Foyle 2009 – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Diary 2!

Patricia Henry, Irish Dance Troupe, Foyle Company

Well we have nearly come to the end of our ten week run in the Gaiety and I have to say that I think everyone had a great time this year, as always.

The last few weeks have been pretty busy for us, as we have had a few more birthdays to celebrate – Donna Marie Boyle and Anthony Fallon along with a few more. Our normal routine for celebrating a birthday would consist of us meeting in the Green room after the show for a few drinks and heading out somewhere after.


Over the last few weeks we’ve had a lot of people coming and going as we had a good few injuries along the way but its always nice to catch up with them. Brendan Campbell was in performing as a lead with us while we also had a few visits from Maeve Donohue, Claire Doyle, Laura Minogue and Michelle Buffini.

As some of our dancers are from England and Scotland, and other countries we decided to arrange a day where we all headed off to Croke Park to one of the Gaelic Double Headers. The teams playing on the day were Mayo v Meath in the Football and Waterford v Kilkenny in the Hurling. They were both two excellent games and the atmosphere in the stadium was unreal. Both Donna and Andy had never been to a GAA match before so they really enjoyed themselves – except that Andy thought he was going to see a Lacrosse game!!!!!

Croke Park

Our closing night party was held on the Thursday night in the Gaiety Theatre as this was the last suitable night for us to enjoy ourselves, and that we did. We ate and drank plenty, everyone was chatting to everyone finding out what our plans were for the few weeks off.

Andy, Ciara, Christina & Mark

We were a little sad to reach the end of the Gaiety as it meant saying goodbye to a lot of friends as we will all be going on different tours in a few weeks but at the same time we are looking forward to spending a few weeks with our family and friends. So until next tour goodbye, and I hope you enjoyed finding out what we got up to in Dublin.


Riverdance & St Lukes Hospital, Dublin


Riverdance in Ljubljana Slovenia for the first time