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The Irish Olympic House, based at the Big Chill House near London’s King Cross Station, will bring the sound of Ireland to the Olympics with over 30 different acts playing during the Games fortnight.
A host of Irish performers will be appearing on stage at Ireland’s national house, with performances ranging from hip hop to blues and folk, punk rock and Irish dancing. Emerging talents The Original Rude Boys will line up alongside more familiar names such as Wallis Bird, Paddy Kennan and Mick Flannery.
Open from 10am on 27 July, the Irish Olympic House will offer live entertainment until 2am ever day with visitors able to enjoy a variety of performers during their visit.
Daily admission is priced at £10 for entry between 10am and 6pm and £15 from 6pm to 2am.
“We have created a programme at the Irish Olympic house that has a real London Irish feel to it,” Operations Manager Stephen Hickey said, “which we believe will engage and entertain both the local Irish supporters and those visiting the capital for the games.”
Ranging over four floors, the house has an exclusive rooftop terrace, where visitors will be able to relax and view the London skyline, before descending into “Jack’s Bar”, a room mirroring the atmosphere and styling of the famous Father Ted series.
Olympic House ambassadors, including comedians Dara O’Briain and Ardal O’Hanlan and sporting greats Barry McGuigan and Sonia O’Sullivan, are expected to appear at the house during the Games, together with members of the Irish Olympic team.