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World Open Championships

June 26, 2015 - June 28, 2015

County Mayo Welcomes CRN 4th World Championships

TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar

June 26th/27th and 28th 2015


We are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you  to county mayo for the forthcoming 4th world Irish dancing championships in June 2015. This is a brief information package on accommodation, transport, location and venue. We will update contact details for various amenities over the next few months. 

Venue: The Tf Royal Theatre, Castlebar is the largest auditorium in Connaught. It seats 2010 with 3 levels. The back stage area is very accessible for teachers and dancers alike. There is ample space for practice rooms, changing areas, vendors, etc. Venue can be viewed on their website www.theroyal.ie

Transport: Airports: Knock International 46kms, Dublin 258km, Shannon 160kms, Belfast 293kms.

Ferry ports: Dublin , Dun laoirgaire , Belfast, Larne

Train Station: The train runs 3 times daily from Heuston, Dublin straight to Castlebar/Westport. No changes on the route. Those traveling to accommodation in Ballina will have one change at Manulla junction. The train station in Castlebar is less than 5 minutes by taxi to the venue. Taxis are readily available at the station. Contact details to follow.

Bus Station : Bus Eireann provides several daily services from all over the country to Castlebar. The bus station in Castlebar is less than 5 minutes’ walk to the venue.

Directions to the Royal from Knock airport, Castlebar bus and train stations are all available on the TF Royal Theatre website www.theroyal.ie

Accomodation: The theatre itself has two hotels adjacent to the arena. The Tf Royal Hotel Telephone: 094 9023111 and The Harlequin Hotel 0949286200 info@theharlequin.ie

Breaffy House Hotel and Resort: 10 minutes by car from the venue: This complex has two hotels and also self-catering apartments. They have larger family rooms which can accommodate 5 sharing also. www.breaffyhouseresort.com  0949022033 for bookings and information.

Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar, 5 minutes by car to venue. 0949022288 www.facebook.com/pages/welcome-inn/470064349686545

Lough Lannagh holiday village : Self catering apartments also B&B available. 5 minutes walk from the venue. Telephone 0949027111 email info@loughlannagh.ie

There are several B&B’s in the general town area. Listings available on the discover Ireland websites. We have emailed the majority to inform them of this prestigious event and many have replied with competitive rates quoted. Details of some attached below.

Westport : 15/20 minutes drive from Castlebar with many hotels. The Castlecourt Hotel has a chain of 4 hotels in the Westport area. The Castlecourt Hotel, The Crowne Plaza, The Atlantic coast and the Knockranny House Hotel. They have quoted rates for the World championships , their sales and marketing manager is Louise Beckett 098 55088 www.westporthotelsresort.ie

Mayo as a county has fantastic beaches, surfing, etc. and is a very popular holiday destination. 

Castlebar : The town itself has great shopping. For those who are in self–catering :  Tesco/ Dunnes etc all within walking distance of the venue. Several fast food outlets, pizza delivery services etc., Pubs and restuarants, again all within walking distance of the venue.  Love Castlebar discount cards will be available again this year to all attending the championships.

Amenities : Mayo Roller Bowl: Bowling, games, younger childrens indoor play area.

                      Cinema: Multiplex

                      Leisure Centre: Public swimming pool etc.

WORLD OPEN Syllabus 2015

World schedule 2015


June 26, 2015
June 28, 2015


Cumann Rince Náisiúnta


TF Royal Theatre
Old Westport Road
Castlebar, Co. Mayo Ireland
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+353 (94) 9023111