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A sneak preview of part of the ballroom.

A sneak preview of part of the ballroom.

A little view of the winter sun low in the sky across the floor of the ballroom. Imagine how it will be when the golden light of summer warms you as you dance.  

What is a Craicfest

What is a Craicfest

Craicfest is a word that dates back into the mists of ancient Irish history; in other words about six months ago. When we thought about creating an Encuentro for our friends it was to give you all a great excuse to visit Ireland and to experience the legendary hospitality and landscape. We thought… So what …

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Seduced!

Seduced!

Long before I moved to Ireland and we were ‘enlightened’ by the idea of organising Garúa, Anthony told me about the mysterious Charleville Castle and showed pictures of the amazing ballroom. It was really impressive and the images stuck in my memory. On my arrival, my first weekend of travelling around the country was a …

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Why is it called Garúa?

Why is it called Garúa?

Well, the reason is simple really, Garúa was recorded by two of our favourite orquestas Pedro Laurenz and Anibal Troilo so it is never far from our minds and always in our hearts as a song. Of course, it means drizzle in Spanish so it was entirely appropriate for a typical Irish summer when the …

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What's the craic in 90 kraek?

What’s the craic in 90 kraek?

Craic (/kræk/ KRAK) or crack is a term for news, gossip, fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation, particularly prominent in Ireland. It is often used with the definite article – the craic – as in the expression “What’s the craic?” (meaning “How are you?” or “What’s happening?”). The word has an unusual history; the Scots and …

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