A NIGHT of “feast and revelry” and “tipsy dance and jollity” will be held this weekend at Bobby Byrne’s pub to celebrate Robert Burns night.
On Saturday night, at 8pm, the O’Connell Avenue pub will play host to a typically Scottish meal to mark the night celebrating Scotland’s national poet.
Organised for the last nine years by Noel Flannery and Michael Potter, this year’s celebration will feature Mr Potter in the role of compere - and he will no doubt roll out a few of Robbie Burns’s classic poems.
The night will also include haggis and sandwiches, neeps and tatties, alongside pipe and violin music.
There will be poems and songs - and those who wish to throw in a piece of literature are more than welcome to do so, according to Clarina man Michael.
There will be bagpipe playing from Capt Michael Egan, and a violin piece from Mary O’Donoghue.
The meat for the haggis has been supplied by Pat O’Doherty’s butchers, in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.
“We have been getting it from them for many years. He supplies Harrods of London, Buckingham Palace, and last summer he had the contract to supply meat to the G8 summit,” Michael explained.
“January is a long old dark month, so it is nice to break it up, and have a bit of fun,” he added.
Burns night gets under way at 8pm in Bobby Byrne’s pub in O’Connell Avenue. All are welcome. Telephone 061-316949 for more information.