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 Lisdoonvarnawith a population of around people, has attracted visitors from all over Ireland to its mineral springs, since the 18th century.
We predict more than 80, people attended this year, which is up on last year. Big country music stars Derek Ryan, Mike Denver, Lisa McHugh and Cliona Hagan boosted the event, especially on the first two weekends which were traditionally the quietest. Businesses around the town and beyond also benefited from the huge numbers of people visiting the area.
Once a tranquil backwater a few miles off the rugged Atlantic coast, Lisdoonvarna landed on the map thanks to its mineral springs, which drew visitors seeking the curative powers of these sulfur- and iron-rich waters. Lisdoon — as it's known locally — sprouted up from the karst limestone landscape in County Clare to become one of Ireland's earliest tourism hot spots. But water wasn't the only reason people flocked to this spa town.
The town is famous for its music and festivals. Although the music festival was discontinued in the s, Lisdoonvarna still hosts its annual matchmaking festival each September. Lisdoonvarna is located in the area of County Clare known as the Burrenon the N67 road between Ballyvaughan and Ennistymon. The Aille river flows through the town, where it is joined by the Gowlaun and Kilmoon streams.
We will be in Ireland in September. Traveling between Cork and Galwaywe thought we would stop in Lisdoonvarna for a night weeknight during the Festival. Is this worth a stop?
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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.
We predict more than 80, people attended this year, which is up on last year. Big country music stars Derek Ryan, Mike Denver, Lisa McHugh and Cliona Hagan boosted the event, especially on the first two weekends which were traditionally the quietest. Such Brilliant, craic, Hilarious fun.
He has a black holdall clutched sweatily in his palm. Everything is very camp. Except it still sort of is.