Spelling Bee 2020 – Roscommon, Leitrim & Sligo

The 2020 Eason Spelling Bee began its journey around the 32 counties of Ireland at the beginning of February to find our 10th annual Eason Spelling Bee Champion. Our Spelling Bee Team made their way to Roscommon, Leitrim and Sligo 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 astonishing spellers were crowned Spelling Bee County champions in their respective Counties.

Roscommon 

Our first County Spelling Bee competition of the week took place in Co. Roscommon.  The competition was held in the beautiful Abbey Hotel in Roscommon town. 22 spellers and their supporters filled into The Abbey Hotel on Monday morning ready to represent their school in the County Final. Ciaran Starken from Ballybay National School was crowned our first County Champion for 2020 after a strong display of spelling. He loves to read and has all the Harry Potter series. Ciaran will now compete in the Connacht Final in May.

 Roscommon County Final – Group Photo 


Roscommon County Final Winner – Ciaran Starken

 Leitrim

Day two of the 2020 Eason Spelling Bee and our team returned to the stunning Landmark Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon to crown the Leitrim County Champion. 9 spellers from 5th and 6th class battled it out to become the Leitrim County Champion. Declan Cox from Annaduff National School who is a David Walliams fan became our Leitrim County Champion. Declan will now move on to compete in the Connacht Final in May.

Leitrim County Final – Group Photo

 

Leitrim County Final Winner – Declan Cox

Sligo

Once again, our Spelling Bee Team, were greeted with open arms by Rathcormac National School who were kind enough to host this year’s Sligo County Final. A fantastic competition of 22 spellers went head to head to be crowned our Sligo Champion. Alan O’Brien from Rathlee National School came out on top. Alan loves to read and is a big Harry Potter Fan. Alan will now go forward to the Connacht Final which will be held in May.

Sligo County Final – Group Photo 

 

Sligo County Final Winner – Alan O’Brien

 

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

 

Spelling Bee Schedule 2020

County

Day

Date

Location

Kilkenny

Tues

25th Feb

Bunscoil McAuley Rice, Kilkenny Road, Callen North

Carlow

Wed

26th Feb

Ballinabranna NS, Ballinabranna, Milford

Laois

Thurs

27th Feb

Presentation Primary School, Station Road, Portarlington

Offaly

Tues

3rd Mar

Durrow NS, Durrow, Tullamore

Westmeath

Wed

4th Mar

Gaelscoil an Mhuilinn, Ashe Road, Mullingar

Longford

Thurs

5th Mar

Stonepark National School, Stonepark

Kildare

Tues

10th Mar

St. Brigid's Primary School, Grey Abbey Road, Kildare town

Meath

Wed

11th Mar

St Mary's Primary School, Patrick Street, Trim

Louth

Thurs

12th Mar

Monastery NS, Drogheda Road, Ardee

Dublin

Thurs

19th Mar

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport, Old Airport Road, Cloghran

Waterford

Tues

24th Mar

Christ Church N.S., Lower Newtown, Waterford City

Wexford

Wed

25th Mar

Marshalstown N.S. Marshalstown, Enniscorthy

Wicklow

Thurs

26th Mar

Carysfort NS, Arklow

Mayo

Mon

30th Mar

St. Angela's NS, The Lawn, Castlebar

Galway

Tues

31st Mar

Merlin Woods Primary School, Doughiska Road, Doughiska

Clare

Wed

1st Apr

Scoil Chríost Rí, Cloughleigh, Ennis

Limerick

Thurs

2nd Apr

JFK Memorial School, Ennis Road

Kerry

Tues

21st Apr

Gaelscoil Faithleann, 13 Chestnut Drive, Park, Killarney

Cork

Wed

22nd Apr

Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork

Tipperary

Thurs

23rd Apr

St John the Baptist BNS, Old Road, Cashel

Cavan

Tues

28th Apr

Knocktemple NS Knocktemple, Virginia, A82 PF98

Fermanagh

Wed

29th Apr

Holy Trinity P.S, Derrin Rd, Enniskillen, BT74 6AZ

Tyrone

Thurs

30th Apr

Gibson Primary school, 64 Oldmountfield Road, Omagh, BT79 7EG

Monaghan

Tues

5th May

Gaelscoil Ultain, Armagh Road, Knockaconny, H18 H263

Armagh

Wed

6th May

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

Down

Thurs

7th May

Carrick PS, 61 Ballydesand Road, Burren, Warrenpoint BT34 3QA

Antrim

Tues

12th May

McKinney Primary School, 3 Leathemstown Rd, Dundrod, BT2 94HX

Derry

Wed

13th May

Knocknagin Primary School, 45 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin, Magherafelt BT4 55LE

Donegal

Thurs

14th May

Kilmacrennan NS, Kilmacrennan, Letterkenny, F92 P934

 

Leinster

 

May/June

 

Connacht

 

May/June

 

Ulster

 

May/June

 

Munster

 

May/June

 

All-Ireland Final

 

June