Raglan Road Announces Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival—Unplugged!

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Bookings are now available for the annual Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival, which runs March 12-17. This year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be a festival like no other, with live bands from Ireland and the famous Raglan Road Irish Dancers house troupe.

But it would not be an Irish festival without authentic Irish food and drinks. For starters, try the Scallop Forest (Foley all natural Georges Bank sea scallops in a golden batter served with citrus-lime dipping sauce and sweet chili jam)—one of my favorites—and make sure to enjoy the complimentary Irish Soda Bread. My go-to main dish is Shepherd’s to Die for Pie (Braised and pulled beef and lamb with root vegetables in a rich red wine jus with Irish peat-smoked mashed potato). And, of course, one cannot go wrong with the famous Fish & Chips, which are also available to go at the adjacent Cooke’s of Dublin counter.

At Raglan Road you can enjoy Irish draft beers and sip from a huge range of Irish whiskeys.

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If you cannot be at Raglan Road Irish Restaurant & Pub this year, why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the amazing P.J. Poison from Disney Springs’ Raglan Road Irish Restaurant & Pub? Here is the recipe! 

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There will be lots of gift competitions and giveaways; at the Shop for Ireland boutique, guests will find an array of Irish gifts, including Celtic jewelry, apparel, hats, home goods and toys. Raglan Road Irish Restaurant & Pub, located at Disney Springs Landing, presents one of the most authentic Irish celebrations in America. 

On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, Raglan Road will open at 10 a.m. with a $10 cover charge for guests. Space is limited, so make sure you reserve your table in advance. 

Musical lineup for the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival—Unplugged!

Main Stage Entertainment

The Byrne Brothers are an exceptionally talented traditional Irish music family from Donegal. Their show takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and combines traditional Irish tunes with a modern dance beat. 

At 1:30 p.m., enjoy Slygo, a talented trio known for their signature lively arrangements of renowned songs.

Colin Farrell and David Curley, two legends of the traditional Irish music world known as Men of Aran, take the stage at 5 p.m. 

Patio Stage Entertainment

Aaron O’Grady,
a singer-songwriter/guitarist from County Cork, entertains as of 12:30 p.m. with a mixture of traditional Irish ballads and modern Irish songs.

At 6:30 p.m., Slygo switches the main stage for the outdoor patio stage. 

The Raglan Road Irish Dancers will perform throughout the festival.

Safety First
The pub is putting safety first for guests with a reservation-only event. Guests can book a two-hour slot to join the Raglan Road Irish Pub festivities at Disney Springs, with numbers strictly managed to guarantee that social distancing is respected. Gathering around bars or stages will not be permitted.

Owned and operated by Irish partners John Cooke and Paul Nolan, the much-loved Irish eatery, renowned for daily Irish stage performances by dance troupes and bands, celebrated its 15th anniversary in Orlando this year. Did you know that the restaurant’s warm interior of aged walnut and mahogany woods from old Irish bars and churches was built in Ireland and shipped to Orlando?

For all there is to see and do at Walt Disney World, check out The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.

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