News: Great Irish Hooley, Plus New Menu Options at Raglan Road in Disney Springs

The construction walls are finally (mostly) down at Disney Springs — WOO! So what better way to celebrate all of that wonderful parking and those beautiful vistas than by partying Labor Day Weekend away!

To that end, we’re sharing with you today that Orlando’s only Boutique Irish Festival is back this year, and it’s bigger than ever!

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Disney Springs will host their Fifth Annual Great Irish Hooley this Labor Day Weekend. The four-day party, named for a traditional Irish social celebration, kicks off at noon on Friday, September 2, and runs late into the evening Monday, September 5. The event features the very best of Irish Music, Dancing, Food, and Drink. And best of all — there will be NO COVER CHARGE for the entire family-friendly event!

Check out all of the details below — you aren’t going to want to miss it!

Raglan Road in Downtown Disney

Raglan Road in Downtown Disney

Tri Wishes Grand Irish Red and a Rack of Heaven

Food-lovers and craft beer fans are sure to love this part of the Hooley!

Local Orlando-Area Crooked Can Brewery and Arthurstown Brewing Company from Co. Wexford, Ireland, are working together on a special collaboration — Tri Wishes Grand Irish Ale! The lighter style red ale features a combination of American and European hops. The residual sweetness and malt-forward finish promise to complement Raglan Road’s menu items perfectly.

Choose Your Own Beer Flight of Warsteiner, Magners, Kilkenny, and Smithwicks at Raglan Road!

Another Great Way to Drink Beer at Raglan Road? Yes, Please!

Need a suggestion for something new to try? You can never go wrong with an order of Fish and Chips (even the gluten free version of this classic is amazing). We also recently had the chance to sample a couple of newer items — the Irish Egg and the Rack of Heaven.

The Irish Egg is Chef Kevin Dundon’s take on the pub favorite Scotch Egg. But believe me when I tell you that this is just about the best version of this dish that we have ever tasted. The egg is surrounded by some seriously savory sausage — so yummy.

An Irish Egg -- Cross Section

The Irish Egg

And what’s a Rack of Heaven, you ask? It’s a slow-roasted full rack of baby back ribs coated in that amazing Guinness Glaze that we all know and love. (Seriously. I have a bottle in my fridge as I write.)

Raglan Road Rack of Heaven

Raglan Road Rack of Heaven

The appetizer is perfect for sharing. You know. If you like the people that you’re with that much.

Entertainment Line Up and the Debut of The Rhythms of Raglan

Diverse musical offerings celebrating the spirit of Ireland, both past and present, are the hallmark of the Great Irish Hooley. Check out the extensive list of acts performing at this year’s event!

Raglan Road Hooley Schedule 2016

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Guests will also see the debut performance of the Rhythms of Raglan.

© Raglan Road

© Raglan Road

This brand new 90-minute show combines live music and dance, and will also incorporate breathtaking images of Ireland on a recently installed video screen. We can’t wait to check it out!

The Great Irish Hooley is the perfect way to bid Slán go foil to Summer! We plan to be there, and we hope to see you, too!

Now we’d love to hear from you. Will you be heading to the 5th Annual Great Irish Hooley this Labor Day Weekend at Raglan Road? Leave a comment and tell us what you’re looking forward to the most!


  1. Essie says

    I’d love to see the Rhythms of Raglan! Of course I’d like some of those fish and chips, too!

  2. Sara says

    Raglan Road is one of our favorite Disney traditions! The Guinness Glaze is so good (we always bring home a bottle), and every winter I long for the It’s Not Bleedin’ Chowder.

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