VIDEO: Kilkenny man on RTÉ's Dancing with the Stars returns to former school

John Edward Nolan received a celebrity's welcome this morning

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


John Edward Nolan, from Nore Terrace in Kilkenny City, returned to St John's Senior Primary School in Kilkenny City today and told students that if they "love to do anything then give it a shot".

The popular Kilkenny native, who dances with celebrity and actress Deirdre O'Kane, spoke about his time on the show and answered students' questions during his visit. 

John, who according to his father shed a tear after Sunday evening's performance, took out one of the students to give them a Cha-Cha-Cha lesson. 

The video shows John dancing with St John's student, Sarah, who was described as "light-footed" by her principal, Brian Roche. 

Full details of his visit to St John's Senior Primary School will be published in tomorrow's Kilkenny People which will include an interview with John's former sixth class teacher, Anna-Marie Feeley.