counties of Ireland at the beginning of February to find this year’s Eason Spelling Bee Champion.  Our Spelling Bee Team made their way to Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon to kick-start the County Finals of the Eason Spelling Bee competition.  Check out all the details from our first week below and find out which of our super spellers were crowned Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon Spelling Bee County champions. 

 

Leitrim

The team returned to the Landmark Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon to crown the Leitrim County Champion.  8 spellers from 5th and 6th class battled it out to become the Leitrim County Champion.  Fionn O’Leary, a Percy Jackson fan, from Gortletteragh N.S, Mohill became our first County Champion of 2019. Fionn will now move on to compete in the Connaught Final in May. 

 

Leitrim County Final – Group Photo

 

Leitrim County Final Winner – Fionn O’Leary

 

Sligo

Rathcormac National School were kind enough to host the Sligo County Final in their school once again this year.  A fantastic competition of 24 spellers went head to head to be crowned this years Sligo Champion. Trevor Horan from Highpark National School, Dromard came out on top.  Trevor loves to read and is a big fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Trevor will now go forward to the Connacht Final which will be held in May.

 

Sligo County Final – Group Photo 

 

Sligo County Final Winner – Trevor Horan

 

Roscommon

Our final County Spelling Bee competition of the first week on the road took place in Co. Roscommon.  The competition was held in the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon town.  27 spellers and their supporters filled into Abbey Hotel on Thursday morning ready to represent their school in the County Final. Rian Kingi from Roxboro N.S, Derrane was our County Champion. Rian will now compete in the Connacht Final in May. 

 

Roscommon County Final – Group Photo 

 

Roscommon County Final Winner – Rian Kingi

 

Check out below to see where else we are heading in 2019!

 

Spelling Bee Schedule 2019

County

Day

Date

Location

Laois

Tues

26th Feb

Presentation Primary School (Senior School), Station Rd, Portlarington, Laois

Carlow

Wed

27th Feb

Bennekerry N.S, Bennekerry, Co.Carlow

Kilkenny

Thurs

28th Feb

Scoil Iognaid De Ris, Stephen's St. Kilkenny

Kildare

Mon

4th Mar

St Brigids P.S, Grey Abbey Rd, Kildare Town, Co.Kildare

Offaly

Tues

5th Mar

Tullamore ETNS, Collins Lane, Tullamore, Co.Offaly

Westmeath

Wed

6th Mar

St.Mary's N.S, Grace Park Road, Athlone, Westmeath

Longford

Thurs

7th Mar

Stonepark N.S, Stonepark, Co.Longford

Kerry

Tues

12th Mar

Gaelscoil Faithleann, An Pháirc, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Cork

Wed

13th Mar

CBC Preparatory School, Sidney Hall, Wellington Raod, Cork

Tipperary

Thurs

14th Mar

St.John the Baptist BNS, Old Road, Cashel, Tipperary

Waterford

Tues

19th Mar

St.Ursula's Primary School, Ursuline Convent, Waterford

Wexford

Wed

20th Mar

Marshalstown N.S, (Community Centre across from school),Marshalstown, Enniscorty

Wicklow

Thurs

21st Mar

St.Coen's N.S., Merrymeeting, Rathnew, Wicklow

Mayo

Mon

25th Mar

St Pats, Chapel Street, Castlebar, Co.Mayo

Galway

Tues

26th Mar

Gaelscoil Iarfhlatha, Tír an Chóir, Tuaim, Galway

Clare

Wed

27th Mar

Scoil Chríost Rí, Clocjan Liath, Inis, Co. Clare

Limerick

Thurs

28th Mar

JFK Memorial School, Ennis Rd., Limerick

Dublin

Tues

2nd Apr

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport, Old Airport Rd, Cloghran, Co.Dublin

Meath

Wed

3rd Apr

St.Mary's P.S, Patrick St. Trim, Co.Meath

Louth

Thurs

4th Apr

Monastery NS, Drogheda Rd, Ardee, Co. Louth

Cavan

Tues

9th Apr

Knocktemple N.S, Virginia, Co. Cavan

Fermanagh

Wed

10th Apr

Holy Trinity PS, Derrin Rd, Enniskillen, Co.Fermnagh

Tyrone

Thurs

11th Apr

Sacred Heart PS, 6 Letfern Avenue, Tyrone

Monaghan

Mon

29th Apr

Scoil Naomh Padraig, Corracrin, Emyvale, Monaghan

Armagh

Tues

30th Apr

Poyntzpass PS, 1Tandragee Rd, Poyntzpass, Newry, BT35 6SL

Down

Wed

1st May

St.Colmcille's Primary, Glebetown Drive, Downpatrick, BY30 6PZ

Antrim

Tues

7th May

Templepatrick PS, 5 Lylehill Rd, Templepatrick, Antrim

Derry

Wed

8th May

St.Canices PS, 34 Glendra Rd, Feeny, Co.Derry BT47 4TW

Donegal

Thurs

9th May

Scoil Phádriag, Drumkeen, Ballybofey, Co.Donegal