Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

County: Clare, Clare
Event Type: Festival
Event Definition: Traditional
Start Date: 02-09-2022
End Date: 30-09-2022
Phone Number: 065 7074005
Email: Email Event
Website: Event Website
Facebook: Facebook Page

Matchmaking is one of Ireland’s oldest traditions and, for the last couple of hundred years, a good deal of it has taken place in Lisdoonvarna during  late August and early September.


Nowdays,  Lisdoonvarna’s annual festival has evolved into Europe’s largest single’s event. People  don’t necessarily come to look for a spouse – they come  by the thousands in search of a good time. For the month of September, dances run  from 12.00 noon each day and carry on into the small  hours of the next morning. Set dancing exhibitions are also a feature of the event and  there’s live Irish music in most pubs, although getting to  the bar can be quite a task, but don’t worry or hurry, because the music carries on until  the early hours!


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