Friday, December 25, 2015

More than Boxing Day at the Irish Rover: Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) is coming on January 6.

On December 26, the Irish Rover celebrates Boxing Day.

It's been a few years for us, and we'll probably be in attendance. If you're unfamiliar with my advocacy of all things Irish Rover, then be educated. It's a little piece of Irish territory appended to River City, almost entirely eliminating the shtick expected of the institution of "Irish pub in America" in favor of honesty.

I love the Irish Rover, even as I lament the fact that none of downtown New Albany's new wave of restaurants have honored the occasion of Boxing Day -- even my own. I advocated such at Bank Street Brewhouse during the original kitchen's run, but never found acceptance for the notion.

Black pudding and Guinness at 10:00 a.m.? Sign me up. Meanwhile, the Irish Rover is pioneering yet another wonderful idea, described here.

Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) – January 6th

Whew…You made Christmas happen for friends and family, and now it’s time for your own celebration! The Irish Rover revives a long-standing tradition of Nollaig nban — or Women’s Christmas — with a party just for you. Live Irish music by female musicians, drink specials, and a special beer made by female brewer Leah Dienes of Apocalypse Brewery!

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