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Myra Thompson and Maura Hanrahan (left to right), and Kate Gardella and Annabel Jalcovik work on their dance at Hughes-Farrelly School of Irish Dance. The team will be headed to Ireland for the All Ireland Championships 2019, Feb. 17-23. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
12:00 am CST February 5, 2019

A team of four dancers from Hughes-Farrelly School of Irish Dance in New Lenox is going to Ireland Feb. 17-23 to compete at the All Ireland Championships 2019.

Leaving Thursday, Feb. 14, the girls have been working on Irish step dances reel, slip jig and hornpipe for months in preparation

Besides Irish dance, Hughes-Farrelly has goals for each student, including the improvement of self-discipline, confidence, commitment, a positive attitude and helping others.