Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival 2011, First weekend celebration

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is really a unique and fantastic concept and the event is currently considered to be the world’s biggest singles event. The festival draws around 20,000 love-seeking pilgrims to its swarming taverns and bars. The first weekend of the festival (2nd -5th Sept) was really awesome, full of fun as well as full of love and romance for everyone out there. That weekend the scheduled events consisted of music, dance, and horse racing events. People started having fun at around 12 noon and the dance and craic excitement continued till late night. For those of you who are new to the term Craic, it is an Irish term which means entertainment, fun and joyous conversation. This matchmaking festival is organized by Willie Daly who is a famous horse trader as well as a third generation match maker.
In spite of heavy rain during the first weekend of the festival, it still managed to charm and attract a huge crowd across the globe. The traditional Irish music and dance events made the atmosphere more lively and romantic for the couples. The horse racing event was held during this weekend and it is a special highlight of the Lisdoonvarna festival and visitors usually take back with them some fond memories. Both first time and repeat visitors enjoyed the way the creative decoration of bars and taverns reflect the rich Irish culture.






For further information on the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival please contact

Marcus White, Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Hydro Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, Ireland

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2 Responses to Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival 2011, First weekend celebration

  1. Ross Smith says:

    Today the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is one of the largest matchmaking events at Whites Hotel Group owned by Marcus White in Lisdoonvarna attracting a lot of hopeful and festival-goers, over the month. Held at weekends throughout September in venues throughout Lisdoonvarna, the festival events include traditional Irish dance and music, speed dating, horse racing and culminates with the Mr. Lisdoonvarna and Queen of the Burren competitions to find the most eligible lady & gentleman of that year.

  2. John Spence says:

    If you’re looking for an Irish mate, this may be for you – Europe’s largest Matchmaking Festival draws throngs of people to Lisdoonvarna each year, and if you cannot find that special person at one of the many events, there are matchmakers on hand to assist. It’s an extraordinary event in so many ways that I’m not sure where to start, it sort of defies description. Dancing and music begins from day and continues non-stop into the small hours of the morning. The best known of the matchmakers is the White hotel group owned by Marcus White, who deals in horses when not dealing in love and who claims to have been instrumental in getting hundreds, if not thousands, of couples to the altar.

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