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The ‘Diary’ goes to the sun to visit McCafferty’s Bar, Cabo Roig, Spain

From 30 degree heat in Alicante to storm Lorenza here at home, I just returned home after spending a short break in Alicante, staying in the beautiful Hotel Servigroup La Zenia Hotel.

It’s not often you get an invitation to cover an event abroad with flights and accommodation all included so when Philip Ward asked me to go to McCafferty’s Bar in Cabo Roig to do a ‘Gabrielle’s Diary’, I was delighted.

McCafferty’s Cabo Roig formerly the Bog Road opened in March this year owned by Leitir man Declan Boyle adding to McCafferty’s Donegal Town, Letterkenny, Dungloe and quite a few in London

Gary Gamble and Elaine Boyle have been out singing in the pub since Sunday night for six nights and had a lot of their family and friends from Donegal with them. The dynamic duo were fantastic and went down a storm with the customers.

I was there on Tuesday night to experience the atmosphere and the Irish craic. The place was buzzing and they were just loving Gary & Elaine who put on a great nights singing and entertainment. It was great to see a great Donegal presence there. The craic went on well into the night, the longest I have ever stayed in any pub. The customers were all happy to have their photos taken and the fun was good! A special mention to the staff Marina (Letterkenny) Lisa and Judie who were flat out all night and still managed to smile.

McCafferty’s Cabo Roig is a real traditional authentic bar with live sports and music all year round and a huge attraction for holiday makers along the strip.

I would like to thank Philip Ward and Brendan Maxwell, Area Managers of McCafferty’s Bars for the kind invitation, Shannon Fergus, Events & Marketing for booking everything for us, to John who collected us from the airport and to Ciaran Twomey for bringing us to the hotel and back to the airport last night. The Donegal people are hard to beat. If you are in the area it’s well worth a visit.

When my work was done, I went to the Boulevard open air Shopping Centre, the best I have been in out abroad, apart from the shopping the restaurants were fantastic too, some great bargains, but with only hand luggage I still managed to squeeze it all in!!

Mc Cafferty’s Bar Cabo Roig, the calm before the storm on Tuesday night.

Ciaran Twomey with the staff, Marina (Letterkenny) Lisa and Judie.
John, Deirdre, Ciaran and Brian.
My two bodyguards! Ciaran and John.
Damien Kenny, Michelle McGee and our Gary Gamble.
Lovely to see Andrew Mulholland, Marie Colhoun and her son Gary Gamble.
(front row Left to right) Liam McLaughlin from Letterkenny with the Portnoo gang, Bernie and Paddy McHugh with Kay and John McHugh.
Ciaran Clarke with his superstar wife Elaine (Boyle) what a fab voice you have Elaine.
Enjoying the fun in McCafferty’s Bar, Cabo Roig were Louise Murray, Malachy and Claire Boyle (Elaine’s parents) (back) Marian Molloy and Elaine Clarke.
Claire Boyle and Liam McLaughlin.
The crowd arriving to hear Gary Gamble and Elaine Boyle perform.
Lovely couple from Belfast I met were Brian and Anne George with the man himself Gary Gamble.
Jackie and David Ryan from Dublin enjoying the night, and happy birthday David.
Here they are the dynamic duo Gary & Elaine who were fabulous.
Ahhhh a bunch of roses from Ciaran Twomey welcoming me to McCafferty’s Bar.

Deirdre, Ciaran and Gary gives the thumbs up!

Smiles all around……Elaine Clarke (Boyle) Ciaran Twomey, Paul James Allen who also performs in McCafferty’s Bar and Gary.
Brian and Anne George having a great night with Marian Molloy.
All the Donegal folk, Zita Clancy from Bundoran (far right) with all her friends.
Brian from Sligo, the taxi man.
The hotel we stayed in Hotel ServiGroup La Zenia, highly recommend it.
The lovely Ana on the customer service desk.
Such a lovely team of staff at the hotel we stayed in, Alex is out numbered with all the ladies!
Check this shopping centre out Zenia Boulevard, the best I was in.

The open top Shopping Centre Zenia Boulavard.
The back pool of La Zenia Hotel.

A wee treat for Marian…….taking a rest from the shops!!


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