IT’S Cheltenham week and for The Castle Bar this means four days of entertainment, craic and thousands of euros to be won in their annual Rollover competition.
Running since 1998, locals took to the Rollover competition straight away and it has now grown to the stage where there are around 170 entries for this year so far. At €100 per entry, that’s a lot of prize money to be won!
You can enter as an individual or get a few friends together to split the cost of the €100. Pick your horse in each race over the four days and try to earn as many points as possible. It’s easy to follow and there’s still time to enter, so contact the bar on 066-7123485 or message them on Facebook (here) before the start of the first race on Tuesday.
The Rollover is just part of a host of events and entertainment at the famous watering hole on Rock Street in the next four days, on what is arguably the bar’s busiest week of the year.
“A lot of people take their holidays for the week and watch the racing here,” said Gerard O’Sullivan of The Castle Bar. “The customers have a great week, they enjoy the craic and the buzz around Cheltenham,” he said.
“There is also a charity element to the Rollover and we’ll be making a presentation of funding to the ‘Inspired’ group at their table quiz in the Bar on Wednesday, March 23,” he said.
There is also a ‘Dingbatts’ competition on Tuesday for the charity, where customers have to work out cryptic clues to name famous horses.
On Wednesday it’s a chance for both men and women to get dressed up with some great prizes to be won. Sam McCauleys have given a beauty hamper of €150 for the Best Dressed Lady prize (2nd prize is a voucher for Gruaig Hairdressers on Pembroke Street), with a similar hamper of men’s goodies for the Best Dressed Man (second prize is a voucher for Cassidy’s Restaurant).
There will also be entertainment on St Patrick’s Day, while Friday traditionally sees the biggest crowds for Gold Cup day, which is great craic even if you have no interest in racing. It’s all set up for a great week in The Castle.