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Summer-time & the livin’ is easy

Gin & whiskey bars, the Euros, Cultural Festivals, Pride, and hundreds of crackin’ gigs: Summer 2016 has been good to us.…..It’s time for our summer roll-up!

May saw us host for the 2nd time the Asian Irish Cultural Festival. Blending the very best elements of Asian and Irish cultures this day proved to be a big hit among kids & adults alike! Trust us, that origami is harder than it looks!!!

 

On the 26th, the great Paddy Casey stopped by for an unforgettable performance in the lounge. He was joined on stage by his very talented daughter, Saoirse who captivated the room with her angelic voice.

Moving onto June, where the 10th saw us mark International Gin Day out in the beergarden.

Our trusty Thirst Aid Station also made it’s debut to the Harbour - emergency ice-pops and sun-cream for all!

On June 9th, we were delighted to launch the Beatyard with Sim Simma kicking off the night in style.

 

June also saw Ireland go Euros mad & we were no exception. All Irish games were screened in the Bar and on the big screens in the lounge and upstairs. We dished up free burgers for the occasion which went down a treat.

We also had a signed Ireland jersey to giveaway as sported by the lovely, Paul.


June also marked a year since we voted yes. Raoul & Cinders pulled out all the stops!

Then came July. The funny lads over at Hardy Har Comedy Club made their monthly return with one very special guest. 

It was Al Porter. 

The Hardy Har comedy club has hosted many top class Irish and UK acts, most of which had such a good time they have agreed to return to the Hardy Har stage.

 

Following the success of our pop-up gin bar in the beer-garden, we decided to give the ole uisce beatha a try! Taste-testing the whiskey sours went a down a treat with the bar-staff, bunch of perfectionists we are!

 

In August, we joined forces with the Hotspot Music Club in Greystones to bring Harbour to Hotspot Roots Revival Festival - celebrating the finest folk, bluegrass & country music around.

The Festival showcased some regulars like Amazing Apples and Old Hannah but also brought us the amazing I Draw Slow who blew us away with their fantastic festival opener.

We also cheered on our golden girl, Katie Taylor in the 2016 Olympics - you done us proud Katie!

For those who couldn’t make it to Rio, our second cultural festival of the Summer; Brazil Meets Bray gave a good taster!

A colourful afternoon of music, dance, presentations & food. Manager, Mark enjoyed himself anyway.

That is a wrap on Summer 2016. Thanks to everyone who performed, exhibited or popped in for a pint (or five) - you made it one worth remembering! Over & Out.

Posted by The Harbour Bar on September 06 2016