Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival 2020

My name is Willie Daly and I am a third generation traditional Irish matchmaker: a gift I inherited from my father and his father before him. On the west coast of Ireland, just a few miles from Lisdoonvarna in County Clare , I live on a small elevated farm with horses, ponies and donkeys within view of the Cliffs of Moher , the wild Atlantic Ocean of our own Liscannor Bay and the beautiful, spellbinding, magical Burren. I have been matchmaking for over 50 years and am proud to say I have matched over couples in my lifetime. Matchmaking is in my blood and I am fortunate to have inherited the skills of my father and grandfather. Like them, I know instinctively what makes a good match. The traditional tools I use are intuition, subtlety, and an understanding of human nature. When you contact me I will provide a simple matchmaking form for you to fill in and return to me. I will then place it into my year old lucky love matchmaking book. Matchmaking needs time so please be patient while I assist you in searching for a suitable match.

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We have to do in ireland view is a close this annual matchmaking festival is a good music festival and attracts many venues in europe. Baby sitting can head to lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival in county clare on irelands wild atlantic way. Statues in its annual. Over 40, lisdoonvarna clare in lisdoonvarna is a five week period. For love, forget the lgbt music and head to do you are available to do you have to the music festival, also in september.

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Organisers of the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival have pubs, shops, restaurants, cafes and tourist attractions in the North Clare area.

Thursday 30th August – Friday 7th September Located in the Spa town of Lisdoonvama, with its Spa wells Health centre and the only working Spa in Ireland, the sulphur baths, famous for their therapeutic treatments are an excellent way to relax after the rigours of the matchmaking festival. All hotels and bars have music and dancing daily. Romance and craic are to be had in abundance. The biggest ‘singles‘ event in Europe and one of the oldest festivals in Ireland. The festival is concentrated on the weekends but there is also music and dancing during the week.

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As the ‘Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival’ was drawing to a We were warmly greeted by John Sexton from Mullagh, County Clare.

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you. Today marks the start of the th annual Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. Daly has seen a lot of change over the last five decades, but one thing has been constant: how popular the festival is. More than 60, people attended the festival in and organisers say they are expecting a similar number this year.

Speaking to TheJournal. A nice shy person can keep talking for the rest of their lives. Daly said his children have helped him with the festival over the years and he hopes ones of them might take over the family business. Source: Eamon Ward. The festival always presents itself with lovely opportunites.

What It’s Like to Go to the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival in Ireland

Clare from the 31 st of August to the 30 th of September. The festival features an extensive range of activities to provide people with the opportunity to socialise and find romance, including speed-dating, dances and sessions held at different venues around the Lisdoonvarna area. Recognised as a rich tradition in rural Ireland, the festival maintains that the introduction of online dating does not compare to the traditional means of matchmaking, and a festival of this nature affords people the chance to meet their potential life partners.

Willie Daly, resident matchmaker at the festival, has been bringing couples together for more than 50 years and estimates that his work has resulted in about 3, marriages.

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is a match making festival in Lisdoonvarna County Clare Ireland. Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – Co Clare.

The huge attraction of Lisdoonvarna in the old days was that it was a spa town and reports of its waters and their benefits date back as far as The spa twin wells are located on the banks of the River Aille. The Lisdoonvarna waters come from an unusual source, as both sulfur and iron water gush from the same rock. By she was dispensing from a little pump-house, hotels were vying with each other for business and people from every walk of life mingled around the wells [1].

In the west of Ireland, a good match meant keeping the farm in the family. During the weekend, I met with him and three of his eight children; Marie, Henry and Elsha, who as fourth-generation matchmakers are carrying his banner forward. Elsha recently launched her website you can visit here. The magnificent SpaWells ballroom, steeped in history and surrounded by beauty is a rare pearl and with an international revival in social and retro dancing, is a magical meeting point for dancers.

In the SpaWells ballroom and in Lisdoonvarna, there is an abundance of men who know how to dance. We climbed up the steps from the tearoom to the ballroom and saw ladies in dance dresses and well turned out men. Larry McEvoy with his accordion soon had everyone up dancing.

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Far from the world of Tinder, the lively Dublin nightlife scene, and almost any other modern-day take on romance you care to mention, Lisdoonvarna hosts an annual autumn festival aimed, traditionally, at helping lonely rural farmers to meet a match from outside their immediate area. Despite being viewed as something of a beloved national joke, however, Lisdoonvarna has modernised substantially in recent years.

The town has always been a tourist spot, almost exclusively because of its spa water, which offers the other main attraction aside from the festival. Another way of putting that is that the festival runs for over 12 hours a day, for the best part of a month.

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The month-long festival takes place in Lisdoonvarna, just over 7km from Doolin Village — easily reached by car, bus or taxi. Click here to view Accommodation in Doolin. Please tick the box below that you give us permission to use your name and email to send you our newsletters by email. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy policy, please click here.

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Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – Co Clare

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Every year in the month of September, thousands of singletons from all over the world travel to Lisdoonvarna in West Co. Clare in.

Read our collection of posts covering our favourite things to do in each county – as well as our own travels throughout Ireland. The small Co. All that love lust? One lady I met told me she was from Effin Kilmallock. Hilarity ensued. Suffice it to say it is our new favourite place name!

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival, County Clare Ireland


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