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National Dance Archive of Ireland

Róisín Cahalan

Identity Statement

Reference Code: IE 2135 N54
Title: The Róisín Cahalan Collection
Dates of Creation: 1981-2003
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium: 20 items (10 files)


Name of Creator(s): Cahalan, Róisín (b. 1973).

Biographical History: Róisín Cahalan was born and raised in Limerick. She trained at the Nolan School of Irish Dance for ten years and later at Scoil Rince Dal gCais under the direction of Anthony Costello. She is a five time Munster Champion and has placed in the top three at the All-Irelands and British Nationals. Her highest placing at the World Championships was second.
After retiring from competition, Róisín attended the University of Limerick, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Business and a Postgraduate Degree in Computer Studies. Upon completion of her academic studies, she became a computer programmer in Dublin. Róisín put her career on hold when she joined the Riverdance Liffey Company in August 1996. She moved to the Lagan Company in January 1998 and returned to the Liffey Company in August 1998.

Content & Structure

Scope and Content: Costume, certificates, awards and programmes illustrating Róisín Cahalan's development as a dancer and her later involvement in Riverdance The Show.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access: Please contact us in advance to make an appointment to see this collection.
Finding Aid: Descriptive List (click on link below)

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