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merry ploughboys

February 13, 2012

UCD is pretty great at organizing fun (and free!) little excursions for us American international students, the first of which was a night of traditional Irish music and dance at the Merry Ploughboy Pub.

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I was, and still am, a bit confused about the namesake. This four-man band seemed to also be called “The Merry Ploughboys,” which begs the question, which came first? The band or the pub? Are they one and the same?

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Anyway, I’ll let this video do the talking. Seriously in awe of his fiddling skills.

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And of course, the mesmerizing Irish dancing. I was itching to get on stage, and I’m kicking myself for not bringing my tap shoes!

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I definitely need to add taking an Irish step dance class while I’m in Dublin to my bucket list, which I recently updated, by the way! Jacked that baby up from 50 to 100. Take a look 🙂

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