Meet our Host and our Judges


Brendan Courtney

Brendan has hosted our show for the last four years and has become a huge contributor to the success of Ozanam Come Dancing! Brendan is a TV Presenter,  producer and a fashion designer. Brendan has produced and presented countless TV programmes over the years and has been a regular face on our screens for nearly 20 years.  Brendan won great acclaim for his documentary’s including  ‘We need to Talk about Dad’ and most recently his RTE series ‘This Crowded House’.

In 2012 Brendan co-launched women’s wear collection  “Lennon Courtney” which is now exclusively available at Dunnes Stores.

We are delighted and honoured to have Brendan back as our host again for tonight’s show.

“The whole crew in Ozanam House are inspiring to say the least, I am honoured and humbled to be invited back to host this wonderful, fun and spectacular show”



Eilish O’Carroll is an actress, writer, comedian and cast-member of the popular TV sitcom, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, where she plays the title character’s best friend and neighbour, Winnie McGoogan. Eilish has played the role of Winnie since the show’s debut in 2011. Eilish is fresh from her exploits as a contestant on RTE’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ where she learned all of her great dancing knowledge that she is looking forward to sharing with us tonight. Eilish is delighted to join our judges table and is proud to be supporting Ozanam House SVP.


Neili Conroy stars as Sharon Collins in Fair City. She has acted in Film, TV and Theatre for the past twenty-five years and is known for her roles in Love Hate, Intermission, Roddy Doyle’s  films The Van and Family. Neilí has also appeared in The Clinic, The General and Kisses. Neili is delighted to be asked to judge SVP’s annual fundraising event Ozanam Come Dancing and is looking forward to the performances on the night


Brian Keogh began his career on the ballroom dance floor at the tender age of 4. He has represented Ireland for many years in numerous international competitions across the world. Brian is a qualified adjudicator and is no stranger to “Come Dancing”.  He has also performed in numerous stage, TV and film productions and has worked on productions at the Gaiety, Olympia and the Helix. Along the way Brian has been nominated and won a number of awards at festivals throughout the country. We are delighted to have Brain back again with us this year to share his expertise with us this evening.





Ozanam Come Dancing 2019 MEGA RAFFLE

We have launched our MEGA RAFFLE as part of this years Ozanam Come Dancing. Don’t miss your chance to win lots of Luxury Holiday Prizes and Exclusive Restaurant Vouchers as well as lots more prizes.

Tickets are €5 each and are available in Ozanam House or at the show on the night.

The Draw will take place at Ozanam Come Dancing 2019, Liberty Hall, on March 8th.

Full terms and conditions here:    Raffle – Terms & Conditions.docx





Tickets are now on sale for our BIG annual Fundraiser Ozanam Come Dancing.

Join our host Brendan Courtney, our NEW celebrity Judges Neili Conroy and the fantastic Eilish O’Carroll (Winnie from Mrs Browns Boys) for a great night of fun, dance and fundraising.

Friday, March 8th at 7.30pm in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1

Tickets are €20 and are available from 

Ozanam Come Dancing 2019

Ozanam Come Dancing 2019









Ozanam Come Dancing is Back

Liberty Hall, 8th March 2019

Doors Open; 6.30pm

You are invited to join us at our biggest FUNdraising event of the year; Ozanam Come Dancing 2019. This event will raise funds for the vital work we do in the community, focusing on our summer youth programmes where we hope to engage over 250 children and young people from the north inner city in a safe and fun programme during the summer months.

Our twelve brave couples will battle it out to become Ozanam Come Dancing CHAMPIONS 2019. Our judges, and you, the audience, will decide which of our couples executes Cha Cha, Disco, Tango or Jive the best. Tickets will go on sale soon and can be purchased through our website

Stay in the loop here on our news page, our through our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on the dancers, the events and even some sneak previews behind the scenes.

Last year, with your help, we raised a whopping €50,500 for our summer projects. So, join us on a night full of entertainment and fun. See you there.

