Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, is at Town Park (tel. 066/712-3055; www.siamsatire.com). Founded in 1974, Siamsa (pronounced Sheem-sha) offers a mixture of Irish music, dance, and mime. Its folk programs depict old folk tales and utilize farmyard activities, such as thatching a cottage roof, flailing sheaves of corn, and twisting a sugan rope. It also offers dramatic performances and musical concerts (traditional and classical) by amateur and professional companies. They also host touring shows of a more popular kind and film screenings. Admission to the main shows costs from around €16 to €30 for adults, €14 to €23 for seniors, students, and children. Call ahead for reservations.
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