The Leneghan Academy was founded in 1992 by Catherine Leneghan. Catherine was trained by two Cleveland legends: Theresa Burke and Bob Masterson. Along the way she had opportunities to train under many prestigious instructors both at home and abroad. Taking her Irish roots from Ballycroy,Tourmekeady and Islandeady Mayo she was steeped in Irish tradition early on. She is certified as a teacher (TCRG), adjudicator (ADCRG) and grade examiner (BG) of Irish dance and is fully accredited through Dublin Ireland and a member of IDTAMA and IDTANA (regional and national associations).