Music in Miltown Malbay

Willie Clancy Summer School

Miltown Malbay's tribute to native son Willie Clancy, one of Ireland's greatest pipers, is one of the best traditional music festivals in the country. During the nine-day festival, which usually begins in the first …
Cultural in Lisdoonvarna

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

Lisdoonvarna was once a centre for basadóiri (matchmakers) who, for a fee, would fix up a person with a spouse. Most of the (mainly male) hopefuls would hit town in September, feet shuffling, cap in hand, after the …
Cultural in Lisdoonvarna

Father Ted Festival

Inspired by the huge success of Inishmore's Tedfest, Lisdoonvarna hosts its own Father Ted Festival over the May bank holiday weekend, with costume parties, contests, tours and more in the village and at locations a…
Music in Doolin

Russell Memorial Weekend

Held on the last weekend in February, this festival celebrates the work of legendary Doolin musician Micho Russell and his brothers, and features workshops, dancing classes and trad music sessions throughout town.
Music in Ennis

Ennis Trad Festival

Traditional music in venues across town keeps spirits high during November's five-day festival.
Cultural in Ennis

Fleadh Nua

Singing, dancing and workshops are part of this lively eight-day traditional music festival.