Labor Day Weekend is coming up, which means that it’s time to get your hooley on.
Raglan Road is hosting its eighth annual Great Irish Hooley music festival beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, and continuing until the wee hours of Tuesday, Sept. 3. (Wee hour, actually: the hooley will end at 1 a.m.)
What is a hooley? you ask. It’s a Gaelic word for a party, particularly one with music and entertainment. That might sound like a typical day at Raglan Road – after all, it was named to OpenTable’s list of Top 100 Restaurants for a Big Night Out – but when the Great Irish Hooley rolls around, things really get hopping (literally, if you’ve ever seen the Raglan Road Irish Dancers).
The hooley puts an emphasis on music, but of course there will be special Hooley-crafted cocktails and RR’s exceptional contemporary Irish cuisine. And by the way, the popular Rollicking Raglan Brunch will be served all weekend, including Monday.