The Great Irish Hooley started on Friday and continues through Labor Day at Raglan Road, the lively Irish restaurant and pub at Disney Springs. The Hooley is packed with food, drink, music, and fancy footwork, as well as special activities like face painting for the kids. Learn more about the event, which is in its fifth year at Walt Disney World, from co-owner John Cooke in the video below:

Raglan Road debuts Rhythms of Raglan show

The Great Irish Hooley also marks the debut of Rhythms of Raglan, a brand-new high-energy show packed with live music and Irish dancing. Bands and dancers are a hallmark of Raglan Road, and this year David Hayes ("Riverdance" and the Irish edition of "The Voice) brings his expansive production direct from Ireland to Disney Springs.

It's as authentic as you can possibly get, down to choreography by special guest Michael Donellan of "Lord of the Dance." Hayes describes the new show in the video below, and you'll see some clips after his talk:

Celebration runs all year at Disney Springs restaurant

Fear not if you don't make it out to Disney Springs over Labor Day weekend to enjoy the festivities at Raglan Road. There's a celebration every night at the restaurant, with live music and dancing to top off the delicious cuisine from celebrity chef Kevin Dundon. Enjoy his special twist on authentic Irish fare like fish 'n' chips, curry, and shepherd's pie, along with decadent desserts, Guinness, and a full range of drinks. If you don't want a full meal at one of the comfortable tables, belly up to the bar that was imported to Walt Disney World all the way from Ireland.

You get great views of the stage throughout the restaurant.

A Walt Disney World classic

Raglan Road is one of the most lively eateries at Disney Springs, and it has a loyal following that dates back to its debut more than 10 years ago, in the days of Downtown Disney and Pleasure Island. While many other restaurants have popped up in this newly enhanced area of the Walt Disney World resort, it still manages to hold its own.

In addition to serving lunch and dinner daily, it also offers up a special brunch menu on the weekends to go with the entertainment. While you may luck into a table by just walking in, its better to guarantee your spot with a reservation because Disney Springs gets crowded.

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