Arthur’s Day gets a last hurrah at the Century Bar

Diageo might have decided to pull the plug on Arthur’s Day but that doesn’t mean the event is dead and buried.

Diageo might have decided to pull the plug on Arthur’s Day but that doesn’t mean the event is dead and buried.

Instead, local pub The Century has decided to reinvigorate the event with a special celebration called ‘Arthur’s Last Hurrah’ on Friday evening.

The event, which is being run in connection with Thomas Mullen’s, will see local musician Henry Mac busking outside the Roden Place pub from 5.30pm in aid of SOSAD, with a BBQ being catered for by Mullen’s.

There will be music later that evening from Off The Record, while all pints on the day will be €3.50. Burgers will also be served, while proprietor Pat Kerley will also be dishing up his famous Guinness cheesecake. Explaining the decision to run with the event, bar manager Darren Kerley said it was his customers that urged him to do so.

“Arthur’s Day has always been a great day in the pub ever since it kicked off in 2009.

“We were sorry to see it cancelled this year but our customers had been urging me to do something anyway so I thought why not? It promises to be another great day and we’d love to see some of the many faces who have visited us for Arthur’s Day over the years back here on Friday, as well as some new faces hopefully,” said Darren.