The guideline for entry is that dancers have met one of the following qualifications between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023:
a. Dancers Under 8, Under 9, and Under 10 may be entered at the teacher’s discretion.
b. Dancers Under 11, Under 12, and Under 13 must be 1st, 2nd or 3rd place medal winners in the Prizewinner Category at a feis in the Mid-America or Mid-Atlantic regions in each of the four dances (Reel, Slip Jig, Treble Jig, Hornpipe). Dancers in these age groups who compete in Preliminary Championship must place in the top 50% at a feis in the Mid-America or Mid-Atlantic Region.
c. Dancers in the Under 11 age group will automatically qualify if they were recalled in the Under 10 category in the previous year.
d. All dancers Under 14 and higher must be in Open Championship or must win in the top 50% of a Preliminary Championship competition in the Mid-America or Mid-Atlantic Region on at least one occasion.
e. A dancer who qualified for the North American Championships at the previous Oireachtas is also qualified for this Oireachtas.