Mise Eire: The Show, a fantastic production featuring a selection of Irish history performed through music, song and dance. The show brings its guests on a journey through Ireland rich past.

DURATION

2 hours

TOUR TYPE

Non-Private (up to 60 people)

MIN. AGE

10

LANGUAGE

English

Difficulty

Easy
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J & N Productions proudly presents Mise Eire: The Show

Mise Eire: The Show, a fantastic production featuring a selection of Irish history performed through music, song and dance. The show brings its guests on a journey through Ireland rich past. The production features a troupe of champion Irish Dancers, award winning vocalists and musicians. Guests will be treated to a stunning views of Irelands magical landscape, traveling along the Wild Atlantic way, visiting the world famous Claddagh fishing village in Galway, the Giants Causeway in Antrim and the Cliffs of Moher.

Mise Eire visits a number of Ireland’s most famous tales

Grace O’ Malley

Grace O’Malley was chieftain of the Ó Máille clan in the west of Ireland, following in the footsteps of her father Eoghan Dubhdara Ó Máille. Commonly known as Gráinne Mhaol (anglicised as Granuaile) in Irish folklore, she is a well-known historical figure in 16th-century Irish history, and is sometimes known as “The Sea Queen of Connacht”. She was well-educated and regarded by contemporaries as being exceptionally formidable and competent Her name was rendered in contemporary English documents in various ways, including Gráinne O’Maly, Graney O’Mally, Grainne Ní Maille, Granny ni Maille, Grany O’Mally, Grayn Ny Mayle, Grane ne Male, Grainy O’Maly, and Granee O’Maillie. Upon her father’s death she inherited his large shipping and trading business (a trade sometimes referred to as mere piracy). Through income from this business, land inherited from her mother, and property and holdings from her first husband, Dónal an Chogaidh (Dónal “the warlike”) Ó Flaithbheartaigh, O’Malley was very wealthy (reportedly owning as much as 1,000 head of cattle and horses).

Cu Chulainn

Cú Chulainn is an Irish mythological hero who appears in the stories of the Ulster Cycle, as well as in Scottish and Manx folklore. He is believed to be an incarnation of the god Lugh, who is also his father His mother is the mortal Deichtine, sister of Conchobar mac Nessa. Born Sétanta, he gained his better-known name as a child, after killing Culann’s fierce guard-dog in self-defence and offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared. At the age of seventeen he defended Ulster single-handedly against the armies of queen Medb of Connacht in the famous Táin Bó Cúailnge (“Cattle Raid of Cooley”). It was prophesied that his great deeds would give him everlasting fame, but his life would be a short one. He is known for his terrifying battle frenzy, or ríastrad (translated by Thomas Kinsella as “warp spasm”and by Ciaran Carson as “torque”), in which he becomes an unrecognisable monster who knows neither friend nor foe. He fights from his chariot, driven by his loyal charioteer Láeg and drawn by his horses, Liath Macha and Dub Sainglend. In more modern times, Cú Chulainn is often referred to as the “Hound of Ulster”.

The Claddagh

Claddagh (Irish: an Cladach, meaning “the shore”) is an area close to the centre of Galway city, where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay. It was formerly a fishing village, just outside the old city walls. It is just across the river from the Spanish Arch, which was the location of regular fish markets where the locals supplied the city with seafood as recently as the end of the 19th century. People have been gathering seafood and fishing from the area for millennia. It is one of the oldest former fishing villages in Ireland – its existence having been recorded since the arrival of Christianity in the 5th century.

Pick up

Show starts at 8pm, at Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road, Galway (Pick up can be included; fill in details when booking)

Drop off

Show finishes at around 10pm