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The Legend of Grainne Mhaol

Hotel Westport | Newport Road, Westport, Ireland
00353 (0)98 56582
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Westport
Type: Performances
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This superb traditional music show is based on the real-life story of the Legendary Irish Pirate Queen Grace O' Malley or Gráinne Mhaol. This... more » Owner description: This superb traditional music show is based on the real-life story of the Legendary Irish Pirate Queen Grace O' Malley or Gráinne Mhaol. This spectacular show at Hotel Westport contains a wealth of talented musicians and dancers from all over the West Coast. Lord of the Dance fiddle player Cora Smyth headlines the show with renowned balladeer James Kilbane, traditional Irish singer Jenny Mulvey and All- Ireland champion box player Darragh Healy. World Champion dancer Roision Timoney,Sean Nós champion Liam Scallion and Latino dancer Pollyanna Guedes make this one show not to be missed.The Show is a must see for all visitors to the West. « less
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Newport, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We attended the Legend of Grainne Mhaol in Hotel Westport last night with a group ranging in age from 12 to 89 years. Each and everyone of us had a wonderful time. The show is so professionally presented -the musicians and dancers are top class. Not surprisingly they received a standing ovation at the end of the night, I would... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Saw this show last week. We really enjoyed the evening and the music and dancing were brilliant. However as a show based on the story of the pirate queen, I was disappointed. If they lose the pirate costumes and just promote it as a show of music, dancing and singing, it would be better. I had a problem with the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

themusicians, dancers and singers were brilliant, although they didnt tell a story, we didnt mind as the show was brilliant. just what we had been looking for. x x it was well worth the entrants fee.

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Charlestown, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was clearly the best show that we attended on our recent trip to Ireland. There was an amazing level of skill and talent on display and the show was very well choreographed and directed. The dancing and singing was amazing and the musicians were fantastic. We travelled a long way to see this show and it was well worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great nite. Singing , dancing and music brillant .great crack and entertainment . We loved the atmosphere . Susan louth

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great Show in WESTPORT. Grainne was historically a Pirate. Linked with Captain Morgan also a Pirate. Cpt Morgan latter became an Ambassador for the British in the Caribbean. A must see at WESTPORT.

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Grainne Mhaol S, Manager at The Legend of Grainne Mhaol, responded to this review

Hi oneAmigo2014, Thanks for your comment and glad you enjoyed the show. Come back again soon! Kind regards, The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We enjoyed this magical show from beginning to end. The dancing, singing and music was absolutely fabulous and was so professional. We would advise anyone travelling to Westport not to miss this show on a Wednesday night at the Westport Hotel.

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Grainne Mhaol S, Manager at The Legend of Grainne Mhaol, responded to this review

Hi judithelizabeth1, Thanks for your comment and glad you enjoyed the show. Kind regards, The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol More

Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This castle ruin (really just a strong tower) is on the coast of Achill Island. The folks at the Tourist center just after you cross the bridge to the island will help you out. The castle of a very successful Lady Pirate. Quite a history to her and the times. Very interesting and scenic vies.

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Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was, by far, the best show I have seen for a while. There was so much talent from all the cast. The music was marvellous & the dancing & singing was out of this world. If you are in Ireland you cannot afford to miss this show.

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Grainne Mhaol S, Manager at The Legend of Grainne Mhaol, responded to this review

Hi Wendy, Thanks for your great review. We are delighted you enjoyed the fantastic singing, dancing and music. Our performers are very talented and we are glad they kept you entertained. Kind regards, The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol More

Longmont, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Just got back from the opening night of the show. The music and the dancing were fun and entertaining. The singing....not so much. The singers were talented but did not fit in the show. The choice of songs were curious at best. Wind Beneath My Wings, really? Overall, worth the time for the music and dancing.

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Grainne Mhaol S, Manager at The Legend of Grainne Mhaol, responded to this review

Hi TribTraveler, Thanks for your comments about the show. We are thrilled you enjoyed the music and dancing on the night. As regards the songs, we are happy to receive feedback to take it on board for future shows. We will discuss this matter with the cast. If you have any other ideas to improve the show please let us... More

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