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Sports Tours appointed to run Irish House in London pub


The Big Chill House, a large Victorian Pub in the heart of London's King's Cross, has been chosen to be the Irish House during London 2012.

The house will be organised by
THG Sports Tours, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Marcus Evans Group, which is also the Olympic Council of Ireland’s (OCI) official ticketing agency for the Games.

James Sinton, chief executive of THG Sports Tours, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Big Chill House as it is an iconic brand and its owners bring a wealth of entertainment experience to the table. They have long been associated with cutting edge music venues and bars as well as the hugely popular Big Chill Festival. This really is going to be an exciting summer celebrating with Team Ireland as it goes for Olympic gold.”

The venue is expected to accommodate up to 40,000 visitors during the 17 days of the Olympics and will feature appearances from leading Irish musicians, comedians and actors.

“We want the Irish Olympic House to be the number one party destination at the Games and so we are working with some of Ireland's top artists to ensure we can replicate the atmosphere and excitement of a true Irish night out,” said Sinton.

Pictured: The Big Chill House

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