Celebrating Christmas the Irish Way

Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

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Monday morning was made much brighter this week as talk of Friday’s Christmas party took hold of the office. It is always an incredible event and this year did not disappoint. Dare I say, once again, the best one yet?


The brand new Irish World Heritage Centre was our venue of choice this year, with the main party taking place in what will be the theatre once the multi-million pound development is complete. Adding some Irish charm to our Christmas festivities, we had a definite theme running through the night.


Instead of the usual champagne reception, we sipped our Guinness and Baileys while listening to an Irish folk band, Shake the Barley and having caricatures done. Playing some Irish classics and laughing at our , it was a sign of the great night ahead. After Webbies, old and new, had been suitably welcomed, it was time to take our seats for our Christmas dinner.


Craig stepped up to introduce something special we put together for everyone. You can see it here for yourself, our elf Webbies:

After some laughs, it was time for the starter and to open our Secret Santa presents. Not to leave anyone out, partners and other guests received a Christmas Survival Kit with all they need to get through the celebrations unscathed.

Then it was the moment we’d been waiting for all year… Craig’s speech. Similar to the Queen’s Christmas speech, Craig reminded us of the year gone by and looked forward to the year ahead. Moving the evening swiftly on, the 2013 Webbie Awards Ceremony saw some very worth winners this year. But more on that later…


More prizes were awarded as part of our Christmas quiz and then the real fun began. Super talented cover band, The Badcats took the stage to perform some big hits with a twist. Festive cheer was in full flow by this point so the band even got people dancing! Rumours are flying of a thirty-person-Conga line but I couldn’t possibly confirm or deny such a cheesy occurrence.


And the fun didn’t stop there. Several Webbies were said to have been partying well into the night and a little into the morning. Now we’re left with a mixture of emotions. Happiness, with the memories of the night, and sadness, that it’s over for another year!