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News St. Patrick’s Festival with Live Entertainment and Authentic Irish Food at Downtown DIsney

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    Music and merriment abound when the most authentic St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the land comes to Downtown Disney March 7-17.

    The celebration at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant and throughout Downtown Disney pays homage to Celtic culture with nearly 10 top Irish bands and pro dancers performing on three stages during select days of the festival. With performances starting nightly March 7-14 from 5 to 1 a.m. and daily 12 p.m. until 1 a.m. March 15-17 on stages indoors and out, guests can don their finest green duds and join in a jig or two.

    Also on tap: a hearty selection of beers, food by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon of Raglan Road, complimentary face painting inside Raglan Road, stilt walkers, living statues, children’s activities and plenty of St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia.

    New this year: the four Disney Food Trucks will serve up delicious eats each evening of the festival at Downtown Disney West Side. Guests can even purchase Fisherman’s Pie at the World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck, a favorite dish from the Ireland kiosk at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

    Highlights of the celebration across Downtown Disney will include:
    • Performances by The Willis Clan, Elevation, Goitse, Three Dollar Band, We Banjo 3, The Raglan Rebels, The Brazen Heads and Raglan Road house bands Creel and The West Coast Trio
    • 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”
    • Ceili (kay-lee) traditional music and structured set-dancing event, during which host Ronan McCormack invites guest participation
    Guests can order from the Raglan Road and Cooke’s of Dublin popular food and drink menus throughout the event. On Monday, St. Patrick’s Day, guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis with a cover charge of $10 for each guest age 18 and older. Reservations can be booked for other festival days by calling 407/938-0300.
     
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    I love St. Patty's Day. I grew up with a mother 3 generations removed from the Old Sod, but with an Irish brough. It is pretty cool to see a map of Pennsylvania, all counties but Lackawanna (where I grew up) and central Philadelphia consider themselves of German descent. My county claims to be Irish as the dominant ancestral heritage. Huge party in Scranton (third largest in the USA) even though the city is now under 100,000 people. There will be tens of thousands coming to St. Patty's day there.

    This looks like a great place to celebrate it in WDW though. Never been to Ragland Road yet. May have to try it next year.
     
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