On behalf of Comhairle Laighean, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the entire Luebbers family on the tragic loss of their son, and brother, Ian. We remember especially his teachers, Niall and Joanne at the Holly and Kavanagh Dance Academy, his previous Irish dancing family and teachers in the Mid Atlantic Region in the USA and all the many many families and colleagues worldwide who are grieving his loss.

Ian was a prominent member of our Leinster Irish dance family and was an inspirational role model for all our dancers not only by his hard work and talent, but also for his warmth and encouragement. 

Not only a champion dancer in the USA, Ian was a 2 time Leinster Champion and he was also the All-Ireland and World Champion in 2018. Ian will be missed by so many dancers he inspired to dream big and go far. Life as we know it in our region will be forever changed, but know that Ian holds a special place in the hearts of the teachers and dancers in Leinster. 

We are thinking of Laurie, Bob, Cassidy and Owen, as well as Niall and Joanne and his dancing families in Ireland and the USA at this very difficult time. May Ian Rest In Peace. There will be services celebrating Ian’s life in both Pennsylvania and Dublin.

A memorial service will be held 3pm Tuesday June 25th at St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street Upper, Dublin, Ireland and will be live streamed. (10am eastern standard) 

In lieu of flowers please donate marked “in memory of Ian luebbers” to NAMI KEYSTONE PA. 105 braunlich dr. Suite 200. Pittsburgh pa 15237 https://www.namikeystonepa.org/or Pieta House in Ireland at https://pieta.ie/.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam


2019 World Irish Dancing Championships



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Comhairle Laighean congratulates and celebrates the achievements of all our Leinster dancers at Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2019 in Greensboro. We are extremely proud of all your achievements. 


Particular congratulations to the following top 5 achievements:

2nd place Ian Luebbers - Holly and Kavanagh

2nd place Seán Mortalo - Holly and Kavanagh

3rd place Robyn Connolly – Kavanagh Porter Warren

3rd place Abbie Walsh - Flynn O’Kane

3rd place Joseph Farrell - Doolan Cullen

5th place Ciara Keating – Kavanagh Porter Warren

5th place Ciara Walshe – Holly and Kavanagh

5th place Cara Flannagan Walsh - Holly and Kavanagh

5th place James Fox - O’Reilly Bransfield


And the following World Medal holders:


Lucy Cregoe, Sandybelle Feliselda, Kayla Coll, Amber Curran, Ciarán Keogh, Anthony O’Connor, Zanna O’Riordan, Sarah Gaughran, Olivia Allen, Georgia McCann, Niamh Muldowney, Ann-Marie McDonnell, Hannah Lynch


Comhghairdeas libh go léir! Maith sibh!


Save the dates:


Oireachtas Rince Laighean 2019 - Championships: 

November 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th 2019

City North Hotel,


Co. Meath.


Gavin Doherty - Uladh

Bernie Curley - Connacht

Francis Ward - Mumhan

Ciaron Brooks - UK

Terry Gillan - USA


Musicians - Paul O'Donnell and Kevin Joyce


Child Protection Policy

Please be advised that Orla Nic Conuladh is the Designated Liaison Person (DLPin Leinster. The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) acts as a liaison with outside agencies and is a resource person to any teacher who may have child protection concerns.



If you would like to contact the council, on any issue, please email: info@leinsterdancing.com.


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