Louise Walsh Academy Of Irish Dancing   

  "Dance like theres no one watching"

Meet the Teachers

Louise Bishop TCRG
 (Nee Walsh)

Principle Teacher & Owner

The school is run and founded by Louise Walsh, registered teacher with Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha Dublin - www.clrg.ie 


Louise started dancing at the age of 5 with Kathleen Murray school of Irish dancing. 

During her 20 years of dancing Louise competed at many local and

National competitions including the Great Britain championships, British Nationals, European Championships and Southern regional Oireachtas.

Louise went on to tour the world with the Gaelforce dance troupe for 3 years. 

After a successful Irish dancing career Louise retired from competing to pursue her dream and pass on her passion and flare for Irish dancing to the local community, the next generation of dancers and become an Irish dancing teacher.

In November 2013 Louise passed her TCRG exam with honours. Shortly afterwards in 2014 Louise set up the Louise Academy of Irish dancing in St Albans, Hertfordshire.


Conor O Boyle

Teaching Assistant
Conor is a highly accomplished dancer from Sligo Ireland and danced for the Sylvan Kelly School for over 10 years

During Conors years of competing he won the All Irelands, North American Championships and achieved World Champion status.

Conor works along side Louise during lessons as an assistant teacher to provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to all of the children.

Displays & Functions

Are you looking for dancers to perform at an upcoming event in 2017/2018. look no further. Our dancers perform at many local events including summer fayres, festivals and weddings. If you would like to find out more or to make a booking please contact Louise, we are already taking bookings for 2018!

[email protected]

  • Wedding Display Tewinbury Farm July 2015
    Wedding Display Tewinbury Farm July 2015
  • St Albans Fun day event- May 2016 Greenwood Park
    St Albans Fun day event- May 2016 Greenwood Park
  • St Michaels Folk Evening July 2016
    St Michaels Folk Evening July 2016
  • St Albans & St Stephens Family Fun Day- July 2016
    St Albans & St Stephens Family Fun Day- July 2016
  • St Patricks Day Display- St Albans St Stephens School
    St Patricks Day Display- St Albans St Stephens School
  • How Wood Summer Fayre Display- July 2016
    How Wood Summer Fayre Display- July 2016
Wedding Display Tewinbury Farm July 2015
Wedding Display Tewinbury Farm July 2015

“"Hi Louise

We would like to thank you for dancing at out fayre on Saturday. We really appreciate the support given by local groups as without this our events would definitely not be as successful and fun!

Thank you again for your support and please pass this on to your wonderful dancers. 
Many thanks

From Sarah Lennox Deputy Chair How Wood Primary School

St Albans St Stephens St Patrick's Day display 2016


On the 17th of March Edie, Elena and Aimee took part in celebratory St Patricks Day display at their school, St Albans & St Stephens Junior school.


Josie from Celtic Hearts irish dance school also took part in the display and we wish her all the best in her upcoming competition at the world championships in Glasgow. 


The girls danced infront of the whole school and performed a variety of dances to showcase their talents. A big thank you to Mr Soyka for inviting us along and we look forward to performing at the school again in the future.

St Michaels Folk Festival 2017


 A group of 10 dancers from the school performed at the Annual St Michael's Folk evening. it was a fantastic evening celebrating folk music and dancing. Well done to everyone who took part and I look forward to more pupils taking part next year.

Throughout the years of Louises Dancing Career from Beginner to Championship

  • Louise Age 10 at Corby Feis
    Louise Age 10 at Corby Feis
  • Under 12 Ceili team at the Great Britain Championships
    Under 12 Ceili team at the Great Britain Championships
  • Senior Champion in 2011 at Feis Dunedin Scotland
    Senior Champion in 2011 at Feis Dunedin Scotland
  • Louise with her dance teacher
    Louise with her dance teacher
  • World Championships 2014
    World Championships 2014
  • Louise with her mum Irene on the evening of her TCRG presentation
    Louise with her mum Irene on the evening of her TCRG presentation
  • Louise being presented her TCRG
    Louise being presented her TCRG
  • Louise meeting Michael Flatley
    Louise meeting Michael Flatley
Louise Age 10 at Corby Feis
Louise Age 10 at Corby Feis

TCRG Certificate