Rules Specific to Munster Region


To download our Feis Rules and Conditions, please select this following link: 

Munster Feis Rules & Conditions - PDF




Amended Preliminary Championship Ruling

Preliminary Championship Ruling (Effective from Sept. 1st 2016)

Preliminary Championship Ruling (Effective from Sept. 1st 2016) 

·         A Preliminary Championship is:

o    judged by at least 3 Adjudicators.

o    A Preliminary Championship must consist of 2 Rounds, 1 Light Round – Reel / Slip Jig & 1 heavy Round – Heavy Jig / Hornpipe.

·         A dancer is not eligible to enter a Preliminary Championship if they have been placed First in an Open Championship from 1st January 2015 and the following year.

·         Dancers may compete in an Open or a Preliminary Championship or both.

·         Once a dancer qualifies for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne, they must not enter a Preliminary Championship They may not compete in Preliminary Championships in the year that they qualified or the following calendar year.


·         Dancers who qualify for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne where there are five dancers or less in their Regional Oireachtas are exempt from this ruling. They may remain in the Preliminary Championships if they so wish.

·         If a dancer wins two Preliminary Championships from the 1st January, they are no longer eligible to enter a Preliminary Championships for the remainder of that year and the following year.

·         If a dancer wins a Preliminary Championship where there are five dancers or less in the competition, the dancer will still be eligible to enter a Preliminary Championship.



Championships and Premier Competitions

(Effective from Sept. 1st 2016) 

Craobh Comortas (Championship):

·          A competition may be entitled a "Championship" only when it is an Ard Grad competition and

o    Is judged by at least 3 Adjudicators.

o    Competitions, in the case of a step dancing competition are required to perform at least two dances, one of which must be a heavy dance and the other a light dance.

o    U6 Craobh Comórtas are not permitted (Munster specific – Sep 1st 2015).

o    All competitors will receive an award in the light round of any Craobh Comórtas competition.


Priomh Comortas (Premier Championship):

·          The title "Priomh Comortas" or Premier Championship may be ascribed to a competition in any grade judged by one adjudicator, where the following conditions apply:

o    Two dances to be performed by each competitor.

o    In a Priomh Comortas with an upper age of 8 years or less the compulsory dances must consist of either:

§   Those stipulated for the older age groups and set out above or

§   Two light dances (Munster Specific).

o    When a dancer wins First place in a Priomh Comortas competition, they are deemed to have won both dances in that competition, even if they are not awarded first place when individual round results are awarded.

o    U6 Championships must be Priomh Comórtas (Munster specific – Sep 1st 2015).

Transfer Procedure

  • Written notification must be sent by the receiving teacher to the Secretary of Comhairle na Mumhan, informing them of the name of the child or children, the previous school name and the new school name.
  • There is an administration fee of €20 for each child or family being transferred.
  • The effective date of transfer will be the receipt of this notification by the Secretary with the appropriate fee.
  • On receipt of notification and fee, the Transfer Secretary of Comhairle na Mumhan will contact both the new teacher and the previous teacher informing them of the details of the transfer.
  • The Transfer Secretary of Comhairle na Mumhan will notify all members of the Comhairle of the transfer at the next scheduled meeting.
  • To Contact the Transfer Secretary (David Daly ADCRG), please send an email to


Summer Feis Rule

Applies to:

a) Feiseanna taking place in the Munster region from the completion of Fo-Chomórtaisí to September 1st.
b) Dancers from the Munster Region

For the above mentioned criteria, the competition grading rule will not apply. Dancers who win 1st place in any competition will not deemed to have won that dance in that grade. This applies for all dances and grades.



Latest News:

Honourees 2019 
Oireachtas Rince na hÉireann 

Rose & Tony Nolan



CLRG 2018 Honouree - Máirín Uí Ruairc Tuathaigh

Comhairle na Mumhan would like to congratulate Máirín Uí Ruairc Tuathaigh ADCRG who was honoured this year at Oireachtas Rince na h-Éireann for her years of dedication to Irish Dancing and Conradh na Gaeilge. Congratulations Máírín.

(L-R: Dr. John Cullinane SDCRG, Charles Moore ADCRG, Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain Uí Ruairc ADCRG, Máirín Uí Ruairc Tuathaigh ADCRG, Seán O Bhriain, Nancy Troy O' Herlihy ADCRG & Michael Ryan ADCRG)


Giving back to Communities

Comhairle na Mumhan are delighted to announce that between 2015 - 2017, dontations have been made to four charities on behalf of all the teachers, dancers and parents in Munster. Each of the four charities (St. Garbriels Centre, Sejare House, the Laura Lynn Foundation - Irelands's Children's Hospice and the Mercy Hospital Foundation - Kids & Teen appeal) received €500.00 each. This is Comhairle na Mumhan's way of giving back to communities and are delighted to do so on your behalf.

Pictured below are members of Munster Council presenting a cheque to the Mercy Hopsital Foundation in February of this year.


(L-R: Dr. John Cullinane SDCRG - Comhairle Na Mumhan, Deirdre Finn - Mercy Hospital Foundation, Christine Forde ADCRG, Nancy Troy-O'Herlihy SDCRG & David Daly ADCRG - Comhairle na Mumhan).


(L-R:  Charles Moore ADCRG & Nancy Troy-O'Herlihy SDCRG)

Supporting Communities

On behalf of Comahirle na Mumhan, proceeds from a collection at the Munster Irish Dancing Championships in November 2016, €305 was presented to Killarney Cardiac Response Unit. Local teacher, Lisa Hegarty T.C.R.G. made this presentation on behalf of an Comhairle na Mumhan.


Feis Rules & Conditions

To download our updated Feis Rules & Conditions, please click the link below. Rules & Conditions are effective as of 1st of September 2016.  Feis Rules & Conditions


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