Four Donegal pubs shortlisted to host a Bord Na Móna Hearth Session

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A cosy fire has long been at the centre of an Irish winter. From cold winter nights spent socialising around the fireplace to the great Irish tradition of sharing music and craic around a roaring fire, the Bord na Móna Hearth Sessions are a celebration of those warmer winter moments with friends and family. This year, Bord na Móna is set to ignite even more of these moments as they invite pubs with the cosiest firesides across the country to compete for the chance to host an intimate acoustic Hearth Session of their own and four pubs in Donegal have been shortlisted – Biddys O’Barnes of Barnesmore Gap, The Thatch at Dorrians Imperial Hotel, Ballyshannon, Bonner’s Bar in Mullaghduff and John Joe’s Pub in Kilcar.

Now in its second year, the Hearth Sessions will feature a stellar line up of Irish talent with Donegal’s very own Little Hours, as well as Stephanie Rainey and Ye Vagabonds playing acoustic sets against the backdrop of a roaring Bord na Móna fire in the first week of December.


Supported by the Vintners Federation of Ireland, pubs across the country were invited to participate, heroing their own hearth, to host one of three, hotly anticipated Hearth Sessions. Votes can now be cast on the Bord na Móna Fuels Facebook page up to November 20th. You can get behind the Donegal pubs and vote for your favourite to host a Hearth Session by visiting page and commenting below your pub’s image telling why you think it would be the perfect place for an intimate fireside gig.

Once the social media comments have been counted, Bord na Móna will help the winning pubs to celebrate by hosting their very own Hearth Session. The winning pubs will depend solely on social media votes so make sure to get liking and voting to secure a Hearth Session in the cosy surroundings of your local. Check out Bord na Móna Facebook page for more details on how to vote

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