The Silken Thomas gets ready for the ultimate 40 year staff gathering!
The Silken Thomas, Kildare Town celebrates 40 years in business this year. Established in 1973 by Joe and Marie Flanagan the Silken Thomas has evolved from a little traditional pub, to what it is today; three bars, Chapter 16 Restaurant, the Lord Edward Accommodation and Tigerlily Nightclub. Joe Flanagan reckons over the 40 years over 1000 staff has worked in the Silken Thomas. “From students working during their summer holidays, to international visitors working during their gap years, to trainee chefs, the Silken has welcomed many staff over the 40 years” cites Flanagan. Joe felt with the 40 year celebration and the year of the Gathering that it would make sense to host an event for all former staff. So on Friday May 3rd the famous ‘Fat Sal’s’ nightclub returns and opens the doors to all former employees from 8:30pm. Joe feels it’s an opportunity to thank all his staff for their input over the years. “If it wasn't for our wonderful staff today and throughout the years, the Silken wouldn't be in business” says Flanagan. For those of you who went clubbing in the 90’s and early noughties and danced away to hits like Britney Spears “Baby one more time” and did a bit of ‘Mmmmbop’ to the Hanson Brothers, then you may have ventured to the once famous nightclub, Fat Sal’s. Well she returns for one night only and also invites Today FM DJ Phil Cawley down to mark the occasion. Phil was one of the original DJ’s in Fat Sal’s so Flanagan says “it made sense that he was here for this special event.”
If you worked in the Silken Thomas make sure you don’t miss this special event. All attendants must pre-register at http://www.silkenthomas.com/
Then on Sunday night, Tigerlily nightclub welcomes Dave Behan from TV show “Tallaforni” along with some of his male castmates to Tigerlily. The likeable Dave, also nicknamed by fellow housemates as the Wilderbeast will perform a DJ in the award winning nightclub. Doors open at 11:00pm.
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