Ériu is an important platform for dedicated Irish dancers to develop professional careers centred on artistic excellence, & integrity. The foundation for this professional development is Na Mic Ua gCorra – Ériu Dance Company’s Youth Branch.

Developed in partnership with Earagail Arts Festival, Na Mic Ua gCorra’s home base is Goath Dobhair. The youth company celebrates the local traditional performance arts of the Northwest through new and innovative ways – reinventing and reinvigorating the music, song, dance, and oral arts, and making work that is relevant for younger generations.

Ériu has ambitious plans for Na Mic Ua gCorra in the coming years, including the development of regional hubs around the country, international partnerships, and the development of full-length productions, giving youth company members the opportunity to work semi-professionally through regular training, mentoring, and performance opportunities.

Summer Residencies 2022

In July 2022, Ériu will run two summer residencies for Na Mic Ua gCorra:

Application Deadline Friday 17 June

13th – 16th July – Irish World Academy, University of Limerick

18th – 22nd July – Amharclann Goath Dobhair, Donegal

There is NO COST to attend the workshops. A limited number of bursaries will be made available to dancers travelling from outside of these locations.


Excerpts of Na Mic Ua gCorra’s sold-out performance on Tory Island as part of Earagail Arts Festival 2021.

Na Mic Ua gCorra is generously supported by Earagail Arts Festival and Foras Na Gaeilge.