Crowds come out in force as Gloucester Irish Club reveals new bar and café
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Crowds come out in force as Gloucester Irish Club reveals new bar and café

THE local Mayor was one of many special guests in attendance when the Irish Club in Gloucester reopened after undergoing an exciting renovation project.

The team behind the Club unveiled their new Irish Corner Bar and Café last week, with a special event that brought the crowds back to the popular venue in Horton Road.

Mark Douglas and Sheriff of Gloucester Clive Walford enjoying the occasion (Pics: Aisha Okoro)

Mayor of Gloucester Collette Finnegan, who is also Vice President at the Club, was among the many in attendance, as was Helen Dennis, from the Irish Community & Cultural Section at the Irish Embassy in London.

Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs has supported the Club financially through their Emigrant Support Programme grants.

Piper John Conroy and some of the Irish Dancers who entertained on the day

Eamonn McGurk, Chairperson of the Irish Club, said of the latest addition to the venue: “I am delighted to introduce the new Irish Corner, Bar & Cafe as the new hotspot for hearty conversation and great atmosphere.

“Built with primary focus on creating a community-based bar that offers good ol’ irish snacks, the famous Guinness and a quick bite to eat.”

Councillor Paul Toleman and Mayor of Gloucester Collette Finnegan

He added: “Thank you to all Irish Society members, supporters and sponsors for making this happen and once again thinking of the positive changes we can make within our community. This wouldn’t have been possible without you. We hope you enjoy.”

The new Irish Corner at Gloucester's Irish Club

Live music was provided on the day by Life O'Reilly.