Russell Memorial Weekend
The annual traditional festival in memory of Micho Russell is held in Doolin on the last weekend in February. The weekend is celebrated with traditional music concerts in the community hall on Friday and Saturday and Set-dancing on sunday .. with lots of trad. sessions in all the pubs over the weekend.
Corofin Traditional Festival
An intimate festival of traditional Music and song featuring concerts, workshops, recitals
and a large number of pub sessions.
Doolin Writers Weekend
The Doolin Writers Weekend consists of workshops in poetry and literature.
Highlights include The Poetry and The Short Story Competiton.
It is a great opportunity for aspiring writers as well as literary fans and published authors to get together and celebrate everything that is good about Irish Literature.
Kilfenora Traditional Music Festival
Kilfenora,Co Clare, one of Ireland’s most famous music locations stages its annual traditional music festival. As always there will be concerts, set-dancing in the home of Irish ceili and the legendary Kilfenora pub sessions.
Festival of Finn
A five day family festival featuring story- telling ,walking tours, crafts, farmers market, dancing, fancy dress parade and lark at the lake.
Burren in Bloom Festival
The Burren in Bloom festival is an exciting series of illustrated talks and guided walks during the month of May with over 40 events. The Festival will give people an understanding and appreciation of the Burren and its formation and how it is a source of great botanical, archaeological and cultural wealth with its unique will flowers and ancient sites. This festival is organized by Burrenbeo Trust.
Fr Ted Festival
A festival celebrating all things Fr.Ted taking place in the actual locations from the series.
The Cliffs of Moher Seabirds Festival
Guided birdwatching tours, talks, guided seabird cruises, feathery fun and frolics
in association with Birdwatch Ireland.
Clare Burren Marathon
The Clare Burren Marathon Challenge is a road, green road and trail challenge across the beautiful scenic Burren. Enjoy some of Europe’s most unique landscapes.
Burren Slow Food Festival
The Burren Slow Food festival showcases the very best of Burren local artisan producers, members of the Burren Food Trail from the Burren Geopark in a farmers market, through talks and cookery demonstrations by local and national celebrity Chefs.
The Burren Slow Food Festival will take place at the Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna.
Burren Rocks Festival
The Burren Rocks Festival held over the bank-holiday weekend. This unique festival – combining adventure with geology and the landscape. Get immersed in all that is the Burren –
walk it, cycle it, hike it, kayak it, clime it and explore it.
Ennistymon Book Festival
The Ennistymon Book Festival is a celebration of books, reading and the written word.
Venues and empty premises are filled with pop-up bookshops and there are lots of bookish events to entertain audiences of all ages – including poetry, storytelling, music, reading and theatre.
Doolin Folk Festival
Taking inspiration from the great festivals of the 70s and 80s – like Lisdoonvarna down the road and from the deep musical roots of the county. Doolin 2016 will again present powerful music in an intimate setting and ensure that audience and musicians can feel at one and just enjoy the communal spirit of such festivals.
An Post Tour de Burren
In its 13th year with 20,000 taking to their bikes last year. An Post Tour de Burren is a cycling event for all levels of cyclist. Choose from 1 of 4 routes around scenic North Clare 10km family spin 62km 100km and 160km.
Doolin Heritage Weekend
A weekend of heritage, culture and archaeology with talks and outdoor events.
Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy
Willie Clancy is a week long summer school and festival of Irish Traditional music, song and dance with classes, workshops, lectures, recitals, concerts and ceilithe.
Lisdoonvarna Folk Festival
Fantastic line up for this weekend festival including Sean Tyrrell & Guests on Saturday and The Fiddle Case headlining on Sunday. Tickets €10 per night available at the Roadside Tavern or on the night.
Lisdoonvarna – Exhibition
Award winning Exhibition.
Sulphur Hill, Lisdoonvarna
Opening Times for the Exhibition:
May to August: 10am to 12.30pm
Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann
The most important event in the traditional music calendar returns to Ennis where it was previously held in 1956 and 1977.
Doolin Craft Beer Festival
The Doolin craft beer festival returns to Hotel Doolin for the 5th consecutive year. It features Ireland’s best craft beers from microbreweries around the country, great Irish artisan food and cracking live bands.
Country Music Festival
Country music legends Nathan Carter and Derek Ryan are headlining this weekend in Lisdoonvarna. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.
Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival
The Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival, one of Ireland’s oldest traditional Festival takes place every September. The festival, now over 150 years old, attracts up to 60,000 people from all over the world who come for the music, the dancing and the ‘craic’. Dancing takes place in venues all over the town and in the newly re-opened Spa Wells.
Doolin Harley Fest
The Doolin Harley Fest is an Ovarian Cancer Charity Event. The event runs over the weekend from Friday to Sunday with live bands in the marquee on Friday and Saturday nights. Custom Harley Bike Show on Saturday with some of the finest bikes you will ever see. Burren motorcycle ride-out on Sunday followed by an afternoon of music and dancing in Hotel Doolin’s Marquee.
Burren Peaks Weekend of Walking Festival
The Burren Peaks weekend of walking festival promises you a real taste of the Burren and offers guided hill and lowland walks varying in distance and grade catering for all walkers. Enjoy walking in this wonderful rich unique limestone pavement with its karst landscape, grykes, clints, paths and green trail roads. The land of the fertile rock with its precious and delicate terrain.
‘The Outing’ LGBT Music & Matckmaking Festival
‘The Outing’ LGTB Music and Matchmaking Festival 07Oct-09Oct 2016 Lisdoonvarna. The Outing Lisdoonvarna LGBT music and matchmaking festival will come to life with more entertainment, more clubs, more DJs some comedy and more ‘craic’ to be had by all.
Burren Food Fayre Weekend
The Burren Food Fayre weekend will hold its 5th annual food themed event in Lisdoonvarna on the October bank-holiday weekend as part of the Winterage Weekend.
The food fayre showcases the fabulous Burren produce. This festival weekend stretches over two days with food workshops on the Saturday at the Spa Wells from 2-5pm which will include preserving, fermentation and butchering skills as well as a Pop-up Cafe serving tastings of the delicious locally produced food.
On Sunday the free entry food fayre at the Pavillion Lisdoonvarna from 12noon to 5pm.
The event is organized by the Burren Ecotourism Network and will have a focus on the food produced by the Food Fayre members. The Burren Masterchef has a junior and adult section and requires entrants to submit a precooked dish to a panel of judges. The Burren Beilini competition is an internal event for Burren Ecotourism Members.
Burren Winterage Weekend
The Burren Winterage Weekend is carried out to celebrate the unique farming tradition of the Burren, but also to highlight, celebrate and support the broader significance of pastoral farming in the shaping of much of the Irish landscape.
Take part in re-enactments of ancient pastoral traditions and Samhain pursuits, enjoy the songs, stories, heritage and food of the Burren landscape.