11-year-old Stephen Cahill (11) from Ennis National School has been crowned winner of the Clare heat of the Eason 2015 Spelling Bee competition which took place yesterday in the Scoil Na Maighdine Mhuire, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
27 spelling enthusiasts from around the county competed.
Stephen, who says he loves spelling, will now go on to take part in the Provincial Spelling Bee competition before the overall final in June, where the four provincial winners will battle it out to be crowned the 2015 Eason Spelling Bee Champion.
1,100 schools from all 32 counties have entered the competition this year, with the County Bees currently underway.
School children from all over Ireland will be reciting words from the dictionary in a bid to become the nation’s top speller.
Over the last couple of years, some of the most difficult words spelled correctly by Eason Spelling Bee winners include: pragmatism, malapropism, pantomime, pontificate and bibliography.
For more details on the Eason Spelling Bee, visit www.easons.com/spellingbee.