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All-Star Night (Part 3):
Richard “Shag” Shaughnessy

January 7th, 2015

Shag Maycraic

(/kræk/ krak) — n

news, gossip, fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation, particularly prominent in Ireland.


Of all the 21st-century scops who frequent the storytelling nights at Riley’s Pour House, perhaps the the greatest practitioner of craic is Richard “Shag” Shaughnessy.

Delivered in a folksy, conversational style, Shag’s stories brim with local flavor and history . . . and they always end with a terrific payoff.

Owen Trophy (225x340)The story he shared at last month’s All-Star Night is a fine example of the kind of storytelling he brings to Riley’s, so today we continue our highlights from 2014 with a slice of humor from Richard “Shag” Shaughnessy.

Also, if you missed them, be sure to check out the All-Star Story Night podcasts featuring prize-winners Owen Kilbane (at right) and Stephanie Wytovich.

Our next Story Night will be on January 27, when the theme will be Resolutions. It should be a craicing good time.

Image Credits:
– Shag at Storytelling Night, May 2014 – Photo by Karen Yun-Lutz.
– Owen Kilbane with All-Star Trophy, December 2014 – Photo by The 21st-Century Scop.
– Shag at All-Star Storytelling Night, December 2014 – Photo by The 21st-Century Scop.