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“A real sense of Ireland”

Bru Boru Cultural Centre
Ranked #5 of 13 things to do in Cashel
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Owner description: Bru Boru is a cultural centre located at the foot of the historic Rock of Cashel. It is a regional centre for Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. The centre is open year round offering a wide array of facilities and attractions. During the summer months from late June to late August there are live traditional Irish music, song and dance shows every Tuesday to Saturday at 9p.m. visitors can also enjoy a pre-booked show meal in our restaurant.Bru Boru also plays host to the imaginative 'Sounds of History' cultural exhibition. This is a series of self guided audio/visual presentations on our rich Irish culture and heritage.Other facilities in Bru Boru include 250 seated theatre, craft shop, cafe, restaurant, Comhaltas Archive, South Tipperary Genealogy suite, restaurant and bar.
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“A real sense of Ireland”
Reviewed January 24, 2012

A modern and welcoming Theatre with seating arrangements that enable all to have a good view of the stage. Whilst there is disabled access to the venue the internal design then invites a few shallow steps to be negotiated to reach the toilets, cafe and bar. The staff are friendly and accommodating and the gift shop offers a variety of good quality items.

Visited October 2011
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“We were skeptical, but loved it.”
Reviewed August 9, 2011

Our trad music options were limited by having our daughter along, and this was a perfect alternative. Fabulous musicians and dancers, and 100% devoid of cheesy, touristy chatter. After the show they invite you downstairs for more music, and we even learned a simple Irish dance. A very enjoyable evening, one of the high points of our trip.

Visited July 2011
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Springfield, Virginia
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“A Major Highlight Of Our Trip!"”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

We were not quite sure what to expect, but our experience at the Bru Boru Hertiage Center was the stuff of which great memories are made. The musical performance had substance and was quite accessible to wide audiences. The performers are first rate; virtuosic in execution and expressive without being overly sentimental. These folks are serious about their traditions while presenting an inviting, entertaining, charming and inspiring program. The dancing was executed with tight prescision and authority. After the performance, the audience was invited to a "sharing" session that was engaging and memorable. We stayed in Ireland for nine days (from the USA), saw and did a lot, but this experience rates at the top.

Visited July 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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“The Real Deal”
Reviewed July 18, 2011

We went to the music on a Saturday night. Absolutely awesome Irish music. As an Irish person myself I can say that this is some of the best stuff I've ever seen. It is traditional music and dancing performed in a lively and passionate manner by some wonderful energetic and enthusiastic performers. There is great dancing, but the harpists are also amazing.

It is a world away from the fake nonsense which some touristy packages put on. This stuff is performed in a manner which echoes with authenticity.

After the more formal part of the evening, you are invited to the teach ceol (the music house) to have an informal sing-song. It's lovely to sit and have a cup of tea with the performers and hear some new songs.

Obviously, book before you arrive and ensure there is a show on.

Visited July 2011
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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
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“A must if you're in Cashel!”
Reviewed July 24, 2010

Go see the show, it's great.

It's a little bit like Riverdance but with a more local feeling. It's not as big obviously, but the dancers and musicians are all excellent. The show lasts about an hour and after the show you're invited to another room with tables and chairs. The musicians and singers change into their normal clothes and they sing and dance with the visitors. They even showed us a traditionnal Irish dance.

The only ting I don't recommend is the dinner. It was nice, the food was good but the servers are also the musicians and dancers so they expedite the service because they obviously need to clean up and get ready for the show. Don't get me wrong, the service was good, just too fast for the price.

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