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“Brilliant evening”
Review of Celtic Nights

Celtic Nights
Ranked #11 of 72 Concerts & Shows in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Brilliant evening”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

We booked at the last moment and we were so glad that we did. Our table was very close to the stage, allowing us an excellent view. The food was very good, service was pretty good considering how busy it was. The musicians were absolutely brilliant and played a really good variety of local music. The dancers were excellent. We had a great evening and would recommend this to anyone visiting Dublin.

Visited May 2013
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Have been to Dublin 6 times and always go back to the Arlington”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Never disappointed with the Arlington, the musicians and Irish dancer are first class ! atmosphere is great and good to see so many nationalities in one place enjoying the shows.
the staff are always welcoming and the food is good as well ! a lovely pint of guinness or an Irish coffee is always guaranteed at the Arlington ! I intend to return there next year.

Visited November 2012
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Moosup, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Nice for 1st time tourist”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Attended as part of tour(optional at additional cost of (55euro). Menu choices for salad or soup(salmon or cream veg- good);Beef;chicken, or salmon entree. I had beef, mediocre. Nice apple tart and Irish coffee for dessert. Cash bar. Irish musicians-entertaining and engaging-but do "trad" musicians use synthesizers?? Extremely talented, entertaining and energetic male Irish step dancers enhanced by pretty female lasses.

Visited November 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Irish Nights - a grand evening”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

OK - I'm from Ireland and the stuff of this show is (hopefully) in my blood.... so my standards are high and readers of these comments should consider this.

I brought my wife (who is an honorory Irish-person) for a good night of fun and food. We paid about 30euros each (booked online the night before, on the hotel's website). The food was good, the music was good (the musicans were very good but their selection, although traditional, a little off the beaten track). The dancing good fun too - however the stage is tiny and fair play to the dancers for not falling off the edges (there are only 5 dancers). The show lasted about 2.5 hours (start about 19:00 - with food and video, then 1 hour of music, 30-40 minutes of dancing - the dancers rope in some unsuspecting tourists for 1 sample dance - the about 30-40 minutes of music again). Bottom line - there IS better music available in Dublin if you have time to discover it, there is likely to be better dancing too, and for sure there is better food - but all combined for this price - a good deal and good fun - I'd certainly recommend this event, especially if you don't have a lot of time.

The only criticism is for the wait staff (seems to be a universal skill for waiters to be able to attend the table next to you and totally ignore the customers nearby trying to attract their attention)... We were desperate for a drink and could not get served.... odd considering the place is one large pub. Note, the show is available for free in other parts of the pub (on a video link) - the 30 euros gets you the food and reserved tables close to the stage..

Visited February 2012
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Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“low cost, but you get what you pay for”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

Very large room, uncomfortably crowded tables, mediocre food, poor view of the stage, uninspired music and dance. All in all, an unsatisfactory evening. But the dessert was good!

Visited May 2011
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