March Madness & Happy Easter… 23/03/2008

Fresh from her huge starring role in Lord of the Rings 4, Receptionista Extraordinaire Silvia Mencaraglia secretely snook into the office and stole all the staff Easter eggs! Embarrassing enough for her she was totally unaware of our newly installed CCTV and was caught red-handed! Now as punishment Silvia must, on request by any customer, put on her little pink bunny suit, dance around reception and produce a chocolate egg..from where we dont wanna know…
The days of March are flying past and the Irish sun, yes i said those 2 words in the same sentance, is finally coming out after a well deserved break of..i dunno..2 years!
Wishing all our customers a very Happy Easter and especially to one of Avalon Blogs biggest fans/ex colleagues all the way over in Canada…Happy Easter Elise!

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Everyone


Now, its commonly believed that Ireland is a land of fairytale and wonder and that we prance through the meadows with Leprechauns, singing songs about Banshees and little folk…well thats all true and on the 17th of March the whole world joins in with us…
In modern day Dublin however we have taken to having a few quiet drinks by the bar while at about lunch time an 80 year old gentleman takes his place in the corner and sings us into the wee hours with a classic set of ballads! Of course this is all complete lies as on St Patrick’s Day, the world and its dog “drown the shamrock” as they say. Masses of people dressed in Green, White and Orange stuff themselves into the nearest pub/street/park and drink Guinness til it comes out of their ears.
There then comes a certain time, around 5ish, when every Irish person remembers just what it is to be Irish, yes thats right…our amazing innate gift of Dance and Song! Comments such as “I thought that Michael Flatley fella all he knows” or “Jaysus that Celine Dion one hasn’t got a note in her head..Listen to this…” will be heard everywhere no doubt!
But at the end of the day, St Patrick’s day is all about celebrating the one most important thing in all our lives, our nationality! Its the one day of the year where not only the Irish are proud to be Irish but where anyone who sticks on a green hat and drinks 10 pints of the black stuff is officially a Paddy!
Lá Fhéile Pádraig ag gach duine!!!

March News…round 1!


Thanks be to jaysus that February is over…commonly known as the most useless month (as there are no alcoholic festivals during it).
March is finally upon us and wow what a month me have had/are having! All the new staff are settling in fine however we are to lose not one, but TWO of the Avalon’s most hottest team members, Agnes and James.(pictured above,centre).Agnes is heading off to travel the world on a camel and Jamesey is following in the footsteps of Erica – donning a beret and going to live in the land of frog’s legs and red wine, Paris! They will be sadly missed!
Paddy’s day…17th March! Lá Fhéile Pádraig ag gach duine!

March News…round 1!


Thanks be to jaysus that February is over…commonly known as the most useless month (as there are no alcoholic festivals during it).
March is finally upon us and wow what a month me have had/are having! All the new staff are settling in fine however we are to lose not one, but TWO of the Avalon’s most hottest team members, Agnes and James.(pictured above,centre).Agnes is heading off to travel the world on a camel and Jamesey is following in the footsteps of Erica – donning a beret and going to live in the land of frog’s legs and red wine, Paris! They will be sadly missed!
Paddy’s day…17th March! Lá Fhéile Pádraig ag gach duine!