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Durty Nelly’s Celebrates 40 Years on the River Walk

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August 4, 2014

Durty Nelly’s Celebrates 40 Years on the River Walk

Durty Nelly's, a classic spot on the San Antonio River Walk beneath the Market Street Bridge for four decades, is planning fun and frivolity the week of September 8th to mark its 40th anniversary. The pub is a replica of the original Durty Nelly's erected in 1620 as part of the Bunratty Castle in Limerick, Clare County. Durty Nelly's will donate 10 percent of its proceeds from the 40th Anniversary Week to The 100 Club of San Antonio, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that supports the families of fallen law enforcement and firefighters in Bexar County, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
Special lunch and dinner offerings (paired with a pint, naturally) pay homage to the pub's history. Irish lamb stew, corned beef sliders and the famed Irish fries (topped with chopped corned beef, cabbage and cheddar ale sauce) are among the featured items. Satisfy that sweet tooth with Irish cream truffle fudge, Guinness cupcakes, and Irish cream chocolate cheesecake.
San Antonio (August 4, 2014) - It's time to clean your kilt, grab that Guinness glassware and get your Irish up for a celebration 40 years - and arguably 400 years - in the making.
Durty Nelly's, a fixture on the San Antonio River Walk beneath the Market Street Bridge for four decades, is planning fun and frivolity the week of September 8th to mark its 40th anniversary. The pub is a replica of the original Durty Nelly's erected in 1620 as part of the Bunratty Castle in Limerick, Clare County.
Durty Nelly's will donate 10 percent of its proceeds from the 40th Anniversary Week to The 100 Club of San Antonio, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the families of fallen law enforcement and firefighters in Bexar County, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
Durty Nelly's is designed in the European style pub tradition with two fireplaces, slate floors and stone walls. Even the rules of the pub—"only two to a stool, no talk of religion or politics and those drinking rum may stand by themselves, preferably near the window"—have been faithfully adopted form the centuries-old Irish tavern.
And it wouldn't be a day or night at Durty Nelly's without the famed daily piano sing-a-longs, often featuring world-famous piano entertainers Joe Miraglilo and Donald McGaughey.
"It's always a party at Durty Nelly's, but our Anniversary week promises to be something extra special," says Brian Getman, director of sales and marketing at the Hilton Palacio del Rio and coordinator of the 40th anniversary celebration. "We're combining everything we've celebrated over 40 years, revisiting the best of the past to create something new."
"We're particularly excited that pub staff and patrons are able to honor our city's brave law enforcement and firefighters during the 40th Anniversary Week."
Win a trip for two to Ireland, the raffle benefits The 100 Club of San Antonio. This 10-Day Ireland Tour includes stops at the Blarney Castle (kiss the Blarney Stone), Killarney National Park, Bunratty (home of the original Durty Nelly's), and even a luxurious stay in Barberstown Castle. For raffle details visit www.100clubsa.org and www.durtynellyspub.com
Durty Nelly's 40th Anniversary celebration, September 8-14, will include 40th Anniversary Glassware, T-shirts, Irish beer tastings, a "kilt night" and complimentary name etchings on Guinness glassware.
Special lunch and dinner offerings (paired with a pint, naturally) pay homage to the pub's history. Irish lamb stew, corned beef sliders and the famed Irish fries (topped with chopped corned beef, cabbage and cheddar ale sauce) are among the featured items. Satisfy that sweet tooth with Irish cream truffle fudge, Guinness cupcakes, and Irish cream chocolate cheesecake.
Want to get some practice being Irish for next St. Patrick's Day? Join the fun on Wednesday, September 10 for "St. Practice Day," a chance to sample green beer and enjoy all the shell-'em-yourself peanuts you want.
Law enforcement and firefighter appreciation night is set for Thursday, September 11, with dueling police and firefighter bagpipers. There will be local heroes, their families, and members of The 100 Club of San Antonio in attendance. TGIF! "Thank Goodness It's Irish Friday!" will get the celebration going into the weekend with a special happy hour, lunch and dinner specials, and more.
Additional events and giveaways are in the works. For more information about Durty Nelly's and the 40th anniversary celebration, visit www.durtynellyspub.com. Enjoy the festivities and if you choose to consume alcohol, please do so in moderation, designate a driver, and remember that driving while intoxicated is against the law. If you over consume, ask for assistance or call a taxi - drink responsibly.