Welsh hwyl is likened to the Irish craic
- both mean passion, humour and good times - but neither can be directly translated into English.
WAS MIGHTY: Tina Malone, with husband Paul , right, celebrates St Patrick's Day at Ma Egerton's PHOTO: Dave the Pap/Bond Media Agency
You probably couldn't print some of the stuff, but every moment there was good craic
A line-up of music, dance shows and activities for the children start from 11am with live music, from The Maple Jacks, Pure Craic
and Vertigo Band, from 4pm on Thursday and all day on Friday.
Everyone would be out every day at the racecourse, and then in the evening the place came alive with discussions of the day's races, music (provided by myself in my other job as entertainer with my wife Roxanne) and singing, and plenty of craic
in the bar until the early hours of the morning.
Nicky Henderson has been firing in the winners as Cheltenham looms large and seems to have a big chance of further success with Back For The Craic
at Newbury tomorrow.
People the world over have heard of the Irish craic
, encapsulating the Irish sense of fun and good times.
There were plenty of goodie bags and spot prizes and the craic
rolled on into the night.
When it was time to return to wall-to-wall sunshine in Cali, they declared: "I guess we won't miss the grey but we'll miss the craic
PLANS for Birmingham's St Patrick's Day parade have been announced, with tens of thousands of people expected to head to the Irish Quarter to enjoy the craic
SIR - Yes, it's a puzzle this mystical thing called 'hwyl' ('The craic
or Welsh hwyl?
THOSE Irish boys from Westlife certainly love the craic
in Liverpool, which explains why Nicky Byrne descended on the city for a four-day stay - with a dozen pals and his missus in tow.
Irish pub trade chief Seamus O'Donoghue said: 'The craic
(pronounced crack) has been shattered.
Favourites like the craic
under the canopy, in Broadgate, will be joined by new events like Celtic Strands, an Irish concert, at the Britannia Hotel in the city centre.
And if you are up for the CRAIC
, we want to hear from you