Welcome to the website of Carmel McKenna MA MBS TCRG.

About this Website

Carmel has been involved in Irish step dancing for over 55 years as a dancer, choreographer, educator, historian, researcher and research co-supervisor. She attained her Irish Dance Teacher’s qualification in 1987 and holds a Master of Arts in Ethnochoreology with first class honours from the University of Limerick.

Carmel is Principal and Creative Director of Munster Academy of Irish Dance (the Academy) which she founded in Limerick in 1997. The Academy specialises in the development of, and facilitator training in, bespoke adaptive Irish céilí dance programmes including:
• ‘Some Dance to Remember’ © (for people living with dementia)
• ‘Reels on Wheels’ © (for wheelchair users)
• ‘Céilí Recall’ (for older people).

This website reflects the depth and variety of Carmel’s Irish dance experience and offers alternative insights on Irish dance history, research, practice and Irish dance teacher training and education.

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