You can also learn more about each of our dance couples, via the links below;

Tara and James

Olivia and Rory

Orla and Declan

Áine and Peter

Sarah and David

Tori and Gerard

Tereza and Graham

Jacqueline and Jordi

Helena and Michael

Kirsty and Tim

Rita and Krishna

Michelle and Noel


Rita and Krishna

Dance; Paso Doble

Music; “Fuegos” by Dance Life



I want to participate because I’m aware of the hard work and effort that goes into running Ozanam House.  This is a great opportunity to become involved in raising some much-needed funds for a very worthwhile charity.  I am excited to be involved as I have a passion for dancing and I look forward to learning some new steps!



Well! I think I have the Strictly bug as I have done a few before! I would really love to dance all formats. Tango – tick, Bollywood-tick…so what’s next? I would like to take up the next challenge and live up to it. And of course, it is for a very worthy cause in this great Resource centre who do so much for the community. Believe me, you will all have a cracking night.


If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Kirsty and Tim

Dance; Salsa

Music; “La Bomba” by Ricky Martin



My Name is Kirsty Farrell and I am a trainee solicitor in Eversheds Sutherland law firm. I am excited to be taking part in the Ozanam Come Dancing 2019 event as Ozanam House do amazing work in my local community and I would love to do my bit to help as best I can. The support and encouragement Ozanam House provide to those who need it the most is commendable and deserves as much funding as possible. My Partner Tim and I are looking forward to taking part in this exciting (and scary) challenge and hopefully we don’t embarrass ourselves too much!



My name is Tim Ryan and I am a solicitor in Eversheds Sutherland law firm. I am delighted to be taking part in such a great cause for an organisation such as Ozanam House which carries out such great work in its community. It’s great to have events such as this to raise awareness and much needed support to continue this great work while having a bit of fun along the way. I might even pick up a few dance skills, if my partner Kirsty doesn’t kill me along the way with my two left feet.


If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Helena and Michael

Dance; Charleston

Music; “Rock It For Me” by Caravan Palace



My name is Helena O’Toole and I am 27 years old. I have wanted to volunteer for a charitable cause for a while now and Ozanam Come Dancing is the perfect fit.  Ozanam House does fantastic work in the community and give people the support, encouragement and help they need to build a better future at a time when finances are tough for many, many families. I want to help by being a small cog in the fantastic machine that is Ozanam House by raising money for a wonderful organisation. I am also a little clumsy so if I fall on the stage…. at least I will provide entertainment on the night!



My names Michael Gibney, I’m 26 years old and from Lucan in Dublin. I got involved in Ozanam Come Dancing through a lovely lady called Kim who currently works in Ozanam House. After attending the induction night, I felt like this was my time to give back and do something for such an amazing place. I took part in a strictly come dancing back in 2015 and it was the most rewarding amazing experience, dancing the jive and taking home the trophy, so I’ve a little experience behind me. I’m really looking forward to getting into my dance classes and trying my best to raise much-needed funds for Ozanam House.


If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Jacqueline and Jordi

Dance; Disco

Music; “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire



I work within St Vincent de Paul as a manager of the Vincent’s charity shop in Malahide. I have worked within the organisation for over six years. I have always thought of myself as someone who loves a challenge, now I can put this to the test. As I have previously worked as a youth worker I know the importance of the work Ozanam House does. Every child deserves an opportunity to create good memories, and this is what this centre does. I just hope I can remember the steps!



I work in the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul as a shop manager in Crumlin. I put myself forward for this great event because It is for a good cause to raise money for the organization, and to help people in need. I like to dance, even if I dance like a dizzy duck! So my biggest fear is falling off the stage!


If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Tereza and Graham

Dance; Argentine Tango

Music; “Buenos Aires Underground” by José Rendon Santana



I am a Real Estate Associate at McCann FitzGerald and looking forward to dusting off my dance shoes in support of Ozanam House. The Ozanam Come Dancing alumni at McCann FitzGerald have nothing but good things to say about the process and so I just had to get involved. I hope to raise as much money as possible and put on a good (hopefully injury free) show for the audience.



I am a solicitor in McCann FitzGerald who have been a big supporter of Ozanam Come Dancing for many years. I love to dance so it didn’t take (that!) much to convince me to take part in the 2019 event. And even though the thought of performing live is daunting, any doubts I might have had dissipated when I met Tony and the Ozanam House team – their enthusiasm for their work is infectious. It is a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful fundraising effort, one well worth overcoming a little stage fright for!


If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website