Labor Day weekend guests at Downtown Disney Pleasure Island can eat, drink, dance and celebrate during Central Florida's first boutique Irish festival -- The Great Irish Hooley -- August 31 through Sept. 3. The event will be held at Raglan Road.
A traditional Irish social celebration, the "Hooley" combines music ranging from traditional to rock tunes with entertainment and interactive fun for the whole family. Raglan Road's Great Irish Hooley will make the long weekend memorable with a mix of great Irish bands, Irish Dance Workshops for anyone in the family, structured set dancing known as the Ceili (pronounced kay-lee), Celtic face-painting Saturday through Monday and authentic food and beverages for all.
The four-day party kicks off Friday, August 31 at 5 p.m. and continues through midnight Monday, Sept 3. The Great Irish Hooley entertainment lineup includes six top Irish bands and a troupe of acclaimed dancers:
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, guests can participate in Irish Dance Workshops -- "From Our Roots to Riverdance" -- with renowned Irish dancer and choreographer Ronan McCormack of the original Riverdance cast and the Raglan Road Dancers. Ronan will chart and demonstrate the origins and traditional styles of Irish Dance through to the contemporary styles of dance made famous by Riverdance. And on each of those three afternoons, guests can step up for a two-hour Ceili (kay-lee) - a traditional music and structured set-dancing event that was the precursor to today's popular country line dancing.
Pleasure Island Downtown Disney is located at 1640 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando FL 32830. For more information, call 407-938-0300, or visit the website below.
On the web: www.TheGreatIrishHooley.com