Happy Birthday DWTC! Here’s to Fujairah. And Singapore!

DWTC 2nd BirthdayTime really does fly, doesn’t it! Today marks the second birthday of McGettigan’s DWTC – the Irish Pub at Dubai’s World Trade Centre! Happy Birthday, folks!

Over the past two years, McGettigan’s turned an old bank building into one of the city’s best pubs, added a beer garden, and launched The D – Upstairs at McGettigan’s, the city’s first Irish fine dining venue, which already ranks highly on TripAdvisor!

DWTC’s second birthday sees a huge party taking place with star guests Mundy and Ryan Sheridan, who will also play McGettigan’s AUH, of course!

McGettigan’s really has taken the UAE by storm and it’s probably high time to bring the modern Irish experience to folks over here, who – so far – have perhaps felt left out a bit: Hello Fujairah! Yup, McGettigan’s is coming to Fujairah very soon! It’ll be located at the Tennis & Country Club and you can already check out the Facebook page!

We all know that, once something has arrived in Fujairah, it’s set to dominate the world alright, so the folks from McGettigan’s aren’t stopping for a snooze on the beach, but are raising the bar a little more: Hello Singapore!

For the first time, McGettigan’s will open outside the UAE and Ireland, right in the heart of Singapore, in the beautiful and happening Clarke Quay neighbourhood!

Exciting time ahead then, but in the meantime, come and experience the craic in JLT, at the World Trade Centre or at Dubai International Airport, and, of course, in Abu Dhabi!

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Everything you always wanted to know about St. Patrick’s Day in Dubai, but were afraid to ask…

Bonnington Irish FlagSo, here we go! Are you ready for St. Patrick’s Day 2014 in Dubai?

McGettigan’s Irish Pubs certainly are and, as every year, have put together a stellar line up for the most Irish of all weekends.

Join the fun at either McGettigan’s in Jumeirah Lakes Towers or at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The latter also features The D – Upstairs at McGettigan’s, where you can kick off the St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a fine Thursday night brunch for only AED 299/person and a large range of Irish gourmet dishes.

The weekend starts on Thursday, 13th March, and the fun doesn’t end until the early hours of Tuesday, 18th March!

Here’s what’s on offer:

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Thu, 13th, 7 p.m.: Live performance from Adam Sherro

Thu, 13th, 10 p.m.: Live concert from Irish rockers Picture House, back with the biggest party hits!

Fri, 14th, 3 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Fri, 14th, 6 p.m.: Post brunch entertainment with DJ Chris

Fri, 14th, 10 p.m.: McGettigan’s Favourites The BozBoz

Sat, 15th, Game Day!: 6 Nations Rugby Live on Screens – Italy vs England at 4:30 p.m., Wales vs Scotland at 6:45 p.m. and FRANCE vs IRELAND at 9 p.m.

Sat, 15th, 10.30 p.m.: Live performance from Mike Ross

Sun, 16th, 10 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Mon, 17th, Paddy’s Day!: 4 p.m. – Live Irish Music Session; 7 p.m. – Live Irish Dance Performance; 7.30 p.m. – Live performance from our man Mike “Not Bob Geldof” Ross; 10 p.m. – Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

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Thu, 13th, 6 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Thu, 13th, 8 p.m.: McGettigan’s Favourites ‘The BozBoz’ followed by DJ John Hayes until late!

Fri, 14th, 4 p.m.: Acoustic Kick

Fri, 14th, 6 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Fri, 14th, 8 p.m.: Live concert from Irish rockers Picture House, back with the biggest party hits! DJ John Hayes follows until the early hours!

Sat, 15th, Game Day!: 6 Nations Rugby Live on Screens – Italy vs England at 4:30 p.m., Wales vs Scotland at 6:45 p.m. and FRANCE vs IRELAND at 9 p.m.

