LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Downtown Disney will host an authentic Irish celebration of St. Patrick's Day on March 17. Live Irish music and dance, favorite Irish foods and a wide selection of Irish beers will mark the first-ever St. Patrick's Day celebration at Downtown Disney's newest venue.
Raglan Road's house band Tuskar Rock will perform traditional and contemporary Irish music. Jay Shanahan, Fear an Ti (that's maitre d' in Irish), will entertain guests with a unique mix of Irish music and storytelling. Champion Irish dancer and native Dubliner Danielle Fitzpatrick will dance a repertoire of Irish dance steps. Irish dance troupe Celtic Pulse, led by Myra Waters, a former dancer with Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, will perform high-energy Irish step dancing throughout the evening.
Classic Irish fare with a modern flair will be on the menu, including fish and chips, Irish stew and shepherd's pie. Authentic Irish beers and whiskeys will be on tap. Raglan Road's retail store Shop for Ireland will stock custom clothing and novelty items to help revelers celebrate St. Pat's Day in style.
Raglan Road is open from noon to 2 a.m. On March 17, there will be a $15 cover charge per person from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Pleasure Island celebrates St. Patrick's Day March 16-18, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. The island will turn "green" with live music, videos by Irish artists, leprechaun characters and stilt walkers. Pleasure Island club admission is not required for this event.