Craic : fun times, entertaining conversation. (Pronounced crack)
It was many years into adulthood before I saw the word written down and till then I'd just assumed it was Crack. Not to be confused with the the fun time substance used by dope heads the world over !
As well as the above explanation, when you're out and about in Ulster you'll often be greeted with a combination of this word and the phrase I told you about in a previous UWOTD post.
"Aw what about ye ? What's the craic ?" Translated to "How are you, dear chap, and do tell me what's going on in your life right now."
If you've been to a party or down to the pub and had a jolly good time there, you'd say "oh that was great craic, wasn't it ?"
So this little word has a plethera of meanings but all brought together under the general umbrella of 'good times.'
After all, that's what the Irish (and N. Irish) are famous for.