Celtica Academy Irish Dance School

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Celtica Academy is a Coventry-based Irish dance school founded by myself, Maggie Gallagher. It offers classes for children aged from four upwards across a range of nights. We believe Irish Dancing is a hobby and we aim to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all our pupils.

Celtica Academy is suitable for those that wish to attend just once a week as we do not enter our pupils in competition. Our classes enable pupils to gain confidence, make new friends, have fun and get fit at the same time as learning and improving technical ability.

We provide the thrill of on stage performance at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre every other year. This opportunity is open to every child and is staged at a professional level. Our 2018 show was a huge success and we raised over £9,000 for various charities!

Our senior troupe performs both locally and internationally. We are well known for our local fundraising and are proud to say our current total is in excess of £60,000.

I am also known professionally in the line dancing world as Maggie G, both nationally and internationally. During my line dance tours and at events, I give demonstrations of Irish dancing when requested.

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You will find links on this page to all my Celtica Academy Irish dance classes, news and events.

Irish Dance Classes

My Irish dance classes opened in 1990 and are held in Coventry at Allesley and Coundon. These cater for all age ranges from the very young to the more mature. These classes are part of my Celtica Academy Irish Dance School. Fun classes for our youngest pupils include those aged 4. You or your children will be made most welcome at our classes. For more details, please see the Irish Classes page.

Celtica Academy Dance Troupes

My Celtica Academy Irish dance troupes are trained in my Coventry-based Celtica Academy Irish Dance School and we give enjoyment performing at dance events nationally and internationally. Countries in which our senior troupe has performed include Monaco, France, Holland, Spain and Ireland.

We are well known for our local fundraising and support charity events when we can. We are proud to host a Charity Show every two years at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.

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Celtica Achievements & Memories

I am so proud of everyone at my Celtica Irish Dance Academy. Special thanks to my good friend Gary O'Reilly for putting together a video of our wonderful achievements and these fantastic memories.

I hope you all enjoy this Celtica Video as much as I have.

Much love and hugs to you all 💚🍀💚🍀💚
Maggie xx

St Patrick's Day 2023

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We had a very busy ☘️ St Patrick's Day ☘️ dancing at several venues around my home town of Coventry. We were very glad of the biscuits Elisa from France made for us. 🙏

I am so proud of Celtica, also, my boys, who played Irish music. It was very, very busy but we had so much fun. Special times. ☘️💚💚 Thank you to everyone for your lovely messages. 💚💚
Love Maggie xx

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Event News

WOW!! Our 9th Celtica Charity Show was absolutely amazing and I am so proud of everyone!!

Thank you so much to all the pupils, parents and many helpers, without you the show would not be possible. You were all brilliant and I cannot thank you enough for everything from preparing for the show right through to show nights.

I am so so proud of Celtica Academy and am pleased to announce the final total raised from our charity show this year is £8,650, which will help a lot of people via the charities we are supporting. This is a fantastic amount and everyone should be so proud 😄.

Thank you to Gary O'Reilly, who flew over from Ireland to perform Faithful Soul & Knee Deep In My Heart with me. We also roped him in to perform in our Seanos dance. Gary, you were brilliant!

Thank you to all the linedancers who came from vaious parts of the UK and also, Europe. Your support was very much appreciated by everyone at Celtica. More photos and videos can be found on Facebook.


Due to the Covid situation, our 9th Celtica Charity show at The Belgrade Theatre could not take place in 2020 or 2021, but we couldn't let the weekend pass without some celebration to mark the occasion. Please see my special surprise celebrating past achievements in the new section above under "Celtica Achievements & Memories". 💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀


Celtica 2018 was a huge success and we are over the moon with the money raised... our grand total is £9,200 for our special charities, nearly £2,000 more than the 2016 show! We couldn't have done it without all of you. A special thank you to all the parents, dancers and helpers who have worked so hard. We are so proud of each and every single one of you!

This was the Academy's 8th charity show, which stars all dancers from my Irish dance school aged 4-40+. This year the show was dedicated to a very special friend, Sinead O'Toole, who was also a massive part of Celtica. Sadly we lost Sinead to cancer, we miss her so much.

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Celtica Academy Facebook

Latest news, plus photos and videos of the Celtica Academy troupes taken at various events, may be found on my Celtica Academy of Irish Dance Facebook, which is publicly readable.


If you would like to book a Celtica Academy dance troupe for your event, please email your enquiry - see Contact Us page for details.

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Celtica Academy Website

Please note that the Celtica Academy website pages are linked to my main Maggie Gallagher website (www.maggieg.co.uk), which can be accessed via the shamrock logo at the top left of any webpage. The Sitemap page is part of the main maggieg website.

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