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Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre

Ivy Terrace, Tralee, Ireland
+353 66 712 3055
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Beautiful show Fado Fado

The show was beautiful with lot of dancing. The songs also are nice. Especially the first song... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Frans J
via mobile
I wish I had seen this before going to the Blasket Island Centre

I wish I had seen this before going to the Blasket Island Centre. It made that experience much more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bonnie S
Denver, Colorado
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Founded in 1974, then relocated to its new home in Tralee Town Park in 1991, Siamsa Tire 'Celebrates the Irish Culture through the Arts and is Home to the National Folk Theatre'. The venue provides a varied and rich arts programme year-round and between May to September hosts National Folk Theatre Productions and an Irish Folk Festival.
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Ivy Terrace, Tralee, Ireland
+353 66 712 3055
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The show was beautiful with lot of dancing. The songs also are nice. Especially the first song: fainne gael an lae, also know as Raglan Road or in Holland as November by Rowwen Heze!

Thank Frans J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish I had seen this before going to the Blasket Island Centre. It made that experience much more understandable. This was excellent for explaining their very hard life and why they chose to stay there.

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Irish show features dancing and singing.The performers and the musicians do a great job. In the flyer you'll find explanations in different languages concerning the "story"/plot. Interesting evening in a nice well organised theater. 45 minutes drive from Dingle.

Thank soinic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw the Turas show - a wonderful showcase of Irish music, singing and dancing. The performers were incredible and really seemed to be enjoying themselves. I'd recommend spending some time looking round the small exhibition as well to appreciate the history of the theatre and...More

Thank HantsMum67
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Been here twice and will definitely go again. It should not be missed. Quality singing, dancing and storytelling. Just love it! Cast received a well deserved standing ovation.

Thank Eleanor M
Reviewed 26 June 2017

For the second time we had a wonderful evening with Turas. A bit different from Oilean ( we enjoyed it last year ) but great. Songs and dances were just perfect. Thanks a lot for the staff very helpful before our coming. We will coming...More

Thank ladyPimms
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Dance depiction of the storm at sea was riveting. The staff was very helpful in arranging seating and a taxi afterward for a friend with walking difficulties.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The show we went to see as a group of friends (a visiting choir, actually) was Oilean. It is story telling through music and dance. So lively and hugely enjoyable. Suitable for all ages. This show tells the story of the Blasket Islands community.

Thank Judy Y
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We quite enjoyed the 'Turas' show last evening. The musicians and dancers gel together like a well-oiled machine. Will not forget and would strongly recommend !!!!

Thank rob19702017
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The show was in all Irish language, but that did not matter to my 6 year daughter. She loved the dancing and the singing. Highly recommend any show there. We will be back when we return to Kerry.

Thank th0ff
MichelleMrphy, Public Relations Manager at Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Many thanks for your review and we are so glad you all enjoyed the show! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!

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30 July 2016|
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Response from richray1 | Reviewed this property |
There can be different shows depending on when you go. But allow 2 hours approximately. .. check Siamsa on Google for better more precise information. But do go, you'll love the whole experience
Judith D
20 July 2016|
Response from April G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for the slow response, only just logged on. But don't really understand your question - do you mean see this or see another one else where (?) The shows that are performed are different on different weeks of the... More
jim b
14 July 2015|
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Response from MichelleMrphy | Property representative |
Dear Jim, many thanks for your query and interest in Siamsa Tíre. The on-line booking doesn't allow you to pick a seat, I'm afraid, but you will be allocated a particular seat on the night of a performance. The auditorium... More