Festivities may not take place every day during this date range. Please check the festival's official page for more details. The dances start around noon every day and go late into the evening. The Spa Hotel was the centre around which this little village developed due to the mineral waters rich in iron, sulphur, and magnesium. The craggy coast of Ireland is a short drive away. Which is an hour and a half away from Lisdoonvarna.
Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival september – DKKD Staffing
Throughout the month of September, the spa town of Lisdoonvarna close to the Burren in Co. Clare, celebrates the world famous Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival with music and lots of fun. The small spa town of Lisdoonvarna , with a population of around people, has attracted visitors from all over Ireland to its mineral springs, since the 18th century. A long held traditional in this central town on the southern edges of the scenic Burren area, is the matchmaking festival. This tradition is upheld today by fourth generation matchmaker and horse dealer Willie Daly and today the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is one of the largest matchmaking events in Europe attracting some 40, hopefuls and festival-goers, over the month.
Matchmaking Festival Lisdoonvarna
Fed up with Tinder? The festival has been run for over years and is one of the oldest music events in Ireland. The music lineup mostly includes country. There's a big stage for younger crowds with DJs and some big names.
By Bernd Biege. From a necessity to pure entertainment - the rural population of Ireland used to be so shy and repressed that finding a partner was a mission impossible to many. So they resorted to "matchmakers", cunning and wizened old folks who checked their lists of potential candidates for marriage and put "matching" couples together. As Tina sang; "What's love got to do with it? Immortalized by Christy Moore as "Lisidoon-lisdoon-lisdoon-lisdoonvarna" in his songs.