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Raglan Road Irish Pub to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo From May 3rd – 5th, 2024 at Disney Springs

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Raglan Road Irish Pub at Disney Springs will offer it’s first-ever Cinco de Mayo Celebration from May 3rd-5th, 2024. The Irish band Fiárock will play each evening, and there will be special food and beverages for the event!

Read below for all the details from Raglan Road Irish Pub about their Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Reservations are recommended.

Cinco de Mayo Food at Raglan Road Irish Pub

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – The two cultures love to party. They love to sing and dance. And there just happens to be a traditional Irish band named Fiárock storming Ireland with lively music ranging from Mexican and Irish folk to jazz harmonies and American old-time melodies. 

It seems fitting, then, that Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant should hire the band (pronounced Fee-AH-rock) to bring its multi-cultural vibes to Orlando for its first-ever Irish Cinco de Mayo celebration. The merriment kicks off Friday, May 3, and runs through Sunday, May 5, 2024.

Along with rocking music that’ll enchant trad-heads and newcomers alike, the party will get started with signature Cinco de Mayo cocktails including Me Aul Flower, a smoky Tequila- based Old Fashioned; Mary Rita, the Irish margarita with Tequila Herradura, peach Schnapps, mango and passionfruit purée, hibiscus water bitters, and lemon sour; and Kavanagh’s Coffee, with Mezcal, espresso, Kahlúa, maple syrup, orange bitters and a dash of Cointreau.

Cinco de Mayo beverage at Raglan Road Irish Pub

Featured menu items will be chef-inspired Potacos—potato tacos—with three options:  Beer-battered shrimp, seaweed tartare, crunchy slaw pea purée, malt vinegar gel and potato sticks on a potato taco; Pulled BBQ pork, cider BBQ sauce, jalapeno salsa, pickled red onion, corn purée, pickled slaw, diced Granny Smith and cilantro on a potato taco; and Smoked beef and Guinness-glazed short rib, red cabbage slaw, chimichurri, charred corn salsa, pickled shallot rings and tobacco onions on a potato taco.

How did the Irish love affair with Mexico begin? The “olé, olé, olé” heard round the world at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico caught fire with the Irish at the 1990 World Cup in Italy as Team Ireland picked up steam. From sporting events, and now concerts, the ubiquitous “olé, olé, olé” chant pumps up Irish crowds and has worked its way into the Irish national psyche.

The four-piece Irish trad band, Fiárock, features talented members from both sides of the Atlantic on vocals playing concertina, banjo, piano, and bodhrán. Noteworthy live performances across Ireland have captivated audiences and landed the group on RTE’s Raidió na Gaeltachta for multiple performances. Their Irish national TV debut was a live performance on Fleadh TV, and the band was a finalist on the Robinson Emerging Artist Show. They also played a night at Dublin’s legendary trad pub, The Cobblestone.

“The Irish have a great affinity and history with Mexicans, and we thought it would be fun to join the Cinco de Mayo celebrations with our own interpretation of an Irish-Mexican party,” said General Manager Rachael Conroy. “Come enjoy our fabulous band flown in for the occasion as well as our delicious Potacos and Irish-Mexican cocktails!”

At Raglan Road, Fiárock will play the Grand Room stage Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4,  from 6:30 pm through close. The band plays the Raglan Road patio Sunday, May 5,  from 6:15 pm through close. Reservations are recommended. Call 407/938-0300

Raglan Road is owned and operated by Irish partners John Cooke and Paul Nolan, whose Great Irish Pubs Florida, Inc., previously created Nine Fine Irishmen at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  Raglan Road features traditional Irish dishes and new creations with a Celtic twist.  The restaurant’s warm interior of aged walnut and mahogany woods from old Irish bars and churches was built in Ireland and shipped to Orlando.  Live entertainment nightly and during weekend brunch features Irish house bands and the Raglan Road Irish Dancers.  The pub’s all-day menu is served from 11 a.m. Mon.-Fri. and from 10 a.m. Sat.-Sun. The weekend Rollicking Raglan Brunch runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant is located at Disney Springs in the Walt Disney World Resort, 1640 E. Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, Fla.  Visit www.raglanroad.com or call 407/938-0300.

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