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“Excellent Multi-Arts Venue”

Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 10, 2012

As a regular visitor to both the visual arts gallery and the theatre at Siamsa tire, I have only the highest of praise for all the staff. The programme of events both visually and theatrically is always highly professional and entertaining. They all go out of their way to extend a warm welcoming smile, a cup of coffee and always willing to give the benefit of their wealth of local knowledge and folklore. Keep up the great work!!! Thanks for all the memorable times and I look forward to many more in the future.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

I have been to two different Siamsa shows and was deeply impressed by both. The songs are in Irish but explained through dance and notes in the programme. The songs are hauntingly beautiful and available on CD from the cash desk. I have found the staff friendly and accommodating.
Siamsa Tire is an asset to our cultural heritage of legend, traditions, dancing and music, which it delivers without resorting to kitsch.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We happened on to the theatre on our unexpected visit to Tralee for an overnight. Going to the National Folk Theatre was one of the highlights of our trip to Tralee. Seeing Clann Lir, a beautiful Irish folk story in dance was fabulous. We highly recommend an evening at the Siamsa Tire Theatre when in Tralee.

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Siamsa is a must-see for anyone wanting to experience the breadth of Irish music, song, dance, and theatre. It has it all! We recently saw Olean, a very moving story of the life and eventual abandonment of the small community on the Blaskett Islands. We understood every moment through the beautifully performed mime, dance and song. Didn't even look at the program until after we left the theatre! By the way, we were able to get tickets for good seats the day before the show - it was early September after all - so try to get tickets even if you think you may be too late. A theatrical experience you won't want to miss.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We saw Olean, a wonderful performance of mime,dance and singing, brilliant harmonies and traditional music.
lovely theatre comfortable seating with an intimate atmosphere

1  Thank lennybean
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