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New York had Studio 54 and Manchester had The Hacienda but ALL of Ireland has Copper Face Jacks!

And now this Club Of Clubs is getting its very own all-singing, all-dancing musical as producers are proud to present the world premiere of Paul Howard’s latest comedy masterpiece, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical.  

Opening in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Thursday, July 5th, the musical is a celebration of a club that started out life as something of a Culchie Embassy in Dublin but has since been embraced by its home city. 

Regardless of your county colours, you’ll always find a welcome in the club that has become synonymous with having a good time for three generations of Irish nightclubbers. 

 

The latest addition to our colourful laneway  Tickets link in bio.

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Written by Ross O’Carroll Kelly creator Paul Howard, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is a love story set on the eve of a Dublin/Kerry All-Ireland Final, when a sweet Kerry girl, who’s moved to the Big Smoke for her dream job in The VHI, ends up falling head over her flat-shoes with a true blue Dublin team member.

Can love conquer all as these two young sweethearts face massive cultural and linguistic hurdles on their road to happiness/Croker?

Only time, some great tunes and a bunch of cloakroom tickets will tell as Paul Howard uses his mighty comedy pen to celebrate the nightclub that has become home to millions of love stories and countless lost mobiles.

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Copper Face Jacks: The Musical stars Johnny Ward (Fair City, Love/Hate) as Gino Wildes, Roseanna Purcell (Red Rock) as Noeleen Ní Gearailt and Michele McGrath (The Tudors, Damo and Ivor) as Gretchen Ackerman.

Venue: Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Date: From 5 July 2018

Tickets: From €26 plus booking free and €1 restoration levy

Bookings: Ticketmaster.ie/ Olympia Theatre 

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We've all been there.

You're on a night out, having the time of your life and at 2am you go to check your phone and… it's gone.

Poof! Vanished. Never to be seen again.

Well, one woman was on a night out with her friend last weekend when she lost her phone, and after reading her story, we're all rooting for her to find it.

The girl from Co Down sent in a letter to Coppers explaining the situation, and the club posted it on its Facebook page:

Who doesn't run onto the dance floor when the Five megamix comes on?

Poor girl, we're hoping her phone finds its way back to her.

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If you've ever found yourself burying your head in your hands as you tried to calculate how much cash you splashed in Copper Face Jacks the previous night, you're definitely not alone.

Binning the countless receipts you find buried at the bottom of your handbag on a Sunday morning is standard procedure for many of us, and after learning how much the Harcourt Street hotspot rakes in every week, we're probably doing the right thing.

According to a report in the Irish Examiner, the nightclub's profits have increased considerably since last year, with the iconic spot currently taking in approximately €100,000 PER WEEK.

That's right, ladies. Those rounds of shots aren't sounding so appealing now, are they?

It has been established that the popular club has seen an 8.6 per cent increase since last year, with gross profits increasing from €10.45 million to a staggering 11.35 million.

Excuse us… we might just need a stiff drink.

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Growing up in Ireland means you quote Father Ted at the drop of a hat, spit the lyrics to Maniac 2000 with little to no prompting and possess an intimate knowledge of every nook and cranny in Coppers, right?

If that describes you and the crew, then you may need to brace yourself for this one because everyone’s favourite Dublin haunt is about to go international, and they need you (your rap skills and your Craggy Island trivia) to go with them.

For the third successive year on tour, Copper Face Jacks is descending upon the skiing resort of Arinsal in Andorra, the man responsible for Maniac 2000 is heading with them, and the inaugural Father Ted Ski Fest is kicking off.

We know, we’re already making our lovely lady costumes in anticipation.

If you want in on a week-long event which involves live bands, mountain parties, a lip sync battle, and sledding, you need to clear your diary between March 5 and 12, and book your spot here from tomorrow morning at 9am.

For €899 pps, you will get return flights from Dublin to Toulouse, return transfers and 7 nights accommodation in a choice of 5 hotels.

And it doesn’t stop there, ladies.

The price also includes ski lessons, equipment hire, a lift pass, a limited edition ‘money can’t buy’ Copper’s Irish Rugby Jersey and your all-important Copper Face Jacks wristband which will guarantee you access to all of the amazing Coppers events throughout the week!

Excuse us while we count down the days to March 5.
 

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April Fools' Day is a total minefield for false news stories, as brands and celebrities do their best to pull the wool over everyone's eyes for one day only.

So far this morning we've seen Woman's Way announce a new mag called Men's Way, Loose Women announce a new show called Loose Men (we sense a pattern), H&M reveal a new collection by Mark Zuckerberg, and Tom Fletcher tell the world that he's launching a toddler music supergroup led by his two-year-old son, Buzz.

