17 March sees dual celebration for O’Reilly’s Irish Pub


St Patrick’s Day 2010 is cause for a double celebration at O’Reilly’s Irish Pub. Not only will there be the traditional shamrocks and shenanigans expected from this red letter day, but the 17th also marks exactly one year since the bar opened in Gibraltar’s Ocean Village. O’Reilly’s owners, the Hunter twins, promise that this will be a first birthday to remember.

One half of the publican duo, Andy Hunter, explains, “O’Reilly’s will be laying on some authentic Irish craic for Paddy’s Day but, like the black stuff, good things will come to those who wait. The evening will kick off at 6pm with a four bar Irish Pub crawl starting from the Gibraltar Arms on Main Street journeying to The Star Bar in Parliament Lane followed by Casemate’s Lord Nelson before arriving at destination O’Reilly’s. There will be live music, free T-shirts, special Irish shots and plenty of reassuringly ridiculous hats along the way to keep people entertained.  We’ll be painting the town green.”

Having launched the Pub with a bang back in 2009, folk band The Shamrock of Gibraltar will be returning once more to lead the singing and dancing at O’Reilly’s. Known for their traditional Irish renditions, some members of the band will be flying over from the Emerald Isle itself especially to join the party. Like others, the Irish Marbella community will also join the event.

Throughout the RBS Six Nations rugby both O’Reilly’s and the Lord Nelson have been treating patrons to ‘five plus one free’ stamp cards redeemable for Carling, IPA and St Patrick’s Day favourite – Guinness.  With the tournament not closing until 20 March at Stade de France, this means that the cards will be valid on 17th – so there’s no excuse not to follow the festivities.

John and Andy Hunter have been part of the Gibraltar hospitality scene for 20 years and have five bars under their stewardship – Gibraltar Arms, The Star Bar, Lord Nelson, O’Reilly’s Irish Pub and Britannia Bar within the Cruise Terminal.

For further information on the joint St Patrick’s Day and birthday celebrations please contact Andy Hunter on oreillysgibraltar@gmail.com or visit http://www.oreillys.gi/


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