CELEBRATION – 10 MIN READ
Burns Weekend is making a welcome return ‘home’ to Harvey’s Point on Friday 27th & Saturday 28th of January 2023. Join us 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.
Peggy doing a ‘Highland Fling’
There will be a lovely line-up of festivities hosted at Harvey’s Point on both the Friday and Saturday evenings as well as the traditional Haggis Hunt in Cashelard on Saturday afternoon. 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 lots of dancing.
Eamonn Gillespie, Guest Relations Manger, Harvey’s Point has planned the first ever Highland Concert Experience on Friday evening, with performances from Seamus O’Sullivan, The Donegal Tenors and special guest, Matt Mc Granaghan.
On Saturday at noon, there will be a guided walk in Cashelard – ‘Ramble with Rabbie’, in search of the 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 Whoriskey’s pub for a cup of cock-a-leekie soup and a bit of banter and dancing, organised by Richard Hurst.
The main event, the Burns Supper, will be hosted by Harvey’s Point on Saturday evening, starting with a welcome reception to the sounds of the Ardahy Pipe Band followed by fun, 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 making memories – arrive as guests and depart as friends!
The first Burns Supper was held at Harvey’s Point twenty years ago and the event was born from an idea of the late Joe Mc Glone who had a passion for all things Scottish. Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) wrote over 300 songs and a variety of poems. He is widely regarded as Scotland’s national poet and the date of his birth in January is celebrated worldwide.
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