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Traditional Irish Music
Any visit to Ireland is incomplete if you do not experience a traditional Irish music session. The art of Irish music has been handed down over the centuries from family to family and it is very strong in the Shannon Region, and in County Clare in particular, the so-called Home of Irish Traditional Music. Traditional groups play in hundreds of pubs throughout the year, and the festival calendar has a wide range of Fleadhs (music festivals) to choose from.

Irish Music Pubs.
In the towns and villages throughout the Shannon Region you will find a variety of pubs featuring traditional Irish music at set times nightly throughout the year and more regularly in Summer and Autumn. Over 100 pubs participate in the programme sponsored, developed and promoted by Shannon Development. Admission to all pubs is free. Gigs usually start at 9.30pm. Details are available from any tourist centre, guest houses or B&B’s. 

Traditional Irish Night
The Corn Barn in Bunratty Folk Park is the perfect setting for a celebration of all the best traditions of music, song and dance as enjoyed by the peasant folk of Ireland down through the centuries. You are invited to enjoy the company of the finest dancers and musicians of the local villages and experience the homeliness, friendship and warmth of a true traditional Irish evening. Dine on delicious home cooked food, excellent wine and join in the craic ….. you might even learn a step or two.

Great Theatre

Siamsa Tire – National Folk Theatre of Ireland.
Siamsa Tire of Tralee, is a folk theatre that recaptures on stage the spirit of the life and times when the thatching of a cottage roof and the flailing of a sheaf of corn was part of everyday life. To the magic of pipes, the flute, the fiddle, and dressed in colourful native costumes, the artists weave their intricate mime dances around the one time familiar scenes.

Belltable Arts Centre
The Belltable plays host to Ireland’s leading theatre companies and Limerick’s own professional, amateur, and community groups. Its exciting year round programme ranges from theatrical productions, concerts, dance, mime, poetry, readings and workshops.

St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre
A theatre, arts centre and tourist office in a former church. The theatre presents a programme of plays, music events, art exhibitions, films and light entertainment. There is also an annual drama Summer School run in July and August.

Medieval Castle Banquets
A highlight of most visitors holiday in Ireland and the Shannon Region is an evening enjoying an authentic, medieval banquet and entertainment at the Medieval Castle Banquets held at Bunratty, Knappogue, and Dunguaire Castles.
 
 
Bunratty Castle Banquet

At Bunratty Castle in County Clare you will share with up to 140 other guests, a banquet with the great “Earl of Thomond”, toasting an era of great Irish taste with excellent food, fine wines and honeyed mead. You will be entertained by renowned Bunratty Singers with enchanting melodies to the music of harp and violin. A memorable occasion full of fun and good humour.
    

Knappogue Castle

Enjoy an enchanting evening at historic Knappogue Castle. The ladies of the castle, aided by the Earl’s Butler, will delight you with a truly magnificent show of music, song and dance. This delightful evening is complimented with dinner and flowing wine.
 
Dunguaire Castle Banquet
You can experience a medieval banquet feast of delightful wining and dining, dramatic entertainment, with extracts from the literary works of Synge, Yeats, and Gogarty chosen to lighten the heart and acted out by artists perfectly moulding themselves into the part.

Concerts

University Concert Hall
Located on the University campus in Limerick, this is the largest purpose built concert hall in Ireland. It plays host to a wide variety of entertainments throughout the year. During the Summer season, most of the dates are booked for classical music recitals with the National Symphony and Concert orchestras, and national and international; folk and rock artists.
 

Glor Irish Music Centre

The Glor Irish Music Centre in Ennis, County Clare, the home of traditional music opened in 2001. Glor is state of the art concert venue dedicated to the performance of traditional Irish music and features the country’s top musicians in a friendly and intimate theatre setting. Restaurant and bar facilities available and a retail outlet.

 


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A banquet at Bunratty Castle
Bunratty Banquet

A traditional Irish music session at a local pub
Traditional Music

The Brush Dance
The Brush Dance

Set dancers in action
Set Dancing

Enjoying a pint of Guinness
Enjoying guinness

A pint of Guinness at Bunratty
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