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.
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!!