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Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

Festivals / Celebrations
Traditional Music and Dance
Event Information
Friday, 1 September to Saturday, 30 September 2023

Europe’s biggest singles festival occurs every September in the small village of Lisdoonvarna on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

The month-long Irish festival attracts people from all over the world looking for love, fun and a bit of ‘craic’. The festival is over 165 years old and couldn’t be more different from online dating services.

There’s music and dancing in every bar from noon to the wee hours of the night, and those looking for love can meet Ireland’s only traditional matchmaker Willie Daly in his ‘office’ in the Matchmaker Bar. Legend has it that if you touch his ‘lucky book’ with both hands, you’ll be married in six months! Enjoy joining 60,000 people from all over the world for a festival of music, fun, and love.


Good to Know

Event venues include The Ritz Hotel, The Ravine Hotel, Nelly’s Bar, and more.

Important Note: Details are subject to change. It is always advisable to check the dates, times, venues, and prices on their website or directly with them before visiting or booking.

About Lisdoonvarna


Situated deep in the heart of the Burren is the spa town of Lisdoonvarna, famous for its rich heritage and matchmaking festival.