LET THE FUN BEGIN…

Europe’s biggest singles festival kicks off on 1st September this year and for a whole month, the small village of Lisdoonvarna comes alive with the sound of music and dancing. Bars and pubs and a marquee in the village will host some of Ireland’s top music entertainers, including Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Derek Ryan and Lisa McHugh see schedule.

Every day, from 11 am in the morning to the wee hours of the night, people gather in the village to have ‘craic’ and find love. The festival has all types of music from country, popular, soul, traditional and disco in the many venues in town. Dance the night away at the Hydro Hotel with two nightclubs, live music and bars or stroll to Meg Maguire’s, for more live music. There’s also midweek dancing in many venues around the village, including the Spa Well’s, Ireland’s oldest spa.

Singles can meet Ireland’s last traditional matchmaker Willie Daly in his office in the Matchmaker Bar in the Imperial hotel or attend our singles events such as ‘traffic light’ parties in the Hydro hotel. With over 60,000 people from all over the world coming, there really is no better place to have fun, party and find the love. This year make sure YOU are one of them…

Countdown 2017

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Festival Events

Friday, 1st Sep

MIKE DENVER

With Outa Diesel

Followed by Country DJ Gerry Sexton

Doors Open 7pm @ The Marquee, Lisdoonvarna GAA Field

Saturday, 2nd Sep

NATHAN CARTER

With Blue Ridge Band

Followed by Country DJ Gerry Sexton

Doors Open 7pm @ The Marquee, Lisdoonvarna GAA Field

Friday, 8th Sep

LISA MCHUGH

With Barry Kirwan Band

Followed by Country DJ Gerry Sexton

Doors Open 7pm @ The Marquee, Lisdoonvarna GAA Field

Saturday, 9th Sep

DEREK RYAN

With Blue Ridge Band

Followed by Country DJ Gerry Sexton

Doors Open 7pm @ The Marquee, Lisdoonvarna GAA Field

15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 29th Sep-1st Oct

Music and Dancing Weekends

Music & Dancing throughout Lisdoonvarna

Midweek Dancing

After Mass, Till Late – Everyday

DANCING & MATCHMAKING

Enjoy the Craic

Weekend 6th – 8th Oct

The Outing

LGBT Music & Matchmaking Festival

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Hydro Hotel

Imperial Hotel

King Thomond Hotel

Burren Castle Hotel

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Where music’s played and matches are made

“Love is waiting there for everyone, it’s there just waiting to be found. When it is, it’s a lovely feeling.” Matchmaker, Willie Daly

The streets ring out with music and song, buzzing with dance, the craic and love for life. Bars and pubs headline some of the top names in country music, and from dance floor to cosy table, the little town of Lisdoonvarna in the west of Ireland is full of the promise and passion of ‘meeting your match’. This is the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – the biggest event of its kind in Europe and part of the rich tradition of rural Ireland. A chance to gather and celebrate life, love, good music and great times! This year, some 40 000 people will once more take their place at the Festival – for six weekends of fun, party, music and romance – make sure YOU are one them…

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