This year's Strictly Come Dancing Tullamore competitors practising hard.

Strictly Come Dancing Tullamore 2013 dancing couples revealed

The much anticipated dance partnerships for Strictly Come Dancing Tullamore 2013 have been revealed.

The pairings were announced at the event’s launch in the Tullamore Court Hotel last night (Tuesday), after a group dance that organiser Colm McCabe said “went like a dream”.

Couples have just under four weeks now to prepare for a big stage production in front of a huge audience on October 27.

James Hogan and Lorraine Wynne drew the names of ladies and gentlemen from separate drums at last night's launch.

Couples drawn together are: Siobhan McCormack and Damien Lynch, Paula McCabe and Michael Dunne, Denise Bracken and Ronan Lally, Ann Starling and Bernard Cuskelly, Karen Flanagan and Fergus Byrne, Louise North and Paul Bell, Fiona Smith and Michael Connolly, Jill Cobbe and Ciaran Lynch, Annette Benningson and Fergie Quinn, Anne Kavanagh and PE Kelly, Adrianna O’Brien and Mick Buckley, Breda Teehan and David Bracken, Catherine Redmond and Mick Kidney, Olga Cernigova and Ned O’Connor and substitutes Attracta Brady and Damien McManamin.

Tickets for the October 27 event are available from the Tullamore Court Hotel on 057 9346666. Sponsorship opportunities are also still available, with more information from Colm McCabe on 087 2700349.