Special Events

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

The Rover is turning 30…and we want to celebrate with you!  Join us Sunday, December 3rd, 12 – 6 pm, for our 3oth Anniversary Party featuring live music, food specials, commemorative pint glasses and other merch, your photo on your pint, and lots of other fun.  

 

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK TOURS, Hosted by Michael & Siobhan Reidy

In 2017, we started taking groups “off-the-beaten-track” in Ireland, and had A LOT of fun in the process.  We added a Scotland tour in 2020, but Covid had other plans.  Our sold-out 2020 tours were cancelled, and for more than two years, Covid restrictions kept us from traveling.  But we finally hosted our first post-Covid tour of southern Ireland in October, 2022, and our second tour headed north from Dublin Airport in April, 2023.  In October we finally got to Scotland, and had such a great time we’re going back in October 2024.  We’ll also be back in Ireland in April, 2024 (tour is sold out).  

If you want to kiss the Blarney Stone, look for leprechauns, and spend your nights at tourist-only pubs, we are NOT the tour for you. But, if you want to spend time with the locals, see the best sights at a relaxed pace, stay at charming small hotels, and hang out at real pubs and restaurants rather than tour bus mills, we might be what you’re looking for.  We spend at least two nights at every stop to help you get a real feel for each area, and we rarely start our days before 9:00 am…we are not rushing around the country trying to hit all the supposed ‘must-sees,” but we will definitely show you the best of Ireland and Scotland.

TOURS FILL UP QUICKLY.  USE THE “CONTACT US” PAGE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO OUR EMAIL LIST TO RECEIVE INFORMATION DIRECTLY…WE’D LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US!

Next Tour: Scotland, October 2024

Tour is now open for registration!  Stay tuned for info on our April 2025 trip

Scotland, October 2 – 15, 2024

2 nights in the tiny crossroads of Bridge of Orchy, situated between Oban and Glencoe, and right in the middle of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery; 2 nights at Whispering Pine Lodge on the stunning banks of Loch Lochy; 3 nights at the beautiful Ness Walk Hotel in the lively town of Inverness; 2 nights at the gorgeous and historic Maryculter House on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire; and 3 nights at the very centrally located Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in Edinburgh

Highlights:

  • Lunch in the historic burgh of Culross (Outlander fans will recognize this charming village), and a stop to see the Kelpies
  • A visit to the seaside village and tiny distillery of Oban
  • A day amid the stunning beauty and history of Glencoe and Loch Leven
  • A day trip to the other-worldly scenery of the Isle of Skye
  • Mysterious Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, one of Scotland’s most dramatic castle ruins
  • The evocative battle site of Culloden Moor
  • Elgin Cathedral, the “Lantern of the North,” and the unexpectedly fascinating Speyside Cooperage
  • Fyvie Castle, one of the most beautiful — and interesting — of Scotland’s intact castles
  • Step into the the 18th century and learn the stories of the mill workers who made Dundee an industrial textile giant
  • The iconic Edinburgh Castle, plus a walk along the Royal Mile, including parts that were buried centuries ago
  • The fascinating Rosslyn Chapel outside of Edinburgh
  • The Georgian Squares of Edinburgh’s New Town and the cobbled lanes of the Old Town…and much more

 

Holiday Closings

Fourth of July:   CLOSED 

Memorial Day and Labor Day:   CLOSED

Thanksgiving:  CLOSED

Christmas Eve:  Last orders at 7:30; CLOSED when it falls on a Sunday or Monday

Christmas Day:  CLOSED

New Year’s Eve:  Last orders at 8:30; CLOSED when it falls on a Sunday or Monday

New Year’s Day:  CLOSED

ADDITIONAL CLOSURES MAY OCCUR.  CALL THE RESTAURANT FOR UP-TO-DATE INFO

 

 

Stout Fest 2024 – Date TBA, 3:00-8:00 pm

Fingers crossed we’ll have enough staff to bring back the popular event with live music, a limited beer-centric menu, and all 12 taps devoted to the best stouts on the market

 

Boxing Day – December 26th, 2024

Celebrate the Irish way!  If our staffing has improved enough to host this popular event, we’ll be offering a traditional Irish breakfast and live music served up 10 am – 2 pm….fingers crossed!

 

 

Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) – TBA for 2024

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 na mBan — or Women’s Christmas — with a party just for you.  Live Irish music by female musicians, drink specials, and  a great excuse for a GNO!

 

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY  – March 17th, 2024   

Tent Party 11 am – 9 pm….Cover Charge $10/person.  

Under 21 MUST be accompanied by parent.  

OUDOOR ONLY EVENT.  There will be NO SEATING IN THE RESTAURANT OR BAR.  

Tables inside and outside of the heated tent will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Tables outside the tent will have patio heaters but no cover in case of rain or snow.

Food & drink (including beer, liquor, wine, soda and water) can be ordered and paid for at the bar.  Food will be in carryout containers, and you will be texted when it is ready for pick up.  A 20% gratuity will be added to all inside orders. 

Beer, sodas, water, tee shirts, and brown soda bread can also be purchased at the outdoor beer truck.  Beer Truck sales are CASH ONLY

Reservations, call-ahead seating and online orders are NOT available on St. Patrick’s Day. 

2024 Musical Lineup: TBA

Photos by John Nation

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