Dublin: The Beckett Centenary Festival at the Gate Theatre
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
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Any Pub...Anywhere....go...relax...be refreshed!: Pubs...a place of Pure Irish Culture and Charm!
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: CasualRelated to:
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Co. Kerry....Dingle Town. One of the Best.: Dingle...Traditional Music Revival. Pub Hopping.
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.Related to:
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Dublin: Dublin, Oliver of St.John's Gogarty
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!!Related to:
Kerry..o conners bar: dance around the clock
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.
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DICK MACKS PUB: SESSION IN DINGLE
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!!!Related to:
The Quay: Find Local Music
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 dressRelated to:
Amusement City in Dublin: One of Dublin's most famous gaming clubs
Amusement City is one of the largest gaming clubs in the city of Dublin and has also one of the most beautiful interior decorations with more than 200 slot machines. There are quite a number of gaming clubs within the city center of Dublin but this elegant gaming club is our favourite. If you intend to pass your time in the evening in the city, this is an ideal place for you. We are not addicted gamblers and we just want to have some fun while on our vacation in a foreign country. So our advice is it is better to set your gambling limit. Leave the gaming club as soon as you have used up your gambling limit. They also have table games for more serious gamblers. The casino opened to the public since 1974. Enjoy some refreshments in the casino which is provided to gamblers free of charge.
No admission fees and/or deposits are required for entering the casino and you are not required to produce your passport for registration and identification. This is not required by law in Ireland. They open until quite late at night and probably until early in the morning. You may e-mail to the following address for more information regarding this gaming club:- email@example.com
Dress Code: No proper dress code is required.Related to:
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Everywhere: Experience the Irish Pub Life
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.Related to:
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Action at the Pub
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.
The three pubs of Doolin, co Clare: It goes on and on and on....
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.
Gaiety Theatre in Dublin: Watching Riverdance in Dublin
Riverdance is widely popular in Europe, USA and Asia and perhaps throughout the world. The show returns to its "home base" Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Unfortunately this summer season's show is coming to an end. The show at Gaiety Theatre has begun on 27th June this year and will end on 1st September. The last show on Sunday the 1st of September is at 5.30 p.m. sharp. If you are in Dublin before this date, go for it. This is an excellent show. It is a delight to watch this Riverdance show and we certainly enjoyed the show that evening. We consider it one of the highlights of our trip to Dublin.
Tickets to the show are priced between €25.00 and €50.00 per adult and can be purchased online with a small service charge. We bought our tickets two weeks before arriving in Dublin to avoid disappointment as the show is highly popular and is often performed full house every evening. Unfortunately photography and video recording are not allowed when the show begins simply because of copyright reason.
The Gaiety Theatre itself has a comparatively small stage but big enough for the whole dance troupe dancing together at any one time. The decor in the theatre is just ok according to our opinion as we have seen much better theatre in Europe. Since the theatre is small, you have a clear view of the show wherever you sit in the theatre.
Before watching this amazing Riverdance live in Dublin, we have seen Riverdance only on television or U-tube. Nevertheless watching live at Gaiety Theatre is way much better than watching on television or U-tube as the atmosphere and the sound system in the theatre are superb. We were quite fortunate to see Riverdance in Dublin as this popular dance troupe has always been busy touring around the world. If you miss the chance to see this Riverdance at Gaiety Theatre, perhaps you can satisfy yourself by watching some free riverdance performing at some of the hotels in the city.
Dress Code: No proper dress code is required.Related to:
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Roisin Dubh: Roisin Dubh
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 wantRelated to:
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King's Head Pub: King's Head Pub
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 wantRelated to:
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Any Pub, Ireland: Mom says, "Guiness is good for you."
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.
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