What's on in Clare

Doolin Writers’ Weekend

Doolin is magical and many well known literary figures spent time there, including J.M. Synge, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, Augustus John and Oliver St. John Gogarty. Lofty company indeed. It’s …

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Concertina Cruinniú

A winter gathering for musicians who love the concertina and those who love hearing them make music on it, held in Miltown Malbay, a town with a reputation for great …

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Russell Memorial Weekend

This annual event which draws thousands of traditional music lovers to the tiny village of Doolin is held in memory of local tin whistle and flute player Micho Russell, and …

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Ennis Book Club Festival

Books clubs have become tremendously popular and this annual festival celebrates the love of books and of reading - it's an event for readers, not writers. The festival gives book lovers …

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Tulla Traditional Music Festival

Tulla is a place steeped in traditional music and this annual event draws some of the best, and best known, musicians in the country to the small town. While the programme …

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Willie Clancy Summer School

This is Ireland's premier traditional music summer school, held annually in memory of the late, great piper Willie Clancy. Students from all over the world flock to Miltown Malbay for daily …

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Feakle Traditional Music Festival

One of the premier traditional music festivals in Ireland, Feakle always has an excellent line up and is a very friendly festival, with lots of local participation. As well as music …

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Fleadh Cheoil

This is Ireland's biggest annual celebration of Irish traditional music, singing and dance and draws massive crowds each year. The Fleadh takes place in Sligo in 2014. While the main events …

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Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival

Non stop merrymaking for an entire month with the chance of meeting your life partner thrown in - who could resist? Well, lots of people. This isn't a festival for everyone, …

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Ennis Trad Festival

Ennis is a good place to hear traditional music at any time, but during this festival it is the only place to be, with hundreds of formal and informal sessions …

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Santa’s Workshop at Ailwee Cave

Ailwee Cave, on the Burren in Co Clare, is a great place to visit any time of year, but Christmas is very special. While children go down through narrow passages deep …

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