Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Authentic Irish Pub To Host A One-Of-A-Kind St. Patrick's Day Celebration

St. Patrick's Day is swiftly approaching and Galway Hooker is transforming its normal one day celebration into a two day experience.

Galway Hooker's two day St. Patrick's Day event will begin on Saturday, March 16, with final celebrations to be held Sunday, March 17. A record breaking 3,000 people attended last year's festivities and the same attendance is expected this year.

On Saturday, before St. Patrick's Day, the block surrounding Galway Hooker is transformed to an authentic Irish party. The revelry begins with live music by local bands, bagpipers, Irish step dancers, bar games, a raffle benefiting Grin Kids charity and of course traditional St. Patrick's Day drinking. The event starts at 11 a.m. and won't stop until 2 a.m.

The St. Patty's Day festivities don't end Saturday. For those looking for the ultimate St. Patrick's Day experience, Galway Hooker offers a VIP ticket for both Saturday and Sunday for $20, which includes a private location, whiskey tasting, Irish buffet, Guinness collectible and Galway Hooker t-shirt.

Galway Hooker Restaurant and Irish Pub is located at 17044 Kenton Drive, just off Interstate 77 in Cornelius.

The Galway Hooker Restaurant and Irish Pub believes that nothing inspires a great story like a delicious meal and a refreshing pint. That's because the Galway Hooker is a story in and of itself. Originally built in Ireland, the pub was deconstructed and moved piece-by-piece to its current location off the shores of Lake Norman, just a stone's throw from Charlotte, North Carolina. The pub is named for Galway Bay, which lies on the west coast of Ireland. Nearly all of the artifacts and d├ęcor inside the pub, including an authentic Galway Hooker boat, are from the area surrounding Galway Bay. The Galway Hooker serves traditional Irish favorites fused with contemporary items all made with fresh, locally grown ingredients. Galway Hooker is also home to Lake Norman Comedy Zone, which attracts some of the biggest names in comedy, as well as Waterford Hall, a spacious banquet facility. Plus, Galway Hooker is known to pour the coldest pints this side of Dublin. And don't forget - at the Hooker you enter as friends and leave as family.