Niamh Roddy Murphy
School Of Irish Dancing
Niamh Roddy-Murphy Irish Dance Academy was founded by Professional Irish dancer Niamh Roddy. Niamh is an Ulster, All Ireland and World Champion Irish Dancer with CLRG. Niamh was also a principal dancer with Riverdance the Show which is a shining example of how Irish dance has inspired a generation. A native of Dundalk Co Louth on Ireland’s east coast, Niamh started dancing not long after she learned to walk, which is not at all surprising since her parents Tony and Úna had their own dancing school. Niamh’s love of Irish dance came naturally as she attended classes and feiseanna and it wasn’t long before she started competing at only four years old. Over the next number of years, she progressed to win multiple competitive dancing titles at all levels – Ulster, All Ireland, and World Championships. In achieving these much-coveted competitive titles, she was following in the footsteps of her father Tony, mother Úna and brother Pat who have all graced the podium at the world’s highest competitive level. Tony won the senior men’s world title in 1972,1973 and 1974, leaving him the only male dancer to have achieved this title over three consecutive years. Tony and Pat also became the first father and son to win world titles and in true Roddy fashion Tony & Niamh became the first father and daughter… not forgetting her mother who was a runner up on multiple occasions!