Sat, 15th, 3 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Sat, 15th, 10.30 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Sun, 16th, 6 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Mon, 17th, Paddy’s Day!: 3 p.m. – Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band; 6 p.m. – Live Irish Dance Performance; 8 p.m. – Live concert from Irish rockers Picture House, back with the biggest party hits!; 11 p.m. – DJ John Hayes follows until the early hours

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17 days to go! Are you ready? St. Patrick’s Day 2014…

17th March Dubai Mcgettigan'sWould you believe it? Only just over 17 days to go until St. Patrick’s Day 2014! At McGettigan’s Irish Pubs, the home of St. Patrick’s Day in Dubai, you don’t even have to wait that long, because the 2014 celebrations kick off on Thursday, 13th March already!

McGettigan’s Irish Music Weekend brings you 5 days of FREE traditional Irish music and entertainment sessions in the run up to the biggest day of the year for the Irish, and friends of the Irish, all over the world!

The festivities will see a full traditional Irish music band fly in from Galway in the west of Ireland especially for the occasion; they will perform alongside Dublin rock picture house 1band, and McGettigan’s favourites, “Picture House” at both Dubai venues during the 5 days. Visitors to both JLT and DWTC venues can watch performances from a troupe of traditional Irish dancers and enjoy some of McGettigan’s award winning food, drink, and party atmosphere. For full line up and music schedules keep an eye on the McGettigan’s Facebook page.

The highly anticipated France vs. Ireland 6 Nations Rugby match falls right in the middle of the celebrations on Saturday 15th March! Watch the Irish lads go into battle with the French live on one of the many wide-screen TVs around the bar and be in with a chance to win an array of fun give-aways and an exclusive VIP trip to Ireland!

St. Patrick’s Weekend at McGettigan’s – the best Irish food, drink, music and craic!

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McGettigan’s AUH – Abu Dhabi, here we come!

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2014 is the year that sees McGettigan’s Irish Pubs expand to Abu Dhabi. The newest addition to the pub chain will open soon at the Al Raha Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi and bring to the city the award-winning McGettigan’s hospitality, food, and craic.

The Abu Dhabi pub is scheduled to open in April 2014 and you can keep up with the pre-opening and opening progress on the pub’s Facebook page.

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McGettigan’s & the Lord of the Dance!

Lord of the Dance DubaiM4 Events is bringing the Lord of the Dance to Dubai and McGettigan’s Irish Pubs are very pleased to be one of the official hospitality partners for the event, which takes place on 27th & 28th March at the Dubai World Trade Centre Arena.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see a very special finale to the current World Tour of The Lord Of The Dance, the award winning international dance phenomenon. Featuring 40 world class dancers this outstanding production is an international phenomenon that has received standing ovations worldwide.

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Fingers crossed! McGettigan’s is shortlisted!

Timeout nomitanion flyerMcGettigan’s Irish Pubs are no stranger to winning awards and this year have been shortlisted for four TimeOut Dubai Music and Nightlife Awards!

Nominations range from “Best Pub in Dubai” and “Best Sports Bar in Dubai” for McGettigan’s JLT and DWTC, to “Best Comedy Gig in Dubai” for the recent Jason Byrne show at the Almas Tower in JLT and “Best Live Music Venue in Dubai” for McGettigan’s DWTC.

Here’s wishing the folks from McGettigan’s the best of luck on the night!

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Fall in love with Ireland this Valentine’s!

The D – Upstairs at McGettigan’s DWTC offers some divine dining this Valentine’s!

The chefs have prepared a mouth-watering 3 course Valentine’s menu with a romantic twist! This really is an excellent place to celebrate with your loved one and enjoy the warm and welcoming ambience, stunning decor, fabulous food, an excellent choice of wines and friendly service.

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Book your seats now for Valentine’s at The D – Upstairs at McGettigan’s DWTC and experience some of the finest cuisine the city has to offer! While you’re there, make sure to check out the new outdoor terrace!

