Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

Cultural in Lisdoonvarna

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 hay was in. Today, the Matchmaking Festival is billed as Europe's largest singles' festival, with music, dancing and partying on September weekends.

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