O’Flaherty V.C. and extracts from other works by George Bernard Shaw were recently performed in March, 2013.
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There are many references to food and drink in early Irish literature.
to have been widely eaten and used in the making of mead.
The old stories also contain many references to banquets, although
these may well be greatly exaggerated and provide little insight
into everyday diet. There are also many references to fulacht
fia, which are archaeological sites commonly believed to have
once been used for cooking venison.
Irish was the predominant language of the Irish people for most of their
recorded history, and they brought their Gaelic speech with them
to other countries, notably Scotland and
of Man where it gave rise to Scottish
Gaelic and Manx.
The clurichaun is
an Irish fairy which
resembles the leprechaun.
Some folklorists describe the clurichaun as a night form of
the leprechaun, who goes out to drink after finishing his daily chores.
They are invariably always drunk and surly! It is said that
if you treat them well they will protect your wine cellar, otherwise
they will wreak havoc on your home and spoil your wine stock!
dancing (also referred to as country set dancing)
are dances based on French quadrilles that
were adapted by the Irish by integrating their sean-nós (old style)
steps and Irish music. Historically, it is likely that sean-nós
dance influenced the development of many American and Canadian traditional
percussive dance forms, such as buck dancing, flatfooting, clogging,
and tap dancing.