Reference Code: IE 2135 N35

Title: The City of Dublin Irish Dance Championships Collection

Dates of Creation: 2008, 2011

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 9 items (6 files)



Name of Creator(s): The City of Dublin Irish Dance Championships.

Administrative History: The City of Dublin Championships was established in 2007 as an annual international competition.  It takes place over two weekends each year, for graded dancers in January and Open Championship and graded adult dancers in March.  The competition has attracted participants from all over Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Norway, Finland, Russia, Australia, Japan, Taipei, Czech Republic, Italy, Israel, The Netherlands, and Austria.  One of the unique aspects of the championships is the City of Dublin Plate Competition (junior and senior), in which the top three dancers in each championship compete for the overall champion award (plate).  Instead of the traditional costumes, the dancers must wear black outfits for the plate competitions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Kevin McCormack on behalf of the City of Dublin Irish Dance Championships to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 17 October 2011.




Scope and Content: Programmes, medals, trophy, sash, and pennant relating to the City of Dublin Irish Dance Championships.

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

System of Arrangement: Items have been arranged into three series according to the championship to which they relate.




Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For photocopying or reproducing material, please consult with the staff.

Language/ Scripts of Material: English.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Paper documents, medals, trophy, sash, and pennant in good condition.

Finding Aids: A hard copy of the descriptive catalogue is available at the Special Collections and Archives Department, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick.




Archivist’s Note: Papers arranged and described by Anna-Maria Hajba.

Rules or Conventions: This description follows guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000; Irish Guidelines for Archival Description, 2009; National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; and EAP Guidance on Data Protection for Archive Services, 2018.

Date of Description: August 2012.  Revised July 2020.


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