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Dunne’s Pub Celebrates 16 Years of Irish Seisuns

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Considered one of the longest running (consecutive weekly) Irish seisuns in the Tri-State area, the Wednesday seisun at Dunne’s Pub Restaurant at 15 Shapham Place in White Plains entered its 16th year last week.

There was a packed house to celebrate and dignitaries County Legislator Bill Ryan and White Plains Mayor Tom Roach were on hand to present proclamations to Sean Dunne, Ireland’s County Monaghan native and restaurant proprietor and Brian Conway award-winning County Sligo-style fiddler and leader of the weekly seisuns.

Conway, who Dunne says is the “nucleus” of the group, brings between 10 and 15 musicians to each session, including a new generation of young players. Last Wednesday’s lead guest performer was Donie Carroll, a traditional Irish ballad singer.

In addition to the music and fun, you’ll discover at Dunne’s plenty of good, wholesome food and drink. Lunch and dinner are served six days a week, as well as a Sunday brunch (from 11 a.m. to midnight) that includes a traditional Irish breakfast.

The locals also come to Dunne’s for the Guinness, which is known far and wide for its quality. Using only imperial-sized pint glasses to pour the Guinness into, making sure the Guinness flows through clean lines, from barrel to tap, and perfecting the two-part pouring process will always ensure the perfect pint.

Seisuns are held each Wednesday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The next Dunne’s seisun will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 due to Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Wednesdays.

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