Burns Supper at Harvey's Point

The Annual Burns Supper at Harvey's Point

 Saturday 28th January 2023

 

Kilts, Toasts and Haggis at Harvey’s Point ‘Burns Supper’

Join the team at Harvey’s Point for a fun weekend in celebration of the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns, and the shared bond between Donegal and Scotland. The Burns Supper is making a welcome return to its ‘home’ at Harvey’s Point as well as it is the twentieth year of this great event.

Men in kilts, a toast to the Haggis and a traditional Scottish Ceilidh are among the highlights of the 2023 ‘Burns Night’ which takes place on Saturday 28th January 2023.

 

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) wrote over 300 songs and a variety of poems during his short life which will be celebrated with music, song, poetry and oratory as well as a banquet featuring the traditional Scottish festive dish of haggis, parsnips and potatoes.

Guests are encouraged to dress in the traditional tartan of Scotland and while kilts for the men are optional, they are worn by many.  There is a prize for the best dressed Lady and Gentleman.

 

The skirl of bagpipes will greet guests on arrival when they will be served with a  traditional Scottish Hot Toddy. Chairman of the event, Richard Hurst will begin celebrations with the “piping in” of guests to the lavish banquet, where the Selkirk Grace will be recited. A five-course meal will then be served in the opulent surroundings of our Grand Ballroom overlooking Lough Eske.  In keeping with tradition, the haggis will be accompanied by a ‘dram’ or of celtic whiskey.

 

A highlight of the evening is the ‘Address and Toast to the Haggis’. As one guest remarked at last year’s event : ‘If the idea of raising your glass to a sheep's stomach filled with meat is confusing, it all makes sense once you've had a few glasses of Scotch whisky’.

 

Entertainment for the evening includes poetry, song and dance - some of Burn’s most famous songs and poems will be recited, then guests are invited to take to the floor for Scottish ceilidh dancing with the great Gary Blair Band. The grand finale of the night will take place when everyone joins in singing Burn’s world-famous song– Auld Lang Syne – traditionally sung in Scotland and around the world, at the end of a festive gathering.

 

Accommodation Package:

Check-in Friday 27th January / check-out Sunday 29th January 2023

2 nights Bed & Breakfast

Burns Supper on Saturday night

The package also includes Burn Supper activities

Price from €319pps

Everyone is welcome to enjoy a wonderful weekend  at Harvey's Point and as Rabbie Burns would have said: 'We cannae wait tae see ye'.

 

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