If you’re visiting Ireland from abroad you probably want to experience some of Ireland’s more traditional activities and past-times. Ireland has become very modernised in the last 20 years but it still retains its links with its colourful and Celtic past. Irish Dancing is one of Ireland’s most famous and most popular traditional past-times and if you’re a fan of it then you’re in luck for this month The Glenegae Hotel, Killarney will be host to the Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa’s Oireachtas Rince Na hEireann 2013. Roughly translated, that means the CRDM All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships.
The Championship kicks off on Friday the 28th of June and will last until Monday the 1st of July. It promises to be a veritable feast of toe-tapping goodness and there’ll be kids as young as 5 taking part. You’ll also be able to marvel at the , ahem, elaborate costumes the dancers wear, especially those gaudy wigs the girls don.
Tickets are priced at €10 for a day pass or €25 for a weekend pass which is frightfully good value. If you want to find out any more then head over to http://www.crdm.ie/index.html or if you just want the timetable to see which day(s) are worth your time then check out http://www.crdm.ie/Downloads/2013%20Files/All%20Ireland%20Program%20-%202013.pdf .