Thousands converge on Killarney for World Irish Dancing Championships

World Irish Dancing Comp2015An Comhdháil World Irish Dance Championships 2016 is set to take place at Killarney Convention Centre today (Saturday, March 19). Competitors from America, Scotland, England, Europe and all over Ireland will compete for a world title in the championships which runs until March 26. 43 competitions will take place over the eight day championships and over 5,000 dancers will take to the stage over the course of the eight days. Last year an estimated 22,000 people visited Killarney for this event – this is the town’s third year hosting the Championships.