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The Legend of Grainne Mhaol
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Ireland's Pirate Queen , Wednesday & Thursday nights from June 15th in The Town Hall Westport, is a spectacular traditional music show based on the real-life story of the legendary Pirate Queen Grace O' Malley or "Gráinne Mhaol". The show is a wonderful celebration of Irish music, song and dance and is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish legend Gráinne Mhaol throughout history. The show is full of energy and enthusiasm and has captured the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Hamilton, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“clare island”
Reviewed 20 May 2012

super walking, very picturesque, would like to see Granuaile's castle better taken care of, visit the local woolen shop and watch a talented woman at work

Visited April 2012
1 Thank Ron B
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great show”
Reviewed 23 January 2012

We went to see Grainne Mhaol in the Castle Court in the summer of 2011, and would recommend, if you are there when it is on, it is worth seeing.

Visited January 2012
3 Thank wyandotte3
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Westport, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The west is alive, with the sound of”
Reviewed 7 September 2011

On arriving at Hotel Westport I was bubbling with excitement at seeing the Grainne Mhaol musical. I met two of the three O'Reilly brothers at the door – yhis is their third year putting on the show that brings the tales of Ireland's wild west to life and one of its most famous chieftains, Grainne Mhaol - Ireland's Pirate Queen. I was wowed by some brilliant Sean Nos dancing from Atlantic Steps. The lead actress, Roisin Timoney, didn't speak a word during the show but her body language conveyed Grainne Mhaol's strength of character and her eyes showed a sadness and vulnerability that explored a different side of her character. I met up with Roisin after the show and was surprised to be greeted by a bubbly young woman without a hint of the complex and troubled persona she had just played. A fantastic production, a top knotch cast and the band was world class. Bravo lads!

Visited September 2011
3 Thank Indiana J
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