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  • Location:Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Welcome to the party! A traditional Irish house party is the perfect introduction to Dublin, with great entertainment and a warm and friendly atmosphere. You'll enjoy good food, local musicians, storytellers and dancing on an evening out that's unlike any other you'll experience in Dublin.

Highlights

  • Traditional food and entertainment at an Irish house party
  • Authentic setting, food, musicians and entertainment
  • Family-friendly entertainment
  • Three-course Irish dinner
  • Children's menu available
  • Live traditional music
  • Traditional storytelling
  • Learn a traditional Irish language song
  • Option to choose dinner and show, or show only

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What You Can Expect

Dublin Traditional Irish House Party including Dinner and Show

Dublin Traditional Irish House Party including Dinner and Show

The Irish House Party is Dublin’s unmissable Irish music and dance show. Now in its sixth successful year it is hosted by All Ireland champion musicians, dancers and entertaining presenters in an intimate and homely dinner theater setting.

No Irish house party is complete without a good meal beforehand and you will be served a delicious three-course Irish dinner. Once you have finished your meal, the music, singing and dancing begins.

The show is suitable for all ages, and families with children are welcome. You can take part in the entertainment as much as you like, or simply sit back in comfortable surroundings and enjoy:
  • A presentation about traditional music and dancing
  • A live traditional music and dancing session
  • storytelling
  • Learning a song in the Irish language with a songbook
  • Trying some simple Irish dancing
  • The house party piece, where you can perform something yourself!

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Itinerary

Your Seanchai (storyteller) will meet and greet you before the dinner and tell you the story behind some of our most famous traditional Irish foods, all of which you can experience as part of our dinner from a choice menu (see below).

Please note, this is a sample menu, and subject to change. The menu is a la carte and you can choose from the following options for each course.

Main Menu:
Starters:

  • Traditional Colcannon Soup: Potato, onion and savoy cabbage soup with cream and fresh herbs
  • Dublin Coddle: A steaming bowl of bacon, pork sausage, tomatoes, potato and onion finished with herbs
  • Cashel Blue Salad: Dressed mixed leaves with croutons, tomatoes, walnuts and the famous cashel blue cheese

    Main Courses:

    • Roast Herb Stuffed Fillet of Irish Chicken Wrapped in Bacon with a rosemary and red wine Jus
    • Homemade Beef and Guinness Stew: Tender chunks of Beef slowly casseroled in a Guinness gravy with carrots, celery and potatoes
    • Honey and Dill Glazed Fillet of Salmon served with lemon and caper butter
    • Vegetarian Leek and Brie Parcel: Sauteed leeks, Brie and cranberries in a baked Filo pasty parcel

      All of the above is served with a selection of potatoes and fresh vegetables

      Dessert

      • Chocolate Cake with Bailey's filling
      • Irish Coffee ice cream

      Followed by Freshly Brewed Tea/Fine Roasted Coffee

      Children can order from the Adults menu or Chicken Nuggets, Sausages, French Fries and Ice Cream available for younger children

      Customer Reviews

      5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

      This was a really enjoyable evening. The musicians put on a great show, teaching us a lot about Irish instruments. The meal was good. This was a great introduction for us to Ireland and Irish culture and life.

      5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

      Fun and engaging!!!

      5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

      Good food, good music!

      5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

      This was my favorite thing we did in Dublin, the food was delicious and the show kept us tapping our toes and smiling and laughing throughout. I would go see this show again in a heartbeat.

      5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

      Food was good, the entertainment was fantastic

      We did the dinner and a show. There were about 40 people there. Food was good and did not have to wait between courses.

      The Show lasted about 90 minutes but I wish it could of lasted much longer.

      The performers where very talented.

      The whole show was not set in stone, they played songs they wanted to play that night and were flexible to work with the crowd.

      The night we were there was a family from Arizona and one of the daughters dance. They brought her up and played a Reel for her to dance.

      The whole evening was a joy.

      5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

      The show was awesome and highly entertaining. A great way to know Irish history in songs and ballads. The food was not so great. It could be an affirmation of the gossip that the best cuisine stop short of the Channel. A highly recommend this tour anyway, wash the food with lots of Guinnesses.

      5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

      Great show, great food! We had a very enjoyable evening.

      5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

      A great night out in Dublin ! The evening is held at a hotel a wonderful dinner was served in a beautifully-appointed dining room where you sit at long tables to meet people from around the world and make friends. The show is downstairs in a pub-like theatre. The Irish House Party entertainers are wonderful - music,with some audience participation, and Irish Riverdance-style dancing. The show was fabulous. Highly recommend it.

      5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

      This was a wonderful experience for our first evening in Ireland. The food was great, service was excellent and the music and dance really gave us a taste of Irish folklore and culture. We did have trouble finding the hotel, but it gave us a chance to see the American Embassy right down the street and other beautiful surroundings. The location is outside of Dublin, but we got off the bus at Merrion Park and walked. Considering this is July, when we got out of the venue at 10 PM it was still light out, so walking back to the bus was no problem.

      5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

      What a blast. Wonder what the River Dancers did after they move on.

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