CELEBRATION – 7 MIN READ

Burns Weekend

BY DEIRDRE MCGLONE

With Christmas around the corner, this also means that Burns Weekend is not far away. It’s time to put the weekend of 28th & 29th of January in your calendar. Seasonal celebrations begin in Scotland on Tuesday 30th November – St Andrew’s Day – The feast of Scotland’s patron saint is a fitting day to launch Burns Weekend 2022.

Peggy doing a ‘Highland Fling’

Join us in Donegal for a fun weekend in celebration of the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns, and the shared bond between Donegal and Scotland. The Burns Supper was born out of an idea by Daddy Mc Glone, who inspired us to host this event every January. 2022 will be a special year, with the Burns Supper making a welcome return to its ‘home’ at Harvey’s Point as well as it being the twentieth year of the Burns’ celebrations, held in aid of Donegal and North West Hospice.

The festivities will be hosted between the cosy and welcoming ‘Travellers Rest’ pub in Cashelard and the luxurious surrounds of Harvey’s Point. The weekend will feature the usual mix of wit, wine, whisk(e)y and wisdom, accompanied by fine flavours of Scottish food, music, poetry and dancing.

Friday is free and easy with a Scottish sing-a-long in the Travellers Rest, Cashelard. Guests are encouraged to come along and do their party piece. Special guest appearance by Cameron from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers as well as a host of local entertainers, led by Eamonn Gillespie.

On Saturday morning, there will be a guided walk in Cashelard – ‘Ramble with Rabbie’, in search of an elusive ‘Haggis’ that may be hiding in the bushes! This is a special event for Harvey’s Point guests and the entire community of Cashelard and beyond. Everyone is welcome. Following the Haggis Hunt’, return to the Travellers Rest for a cup of cock-a-leekie soup and a bit of banter.

Robert Burns
1759 – 1796

Robert Burns Weekend Celebration at Harvey's Point - 29th January 2022

The main event, the Burns Supper, will be held at Harvey’s Point on Saturday evening, starting with a welcome reception to the sounds of the Ardahy Pipe Band followed by fun and formalities and a delicious three course dinner. Later on in the evening, tuck into a light Scottish supper. Dancing into the ‘wee’ hours with the great Gary Blair Ceilidh Band. Experience an unforgettable evening of merriment and memories – arrive as guests and depart as friends!

À bientôt.

Deirdre

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