Tuesday, December 2, 2014


We are happy to announce a special block for O'Rourke Feis attendees at the Rye Town Hilton at $115 a night. Please use this link to book


Sunday, November 23, 2014

2015 Feis Syllabus

Click here for our 2015 Feis Syllabus. Registration will open via Feisweb.com on December 1st.
Must register by 1/17, or before we reach our cap of 1000. Any questions, please email orourkefoundationinc@gmail.com

Hotel info will be posted soon.

New this year:
Sashes for top 5 (prelim and open)
Trad sets for Novice - Open Champ

Friday, November 14, 2014

2015 Feis

Registration for our 2/7/15 feis will open on 12/1/14. The syllabus will be posted shortly, along with a link to reserve a room with our feis hotel, Rye Town Hilton. 699 Westchester Ave Rye Brook, NY 10573

New this year: sashes for top 5 in both prelim and open. And Traditional Sets are available for both grades and champs.

Registration will close 1/17/15 or when our cap of 1000 is reached. 

Good luck to all attending Oireachtas this month.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

2015 Adjudicators & Musicians

Colleen Kelly, PA
Eileen Henry, PA
Eileen McDonagh Morr, NY
Paula Woodgate, CA
John O'Keefe, CT
Sheila Stevens, CT
Kerry Broderick, NY
Maureen Hamilton, NJ
Michael Mullane, IL
Byron Tuttle, OH
Breda O'Brien, MA
Rose Kenney, MA

Kevin Forde
Mark Arrington
Karen Conway
Pattie Moriarty Morrissey
Chris McLoughlin
Brian Boyce

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Feis preparations under way...

Preparations are under way for our 2/7/2015 feis.
Adjudicators have been contracted, and vendors will be contacted in October. If you are interested in being a vendor, please email us at orourkefoundationinc@gmail.com

Monday, February 3, 2014

Wrap up

Thank you to all who supported our feis. An amazing committee assisted us in our preparation, and over 100 volunteers made this possible.Words cannot describe the work that goes into planning this event, and we hope you all had an enjoyable experience.

Results are on FeisWeb, and our website.

We just want to address the floors. When we booked SUNY PAC for our second year there, we addressed the floors with the staff. They are professionals who deal with all types of professional performers all year round. When we asked for the marley to be on the stages, they convinced us their flooring was suitable for our dancers. And we agreed, and still do. However we will take the extra efforts that SUNY PAC has to offer, to make the floors more suitable to Irish Dancers. See you 2/7/15...

Lost and Found

We have a lost and found box at a volunteers house, and as soon as the weather gets better, we will post a list of its contents

Friday, January 31, 2014


Please be advised Karsten Moran of The New York Times is photographing the event for publication in Arts & Leisure on Feb. 16


We have just found at that television crews are filming at our host hotel. They should be gone by 10pm. We hope that you find this exciting instead of an inconvenience.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


No parking permit needed this year, see map of SUNY


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dress Shop

We will have a monitored dress shop at the O'Rourke Feis, $5 per dress (or boy's vest, etc)
Please do not hang items for sale anywhere else at the feis.
Dress shop opens up at 8am. We have uploaded an Info form if you would like to use it


Saturday, January 25, 2014

What to expect at O'Rourke Feis

Doors open at 7:30, comps start promptly at 8:30
3 Grades stages (Stages 1-2-3) First floor
3 Champs stages (Stages 4-5-6)Second floor - Hard Shoe FIRST Prelim and Champs

2 concessions areas with quite an impressive menu of healthy items. Breakfast and lunch. And Lucille O'Rourke's famous soda bread. We'll be offering lots of breakfast options from bagels and donuts to fruit and yogurt. There will be a lunch special that includes sandwich, chips and a drink. We'll also be providing gluten-free and nut-free snacks as well! CASH ONLY please!

Medals rounds for Open Champs
Sashes for top 3 in Prelim and Open Champs
FeisWeb deluxe tabulation service

Large parking lot right outside PAC, Lot W-1 AND W-2 …No parking in red lined spaces.

Supervised dress shop, $5 per dress
12 vendors
Raffles with great prizes
Elevator (handicap access) to second floor is across from main entrance. Volunteers and PAC staff will show you the way.
Handicap bathroom next to handicap elevator
Campus is monitored by State Police and the speed limit is 30mph.

NO FOOD OR DRINKS allowed in the theatres *** WATER ONLY
NO MAKE UP APPLICATION IN THEATRES *** Please us the bathroom for putting on make-up
THERE IS PLENTY OF MIRROR/COUNTER SPACE***and 30 stalls in the women's room
SMOKERS must be outside, 20 feet from any doorway, and dispose of cigarettes properly.

Soda bread entries please drop off you entry at the Registration table by 12pm. If you are unable to drop off by then, email us at orourkefoundationinc@gmail.com  to make other arrangements.

Please email questions and concerns to orourkefoundationinc@gmail.com

Safe travels and see you all Saturday

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2014 Stage Schedule

Our 2014 stage schedule can be found on our website

We have made every effort to get it out to you as early as possible.

Please also note, we reserve the right to make any time change and/or stage change on the day of the event. All these changes are made to insure the competition as a whole is a success! 

Please check our website/blog a few days before the feis starts to see if any updates have been made to the schedule.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Feis update

Our schedule is being finalized, and will be made available as soon as it is complete. Our confirmed vendors are as follows:
Celtic Treasures
Dippin Dots
Fays Shoes
Feis Head
Head for the World
Life's A Stitch
Fine Designs
Posh Silver Company

Sunday, January 12, 2014


We are just about at our cap...unpaid entries will be deleted.