Spelling Bee 2019 – Mayo, Galway, Clare & Limerick

As we enter week six of our Eason Spelling Bee 2019, our Spelling Bee Team made their way to the west/south west of the country. Our team was in high spirts with Mayo, Galway, Clare & Limerick our destinations for the week. The team were really looking forward to seeing what was in store for them in these four competitions. Check out all the details below and find out who was crowned Spelling Bee County champions.

 

Mayo

Our first destination of the week was St. Pats, Castlebar, where our team and participants were warmly welcomed. With a total of 24 pupils taking part the standards were set high from the outset. Sintayehu Killeen from our host school was crowned our Mayo County Champion. Sintayehu loves reading and especially enjoyed the Darkmouth series by Shane Hegarty. Sintayehu will now represent Mayo in the Connacht Final on Tuesday 28th May.

 

Spelling Bee 2019 - Mayo Group Photo

Mayo County Final – Group Photo

 

 

Spelling Bee 2019 - Mayo Winner Photo

Mayo County Final Winner – Sintayehu Killeen

 

Galway

Our second trip of the week brought our Spelling Bee Team to Gaelscoil Iarfhlatha, Tuam, Co. Galway. Our team were warmly greeted and made feel at home ahead of our Galway competition. Competition to be crowned Galway County Champion was very stiff with 43 pupils from all over Galway taking part. Caoimhe Whyte from Cooloo National School battled her way through to be crowned our Galway Spelling Bee Champion. Caoimhe is an avid reader and loves David Walliams, she is currently reading ‘The Ice Monster’. Caoimhe will now represent Galway in the Connacht Final on Tuesday 28th May.

 

Spelling Bee 2019 - Galway Group Photo

Galway County Final – Group Photo 

 

Spelling Bee 2019 - Galway Winner Photo

Galway County Final Winner – Caoimhe Whyte

 

Clare

Half way through the week and our Spelling Bee Team made their way down to County Clare. Our host school was Scoil Chroíst Rí, Inis, Co. Clare and they were more than accommodating. A total of 17 of young spellers were put through their paces and Seán Franks from our host school came out on top to be crowned our Clare County Champion. Seán is an avid reader and is currently loving non-fiction books on genetics. Seán will now go to represent Clare in the Munster Final on Thursday 6th June.

 

Spelling Bee 2019 - Clare Group Photo

Clare County Final – Group Photo 

 

Spelling Bee 2019 - Clare Winner Photo

Clare County Final Winner – Seán Franks

 

Limerick

Our final Spelling Bee of the week and our Spelling Bee Team made their way down to County Limerick. JFK Memorial School were our hosts and our Spelling Bee Team and participants were warmly welcomed. The standard of the competition was set very high with some excellent spelling throughout the competition. A total of 23 spellers took part with Ailbhe McManus scooping the top prize and becoming our Limerick County Champion. Ailbhe loves reading the Harry Potter series. Ailbhe will now move on to the Munster Final on Thursday 6th June.

 

Spelling Bee 2019 - Limerick Group Photo

Limerick County Final – Group Photo 

 

Spelling Bee 2019 - Limerick Winner Photo

Limerick County Final Winner – Ailbhe McManus

 

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

 

Spelling Bee Schedule 2019

County

Day

Date

Location

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

Leinster

Tuesday

21st May

Eason, O'Connell St. Dublin

Ulster

Thursday

23rd May

Eason, Donegall Place, Belfast

Connacht

Tuesday

28th May

Eason, Galway S.C, Headford Rd.

Munster

Thursday

6th June

Eason, Patrick St, Cork

Final

Thursday

13th June

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