If you’re going to be in Disney World for St. Patrick’s Day, you should be pleased to know that Raglan Road — the Irish restaurant inside Disney Springs — will be having a weekend-long celebration. Starting at noon on Friday, March 16th and running through Sunday, Disney promises this event will be a ton of fun for guests of all ages.
If you love live music, this is your chance to discover incredible Irish entertainment that rivals anything you’ll find on the Emerald Isle. The lineup includes Young Dubliners, dubbed one of Celtic rock’s hardest working bands; well-known U2 tribute band, Elevation, back by popular demand; The Maguires, a family band called “brilliant” by IrishCentral news; Briste, an inspiring all-female trio; The Byrne Brothers, featuring Dempsey (age 8), Finn (age 11) and Luca (age 13) playing alongside their father Tommy; and Reel Republic, hailing from the southwest corner of Ireland. These acclaimed musicians will be joined by The Raglan Roots Coalition and Out the Gap – the pub’s very own house bands, each talented in their own right.
For those who want to step into the action, the Raglan Road Irish Dancers will be performing throughout the weekend and will be teaching traditional Irish dance steps to those willing to learn – no experience necessary!
Of course, an impressive collection of beers, spirits and craft cocktails will be available, ready to pair with exceptional pub grub and more elegant Irish fare. No green beer here, everything is authentically Irish, including the complimentary face-painting artwork … want a shamrock? … that’ll be three leaves (not four – that would be a clover).
On St. Patrick’s Day, guests 18 and over will have to pay a $10 cover charge, and seating is on a first come, first served basis. They are however accepting reservations, should you and your friends or family want to go that route. If you aren’t braving Raglan Road, may I suggest drinking around the world at Epcot to celebrate?