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27th May 2016

11-year-old US Spelling Bee contestant nailed a very distinct Irish word

A lot of people in Ireland can't even spell it.

Fair play to this kid.

A lot of people in Ireland can’t spell Taoiseach properly but somehow this 11-year-old American kid was able to, and under the pressure of The National Spelling Bee championship too.

He took to the stage of the championships and absolutely nailed the word, leaving everyone impressed and stunned at the same time.

While the various Taoiseach’s have made a few headlines throughout the years across the pond, you wouldn’t think that an 11-year-old would even know the Irish word, let alone be able to spell it.

Our friends over in JOE spotted this gem.

Can we all just tak a moment to appreciate his celebratory dance too: