Hot August Nights at The Shamrock Irish Bar, Albufeira.

Our days at The Shamrock are busy with sport. The Olympics have proved successful for both Ireland and Yorkshire, God’s own country!   As I write this blog Ireland is cheering Katie for the fight tonight, 9th August 2012; lets hope this optimism is realised and turns to gold.  Good luck Katie!

The GAA matches continue to be viewed on our two 50 inch screens and supporters, in their jerseys, pack our Irish bar most weekends.

Albufeira has a party feel each night throughout August with festivals and Fado in the local restaurants and the influx of Portuguese taking their annual holiday.  The beaches are covered in tanned bodies enjoying the heat of the day and just to remind you that if you are descended from the fair race of Ireland don’t forget to cover up by slapping on the high factor sun cream and slopping on your hat and t-shirts – essential items for your holiday bag.

On the beach the lifeguards sport pecs and surfboards, patrolling the beach making sure everyone is safe.  Water sports include jet-ski, para-glyding and the boat trip to see the Dolphins or just enjoy the beautiful coast line and maybe a barbeque.  The little train will take you a nice round trip or hop on and hop off as you please to shop at Continente or the beach or if you are lucky to be on the route, even back to your hotel!

After such a busy day we welcome you in at The Shamrock Irish Bar for live music to relax and chat and sing along too.  Damien Reilly, infamous for being ‘The Naked Culchie’ is our resident entertainer.  He will play ballads or the more rousing Tommy K!  Damien has an amazing repertoire and willingly plays requests: how many times does he play Galway Girl?  Frank accompanies many songs with his Bodhran and his signature tune is Spancil Hill.  Keep an eye on our Shamrock Irish Bar facebook page for pictures of our nightly music sessions.  The happy smiley faces tell the story of the craic that everyone comes along to enjoy.

The weather in Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland has led to many people exclaiming ‘get me out of here’!  The rain just kept on falling so the wall to wall sunshine here in Algarve, Portugal was very attractive and affordable.  In Albufeira the choice of restaurants is varied and a typical dish of the day will cost @ 9 euros which includes your soup, main dish,and pudding!  Our drink prices continue to be best value especially soft drinks which are only 1.50 euros per can.     School holidays will be nearing the end so enjoy the hot Fishermans Beach and then the cool air-conditioned bar upstairs at The Shamrock.

Looking forward to seeing you at The Shamrock for ‘the craic’!


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