AN East Clare student is taking time out from her busy study schedule to take part in the prestigious World Irish Dancing Championships in North Carolina.
St Anne’s Community College Leaving Certificate pupil, Tara Brady is set to travel Greensboro in the United States during the Easter holidays in a bid to be crowned the 49th world Irish dancing champion.
Described as a “very talented dancer and musician” St Anne’s paid tribute to the hard working youngster, wishing her the “very best of luck” in America next week.
“She works extremely hard to balance her academics and commitment to her extracurricular activities.”
Tara dances with the renowned Flynn O’Kane academy of dance in Nenagh where she trains up to three times weeks, and more frequently leading up to major competitions such as the World Irish Dancing Championships.
According to staff at St Anne’s Community College, the Leaving Cert student is “working tirelessly” ahead of the upcoming competition while balancing it with her studies.
Praising her “amazing achievement” Killaloe-based school are set to send Tara off in style as she prepares for her trip to the southeastern US state.
The week-long championships will take place in the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel and Jospeh S Koury Convention Centre from Sunday, April 14 to Sunday, April 21.
Tara is also a member of Cailini Lua, an up-and-coming all girl trad band, which includes fellow St Anne’s students, Katie and Laura Donaghue, and Lydia Hayes.