• Burns Weekend Celebration


Burns Weekend Celebration

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th January 2020

Rabbie Burns Weekend @ Harvey’s Point
Peggy doing a ‘Highland Fling’

Join the McGlone family & friends 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 festivities will be held in the cosy and welcoming ‘Travellers Rest’ pub and the Breesy Centre, Cashelard.

Together, we will raise a ‘cup of kindness’ to the memory of the late Joe Mc Glone and all members of the Ballintra / Cashelard community who are no longer with us. Proceeds will be donated to Donegal and North West Hospice.

The weekend will feature the usual mix of wit, wine, whisk(e)y and wisdom, accompanied by fine flavours of Scottish food, music, poetry and dancing. Friday is free and easy with a Scottish sing-a-long in the Travellers Rest. Everyone welcome to come along and do their party piece. On Saturday morning, there will be a guided walk – ‘Ramble with Rabbie’, and no doubt, a hot toddy or two!

Rabbie Burns Weekend @ Harvey’s Point
A walk with Rabbie, Richard and Frank

Later in the day, Richard Hurst will host a Scottish Dance Workshop. The main event, the Burns Supper, will be held in the Breesy Centre on Saturday evening, starting with a welcome reception to the sounds of the Ardahy Pipe Band, followed by fun and formalities and a delicious three course dinner. Dancing into the ‘wee’ hours with the great Gary Blair Ceilidh Band. Experience an unforgettable evening of merriment and memories – arrive as guests and depart as friends.


Tickets for the Burns Supper are €35 per person and may be purchased from:
Deirdre McGlone +353-87-7934466
Eilis McGlone +353-86-3850946
Eamonn Gillespie +353-86-6021305
Richard Hurst +353-83-4116427


Cashelard is located 1km off the N15 between Ballyshannon and Donegal Town.


Harvey’s Point, Lough Eske
Sandhouse Hotel, Rossnowlagh
Cavangarden House, Ballyshannon

January 2020 will be our eighteenth year of hosting Burns Supper celebrations. Over the years, we have shared many memories of these special events. Read more… Saturday the 25th of January is the exact date of the birth of Burns, a special event that will be celebrated throughout the world.

Let’s celebrate together!

Deirdre McGlone

November 2019

Deirdre McGlone

Fond memories from previous Burn Suppers

Photos courtesy of Matt Britton – Donegal Democrat

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