Cashel Academy’s Historyhistory-main

Our beginnings were with the Shamrock Club Irish Dancers in the early 1980s. In 1982, our first dance master, Dennis Dennehy, TCRG, ADCRG, began weekly trips from Chicago to Milwaukee to teach our dancers, at the then Cashel Academy of Irish Dance and his wife Marge Dennehy, TCRG, ADCRG, taught our ceili teams. Mr. and Mrs. Dennehy retired from teaching and were succeeded by their daughter Kathy Dennehy, TCRG, ADCRG. Our teaching staff grew in 1995 when Laura Gottschlich, a Cashel trained dancer, earned her TCRG. In 1998, Kate Habel, one of the first students of the school, earned her TCRG, and joined our teaching staff.