So much more than a nightclub

It’s midweek, and it’s a new week in CFJ-HQ. Jack has quite an unusual pep his step all week. Maybe it’s the sunshine? Maybe it’s the tune of  Pretty Young Thing stuck in his head.  Or maybe Jack is just still buzzing from the the past week, a week that will rank very high in the Coppers history books. Wednesday, was a historical day for the country, and it was also quite a monumental one for us here at CFJ. Now, if you don’t know who or what we are talking about, you can probably figure it out. You’ve probably seen it online. You may even have seen it in the Sunday Independent! Jack is not one to gloat, but if Coppers is good enough for the gentleman in question, well then. With the madness that went along with Wednesday, Jack barely had time to cross his legs on Thursday, as there was another huge day ahead. Everyone’s favourite radio man, Eoghan McDermott, was throwing his 2FM listerners party in our venue. Eoghan brought, not one, but two massive acts with him. No bother to ya McDermott boy! The Blizzards, fronted by popular ladies man Bressie (Jack couldn’t get a look in all night, cheers Niall!), absolutely rocked the place.  And as if that wasn’t enough, DJ John Gibbons of ‘Pretty Young Thing’ fame, picked up where The Blizzards left off, and almost took the roof off the gaff. Both acts are hot property at the moment, with The Blizzards supporting The 1975 yesterday in Malahide Castle, and John is only supporting Bieber on Wednesday. No biggie.  It genuinely...
Love letters and  Chicken Kievs

Love letters and Chicken Kievs

Who’d have thought it, eh? Our very own Jack The Lad is a bit of an old time romantic it seems. Now, he’s not exactly a wordsmith, but he was mixing it with a host of RTE stars this week. Earlier in the week, Jack received a letter, one that he wouldn’t be used to getting. It was a sort of a kind of a love letter. A letter of regret.  Well, it was a letter from a former love who we haven’t seen in a while. Stefanie Pressiner wrote to us to explain why we she suddenly stopped her regular visits to Coppers. Anyway, the letter was published on the Irish Independent’s online page. Jack responded with a witty response and people loved it.  It was a bit of craic really. Stefanie agreed to rekindle her love with us and join us for dinner, a Chicken Kiev, to be specific. Which brings to mind something Jack wants to talk to you all about. Dinner. You nightclub regulars will know Coppers inside-out, but do you know this… We do food. While nothing will ever compare to Mammy’s dinner, this may just be the next best thing. We have a full carvery menu, Monday to Friday from 12-3. For just €8, you can have a whopper of a feed. We even have a salad bar! Call in and give it a go, Jack says. Let us surprise you. 😉 The highlight of the coming weekend may just be Ireland Vs Austria on Sunday. It’s going to be a huge game for the boys in green. It’s live in Coppers from...
Can you keep up with us?

Can you keep up with us?

It’s been a hectic few weeks lately at CFJ-HQ. With Jack now sitting pretty in the new pad, he’s beginning to work on a long list of ideas and plans in store for Coppers. One of these ventures, a brand new website which is currently in the making. This website isn’t going to be your standard run of the mill website, oh no! We’ve enlisted the help of Google Certified photographers to pimp out our website in 360 footage of our beautiful little village. Jack likes to refer to CFJ as a village, lets face it, Coppers is bigger than most rural villages in the sticks. Is the world even ready for Coppers in virtual reality?    Jack being a big sports nut, is really looking forward to the weekend. On Saturday, the biggest game in Europe is finally here. We’ve been watching on since September, but for one last time season, we’ll be engrossed in the action for another ninety minutes. Coppers is a Sports Bar? There’s a lot more to us than you may realize. Kick off for the game is 19:45, a perfect time to start your Saturday night’s antics. You won’t have to ‘go to Coppers’ later in the night, you’ll already be there! 😉  Another thing for you all to keep an eye out for is the annual Coppers Ski Trip, which was launched yesterday with our partners Topflight. The trip will go on general sale next Friday 9th June @9am. This is our fourth annual trip, and it’s growing every year. Don’t miss out, Jack says. Back next week, enjoy the long weekend you...
Coppers has a new HQ!

