Tir Na Nog Academy of Irish Dance Southwest Florida

Tir Na Nog Academy of Irish Dance  Southwest Florida


Our Relay for Life Team in cooperation with Ryan Oxx and Chelsea Dearing at Manny's on Second to date raised $2425.00. Thank you to everyone who contributed their time, money, energy and efforts. We appreciate everyone's support.
Summer fun for those still in Naples!
Hi Folks. Join Bernie & Stephen Saturday night at the Colosseum, Naples for an evening of Ceol, Agus, Craic!
Thank you for all you do to teach our little ones the love for Irish dance! Patricia Oxx Sheila Oxx

We are the oldest Irish Dance School in SW Florida and we have now affiliated with Naples School of

Tir Na Nog Academy of Irish Dance was founded in 1998 by Patricia, Sheila and Michaela Oxx. Patricia was trained by the renowned Peter Smith and Sheila and Michaela were trained by Peter Smith and Ellen Riordan Ross of the Verlin Academy. With their respective schools, they have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Garden State Arts Center and Radio City Music Hall. In addition, they have won numerous local and national competitions.

Operating as usual


Non competitive, performance based Irish dance class also available at Naples Performing Art Center. Registration is available now. Please call 325-8789


We are pleased to announce our affiliation with Naples School of Irish Dance and Naples Performing Arts Center to offer both competitive and performance only classes. Call us for information on a trial class free.



Wishing you ALL the happiest of Saint Patrick’s Days today! May you celebrate your Irish connection with a smile on your face, and FEIS App in your ears! 💚

Why not try saying “Happy Saint Patrick’s Day” in Irish? It’s pronounced: “Law leh Paw-drig suna ghit!” 🇮🇪

Have a great day! 😁💚


Happy St Patrick’s Day to all our dancers and their families!


Join us for dance at Naples Performing Arts. Try a class on us, for information call 239 438-6226


Riverdance Together Apart



A blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen.

It would be lovely if we could rediscover our power to bless one another. I believe each of us can bless. When a blessing is invoked, it changes the atmosphere. Some of the plenitude flows into our hearts from the invisible neighborhood of loving kindness. In the light and reverence of blessing, a person or situation becomes illuminated in a completely new way. In a dead wall a new window opens, in dense darkness a path starts to glimmer, and into a broken heart healing falls like morning dew. It is ironic that so often we continue to live like paupers though our inheritance of spirit is so vast. The quiet eternal that dwells in our souls is silent and subtle; in the activity of blessing it emerges to embrace and nurture us. Let us begin to learn how to bless one another. Whenever you give a blessing, a blessing returns to enfold you.


From his books, Benedictus (Europe) / To Bless the Space Between Us (US)
Ordering Info: https://johnodonohue.com/store

Sunset at Gleninagh / Co. Clare, Ireland - 2019
Photo: © Ann Cahill

Knock Shrine - Catholic pilgrim site 05/05/2019

Knock Shrine - Catholic pilgrim site

Knock Shrine - Catholic pilgrim site Knock Shrine was the site where 15 witnesses saw a vision of the Virgin Mary, St Joseph and St John the Evangelist appear on a summer night in 1879.


Love this!!


May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life.



Nice memory!

When you marry an Irishman, you celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We celebrated the Kennedy's who entertained about 100 people with food, fun, friends and Celtic dancers from
Tir Na Nog Academy of Irish Dance of Southwest Florida.
https://www.facebook.com/TirNaNogNaples/ Thanks Tir Na Nog. Your young dancers are incredible. Thanks Mo and Jo Kennedy for sharing the experience and fun. Keeping our heritage alive is so important. I am trying to keep the Fairbanks Family history alive at http://sharminfairbanksmckenny.com/ also see The Fairbanks House https://fairbankshouse.org/


The tradition lives on!!!!!


Dancing with school principal

I love this- it's so high energy!



As this year draws to its end,
We give thanks for the gifts it brought
And how they became inlaid within
Where neither time nor tide can touch them.

Days when beloved faces shone brighter
With light from beyond themselves;
And from the granite of some secret sorrow
A stream of buried tears loosened.

We bless this year for all we learned,
For all we loved and lost
And for the quiet way it brought us
Nearer to our invisible destination.


Excerpts from 'At the End of the Year' in his books,
Ordering Info: https://johnodonohue.com/store

Ballyvaughan Pier / Co. Clare - Ireland
December 2018
Photo: © Ann Cahill


“Breathing in, I am aware that I am breathing in.
Breathing out, I am aware that I am breathing out.
Breathing in, I am grateful for this moment.
Breathing out, I smile.
Breathing in, I am aware of the preciousness of this day.
Breathing out, I vow to live deeply in this day.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh


Did you know that carving pumpkins originally started in Ireland, as part a Celtic tradition on All Hallow’s Eve. People would carve turnips to help ward-off evil spirits. Irish immigrants in America discovered pumpkins were a much better substitute and that’s why we still carve pumpkins for Halloween. Happy Halloween 🎃


Looking forward to seeing everyone this Tuesday at St. John's.


'The Parting Glass' by Newfoundland

Timeline photos 07/05/2018

Timeline photos

Yep, show us your moves!💃💃💃


Happy to be at Wyndemere for the fourth year in a row!

Ready for the next show!

Photos from Tir Na Nog Academy of Irish Dance  Southwest Florida's post 04/15/2018

It was a beautiful night at Relay for Life.

Timeline photos 04/15/2018

Timeline photos


Blessed be the longing that brought you here
And quickens your soul with wonder.

May you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire
That disturbs you when you have settled for something safe.

May you have the wisdom to enter generously into
your own unease
To discover the new direction your longing wants
you to take.

May the forms of your belonging -- in love, creativity
and friendship --
Be equal to the grandeur and the call of your soul.

John O'Donohue

Excerpt from 'For Longing,' BENEDICTUS (Europe) /

Lough Inagh, Co. Galway / Ireland - April 2018
Photo: © Ann Cahill

St. Patrick's Day 2018 04/02/2018

Thank you to all our wonderful dancers, parents, and everyone who came to watch our shows! If you or your child are interested in dancing with us, visit the about section of our page for our contact information!


HAPPY EASTER to my friends and family!

St. Patrick's Day 2018 03/30/2018

Thank you to all our wonderful dancers, parents, and everyone who came to watch our shows! If you or your child are interested in dancing with us, visit the about section of our page for our contact information!


Thank you all for a fantastic St. Patrick's Day season! Our council of dancers had so much fun that they made an executive decision that every day should be St. Patrick's Day.

Keep an eye out for more pictures and videos from last week, we'll be posting them soon! 🍀


Ready for the next show!


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Naples, FL

Opening Hours

Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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