The Councilor for Tourism and International Residents, Sofía Álvarez, joined with local businessman Raymond Kearney on Thursday to announce details of next weekend’s Irish Pub Route which will take place on both Saturday and Sunday, 14 and 15 April, from noon to midnight

Thought to be the first such venture in Spain, 31 pubs will be joining in the activity where each will offer a half pint or a caña, together with finger food or tapa for just 2.50 euro per person.

There will also be prizes awarded to the participating establishments that are voted as having the best tapa, the best presentation and the best internal decoration.

The councillor said that “This type of initiative allows us to appreciate the cosmopolitan nature of the population here in Orihuela, a municipality in which one third of our people live in the coastal zone, with almost 30,000 residents amounting to 101 nationalities, and where one of the most important of which is the Irish community.”

She added that “the number of Irish citizens who come to know our municipality and the attractions that it offers is increasing, thanks in part to the increasing number of publications and guided tours that the Department of Tourism is now producing in English.”

The Department has also produced a map that shows the location of all participating establishments. It will also provide a free minibus service that will circulate 3 times in every hour across the entire route, and which passengers can just jump on and off.

Raymond Kearney thanked the council for their work and support to the Irish community, both for the implementation of this initiative and for the assistance that it provides with the organisation of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the area.

A taste of Ireland on the Orihuela Costa

Ms Álvarez invited all members of the public “to share in this experience, which will help us to establish Orihuela on the map of Spain, to strengthen our international community and to energize our municipality”.

The Irish Pub map is available at:

All 31 Irish pubs

The tourist information office

The centro cívico

The medical center Cabo Roig

Spud Murphy’s

The Sophia Wellness Centre

WEPARK Alicante Airport

Carrasco’s Playa Flamenca

La Paradis Cabo Roig


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