14 Aug 2022

Celbridge girl Áine is crowned Kildare's Spelling Bee champion

Final in May

Celbridge girl Áine is crowned Kildare's Spelling Bee champion

Áine Clancy who is a pupil at Scoil Mochua in Celbridge will represent Kildare at the Easons Spelling Bee All-Ireland final in May

Eason is delighted to announce  Áine Clancy as this year’s winner of the County Kildare Eason Spelling Bee Final which took place in St. Brigid’s National School.

Áine Clancy who is a pupil at Scoil Mochua in Celbridge soared to the top following a tense competition in which she faced 21 fellow spelling enthusiasts.

Áine will now go on to compete in the Leinster Provincial Spelling Bee in May. Áine is an avid reader and loves to read her favourite series, Harry Potter.

Celebrating its tenth year, the Eason Spelling Bee provides the opportunity for students across Ireland to get off their devices, improve their spelling skills and expand their vocabulary. 

Marketing Manager at Eason, Elizabeth Blake, said; “At Eason, we can’t quite believe that we are celebrating the 10th year of the Eason Spelling Bee. It’s a tremendous achievement and a testament to the bright-sparks of the nation. We’re incredibly proud to have created something that allows children to engage in an educational activity that develops their literacy, spelling, confidence and gives them so much enjoyment.”

As well as the prestigious title of Eason Spelling Bee 2020 Champion, the All-Ireland Champion Speller will also take home a collection of books for their school library, worth €7,500 as well as a personal collection of books worth €500.

This year 900 schools nationwide will compete against each other in a bid to win the coveted prize.  Eason is partnering with Today FM for the fifth year and, this summer, Alison Curtis will host the Provincial and All-Ireland Spelling Bee Finals.

Keep up-to-date with all the 2020 Eason Spelling Bee buzz on and @easons #EasonSpellingBee 


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