General Oireachtas Information
In the world of Irish Dance, the Oireachtas is an annual regional championship competition. Prestigious in its own right, the Oireachtas also serves as a qualifying event for the North American Irish Dance Championships (Nationals) or the World Irish Dance Championships (Worlds). The Meghan Torno School of Irish Dance is part of the Mid-America region, one of the seven regions in North America.
Click here to read about how dancers qualify to attend the Oireachtas and other major competitions!
The 2019 Mid-America Oireachtas will take place in Louisville, Kentucky on November 29, 30 and December 1, 2019. All competitions will take place in the Kentucky International Convention Center. The address for the Convention Center is 221 S 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202.
The website for the 2019 Mid-America Oireachtas is https://midamericaregion.com/oireachtas/. This website includes parking info for the different hotels as well as convention center. It also includes visitor info to Louisville attractions.
The Facebook page for the 2019 Oireachtas has up-to-the-minute updates and information, so be sure and check it often: https://www.facebook.com/midamericaoireachtas2019/.
MT will have dancers competing each day (Fri, Sat, and Sun), so I hope you can watch, support, encourage, and cheer on your follow MT dancers. In addition, I encourage you all to sit together at the nightly award ceremonies to support, root for, and applaud your fellow teammates. We are all cheerleaders for each other, so please show your MT Spirit for your teammates! Dancers, if you have MT lanyards from last year’s Oireachtas, don’t forget to wear them. The lanyards are great to carry room key, money, etc.
GIRLS AND BOYS U14 & UP SOLOS ARE ON FRIDAY
CEILI TEAMS AND TRADITIONAL SETS ARE ON SATURDAY
GIRLS AND BOYS U13 & UNDER SOLOS ARE ON SUNDAY
Please visit the Competition/Performance policy for reminders on the Oireachtas. Providing the look, getting ready for your competition day, preparation leading up to the Oireachtas and more!