Wednesday, 07th Sept, 2011
Irish-owned pub chain [The Claddagh] launches new website and gives fans a chance to win a trip to Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day 2012
St. Paddy’s Day may be a little more than six months away, but Irish-owned pub chain Claddagh Irish Pubs has plenty of reasons to celebrate the approaching “Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day” holiday. The pub is launching a new website to house menus, information, images and activities taking place in each of its 15 pub locations across the Midwest.
Getting guests and fans into the spirit of celebration, Claddagh Irish Pubs will be giving away a trip for two to Dublin, Ireland, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2012, and will host mini-celebrations on September 17th ― “Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day” ― at each pub location. To enter, guests just need to visit the new website and complete a limerick and e-mail registration [see top left hand corner], and must be present at their local Claddagh Irish Pub on September 17th at 7:00 p.m. when the winner is announced.
“The hallmark of Irish hospitality is creating a welcoming environment of celebration, whether you’re dining with family, hosting a party or grabbing a pint with a friend – it’s what the Irish call ‘craic,’” says Ciaran Dunne, Director of Operations and Development for Claddagh Irish Pubs. “It’s that spirit that we want all of our guests to experience each time they set foot in our pub, and we’d love to bring it to life even more by giving them the chance to fully experience it in Ireland.”
At Claddagh’s “Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day” celebration on September 17th, fans can visit their local Claddagh Irish Pubs to gather with friends and neighbors to enjoy food and drink in the spirit of traditional Irish hospitality. The pubs will be offering their signature fare and guests can choose from Claddagh’s extensive beer list, including many Irish staples and Midwest favorites such as Guinness, Bass, Bell’s Oberon, Carlsberg, Murphy’s Stout, Magners, König-Ludwig, Kilkenny, Old Speckled Hen, and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.
The winner of the contest will receive two round-trip tickets to Dublin in March 2012, hotel accommodations for Thursday, March 15th, to Sunday, March 18th. The trip also includes a visit to the Guinness Brewery in Dublin, and hospitality at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, provided by Guinness. To learn more about Claddagh Irish Pubs, view images of the pub locations and menu items, or to view a calendar of pub events, visit http://www.claddaghirishpubs.com .