Cheery Irish pub for traditional Irish music & a bit of craic agus ceol
Finally, your last ingredient for falling in love with Ireland is a good bit of craic agus ceol, translating to ‘fun and music.’ This idea is embedded into Irish society, with a typical greeting being, “What’s the craic?” (translation: “How are you?” or “What’s up?”)
Another element to add is a trad session (traditional Irish music), played by a lively local band. Certain places like Dingle, Killarney or the Aran Islands are known for their traditional Irish music.
Hanging out in a pub is a must in Ireland – and chances are, while you’re at the pub you’ll get the chance to catch a trad session (traditional Irish music), played live by a lively local band. Certain places like Dingle, Killarney or the Aran Islands are known for their traditional Irish music. For a bit of animated fun, you also might catch an Irish rugby match or traditional hurling game either live or if you’re pressed for time, at the local pub.
And there you have it. At the end of the day, after you follow all four steps above, you’ll end up with a wonderful end result – you’ll be head over heels in love with Ireland.
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