But the best – and most Irish – corporate prank we've come across today has to be this gas joint effort by Supermac's and Copper Face Jacks.

In an article posted to the Supermac's website this morning, the fast food chain announced plans to set up a new branch… right on the dancefloor at Coppers.

"Starting tonight, nightclubbers will be able to tuck into a Smokey Bacon Burger without ever leaving the dance floor," the article reads.

And Coppers' owner Cathal Jackson even weighed in on the development, adding, "Just last week I was asked by a Guard from Clare in the nightclub ‘Where is the nearest Supermac’s?’ Now, we will only have to point customers towards the Supermac’s branch in our Premium Bar where they can end their night the traditional Irish way."

The best part? If you have a Coppers Gold Card, you're entitled to one free portion of Curry Cheese Chips per night, which will apparently "almost guarantee" that you get the shift.

Solid effort – and is it weird that we really think this would work?!

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Well, if we said we don't like Coppers, we're all clearly lying.

Last year, the owners of the infamous nightclub, Cathal and Paula Jackson, made profits of almost €5m, which is close to €95,000 per week and €13,500 per day. Wow.

At €4.94m, the profits were down by 11 percent from 2014, where the club made a profit of €5.5m.

The pay received by the Jacksons has not been made public, but in previous years they were paid €10,000 a week. 

Copper Face Jacks employs 193 people, and total staff costs for the year was €3.75m. 

The Harcourt club managed to stay alive and thriving as many other night clubs around Dublin and Ireland closed because of the recession. 

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Here at SHEmazing! we felt overwhelmed by a barrage of puns and inappropriate innuendo when it was announced this morning that one well-known Dublin nightclub had designed and released underwear.

Upon reflection, common decency prevents us from sharing many of these sentiments with our discerning users – so instead we'll just give it to you straight: from today it seems you can BUY branded Copper Face Jacks pants.

Yup, the iconic Harcourt Street venue has on offer a pair of white boxers for the lads, and a pair of sporty orange knickers for ladies – both of which feature the venue's distinctive logo.

Suffice to say that many's a Christmas present has now been sorted.

With the items supposedly available to purchase on site (the lads and ladies at Lovin Dublin already have their hands on samples), we've also contacted Coppers for details on nationwide stockists and delivery – and are currently awaiting an update. 

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Over the last four days if you were online shopping you may have come across this gem.

Adverts.ie user Hurley21 is offering up a “lifetime VIP membership to the holy grail of the Irish nightclubbing scene”.

Yes, you read that correctly, this generous man is offering up his CopperFace Jacks Gold Card.

Well, generous might be a bit of an over statement. The asking price for the card is set at €250. A bargain, he assures us.

In case you ever wondered what these coveted memberships mean, he sums it up quite nicely in his ad:

“This rare piece of card allows you and one friend to skip the torturous queue and gain free entry to the club at any time in the night, 7 nights a week, 364 days a year.”

We think he may be aware this his asking price seems a little steep, as he’s quick to stress that only serious regulars should make an offer.

“No silly offers, it's worth a lot more to the right person, if you go ten times before schools are back you'll have already made a return on your investment! Please don't buy unless you go every week, it would be such a waste!”

He’s right, and you know it.

Some potential shoppers have been a bit put off by the expiry date printed on the card, which reads June 2011.

No worries, master salesman that he is, Hurley21 assures us that it won’t pose a problem.

“Never happened to me in over three years, regardless of the doorman or even on the busiest nights, I would happily take the card back and give you a refund if you couldn't get in with it for whatever reason!”

No offers have been accepted just yet, but we spot one shopper placing a €2 bid.

It does seem to come out of a place of sincere good will, as Hurley21 says: “you simply cannot put a price on one of these things. I am only selling this on as I have two and don't want to be greedy anymore.”

 

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Sick of queuing on Harcourt Street for your fix of Cotton Eye Joe? Bored of turning to GAA players and off-duty Gardaí for the shift?

Well now you can enjoy the unique Copper Face Jacks experience overseas, with a once-off Coppers ski holiday!

We can sense your elation!

For one week only in March 2015, fans of the infamous nightclub can meet other like-minded people in the "stunning surroundings of tax free Andorra." The mission? "To have the best craic possible."

The trip promises "all your favourite Coppers DJs and anthems" on the slopes, along with the "much-anticipated" Inter County Ski Race. Wow. Those poor Andorrans have no idea what they are in for.

The all inclusive trip price covers return flights, accommodation and ski lessons, as well as essentials such as a limited edition Coppers County Jersey. 

We are already terrified thinking about how it's all going to end. Think of the clean-up!

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