Saturday, July 20, 2024

Mullingar woman joins Riverdance Troupe for opening nights

A young Mullingar woman will achieve a lifelong dream at the end of the month as she joins the Riverdance Troupe on stage at the Gaiety Theatre on the 22 and 29 June.

Katie Murphy, who owns Wolfhound Fitness with her partner Joe Nangle, located at Unit 27, Lough Sheever Park, Mullingar, said she was ‘over the moon’ to be taking part in the iconic show when she spoke to Topic last week.
Katie has raised funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland for the last five years and when Riverdance chose CF Ireland as their charity partner, she received a call from the team asking her if she would be interested in taking part in the show.
“I attended a meeting with Riverdance with the CF fundraising team because they knew I had an interest in Irish Dancing. It was just to meet them and see if they had any ideas on how we could fundraise and create awareness.
I spoke to them about my previous dancing history and they called me just before Christmas to ask me if I would be interested in joining them on stage for the opening night!” Katie revealed.
Indeed, the Mullingar woman has an abundance of experience in competitive Irish dancing and began performing at the tender age of five continuing right up to her twenties and competing in both Leinster and World championships. “There is a lady called Gráinne Feely who teaches Irish Dancing in Mullingar and Kilcock so I trained with her for about 15 years and I did dance competitively as well.”

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