Craic is a Gaelic word with no exact English translation; the closest you can get is “fun”, and is pronounced “crack”.
Craic is a Gaelic word with no exact English translation; the closest you can get is “fun”, and is pronounced “crack”.

Time for an Irish festival

IF YOU find your feet tapping when you hear the music of Riverdance, then you won't want to miss the St Patrick's Day Craic on Saturday, March 17 the Gympie Civic Centre.

And if you need to ask what a craic is, then you definitely need to come along and learn first-hand what it means to be Irish on St Patrick's Day.

Craic is a Gaelic word with no exact English translation; the closest you can get is "fun", and is pronounced "crack".

Although you won't find craic in a standard English dictionary, Google it and 42,500 listings come up, so there's a lot of craic out there and there'll be lots more in Gympie this year on St Patrick's Day.

At the Gympie Craic you'll enjoy music by Gympie's own Celtic Boyos, feast on a traditional three-course Irish dinner and laugh along with comedian Brian Doyle. Tickets are available from Karinya Florists, 140 Mary Street or from Cartridge World, 206 Mary St.

At just $60 a ticket, can you afford not to come along and enjoy St Patrick's Day with your friends?

Gympie Times


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