Operation Shamrock is once again operating for all those Irish dance communities affected by the 2017 hurricanes throughout the Southern United States and fires in the Western United States. You can support Operation Shamrock by purchasing an Operation Shamrock button for $5.00. Operation Shamrock buttons should be available at your regional Oireachtas, at other Irish dance events within your region, and soon through the IDTANA website. To read more about Operation Shamrock, please visit www.idtana.org/events/
As you are aware, the community of Houston is facing an unprecedented emergency of epic proportions. The massive recovery effort - which has only just begun - will take months of ongoing work.
The Irish Rose of Texas Feis is making an immediate donation to Hurricane Harvey Relief on behalf of the feis and its entrants to aid in recovery efforts.
We are happy to announce that The Irish Rose of Texas Feis will go on. Our new date is Sunday, February 4th 2018 and is live as of today on feisworx. The feis will run back-to-back with our previously scheduled Heart of Texas Feis on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.
Entries can be carried over and changes will be allowed. If you are unable to join us in February, please contact us by September 15th for a 100% refund at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sincerely, The Irish Rose of Texas Feis and McTeggart School ... See MoreSee Less
Due to the continued catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Harvey on the entire city of Houston, we regretfully are cancelling the Irish Rose of Texas Feis scheduled for Saturday, September 2nd as the safety of our dance family and friends is our first priority.
The entire city is impassable by car, airports are closed and the rivers and bayous are expected to crest over the weekend causing additional flooding events. Our feis venue at the Hilton Greenspoint has been transitioned into the staging area for the American Red Cross and Emergency personnel. As such, we are requesting everyone to please cancel their hotel rooms immediately to release rooms to incoming emergency personnel. We will be following up in the next few days with additional information and details to address questions but wanted to update everyone as soon as possible regarding the feis cancellation to allow the families time to revise their travel plans.
We extend our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by this unprecedented weather event and our deepest gratitude to all of the first responders and people within the community reaching out to assist those in need. A sincere thank you to all the schools and families that have sent prayers, offers for housing, and general support, we are truly overwhelmed with your kindness.