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!

Calling Singapore. We have lift off! What an opening!

McGettigan’s CQ rocked Clarke Quay in Singapore on 16th April, when the latest addition to the McGettigan’s Irish Pubs family opened its doors. And what an opening it was!

The Classic Beatles provided the entertainment for the opening weekend and even managed to take some time out to pose with our CEO, Dennis McGettigan:

11142817_352615791613005_1253656643_nOf course, there was also the official ribbon cutting ceremony and unveiling of a commemorative plaque:

11084873_644056282362238_156705982_n928770_1630666450503722_1701731412_nMcGettigan’s CQ is right on Clarke Quay in Singapore, so if you’re passing through, pop in and find out what the first McGettigan’s Pub in Asia is like!

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We’ll leave you with some more Beatles action courtesy of The Classic Beatles:

Win a VIP trip to Singapore!

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Bored of Dubai? Want to win a trip to Singapore? You can now, courtesy of McGettigan’s! One lucky winner and his or her friend will not only get the chance to spend 3 nights in Singapore including return flights to Dubai, but they will also be VIP guests at the opening of McGettigan’s CQ – our new Irish Pub in Clarke Quay in Singapore on 16th April 2015.

Here’s what you’ve got to do to enter:

  1. Visit either McGettigan’s JLT, McGettigan’s DWTC, or McGettigan’s AUH between now and 8th April 2015 and purchase any food or beverage items.
  2. Write your name, mobile number, and email address on the back of the till receipt you’re given for your purchase and drop it in the competition entry box in the pub.
  3. The more often you visit, the higher your chances of winning.

The small print:

  • You must be available to travel between 15th – 18th April 2015
  • You must be able to enter Singapore on the passport you’re traveling on or be able to obtain an entry visa prior to travel
  • The winner will be drawn & announced on 9th April 2015
  • The prize consists of return flights for two people (Dubai – Singapore), hotel accommodation in a four star hotel for 3 nights, and VIP passes to the opening of McGettigan’s CQ. There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be transferred or sold.
  • Participants must be aged 18 or older.

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Singapore and New York! McGettigan’s is coming!

You may have heard that McGettigan’s Irish Pubs are expanding fast and that the next openings will be in Singapore (McGettigan’s CQ) and New York (McGettigan’s NYC).

First up will be Singapore and we’ll be open in about two weeks on Clarke Quay. You can already connect with McGettigan’s CW on Facebook and Twitter. Work is ongoing and we’re excited about the progress we’re making:

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In New York, our future home will be on 36th Street, right in the heart of the Big Apple. You’ll find our friends from NYC on Facebook here and on Twitter here:

We’ll be coming to many more locations in the future! Stay tuned for more announcements!

 

Write us a love letter & win Irish goodies!

Do you love ‪#‎McGettigansIrishPubs‬ ? We mean, do your REALLY love them? If so, you could win some Irish goodies courtesy of The Irish Times!They’ll even ship them to you free of charge, wherever you are in the world!

All you need to do is to write us a max. 500 words love letter and tell us why McGettigan’s is your favorite Irish pub outside Ireland. You can nominate any of our international locations: Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai International Airport, Fujairah, or Abu Dhabi.

To enter, simply click here: http://qoo.ly/4qpxx

If your letter wins (and McGettigan’s, too, by default) we might just have a surprise in store for you!

What are you waiting for? Get all loved up today!

Meanwhile in Abu Dhabi…

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Fly to Singapore for free with McGettigan’s!

Always wanted to see Singapore? Been already, but want to go back for another visit? For free? With added craic?

McGettigan’s can make it happen! Get in to win!

PrintTurn your business cards into flights and enter the draw for your chance to attend the opening of McGettigan’s Clarke Quay, Singapore this March!

This fantastic prize includes; return flights for 2 people from Dubai to Singapore, hotel accommodation for 4 nights and access to the opening night launch party of McGettigan’s Singapore.

Simply drop your business card into the box provided at any of the Picturehouse gigs this weekend across our JLT, DWTC & AUH venues!

Picturehouse Concert Dates:

Wednesday 28th January –  McGettigan’s DWTC
Thursday 29th January  – McGettigan’s JLT
Friday 30th January – McGettigan’s AUH

Terms & conditions:

  • Prize includes return flights for 2 people from Dubai to Singapore, hotel accommodation for 4 nights, access to the opening night launch party of McGettigan’s Singapore.
  • Winner must be over 21 and hold a valid passport.
  • Competition winner will be announced on Wednesday 4th February 2015.
  • No cash alternative will be offered.