Coppers has a new HQ!

Last week Jack promised you all that he had big news coming in the near future. Well, it starts here and now. One of the main things that Jack intends to use this blog for, is to give you lot an insight to behind the scenes at Copper Face Jacks. When JTL got a little bit excited when last week, this was one of the reasons why…   Jack has got himself a brand spanking new office! Well, in truth, it isn’t all just for Jack. This is the new home of Copper Face Jacks Marketing team, who will be bringing you and Coppers to the next level. Word has it that here’s a strong Cavan connection within the office, all will be revealed on that front very soon folks. What else can Jack share with you this week? Well your weekends might just be getting a little longer. What Jack means by this, is that everybody’s favorite weekend DJ, will now be playing Mondays! Dave Lyons, otherwise known as DJ Shiny Head, has sacrificed his Monday night’s by the fire side watching Fair City, whilst dabbing Miracle Grow on his head following another failed hair transplant. Ah we love you really Dave, ya big legend!  In other news, apparently we’re going to be hotter than Tenerife this week, so all you United fans out there need to get into our beer garden on Wednesday night for the Europa League Final. Sun, beer and football. What more could you want? A place in the Champions League maybe? 😉 There’s still so much Jack is dying to reveal. Stay tuned,...
Nurses went free and Coppers went mad!

Nurses went free and Coppers went mad!

First and foremost, we need to talk about last night. It was earlier on in the week, and it had been brought to Jack’s attention that Friday would be International Nurses Day. I’m sure all you Coppers regulars will know that we’ve had a strong affiliation with nurses ever since our doors opened back in 1995. So, Jack decided it was only fair to give something back. ‘Nurses Go Free’ was the tagline and boy did the word spread like the Peanut Butter Jack put on his toast this morning. CFJ’s social media was hopping all day with the news that nurses would be allowed free entry all night, with the help of some form of I.D to prove it. One girl did ask if sore feet and bags under eyes counted as a valid form of I.D. Her comment kind of summed up what the whole idea was about. The nurses of this country are some of the best in the world and they work tirelessly around the clock to care for others. What Jack thought to be a small, but nonetheless kind act, seemed to make so many people happy (The lads weren’t complaining either 😉 ). Nurses came out in their hundred’s for a well deserved night out, and it genuinely was one of the best night’s of the year so far! Nurses know how to let their hair down it would seem! Friday madness aside, Jack The Lad has even more exciting news for you. It is a very good time to be a Coppers fan. There are some huge plans in the pipeline for...
What a weekend!

What a weekend!

Ahoy Hoy, as old man Burns would say. Summer (also commonly referred to as ‘study weather’) has officially arrived and boy did we have it good this week. Since Jack last sat on his bony arse to inform you of some glorious Coppers’ insights, there was the small matter of the long weekend. For many reasons, the weekend was one of the busiest Bank Holiday’s since records began. I would love to tell you that Friday was the calm before the storm, but the shifting wall seen it’s fair amount of action on that particular night. When Jack woke up Saturday morning there was a pep in his already fairly hasty step. Saturday was the night of the hugely anticipated ‘Joshua Vs Klitschko’ fight. Beforehand, our main bar was as packed as the six O’clock Luas to Bridie’s Glen, for Katie Taylor’s flawless performance. The event was being live streamed on our social media, just in case you didn’t know. 😉 By the time ‘AJ Vs WK’ ding-dinged, Coppers experienced an English takeover, and of course by this stage of the night everyone was suddenly a boxing expert. A chorus of “Watch the left jab, Joshua” and “Kltschko will tire, he’s 41” echoed. Well, Jack has never seen Coppers go so silent as when Joshua hit the floor, a bit like Jack does after a few too many scoops. Joshua came through in the end, in what was a savage night’s craic. One Jack really enjoyed. Off went the TV’s, on came the tunes. Speaking of tunes, Bruno Mars was playing a few of those over the weekend and...