Riverdance has a lot to answer for. From local ceilis in parish halls to international renown and adoration – Irish dance is, quite simply, huge. It’s fair to say that when tourists think of Irish entertainment they first think of craic and music but then of course there’s Irish dance.

While Riverdace and major show of their ilk tour around the world on the ground in Ireland there are various smaller shows that tourist should consider. What better way for weary tourists to spend an evening than relaxing and taking in a show.

Around Dublin and the rest of Ireland there various Irish dance shows popping up. One such show is Celtic Nights, at the Arlington Hotel, just off O’Connell Bridge. IrishCentral was live at Celtic Night's Irish dance show on Friday night.

Live at the Celtic Night Irish dance show in Dublin's city center

IrishCentral was live at the Celtic Night Irish dance show in Dublin's city center. Read more here: http://irsh.us/2mtAwgO

Posted by IrishCentral.com on Friday, March 10, 2017

Celtic Nights is now in its 18th season and runs seven nights a week all year round. The show is what is locally known as a bit of “craic,” meaning fun, and choreographed for maximum audience participation and full family entertainment. It includes World Championship dancers and All-Ireland winning musicians showcasing some of Ireland’s ‘sean nos’ (old style) Irish dance and, of course, the famous Brush Dance.

Of course, there are various other shows around Dublin – including the Irish House Party, a show at the Merry Ploughboy, and various dance gigs at The Church on Mary Street. In Galway you can treat yourself to a night out at Trad on the Prom. Keep an eye out around the country and be sure to take in a show.

For more information on the Celtic Nights show in Dublin visit www.arlington.ie/celtic-nights.