The Irish Pubs Global Awards Are Back! Help us win again!

The Irish Pubs Global Awards are back and McGettigan’s is again part of the show. After last year’s win for our pub in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in the “International Irish Pub Food” category, we’re hoping for continued success in 2017.

For the first time, the awards are open for public voting, so you can help us win!

Voting is easy: Simply click here to go to the voting form, then select the “Rest of the World” category and cast your votes:

  • Irish Pub of the Year: McGettigan’s JLT
  • Best Food Experience: McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah
  • Best Entertainment Experience: McGettigan’s JLT
  • Best Irish Community Pub: McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi
  • Best Sports Experience: McGettigan’s Singapore
  • Best Chef: Derek Flynn at McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah

If you’re based in Ireland, please vote for McGettigan’s Galway in the “Best Marketing Campaign” and “Best Cocktail Experience” categories.

Public voting is only open until 5th July, so hurry!

Thanks for your support!

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Who will win Euro 2016? No idea, but McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi has already won…

Euro 2016 has kicked off! Where will you watch the games? Make the right choice… choose McGettigan’s – your home of UEFA Euro 2016! #ThinkSportThinkMcGettigans #Euro2016

All our pubs will show all games, so pop in for great football, chilled drinks, and the famous McGettigan’s craic.

Who’ll win the tournament? Your guess is as good as ours, but what we can tell you is that McGettigan’s has already won…

The recent Time Out Abu Dhabi Nightlife Awards, that is!

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We are absolutely delighted that McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi has been awarded the ‘Pub of The Year’ for the second year in a row! The team also walked away with high commended in the following categories:

Best Sports Bar
Best Live Music Venue
Best Resident Band

Here’s a picture of our team from the awards ceremony:

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Food! Food! Food!

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Food is a big thing at McGettigan’s and our kitchen teams at pride themselves at serving top class, award winning food. Our menu includes classic dishes such as; Irish Stew, Beer Battered Fish and Chips, the ‘Full Irish’ Breakfast and signature McGettigan’s favourites such as the ‘Buffalo Hot Wings’, ‘Atlantic Salmon’ and ‘Beef and Guinness Puff Pastry Pie’.

Did you know that we recently won yet another award for our food?

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At the recent What’s On Awards, McGettigan’s DWTC won the “Favourite Pub Grub” award. Here’s our Dubai World Trade Centre team at the ceremony:

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The man behind the food is Sligo-born executive head chef, Derek Flynn (middle, holding the trophy). Chef Derek has years of experience under his belt having worked in kitchens in various cities across the globe. He has been with the McGettigan’s group since its inception in Dubai in 2010. Derek is an integral part of the McGettigan’s team and travels to each and every new venue to set up the kitchen and handpick and train his new team. This meticulous training ensures the same taste and quality of food is experienced by our customers at every venue.

McGettigan’s is committed to using only the finest quality ingredients in our dishes. We always try to source the majority of our fruit & vegetables locally & we also believe in sourcing all our meat & fish from local suppliers.

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Tayto V King – The Ultimate Crisp Sandwich Showdown!

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The age-old, Irish debate of which makes a better crisp sandwich, Tayto or King has been causing quite a bit of a stir across our social media pages. We’ve seen families divided, blood spilled and tears shed all in the pursuit of finding out what Ireland’s favorite cheese and onion crisp is!

Here at McGettigan’s we’ve decided enough is enough and that we’d settle the debate ourselves. But we need your help – We want you to vote – Tayto or King, taking taste, texture, flavor and whatever other variables you consider into account.

The winner will receive a months supply of the winning crisp , 2 tickets to visit Tayto Park in Ashbourne, Co Meath and a two night stay with bed and breakfast at the Kingswood Hotel, Citywest, Dublin. T&C apply.

Click here to cast your vote!

New York & Galway: We’re on the way!

Galway 1Behold! This is the first shot of the future #McGettigansGWY in Galway, Ireland. The build for the latest addition to the McGettigan’s Pub chain has just started. You can already connect with Galway on Facebook, Twitter, or check out its Pinterest board.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond, the build for #McGettigansNYC in the Big Apple has entered its final phase and soon the doors will be open on 36th Street, right in the heart of New York:

If you want to get social with New York, you’ll find the pub’s Facebook page here and they’re also on Twitter, plus there’s a dedicated Pinterest board.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you New York and Galway soon!

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

PrintA very Merry Christmas and a Happy New from all of us at McGettigan’s to all of our guests, neighbours, associates, and suppliers! Thanks for a great 2014! We’re looking forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Check out what’s happening in our pubs in the UAE and Ireland this festive season here.

While you’re enjoying the Rugby, McGettigan’s is coming home!

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November are important days on Dubai’s social calendar: It’s Rugby 7s time again!

As always, McGettigan’s JLT and DWTC are your Rugby 7s venues, offering a heart Rugby breakfast and free shuttle buses to the stadium:

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While you’re enjoying the Rugby, spare a thought for the folks back home. Deprived of a Rugby tournament in the sun, they’re keeping busy by… opening a brand new McGettigan’s Irish Pub, of course!

McGettigan’s is coming home and will open its doors on Friday 29th November in Letterkenny:

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Located at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny, McGettigan’s Letterkenny will bring a little bit of Dubai to Donegal. Check out their Facebook page and pop in next time you’re Ireland!