Marie Duffy Foundation

News Archive

March 2013
The Foundation plans to announce its 2013 Awards winners in mid March

February 2013
The Foundation will organise, host and sponsor a Couples Dance Competition at the 2013 All Irelands in Belfast. Qualifying rounds will take place at this year’s National Championships. More Details to Follow

February 2013
The Marie Duffy Foundation announces its first seminar entitled Head to Toe - Body Heart and Soul to be held at the University of Limerick Ireland from 5th-7th July 2013 See Awards Page for full details and application form

July 2012
The Marie Duffy Foundation celebrates its first year of operations at The British National Championships in Manchester

May 2012
The Inaugural Marie Duffy Foundation Scholarship for Irish Dance at the University of Limerick awarded to Nerissa Shea. The Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be continuing its support for this scholarship in 2013
See Awards Page for more details

March 2012
The weekend workshop, directed by Bernadette Flynn, for The Erin’s Fiddle Irish Dance School Belgrade, Serbia was held on the 5th and 6th May. This workshop awarded as one of our Main Awards was highly successfully and attended by 55 aspiring dancers
See Awards Page for more details
APPLY NOW FOR 2013 AWARDS CLOSING DATE 31ST DECEMBER 2012
See How We Can Help You Page

March 2012
A 2012 General Award has been granted to The Erin’s Fiddle Irish Dance School in Belgrade, Serbia.
See Awards Page for more details
APPLY NOW FOR 2013 AWARDS
See How We Can Help You Page

February 2012
Cathal Keaney, Claire Greeney
and Tyler Schwartz placed first, second and third respectively, at the Foundation’s Awards for Excellence in Innovative Irish Dance Choreography, to the Vanishing Lake at the 2012 All Ireland Championships held in Dublin. Irish Language Scholarships awarded to Cathal O Braonain and Niamh Nic Mhathuna both from Ireland See Awards Page for more details

February 2012
The Marie Duffy Foundation is now registered as a Charity by the UK Charity Commission. Registration Number 1145892

Friday 6th January 2012
Evaluation of the Applications for the 2012 General Awards has started and the outcome should be known well before the World Championships in late March. APPLY NOW FOR 2013 AWARDS. See Awards Page for more details

Friday 6th January 2012
Full details of the Dance Choreography Competition and the Irish Language Initiative at The All Irelands 2012 at City West Dublin announced. See Awards Page for more details

Sunday 11th December 2011
“The Vanishing Lake” composed by Francis Ward wins Music Composition Award. Michael Fitzpatrick’s “The Charlady” placed second and both compositions added to C.L.R.G. Official list of set dance tunes from June 2012. See Awards Page for more details

Tuesday 4th October
Update on Music Composition Award and appointment of judges and details of finals announced. See Awards Page for more details

Tuesday 4th October
Applications for 2012 Annual General Awards now invited. Latest application date 12th Dec 2011 See How we can help you page

Tuesday 4th October
The Foundation is pleased to announce two new awards - A New Dance Choreography Competition at 2012 All Irelands in Dublin and an Irish Language Initiative See details on The Awards Page

Monday 13th June
The Foundation is pleased to announce three inaugural awards for excellence in dance and music.

Sunday 12th June
The Foundation wishes to extend warmest thanks for the offers of support received from several organisations worldwide.

Saturday 11th June
Marie and Mike attend the opening of the Blas Summer School for Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and discussed opportunities for future collaboration

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