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Pilot taster programme in adaptive Irish céilí dance

A group of people in a circle are holding hands and are taking part in ceili dancing in a room with a wooden floor.
NCBI Limerick
Units 2 & 3 Parkview Court, Lord Edward Street
Limerick, V94NX38
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December 31
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Carmel McKenna

What is this pilot taster programme about?

This is the first known adaptive Irish céilí dance/movement programme being co-developed with, and for, people who are blind or vision impaired and their partners.

What is Irish céilí dance?

Irish céilí (pronounced key-lee) dance is group, social Irish dances performed with a partner in a social and recreational environment. The emphasis is on having fun and interacting with the other dancers.

What is adaptive Irish céilí dance?

In adaptive céilí, dances are adapted with, and by, those taking part to match their abilities and encourage inclusivity and participation in a fun, social, physical activity.

Who is the programme for?

People who:

  • Are aged 14 or older.
  • Are blind or vision impaired and partners
  • Are acting as a sighted partner for a person who is blind or vision impaired.
  • Are interested in taking part in a fun, social, physical activity.
  • Want to help others like you to take part in adaptive dance and movement activities in the future.

Read more details about the dance programme

I want to take part. What do I do next?

Please contact Carmel McKenna with your name, mobile phone number or email address.