Get ready to channel your inner Irish as the Great Irish Hooley returns to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Disney Springs for its 11th year, from September 1-4, 2023.
What is a Hooley?
Hooley is a Gaelic term for a lively party with music, entertainment, and fun for the whole family, and that’s just what Raglan Road‘s annual event is.
The Food and Drink
Raglan Road will debut its new “Stars & Hearts” Keeper’s Heart Whiskey flight, an Irish-American collaboration aged in stout barrels. The bartenders also are whipping up new cocktails for the festival including “Heart of the Hooley,” made with Keeper’s Heart Irish Bourbon and blackberry and mint shrub.
Some of the dishes debuting at the Hooley include Guinness & Onion soup, Crispy Cream Goats Cheese Salad, and the Sea Board – a sharing board for two featuring a variety of savory seafood bites. These dishes will remain on the menu after the Hooley, through the fall.
Guests will also be able to enjoy classics like Fish & Chips and Shepherd’s to Die for Pie.
And next door at Cookes of Dublin, they’ll also adding some new menu items during the festival including a Combo Box with Battered Cod & Shrimp, a new recipe for their Hog in a Box (Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder), Bang Bang’s Loaded: Buttermilk fried chicken with a spicy mayo sauce and loaded chips, and Cookes’ Cheesecake.
Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and winner of several Irish music awards, Sina Theil, is one of the headliners at this year’s Hooley. In addition guests will also hear from Strings & Things, a fan-favorite Irish folk/trad four-piece band; The Connemara Ramblers, a duo with fresh Irish sounds; One for the Foxes, a transatlantic trio merging backgrounds in Irish and American folk music; and Oliver Havlin, hailing from County Down, Ireland, who rocks tunes on guitar, fiddle and vocals.
Brunch-goers can also enjoy the musical stylings of the Byrne Brothers during the Rollicking Raglan Brunch this weekend.
And of course, Raglan Road’s very own award-winning troupe will lead guests through a lively ceili.
For the young (and young at heart), there will also be complimentary face painting all weekend.
There is no cover charge, and reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made through the My Disney Experience app, online at RaglanRoad.com, or by calling 407-938-0300.