This visit to Dublin I brought my 7 and 9 year old boys and wanted to show them something more of Irish culture besides the museums, pubs, and our relatives houses. Everyday we tried to do a culturally interactive event including playing in the park or having a play date with cousins. I was hoping to bring them to hear some traditional music, but most of it was with a dinner and didn't start until 1900 which is too late for us. I found The Jig and bought tickets online to the show at Powerscourt Center. It's a very small venue in a shopping arcade, but it's perfect. The started at 1800 and lasted one hour. The whole time, the boys were totally engaged and clapping while the 3 women and 1 man danced with lightning fast feet and the sound of their shoes thumping the stage to the music. Even during the black and white video scenes of dancers from the 1950s, the kids remained interested. I highly recommend this show for a more sensory experience than just listening to the music in a pub which may be more enjoyable for an adult, but not as memorable for a kid. We left the theater with the boys wanting more!
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