Getting Here

Lisdoonvarna, Co.Clare, Ireland

Lisdoonvarna is a small village on the West coast of Ireland, about 10 minute drive from the famous Wild Atlantic Way.

How do I get to Lisdoonvarna?

By Air

Shannon Airport
Shannon Airport is the closest airport to Lisdoonvarna and we recommend it, if you are flying to Ireland for the event. There is a “344” bus service between Shannon Airport and Ennis, from which you can easily connect to Lisdoonvarna. You’ll find a timetable and booking information for this, and other connecting services, on the Bus Éireann website.

Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport is a short distance from the city’s centre. There are buses from the airport to Ennis ( and you can then transfer to Lisdoonvarna via bus (

Other Airports

By Rail

There is only one train station in County Clare, which is in nearby Ennis town, and offers daily services to Limerick, Cork, Dublin and Galway. Irish Rail’s website allows you to plan your journey and provides regularly updated timetables from all connecting destinations. Find out more on

By Bus

PK Travel will operate buses from Limerick to  Lisdoonvarna every Friday and Saturday for the duration of the festival.

Depart at 17.03 Arthur’s quay Limerick
Depart at 18.00 Oakwood Arms Shannon.
Depart at 18.100 Ennis road bus stop Newmarket -on-Fergus
Depart at 18.20 outside charity shop Main Street Clarecastle
Depart at 18.25 outside west county hotel Ennis
Depart at 18.45 outside supermarket Main Street, Corofin
Depart at 19.05 Main Street kilfenora. Are. Lisdoonvarna approx 19.30.
Departs Lisdoonvarna each night at 1.30am sharp
Limerick and Shannon €50 return
Newmarket, Clarecastle, Ennis €250 return
Corofin and kilfenora €10 return

Sunday’s itinerary

Depart Limerick at 13.00 am
Depart Shannon 13.30 am
Depart Newmarket on Fergus 13.40
Depart Clarecastle 13.50
Depart Ennis 13.55 
Depart corofin 14.15
Depart kilfenora 14.35
Arrive Lisdoonvarna approx 15.00 hrs

Return pick up time 20.00 dropping off at all venues

Bus Éireann is Ireland’s national bus company and operates services to Lisdoonvarna. Regular service from major destinations to Ennis allow you to connect to Lisdoonvarna on the 350 route. Download Bus Eireann 350 PDF.  You can find the latest timetables and booking information on

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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