Have a local Labor Day, and celebrate the long weekend with entertainment at Disney Springs' very own Raglan Road for the annual Great Irish Hooley Festival.
Raglan Road Irish Pub is known for its authentic Irish food. Some of its most popular menu items are its beer-battered fish and chips and its Shepherd’s pie with a contemporary twist. While these are favored among guests, there are a ton of other options (And gluten-free options!) too.
This Labor Day weekend, you and your family can enjoy the Raglan Road starter item, Scallop Forest — Georges Bank scallops in a golden batter, served with citrus lime dipping sauce and chili jam (seen above).
You can’t visit an Irish pub and not see a grand selection of craft beer.
Something to try: The Raglan Road flight (seen above). This beer flight features four beers from the Raglan Road Signature Collection, including Miriam’s Irish Coffee Stout, Bloomsdale Pale Ale, Tri Wishes Grand Irish Red Ale and Planted Strawberry & Lime Hard Cider. All options — with the exception of the stout — are created by Central Florida breweries.
Guests of the Great Irish Hooley can experience live music and performances throughout the entire weekend. Music will take place inside on the Grand Room stage and on the pub’s outdoor patio.
The festival headliners include JigJam (Friday through Monday), a multi-award-winning Irish quartet, bringing a blend of traditional Irish music, Bluegrass and Americana; Lisa Canny Band (Saturday through Monday), featuring the talented Lisa Canny, who is a seven-time All-Ireland champion on harp and banjo, blending pop and hip-hop with traditional Irish rhythms; and Billow Wood (Monday), four-piece band formerly known as “Flat Out,” who fuses their unique brand of instrumentation with multi-vocals and harmonies for a blend of Irish and folk music. Additional music includes Strings & Things, The Byrne Brothers, Reel Republic, TradGrad, High Road, Aaron O’Grady and the Raglan Road Irish Dancers.
Celebrating Irish song, dance, food and drink over the long Labor Day weekend, the 7th annual Great Irish Hooley kicks off the festivities beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. The complete entertainment schedule is available at GreatIrishHooley.com. The family-friendly fun will continue through the weekend, ending late Monday, Sept. 3. There is no cover charge for the festival.
Raglan Road Irish Pub is located at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World Resort: 1640 E. Buena Vista Dr. in Lake Buena Vista. For more information, call 407-938-0300 or visit RaglanRoad.com. You can also follow Raglan Road at “@RaglanRoadPub.”