The National Folk Theatre of Ireland - 20 & 21 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!



    By John B Keane

    Beautiful young Sive lives with her aunt and uncle in rural Kerry. Seán Dóta, an elderly farmer, offers the local match-maker Thomasheen Seán Rua, a large sum for her hand in marriage. Will this be too much for her aunt and uncle to resist?

    Don’t miss this chance to rediscover this dark, powerful story of greed and passion - one of the greatest Irish plays of the 20th Century.

    ‘a gripping production’ – The Sunday Times


    At Siamsa Tire..

    Culture Night at Siamsa Tíre will be a celebration of our native folk culture, kicking off with music by members of the National Folk Theatre at 6pm.

    At 6.30pm there will be a talk by Prof. Muiris O’Laoire on Irish Culture at the Crossroads followed by a wonderful opportunity to hear a choral performance by members of the National Folk Theatre in the Round Gallery.

    The musicians of the National Folk Theatre will then be joined by visiting musicians from the University of Limerick a great session of music!


    Light Opera Society of Tralee

    The National Award award-winning Light Opera Society of Tralee presents the ever popular Annie, a touching rags-to-riches tale of a feisty and very courageous 11 year old orphan adopted with some reluctance by the hard-nosed industrialist Oliver Warbucks.

    Annie’s refreshing charm, indomitable spirit, and winning ways force Warbucks to reappraise his life values and even influence government social policies in depression America.

    Directed by Aidan O’Carroll.


Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2014


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 ...