The Jig is Up – Hinsdale Living Magazine

We are honored to be the cover story of the most recent Hinsdale Living Magazine!

Please visit their website and enjoy the article about our school and our 23 students headed to Worlds in Glasgow this month:

The Jig is Up

 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on The Jig is Up – Hinsdale Living Magazine  comments 

Congratulations 2016 World Qualifiers

Congratulations to the 23 Mulhern School Dancers who qualified for the

Read more…

 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on Congratulations 2016 World Qualifiers  comments 

Oireachtas 2015 Results

36 Top 10 Awards…18 soloists!
51 Top 20 Awards!!
23 World Qualifiers!! Glasgow here we come!
(CORRECTION – number updated 12/13)
41 National Qualifiers!! Orlando here we come!
Ronan Kristufek

Ronan Kristufek Boys U12 1st Place

1st- Ronan Kristufek- Boys U12, Molly Clifford- Girls U17, Grainne Kristufek – Trad Set, Elizabeth Burns- Trad Set, Roisin Mullan- Trad Set, Annie Wier- Trad Set

2nd- Claire Mulhern Malloy- Girls U8, Lily Morel- Girls U9, Catherine McDaniels- Girls U10, Annie Morel- Girls U11, Maria Murphy- Girls U13, Robert Chapell- Boys U17,  Emma Oman- Trad Set, Girls Ceili U8, Mixed Ceili U8

3rd- Katherine Mulhern Malloy- Girls U10, Mary Kate McCarthy- Girls U18

Aaron Crosby with cup winners

Aaron Crosbie with cup winners

4th- Maria Cline- Girls U18, Alanna Chappel- Girls U19, Emme Miles- Trad Set

5th- Gigi Nelson- Trad Set, Mariana Rogan- Trad Set

6th- Mallory Turner – Girls U10, Brendan Colgan- Boys U12, Mary Grace DiFuccia -Trad Set, Sean Sullivan – Trad Set

7th- Cayleigh O’Hare- Girls U11

8th – Katelyn Dunn- Girls O20, Sabrina Potempa – Trad Set, Girls Ceili U10, Girls Ceili O15

9th – Julia Holton – Trad Set

10th- Kate Wylie – Girls U9, Margaret Benington- Girls U13, Elizabeth Salisbury- Trad Set, Mara Vettori – Trad Set

11th – Sammy Ausman – Girls U17, Alison Kelly- Girls U18

12th- Bridget Mulhern O’Kane- Girls U12, Griffin Scott- Trad Set, Olivia Plumpe- Trad Set

13th- Maggie Cline – Girls U10

15th- Aoife Stover – Girls U8

16th- Caitlin Langs- Girls U15, Hannah Dutler – Girls U18, Callie Langs- Trad Set, Colleen McCann- Trad Set

19th- Mandy Ausman – Girls U15, Claire Cromheecke- Trad Set, Kaitlin Trauscht- Trad Set, Peter DiFuccia- Trad Set

Maeve Clancy – 21st, Nicole Volpe & Ella Cibinski- 22nd, Patrick Beninghton- 23rd, Kaitlin Ratcliff, Lily Jones & Clare Koll- 24th, Gigi Levato, Lauren Anderson, Caroline Sutton & Lauren Panveno- 25th, Maria McDonald- 26th, Mae Javois & Caroline Mulhern Malloy- 27th, Molly Ronan- 28th, Katie Breck- 29th, Mara Hansen- 30th, Grace Ronan- 32nd, Shannon Stover- 34th, Erin Flanders- 35th, Phoebe Morel- 36th, Isabelle Plumpe- 38th, Tess Clifford & Kira Rhyce- 40th, Ashley Pope- 43rd, Natalie Geneser & Nora Joy- 46th, Molly Mullan- 49th, Tess Nelson- 51st, Katie Kelly- 54th, Kate Turner- 56th, Anna Cline- 76th

 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on Oireachtas 2015 Results  comments 

Results from Nationals – July 1-5, 2015

Mulhern School of Irish Dance is very proud of our results from NAIDC 2015!!

Ranked 4th in the nation as a school in terms of number of podium placers
– best showing of any school in the Mid-America region!

