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Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Downtown Disney Celebrates ‘Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival’

March 7th – 17th, 2014

Featured Bands include: The Willis Clan, 3 Dollar Band, Elevation and More.

The Willis Clan tops the line–up of talented bands that showcase their Irish roots through lively music and dance during the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant and Downtown Disney March 7th–17th. The most authentic St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Central Florida also will feature authentic cuisine by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon, host of the PBS and Create TV cooking show, Kevin Dundon’s Modern Irish Cooking.

Raglan Road guests ready to “get their green on” can participate in festivities that run from 5pm until 1am March 7th–14th and from noon until 1am, March 15th–17th. The line–up of Irish band performances begins with The Willis Clan, a family of artists and musicians who merge their Irish roots with other music and dance genres to create their own unique, celebrated style. Beginning March 7th and culminating March 17th, events will feature:

· Performances by The Willis Clan, 3 Dollar Band, We Banjo 3, Goitse, The Raglan Rebels, The Brayzen Heads and Raglan Road house band Creel.

· World–famous U2 tribute band Elevation, playing March 15th and 17th.

· The Raglan Road Dancers, seven full–time champion dancers, performing daily.

· Renowned Irish dancer and choreographer Ronan McCormack of the original Riverdance cast, leading Irish Dance Workshops From Roots to Riverdance.

· Céilí traditional music and structured set–dancing event, during which host Ronan McCormack invites guest participation.

Festivities at Raglan Road and in surrounding Downtown Disney areas will include face painting, stilt walkers, competitions, giveaways and plenty of St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia. Guests can order from Raglan Road’s popular lunch, dinner and bar menus. The dinner menu, which includes loin of bacon and cabbage, the authentic Irish dish of St. Patrick’s Day, is available all day Sunday. Throughout the event, the restaurant’s Cooke’s of Dublin counter–service eatery will offer Irish favorites like fish and chips, battered sausages and deep–fried candy bars.

On Sunday, March 16th and Monday, St. Patrick’s Day, guests will be seated on a first–come, first–served basis. Sunday, the pub and restaurant cover charge of $5 will apply to each guest 18 and older; on Monday, the cover charge is $10. Reservations can be booked for other festival days by calling 407/938–0300.

Pubs in Ireland have long been considered a place for families to gather. Following that tradition, Raglan Road is a place to meet friends and family and experience the Irish culture on St Patrick’s Day and everyday. Guests are encouraged to proudly wear a sprig of Shamrock as is the tradition in Ireland and participate in “the wearin of the green.”

During any visit to Raglan Road, be it brunch, lunch or dinner, guests can belly up to one of the restaurant’s 130–year–old imported– from–Ireland bars or grab a table for authentic fare. The restaurant, a Diners’ Choice award winner, is known for its beer–battered fish and chips, as well as its Shepherd’s pie with a contemporary twist and other popular entrees. Raglan Road offers gluten–free items including scallops, fish and chips, calamari, onion rings and pasta dishes.

Owned and operated by Irish partners Paul Nolan, John Cooke and celebrity chef Kevin Dundon – famous for his five–star hotel and cookery school in Ireland – Raglan Road features traditional Irish dishes and new creations with a Celtic twist. 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. Guests can enjoy live Irish bands and performances by The Raglan Road Dancers nightly and during the Rollicking Raglan Sunday Brunch. Live music is also scheduled nightly on the pub patio. Lunch is served 11am–3 pm; Dinner 3–11pm; Bar menu 11 pm–late; Sunday Brunch 11am–4pm. Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant is located at Downtown Disney in the Walt Disney World Resort, 1640 E. Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

For further information visit the website or Tel: 407/938–0300.

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