The Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival Returns to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Disney Springs

It may only be the beginning of March, but the timing is just right to start getting excited about the return of the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival – one of my favorite events of the year! Once again taking place in and around Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, this year’s celebration kicks off March 11 and runs through March 17.

You won’t find a drop of green beer here thanks to Raglan Road’s authentic Irish flair; instead, you’re invited to celebrate as the Irish do with award-winning Irish bands, quick-stepping Irish dancers, and palate-pleasing Irish cuisine.

Guinness headlines at the bar, alongside a mighty selection of beers, spirits and craft cocktails. On stage, Irish bands including JigJam, The Raglan Roots Coalition, Cooney & Ryan, Avi McGourty and The High Road steal the spotlight. And from the kitchen, inventive dishes by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon make their mark on the menu.

Complimentary face painting and fun giveaways round out the event, ensuring that there’s something for everyone in the family.

Once you’ve been to The Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival, it’s easy to see why Raglan Road is America’s #1 Irish Pub.

Mighty Festival hours are 4 p.m.-1:30 a.m. March 11, 14, 15 and 16; noon until 1:30 a.m. March 12 and 13; and 11 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. March 17.

On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis with a cover charge of $10 for each guest age 18 and older. Reservations can be booked for other festival days by calling 407/938-0300.

For details on the entertainment line-up and special dining events hosted by Kevin Dundon, visit www.raglanroad.com.

‘The Willis Clan’ to Perform at Raglan Road During a Limited Engagement

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With the holidays behind us and Valentine’s Day still a month away, you may think that January is a quiet month for revelry and entertainment. Not so at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant where The Willis Clan, famous for their appearances on “America’s Got Talent” and their reality TV series on TLC, will be taking the stage January 19-22, 2016.

Featured in People magazine in 2015, The Willis Clan is a family band like no other. They write and record their own music, staying true to their Irish traditions while infusing originality from multiple musical influences. With all 12 Willis children taking on a musical role alongside their mom, Brenda, and behind-the-scenes dad, Toby, it’s no wonder that NBC named the group the “Today Show’s Sound of Music Family” in 2012. Since that time, they’ve played sold-out crowds in Ireland and have opened for Brad Paisley and The Band Perry in Dublin, Ireland, while their latest studio album, “Heaven,” recently reached #6 on the iTunes pop charts.

As someone who loves a good live show, I can’t wait to see them perform on the Raglan Road Patio Stage later this month. If you’re expecting a hefty admission fee, you’ll be excited to learn that there is no cover charge at the pub. As always, the restaurant will feature their authentically Irish dinner and bar menus, seasonal local dishes, craft beer flights and a robust array of specialty cocktails.

Though I haven’t yet met her in person, I was thrilled to find that Brenda Willis and I have one thing in common – we both believe that “Raglan Road is one of our favorite pubs in the world!” If you agree, don’t miss your chance to see The Willis Clan live on stage from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Jan. 19 and 20, and from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jan. 21 and 22, 2016.

In the meantime, click here to learn more about The Willis Clan and follow @RaglanRoadPub on Twitter for the latest Willis Clan performance updates. For general Disney Springs news and happenings, follow @DisneySprings on Twitter and Instagram.

‘Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival’ Runs March 13-17, 2015 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Downtown Disney

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Award-winning Irish and American bands and quick-stepping Irish dancers will showcase their Irish roots during the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Downtown Disney March 13-17. The most authentic St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Central Florida also will feature inventive cuisine by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon, host of the TASTE Award-winning PBS and Create TV cooking show, “Kevin Dundon’s Modern Irish Food.”

Raglan Road guests ready to “get their green on” can participate in festivities that run from 4 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. March 13 and from noon until 1:30 a.m. March 14-17, including complimentary face painting for guests, and live music. The diverse band lineup headed by Scythian — playing gypsy-infused American Celtic tunes — offers something for everyone:

  • Reel Ó Gránde, the newest Raglan Road house band playing traditional Irish ballads, jigs and reels and modern Irish and country music.
  • The West Coast Trio from Connemara, playing traditional and contemporary Irish songs on accordion, flute and guitar with plenty of reels and jigs.
  • 3 Dollar Band, three extraordinary musicians inspired by Irish and Appalachian music.
  • The Brayzen Heads, a popular duo on guitar and banjo playing Raglan Road regularly.
  • Drops of Green, an exciting new ballad group from the heart of Ireland.
  • The Raglan Road Dancers, seven full-time champion dancers, performing daily

Guests can visit www.raglanroad.com or call 407/938-0300.

Raglan Road Operator Rumored to be Building New Disney Springs Restaurant

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According the the Orlando Business Journal –

Raglan Road’s owner is rumored to be bringing something new to Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs project.

The ownership company, Great Irish Pub of Florida Inc., filed a notice of commencement for “new construction of a single-story restaurant” at Disney Springs on Dec. 5. Disney Springs, which will be fully completed by 2016, already has attracted new restaurant concepts including Morimoto Asia and The Boathouse.

Raglan Road spokeswoman Jennie Hesssaid stated that the restaurant has “nothing to announce.”

Raglan Road currently has several properties at Downtown Disney, including a dine-in restaurant and entertainment venue, outdoor bar area, a merchandise shop and a quick-service food stop.

Raglan Road Irish Pub Presents: The Summer Solstice Signature

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Raglan Road Irish Pub Presents: The Summer Solstice Signature

Dining Experience with Master Chef Kevin Dundon

Date: Thursday June 19th 2014

Time: 6.30pm

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Price: $95.00, plus tax and gratuity

Tables in Wonderland Discount Accepted

To book your Reservation please call 407-938-0300

Master Chef Kevin Dundon of Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant has created a tantalizing menu incorporating fresh seasonal flavors for a special Summer Solstice Signature Dinner which takes place on the 19th of June. Enjoy a sumptuous four course menu paired with the finest wines that have been expertly chosen to complement and enhance the delicious flavors of each dish. Chef Kevin adds his unique style and flair to the menu combining his passion for freshness and simplicity.

The Summer Solstice marks the official start of the summer in the Northern Hemisphere and has long been associated with ancient summer customs and traditions. It is often the time of the first harvest and when plants and herbs planted during the spring equinox were collected hence a celebration of nature’s bounty. In ancient times the Summer Solstice was hugely significant; it was a time when the power of the Sun was at its highest and crops & fields were blessed to ensure a good harvest.

Celebrations take place across many parts of Europe dating back thousands of years. Most involve festivals, maypole dances, lighting of bonfires, feasting and celebrations. The Summer Solstice is such a joyous and magical occasion celebrated for centuries. We hope you can join us for a truly memorable dining experience.

For more information, please visit http://www.raglanroad.com/summer-solstice-signature-dinner

 

Menu Offerings:

Appetizer

Classic Irish prawn cocktail

Chateau Minuty, Rose, Provenance, 2013

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Soup

Summer inspired chilled melon soup

Cape Mentelle, Sauvignon Blanc- Semillon, Margret River, Australia, 2012/13

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Main Course

Spit roasted baby lamb with a rosemary salt crust,

minted pea jelly & fondant potatoes

Campo Alegre, Toro, Spain, 2010

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Dessert

Fresh Strawberries & white chocolate mousse

wrapped in a picnic blanket

Domaine Chandon, Etolie Rose, Napa, MV

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Tea/Coffee/Petit Fours