The Kelly Family - Thursday August 26

How's The Craic?

What's the Craic

Craic is the Irish word that most confuses outsiders, yet it is a relatively simple concept. It is the atmosphere, fun, carry on surrounding a particular night out. "How was the craic?" is the first question uppermost in most young Irish minds after a weekend. Good craic: A fairly ok night out, fun but nothing too amazing. Mighty craic: Better than good craic, not quite at the highest level, someone did some crazy stuff maybe. Savage craic: Almost there, great night all together, everyone on top firm, Guinness flowing, great jokes. Deadly craic: A step above savage but not quit the Everest moment. The craic was ninety: The nirvana of craic, everything was amazing, incredible, everyone hooked up, the pints were great. No one quite sure how the word ninety came into it--a famous Christy Moore song "The craic was ninety in the Isle of Man" maybe: And lastly! Minus craic: That's when a night goes wrong and essentially you'd have had more fun in a mausoleum.