Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

preserving the cultural tradition of Irish ceili and set dancing since 1991


Blarney Notice

In the New June Edition: Year-End Ceili! Safari! More travel! Plus an outing to a ball game and personal milestones. With two videos.

Calendar of EventsCalendar Notice

Our list of what's going on in the Maryland Irish set and ceili dance scene, plus a little more.

Birthdays A Week Around Today

Bill A, Madelyn A, Marie V

Kathryn G recommends this course, presented by the Bernard Osher Lifelong Learning Institute:

Course Name:Irish Fiction and Films
Dates and Times:Fridays, Sept 20 - Dec 13, 2019 (no class 11/29), 1 - 3 pm
Location:Ingleside, 701 King Farm Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850
Taught By:George Clack
Fee:$135 (for Non-Ingleside Residents) This fee includes a membership in the Ingleside Osher program. As a member you are also eligible (for no additional fee) to take a second class, The Caravaggio Revolution, which will be held Friday mornings at the same location and the same dates.
Websites:Course Summary, Osher Institute Info
Course Description

For a small country with a long, sad history of oppression and repression, Ireland has produced an astonishing number of great writers. In this 12-week course we’ll read and discuss six works of fiction. Four are recent, critically acclaimed novels, but first we’ll consider two classics that are central to the modern Irish tradition - James Joyce’s 1914 short story collection Dubliners and Edna O’Brien’s 1960 novel The Country Girls. The other works for this course are: Love and Summer by William Trevor (2000), Nora Webster by Colm Toibin(2015), The Green Road by Anne Enright (2015), A novel to be selected from works by John Banville, Molly Keane, John McGahern, or Sally Rooney. During class sessions between book discussions, we’ll watch a classic Irish film, drawn from the likes of Man of Aran, The Quiet Man, Young Cassidy, The Commitments, The Dead, Bloody Sunday, Michael Collins, and The Magdalene Sisters.

Quick Steps

Images of Our St. Patrick's Month Activities

St. Patrick's Day Parade
at the Washingtonian Center
Four shows by the Performance Group including the Irish Arts Celebration at the Kentlands Mansion ... Blackthorn Ceili ... Parade at the Washingtonian Center ... Party at the O'Briens' ... St. Patrick's Day brunch at Lahinch ... it was an awesome month of Irish fun. Check out our photo album and special edition of Blarney.

The dances we practice are selected from popular MD-DC-VA ceili and set dance group lists as well as other sources. Learn more about us.