The Great Irish Hooley Returns to Walt Disney World This Weekend at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant

If you will be at Walt Disney World this weekend, then you will have the opportunity to check out The Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant. If you are wondering what a hooley is, it is an old Gaelic term for a party with music and entertainment for the family. This will be the 8th year that the event is offered, along with amazing food and drink. It takes place this weekend, Labor Day Weekend, in Disney Springs.


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Here’s a look at this year’s exciting headliner bands from Disney Parks Blog: 

Billow Wood – Playing Irish and U.S. music festivals, this four-piece band fuses its unique brand of instrumentation with multi-vocals and harmonies for a blend of Irish and folk music. 

Strings & Things – Before returning to Raglan Road this summer, the original Irish folk/trad four-piece band Strings & Things toured in London and throughout Ireland with their own original sound and a variety of crossover songs featured on their first original album, “Turbulence.”

High Time – This fresh new trio from Connemara, Ireland, combines Irish music and an intriguing blend of modern folk influences to produce a rich sound and exciting experience. The band rocks an energetic statement with its instrumental lineup of flute, whistles, harp, bodhran, guitar and vocals – as well as some Irish dance steps thrown in.

TradGad – Three talented musicians from Kerry, Dublin – Colin Foley (guitar, vocals); Fionn Morrison (Uilleann pipes, whistles); and Ciara Ni Bhrian (guitar, fiddle, mandolin, Uilleann pipes, tin whistle, banjo and bazouki) – are sure to charm guests with their vibrant performances.

Maca – These two Irish sister-musician-songwriters from Wexford, Ireland are dubbed “Ireland’s next big thing” and will be rocking Raglan Road Pub stages with their extraordinary talent with guitar, fiddle and vocals. 

The Rolling Wave – Stephen and Abby are one of the finest traditional Irish music duos around.  These energetic performers work their crowd for some lively audience participation.

Atlantic Bridge – These accomplished musicians blend their rich musical backgrounds to create a fresh, exciting mix of country, folk and Irish trad music.

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There will be delicious, authentic Irish food, beer and cocktails offered during the event. From Saturday, August 31st through Monday, September 2nd there will be a Rollicking Raglan Brunch offered.

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There is no cover charge for the event, so stop by and check it out!

Who would love to be at this amazing event at Raglan Road?

Photo and Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog

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About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!