Town Hall presents two day event over April 14th-15th weekend

Orihuela Costa is going to host Spain’s first Irish pub crawl, according to Councillor Sofía Álvarez. It will take place over the weekend of April 14th-15th from midday until midnight on both days.

31 pubs in the area will be involved, offering a half pint (or caña) with some finger food (or tapas) for €2.50. There will be prizes for the establishments that serve the best tapas, have the best presentation and the best decoration of the premises.

“Initiatives like this invite us to appreciate the density of the population of Orihuela, a plural municipality which has a third of its population living on the coast, with almost 30,000 residents and 101 nationalities, where one of the most important is the Irish community,” she said.

Álvarez claimed the number of Irish citizens coming to find out about Orihuela’s monuments and history is increasing partly thanks to the Town Hall publishing information in English and the tour guides speaking the language too.

There is a map showing where all the pubs are, and a minibus service that will stop at each of them passing every 20 minutes, so that everyone can have fun without needing to drive, she informed.

Orihuela Costa’s representative for Irish citizens, Raymond Kearney thanked the councillor for her work and support for the Irish community, both with this event and the St Patrick’s Day celebrations a few weeks ago.

Sofía Álvarez invited everyone to ‘discover this part of the coast and this experience, which will put Orihuela on the map of Spain once again, empower our international community and invigorate the municipality’.