The Church Summer

After three and a half tough, scary, uncertain and distinctly wobbly months for all Spain’s Ex-Pats (and the world in general) where even the weather has been unsure what to do with itself are we finally starting to see some signs of Summer returning to our shores?

Church is back

WE ARE BACK……………….. The Irish have always had a strong affinity with the Eurovision Song Contest – Sooo it seems a tenuous but perhaps apt link to quote one of the contests most famous ever groups ….. ‘MAMA MIA – Here we go again……’

Empty Fidge

So I am tentatively stepping into day 10 of the ‘Lockdown’ – And the question I ask myself is: What am I going to do to pass the time creatively and usefully today?? There is naturally a lot of negativity, scaremongering and assumptions being made when I take my daily stroll through Social Media Street […]

The City Band The Church Albir

Well this definitely wasn’t the Paddys Day we had all been practising hard for and looking forward to over the last few weeks… … but fear not being truly Irish at heart The Church does not accept defeat lying down. ‘This is our time and this is our test and, like generations before us, we […]

There are many ‘National Holidays’, ‘Saints Days’, and other reasons for a good ol’ knees up, but it is no coincidence though that ‘Paddy’s Day’ is the BIGGEST drinking party of the year Its gives every one of us, Irish or not, an excuse to let our hair down (if you have any left) drink […]

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Franco is credited with the founding the well-known Spanish tradition of offering a ‘Menu Del Dia’. This ‘special menu’ was brought in across the country with workers in mind who couldn’t make it back home in time for lunch during their busy working day – The ‘Menu Del Dia’ can be seen scrawled on chalk […]

Ladies & Gentleman it’s nearly that time of year again when the world turns green to celebrate ‘Paddy’s Day’. If anyone knows how to party it’s the Irish – this is one day of the year not to miss going to ‘Church’. BUT… did you know that this special holiday, which is now so heavily associated with drinking, parties, parades, […]

Wikipedia says that “Irish pubs are characterised by a unique culture centred around a casual and friendly atmosphere, HEARTY FOOD and drink, Irish sports, & traditional Irish music” and we concur wholeheartedly, especially the bit about ‘HEARTY FOOD’. When we launched our first exclusive menu to our Church goers we were very mindful of trying to understand the diversity of […]

Live Sport the Church

Live Sport Vision in the Church. So what have we got going on in The Church? Live music – check, traditional belly warming grub – oh yes!! Great Craic and bucket loads of the ‘black stuff’– Pffff standard ….. But also we absolutely love our live sport.

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Live Music in the Church From birth, The Church has been hugely influenced by the desire to showcase a range of live music. Of course it goes without saying that any late Irish bar worth its salt will always have a buzzing atmosphere with the hum of local, and sometimes international musicians and singers strumming […]