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What’s the Craic?

With St. Patrick’s festivities in full swing, there’s bound to be some craic around Ireland today. What is craic, you ask? No, it’s not a drug.

The term “craic” is derived from an old English word meaning fun, merriment, loud conversation and high spirited entertainment. All things that the Irish do best!

You’ll hear the term all around Ireland used in some rather odd contexts. Coleman, our Resident Director in Ireland, shared a few:

“Any craic?”
“How’s the craic at the pub tonight?”
“The craic was mighty”
“The craic was ninety nine the other night.”

I asked him for an explanation of that last one…didn’t really get an answer.

Follow all the St. Paddy’s day festivities in Ireland at this website, and have a great holiday!

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