1622262_719281461440126_1533446082_nEnjoy a fabulous 3 course meal including a bottle of red or white wine for just AED 499! To book, call 04 3780808, or click here to email the team at The D. You can also book on the The D’s Facebook page by clicking the “Book a Table” tab.

 

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The Coronas are coming back to Dubai!

The Coronas 1Irish rockers, The Coronas, will take to the stage for the 3rd year running in Dubai! This year McGettigan’s Irish Pub has taken the band indoors for a live and loud show, at Almas Tower, in the heart of JLT: Thursday, 27th February 2014, 7 p.m.

When Danny O’Reilly (vocals/guitar) met Graham Knox (bass) for the first time, O’Reilly was only two weeks old while Knox had barely escaped his mothers’ womb. All their lives they were surrounded by music but it wasn’t until O’Reilly began writing songs at the tender age of 13 that they decided it would be cool to start a band. They recruited school friends Conor Egan (drums) and another close friend to form Kiros and performed their first gig on a Saturday afternoon in a run-down pub in Dublin’s city centre to about 10 friends. Their adventures as Kiros, however, were short-lived as the band broke up before they turned 18 years of age. O’Reilly, Knox and Egan, however, continued to create music but soon they began to miss the thrill of live gigging and, calling themselves Corona, they decided to start playing to anyone who would listen.

2007 saw them change their name to “The Coronas” (due to an Italian dance act already called Corona) but this did not hinder their success as they began to take the Irish music scene by storm with their debut single “Decision Time” which reached no.8 in the retail charts in January ’07. Another top 20 single followed entitled “The Talk” which resulted in the band being signed to UK agency Marshall Arts.

Their hit singles “Grace, Don’t Wait!” and “San Diego Song” which spent a staggering 16 weeks in the Irish top 40, and the release of their debut album “Heroes or Ghosts” was met with rave reviews.

The band’s third album, Closer to You, was released in Ireland on 11 November 2011. The Coronas recorded the album in LA with producer Tony Hoffer who has worked with Air, Beck, The Kooks, Belle and Sebastian and many more. Their first single from the album, Addicted To Progress, was a big hit on Irish airwaves and the single was in the Top 5 Irish Airplay Chart for more than 13 weeks. The song was also nominated for the 2012 Meteor Choice Music Prize.

At the moment the band are working on a new album and have spent most of the winter recording it both in Ireland and the US.

Tickets for The Coronas at Almas Tower, opposite McGettigan’s JLT, are on sale now from McGettigan’s JLT & DWTC and through www.timeouttickets.com priced AED 150.

 

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Happy New Year!

So here we are at the end of 2013! We hope you all had a great year and that 2014 will be even better.

We’d like to thank all our guests, friends, associates, suppliers, and neighbours for their support over the last 365 days and we hope to see some of them tonight in McGettigan’s JLT, DWTC, or The D – Upstairs at McGettigan’s to celebrate New Year’s Eve!

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Kick off the New Year with lots of laughs at McGettigan’s JLT!

Comedy Fest 2014McGettigan’s Comedyfest is back for its 4th year running and is bigger and better than ever. A host of Ireland’s most talented comedians will descend on Dubai this January to provide the perfect, pocket friendly cure to your New Year blues! McGettigan’s the award winning Irish bar and Dubai’s most popular stage will welcome back favorites Karl Spain and Eric Lalor as well as newcomers; Chris Kent, Colm O’ Regan and Bernard O’ Shea, star of the hugely successful satirical Irish TV show ‘Republic of Telly’.

Comedyfest 2014 will run over two nights, and all five comedians will grace the stage to entertain the masses at both events. In keeping with tradition, tickets are priced at just AED60 each and include a free pint and delicious burger from McGettigan’s brand new outdoor Barbecue menu as a thank you to regulars for their support over the past year and a great start to 2014!

Tickets are available for purchase directly from both McGettigan’s JLT and DWTC venues. Get them quickly as spaces are limited and this fantastic event will certainly be a sell out!

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