Irish Session Moving to Hibernian Pub on Glenwood


The Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant Logo - includes a toucan balancing a glass on its beak.With Tir na nOg closing this month so that owner Pete Pagano can spend more time with his family, the weekly Irish session that the pub has hosted for the past eight years was one of many evnets that was in need of a new home. We are grateful to Hibernian Pub and Restaurant owner Niall Hanley; Managing Partner Annie Britton Nice; Frank Bloom, the Hibernian's Director of Marketing & Events; and the whole team at The Hibernian on Glenwood for offering the session a new home beginning on Sunday, Nov. 29!

The first session at The Hibernian will be a Cead Mile Failte celebration, which translates as "a hundred thousand welcomes." We are delighted that the session will have a new home base where local and visiting trad players, singers, and the occasional Irish step dancers will be able to continue to gather to share this music. The session will be held on the upstairs library that hosts two convenient bars. The second floor of the Hibernian is also accessible via an elevator. 

The downtown Raleigh Hibernian, located at 311 Glenwood Ave, was established in May of 2000. It quickly became a staple in the Glenwood South district, a popular dining and nightlife destination in downtown Raleigh for more than 12 years. Despite suffering from a devastating fire in December of 2012, they have recently opened their newly renovated doors and are thrilled to be back in the community. The redesigned pub proudly offers floor to ceiling windows that open onto Glenwood Avenue, multiple bars, and a second floor patio and bar area overlooking downtown Raleigh.

"We are proud to welcome the best Trad session in NC to its new home!" said Britton Nice, who is originally from Camlough, County Armagh in Northern Ireland. Hanley, the Hibernian's owner, hails from County Mayo in western Ireland.

We look forward to this new chapter in the life of the Irish session, and we hope you will join us at The Hibernian on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. to thank the session's new hosts and to celebrate Irish music here in Raleigh!

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