• FESTIVAL OF FOLK 2014 - With the NATIONAL FOLK THEATRE OF IRELAND

    6 May to 21 September

    It’s our 40th Birthday! And we’re going to celebrate! Join us for our Festival of Folk 2014 this summer featuring performances, lectures and workshops , including a revival of Fadó Fadó, the original show from which Siamsa Tíre grew.

    And just to give you a feel for those early years, we’ll be exhibiting some wonderful memories in our gallery spaces from years gone by. We look forward to welcoming you back to Siamsa Tíre!

    In Association with Kerry Group
     

  • CLANN LIR - THE STORY OF THE CHILDREN OF LIR

    The National Folk Theatre of Ireland - 14-18 July, 8-11, 15-18 Sep

    Presented by the National Folk Theatre, this is a glorious visual, musical and magical performance presented using the best of traditional arts - dance, song and live music, guaranteed to stay with you long after you leave the theatre!

    Clann Lir, an eternal tale of evil and salvation, is a story as old as Ireland itself. According to the legend, the four children of King Lir, Fionnuala, Conn, Aodh and Fiachra were turned into swans by their wicked stepmother, Aoife.

    Join us for a wonderful evening...

  • TURAS - A BREATHTAKING JOURNEY OF MUSIC, SONG & DANCE

    The National Folk Theatre of Ireland - Every Sat & Sun to September

    Turas is a new Siamsa Tíre stage presentation featuring music from all corners of Ireland beautifully interwoven with exciting dance and rich vocals.

    Experience some thrilling hard shoe Irish dancing along with wonderful musicians on fiddle, piano, percussion and accordion.  This is a feast of music, dance and song, and an experience which is guaranteed to stay with you long after you leave the theatre!

     

  • OILEAN - CELEBRATING THE BLASKET ISLANDS

    The National Folk Theatre of Ireland - 1-4, 7-11 July

    This is a glorious visual, musical and magical performance presented using the best of traditional arts - dance, song and live music, guaranteed to stay with you long after you leave the theatre!

    The way of life of the islanders of the Great Blasket Island and their spirit of survival is framed in this production, which captures the essence of this island community, their traditions and customs, their wealth of song and story, their love of life and their strong kinship with one another.

  • FADO FADO - IRELAND IN TIMES LONG PAST

    The National Folk Theatre of Ireland - 23-25, 28-31 July

    A wonderfully evocative show which dramatises a whole year's cycle of living and working the land in rural Ireland 100 years ago through lively singing, music, dancing and mime.

    In times past, almost every farmyard activity had a tune to it.  Fadó Fadó weaves the work and the workers, the worksongs and the dances into a marvellous fast-moving piece of theatrical entertainment, moving from the open air of the bog fields and the harvest festivals to the warmth of the hearth lit cottage.

NATIONAL FOLK THEATRE

Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2014

IT'S A GREAT AULD SIAMSA...

Memories of Siamsa down the years. 30 May to 20 September

Welcome /

Siamsa Tíre in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland celebrates Irish Culture and is home to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland. 

This year we're delighted to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary!  So come and join us for our Festival of Folk which continues until the 21st of September - we bring together visitors from all over the world to enjoy the best of Irish culture and entertainment in Irish music, song and dance in our beautiful theatre in Tralee.  Have a look at our 40th Anniversary Blog - Between the Jigs and the Reels for a look back in time and a look behind the scenes!

Check us out on Trip Advisor, see one of our best dancers in actions - the fabulous footwork of John Fitzgerald, watch video clips of some of our most popular and acclaimed shows Turas, Oilean, Clann Lir.

For the best of What’s On in Kerry in Irish arts and entertainment, come and join us for a performance in our wonderful theatre in Tralee, looking out over the Slieve Mish Mountains and the Dingle Peninsula. More about Kerry and Tralee ...