  • 16 World Qualifiers
  • 7 Top 5 placements
  • 14 Top 10 placements
  • 17 Top 20 placements
  • 33 Top 50 placements (Recalls)


U8 – Clare Mulhern Malloy – 6th, Aiofe Stover- 34th, Molly Ronan- 36th

U9- Lily Morel- 6th, Kate Wylie- 22nd, Caroline Sutton – 34th

U10 – Catherine McDaniels- 2nd, Katherine Mulhern Malloy- 8th, Mallory Turner- 31st

U11- Annie Morel- 4th, Cayleigh O’Hare- 6th

U12- Bridget Mulhern O’Kane – 9th, Caroline Mulhern Malloy – 42nd

U13- Maria Murphy- 3rd, Margaret Benington- 24th

U14- Tess Clifford- 21st

U15- Mandy Ausman– 18th, Kaitlin Ratcliff- 27th, Mae Javois- 30th, Caitlin Langs- 48th

U17- Molly Clifford – 13th, Sammy Ausman- 16th, Maeve Clancy- 21st

U18- Mary Kate McCarthy-4th, Maria Cline-7th, Alison Kelly-42nd,Hannah Dutler-43rd

U19- Alanna Chappel – 5th, Maggie Clifford- 9th



U12- Ronan Kristufek- 2nd

U17- Robert Chappel – 5th



Girls U13 – 26th

 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on Results from Nationals – July 1-5, 2015  comments 

Adjudicators and Musicians Announced

orange crest with crown and title


The Northern Mid-America Championship is pleased to announce the following adjudicators and musicians at our inaugural competition.


Sue Fay Healy, Ottawa, Canada
Jennifer Healy, Ottawa, Canada
Brendan O’Brien, Dublin, Ireland
Finnuala Irwin, Calgary, Western Canada
Lisa Waites, London, England
Marie Moore Cunniffe, Scotch Plains, New Jersey
John Harling, Music Adjudicator, Chicago, IL

Sean O’Brien, Australia/England/Western Canada
Cormac O’Se, Minneapolis, MN
Sean Cleland, Chicago, IL
Kathleen Green, Minneapolis, MN
Thomas Juenemann, St. Paul, MN

 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on Adjudicators and Musicians Announced  comments 

Register for the Northern Mid-America Championship!

orange crest with crown and title

The Mulhern School of Irish Dance is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Northern Mid-America Championship – and the event is now officially open for registration!


The feis will be held on Sunday, June 21 at:


Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403


  • The feis is back-to-back (but with different venues – approx. 10 min apart) with Twin Cities Feile that is being held on Saturday, June 20 in St Paul, MN.
  • All Music & Dance competitions held on June 21, 2015 at the Hilton Minneapolis.
  • Cash prizes for Top 3 in Open & Preliminary Championship
  • Sashes for Top 5 in Open & Preliminary Championship & First Feis dancers
  • Brian P. Mulhern Perpetual Dance-Off competition for Top 3 winners of all Open Championship competitions.
  • Harlequin Marley flooring for Open & Preliminary Championship stages
  • Overseas & North American Adjudicators & Musicians
  • All Treble Reel Special proceeds will be donated to Cancer Research in honor of Mulhern School family members, Dee Scott and the late Joey Levato.
  • This feis has paid caps of 250 PC/OC and 500 non-champ competitors. Any entries that are unpaid at the time that the cap is reached will be dropped.
For further information, please see our feis website and follow us on Twitter & Instagram with username  @nmachampionship and find us on Facebook as NMA Championship for the most up-to-date details on the feis!


The hotel rooms are starting to fill up so please be sure to secure a room now. A link for the hotel room block is A copy of the feis syllabus is available on Feisworx, at the feis website and will be posted on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages in the near future.


We hope to see you on June 21st!


