The GATE THEATRE has a fantastic programm ---- some of it's annual festivals are of course in hommage to Samuel Beckett....
In 1991, the Gate Theatre held the first Beckett Festival, producing all 19 of Samuel Beckett?s stage plays. It then toured to the Lincoln Center, New York in 1996 where New York Post saw it as ?a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a comprehensive overview of one of the major dramatists in the last half of the 20th century?. It was subsequently invited to the Barbican Centre, London in 1999.
This April, the Gate will play a major role in Ireland?s celebrations to mark the centenary of Samuel Beckett?s birth, producing a selection of Beckett?s stage plays, presented simultaneously at the Gate and the Barbican Centre.
The programme includes new productions of Endgame, Rockaby, Ohio Impromptu, Play, Catastrophe, Footfalls and Come and Go; reprisals of the world-renowned productions of Waiting for Godot directed by Walter Asmus and Krapp?s Last Tape starring John Hurt; as well as a new stage-adaptation of Beckett?s TV play Eh Joe, conceived and directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Michael Gambon.
On the weekend of Beckett?s birthday (13th April) the Gate will present a focus weekend which will include readings of the author?s poetry and prose in English and French.
For more information please check www.gate-theatre.ie
Date: from 01/04/2006 to 31/05/2006
Venue: Gate Theatre
Price: ?16.00 - 27.00
Type of Event: Theatre
Dress Code: no sneakers
I have seen jeans ...
I can truly say there is nothing better in Ireland than the nightlife in a local Pub, no matter how small or remote it is.
Go to my Albums on my Ireland page, and see the Pubs I have visited.
So friendly, so relaxing, so fun, so warm....if you are tired, be sure to go....you will be refreshed with the Irish Wit and Charm. It is more than the "drink"....it is the life and music of the people.
Dress Code: Casual
Dingle Twon on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry is a "hot" bed for the revival of Traditional Irish Music. If you are planning a trip to Ireland you must focus on the Sourthwest and West of Ireland and be sure to fly into Shannon which is so much closer.
Dingle has many great Pubs that play Traditional Irish music all year long. You can start at Dick Mack's, Green St. and go on to Droichead Beag (Little Bridge) lower Main St., Flaherty's Pub gets full fast, and then settle for awhile at John Moriarty's Pub by the waterfront on Strand St., take last call at MacCarthy's Pub on Goat St. or Upper Main St.
One of the best ullean pipe's player in Ireland is located in Dingle, Eoin Duigan, a real treat to catch him and the other locals making the rounds at the Pubs along with you. I heard him play in 1996 and again in 2005. Still doesn't miss a note of his magical pipes and whistles.
Dress Code: Casual.
Unfortunately I have forgotten the streetname but you will be able to find it when you ask anyone!
Great pub with live Irish music on the second floor and a reataurant on the third floor.
And another good thing is that this pub did not close until 02:30 instead of the usual 23:30!!
In Galway, don't miss a chance to enjoy a pint or two and take in the local music scene. The place we went on both nights we were there was the Quay. This place has a small front room tapping Guinness and Murphy's that ends in a dorrway by the corner. Walk through there and the place opens up! Now you're in a cathedral like auditorium, with a band playing on a small stage above a long bar. You'll find people from all over the world drinking pints and moving to the sounds of traditional Irish music or local rock. Have fun!
Dress Code: No special dress
the band starts about 6 pm every sunday. they play everything from rock ,jazz to blues. it is very loud, but you can dance away . its just something different in a town where you hear traditional music everywhere.
Dress Code: whatever you fancy
DICK MACKS is a DAY and NIGHTTIME place to be .It used to be a shop where you can get your shoes fixed or buy some new ones and have a drink while you waiting. It still has all the old thinks in there. brilliant sessions happen there. great pub dont miss it...
Dress Code: ANYTHING GOES!!!
The Black Stuff: GUINNESS
At the end of the day, or any time of the day for that matter you can have a nice couple of pints to look forward to. You must have a pint of Guinness when in Ireland, otherwise your trip will not be complete.
Dress Code: Certain pubs will have a dress code, especially in the bigger cities where you may find doormen. As a tourist at least I don't think you will have any trouble.
The pubs are where the fun is in the evenings. Their warm and inviting with local food and drink. Ask at your hotel or B&B for the best pub in town for Irish music, the locals alway know where to go.
Dress Code: The pubs are always casual - no need to dress up.
Nightlife is what Doolin in County Clare became famous for. I first struck on this village by accident many years ago. In those days the pubs openly flouted the drinking laws.
I remember standing in one of the pubs at 4 O’clock in the morning, when the Barman refused to serve me as it was “well after hours”. He did add however that he could do an off-Licence sale. I enquired further if you could thus exit the pub, and re-enter to consume my purchases. This seemed quite in order to him.
All three of Doolin’s pubs plan regular Irish music nights, usually every night. Even if nothing is planned musicians will often just strike up unannounced and play or jam together. It’s not exactly a hardship in an evening to visit all three of the pubs and get a feel for what’s going on.
We were here late at night. I was expecting a typical pub but I would definitely classify Roisin Dubh as a club. There was dancing everywhere and a ton of alcohol consumption. Not sure if there is dancing in the earlier hours. But either way, we had a blast. Some bartenders from Tigh Coili took us here and showed us a really great time. If you want to dance and it's late at night (like 3 AM), go to Roisin Dubh.
Dress Code: Whatever you want
We had a splendid time at King's Head Pub! We went here two nights. The first night it was a bit early so it wasn't all that busy. We had a pleasant pint and headed out. But the second night we went there, it was completely packed. There was a really great band playing. I wish I could remember the name. But the atmosphere was great. Lots of merriment and music. I think they have live music most nights so if you like live music and a great crowd, head to King's Head.
Dress Code: whatever you want
Irish pubs are welcome places. Enjoy a pint, and you'll be invited to tell a story since you're new to these parts. Lot's of good crack (fun). Ireland is largely agricultural and the pubs close at a surprisingly early hour, so don't wait till dark, or it'll be last call.
Dress Code: Come as you are.
Pubs are the core of Ireland's night life. Any pub you stumble into will have it's own character. So try a few. Guiness (black beer) takes a long time to draw. It is interesting to watch how they have them in progress, as you want a good head on your beer. If it is too strong for you, you can order a half and half, Guiness and Smithwicks. (We call them black and tans).
We were in Blarney on the eve of my birthday and we stumbled across this pub. We had been walking for a bit out in the cold so we went in and I had an Irish Coffee. Let me just say, they don't make them like that in the US! The bartender was excellent. My man got to play darts which he had been dying to do since we had arrived into the country. We met some locals that were in the pub that night to watch a soccer game. The people at the pub that night were very passionate about there soccer teams! It was just an excellent evening, and we met some great people!
Dress Code: Very casual.
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