Spelling Bee 2020 – Kilkenny, Carlow & Laois

Week two of the 2020 Eason Spelling Bee saw our Spelling Bee Team travel to Kilkenny, Carlow and Laois to crown our next three lucky Spelling Bee County champions. Check out all the details of week two below and find out which of our fantastic spellers were crowned Spelling Bee County champions.


On Tuesday 25th February, our Spelling Bee team made the journey to Bunscoil McAuley Rice in Kilkenny, where everyone was welcomed with open arms. Like all the finals to date, the spelling standard was extremely high with 21 spellers taking part. Archie Farrell from St John of God National School came out on top and was crowned our Kilkenny County Champion. Archie is an avid reader and particularly loves reading David Walliams books. Archie will now go on to represent the county in the Leinster Final in May.

 Kilkenny County Final – Group Photo 


 Kilkenny County Final Winner – Archie Farrell



On Wednesday 26th February our Spelling Bee team were warmly greeted by Ballinabranna National School to crown our Carlow County Champion. 15 spellers took part in what was a truly exciting and tense competition. Odhran Maxwell from became Ballon National School became our Carlow County Champion. Odhran loves to read all books. Odhran will now represent Carlow in the Leinster final in May.

Carlow County Final – Group Photo


Carlow County Final Winner – Odhran Maxwell



Presentation Primary School in Portarlington were very kind to host the Laois County Final once again in their school. A total of 17 spellers went head to head to be crowned the Laois County Champion. Dan Bergin from Scoil Mhuire Abbeyleix became our Laois county Champion with a strong display of spelling. Dan is currently reading “I am number 4” and will now move on to compete in the Leinster Final in May.

Laois County Final – Group Photo 


Laois County Final Winner – Dan Bergin


Check out below to see where else we are heading in 2020!