 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on Register for the Northern Mid-America Championship!  comments 

All Scotland Championships 2015 Results

Claire Mulhern Malloy…5th Overall Girls U8 Championship
Katherine Mulhern Malloy…3rd Prelim & 27th Overall Girls U10 Championship
Lauren Anderson…Girls U11
Olivia Fallon…3rd Prelim Girls U13
Natalie Geneser… Girls U13
Caitlin Langs…2nd Prelim Girls U15
Katie Breck…Girls U16
Hannah Dutler…Ladies U18
Maria Cline…  5th place Slipjig Rd & 17th Overall Ladies U18 Championship
Mary Kate McCarthy…6th place Heavy Rd &  Overall Ladies U18 Championship

 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on All Scotland Championships 2015 Results  comments 

Oireachtas 2014 Results

30 Top 10 Awards…22 soloists!!
47 Top 20 Awards!!
20 World Qualifiers!!  Montreal here we come!!
43 National Qualifiers!!  Providence, RI here we come!

three girls with prizes for first, second, third

Top 3 in Girls U8

1st…Robert Chapell- Boys U16.
2nd…Ronan Kristufek- Boys U11, Anna Cline- Trad. Set, Cate McDaniels- Girls U9, Lily Morel- Girls U8
3rd…Claire Mulhern Malloy- Girls U8, Annie Morel- Girls U10, Meghan McCarthy- Girls U17, Ronan Koll- Trad. Set, Figure Choreography The Fox Hunt
4th…Katherine Mulhern Malloy-Girls U9, Alanna Chapell- Ladies U18
5th…Maria Murphy- Girls U12, Mary Kate McCarthy- Girls U17, Katelyn Dunn- Ladies U21
6th…Mariana Rogan-Trad. Set, Girls Ceili U8, Girls Ceili Over 15, Mixed Ceili U12.
8th…Tess Clifford- Girls U13, Kaitlin Ratcliff- Girls U14, Emma Reynolds- Ladies U19, Girls Ceili U12
9th…Kate Wylie- Girls U8, Cayleigh O’Hare- Girls U10, Mae Javois- Girls U14
10th…Molly Clifford- Girls U16, Maggie Clifford- Ladies U18, Alyssa Levato- Ladies U20
11th…Lindsey Gaffney- Girls U14, Evelyn Hemler- Trad. Set, Girls Ceili U10
12th…Mallory Turner- Girls U9
13th…Molly Burke- U9, Maria Cline- Girls U17, Girls Ceili Over 15
15th…Maeve Clancy- Girls U16, Sophia Ciavarelli- Trad.Set
18th…Bridget Mulhern O’Kane- Girls U11, Sammy Ausman- Girls U16, Katheryn Lenz- Girls U17, Molly Ronan- Trad. Set
19th…Maggie Cline- Girls U9

Phoebe Morel- 21st, Mandy Ausman- 25th, Alison Kelly- 26th, Margaret Benington- 28th, Isabelle Plumpe & Emme Miles- 29th, Mara Vettori- 30th, Katie Breck- 34th, Ella Cibinski, Caitlin Langs & Hannah Dutler- 36th, Maria McDonald- 39th, Lily Jones- 43rd, Sarah Thornton- 47th, Ashley Pope- 48th, Maeve Scott- 51st, Clare Koll- 57th, Lauren Anderson- 59th, Kate Turner- 64th

dancer in dress with wig

 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on Oireachtas 2014 Results  comments 

Mulhern on Chicago ABC TV news

 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on Mulhern on Chicago ABC TV news  comments 

2012 a great year for Mulhern School

This year has been a very exciting, productive, and fulfilling one… beyond all of the smiles, fun, friendships and lasting memories, we achieved some amazing results that cannot go unmentioned. We brought home a Title and five Top 5 placements from the 2011 North American National Championships! We were awarded 7 titles and 18 Top 5 placements at the 2011 Regional Championships, with 21 soloists qualifying for the World Championships! The World Championships brought us a 3rd place in the U12 boys, 9th and 24th in the U14 Girls, 11th 17th & 23rd in U15 Girls, 27th in U19 Girls and 11th 12th and 17th in the Ceili competitions! Congratulations to each dancer that has performed on stage throughout the year in cities all across the world — we are very proud to have you represent the Mulhern School!

In addition to all of the placement successes our school has achieved, we have expanded into the Minneapolis, Minnesota area! We are now teaching classes in St. Louis Park, MN. We have an excellent and growing class up North. Please welcome our new family members.

We look forward to the continued development of each dancer in our school. Their hard work and positive attitude will assure much fun and contentment. W e  thank all of the parents for sharing your beautiful children with us and the sacrifices your family makes to allow them to dance with us. We know we are very blessed to have you a part of our school family and we appreciate your commitment to this form of dance — Irish dance — and the Mulhern School!

 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on 2012 a great year for Mulhern School  comments