McKevitt sends World Irish Dancing Competitors ‘good luck’

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SDLP Culture, Arts and Leisure spokesperson Karen McKevitt has wished good luck to all those Irish competitors taking part in Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne World Irish Dancing Championships in Boston later this week.

Speaking ahead of World Irish Dancing Championship in Boston 2013, the South Down MLA said, “I extend my wishes of good luck to all those that will be taking part in the competition, as part of what will undoubtedly be a wonderful celebration of the rich heritage of traditional dancing and music in Boston.

“Irish dancing has been enjoying renewed popularity in recent years and we have seen the continuing success of such Irish Dancing show as Riverdance. Today, Irish Dancing is healthy, vibrant dance form which is accessible to people from across the globe.

“At this completion alone there will be teams from New Zealand, Japan and South Africa. Tourism is a key economic driver on our island and, as public representatives, we have a duty to maximize upon the tourism potential of Irish Dancing.

“It can be used as a springboard for future events and investment. This event will be advertisement for Irish culture and I know that this will be warmly welcomed by the people of Boston.

McKevitt added, “I congratulate each dancer, their families and team wholeheartedly on behalf of the SDLP. I hope they enjoy the competition in Boston and that they bring home a lot of World Championship trophies and medals back to Ireland.”


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