How do I get to Lisdoonvarna?
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 is a short distance from the city’s centre. There are buses from the airport to Ennis (www.dublincoach.ie) and you can then transfer to Lisdoonvarna via bus (www.buseireann.ie)
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 www.irishrail.ie
PK Travel will operate buses from Limerick to Lisdoonvarna every Friday and Saturday for the duration of the festival.
Depart at 17.45 Arthur’s quay Limerick
Depart at 18.15 Lidl car park Shannon.
Depart at 18.30 Ennis road bus stop Newmarket -on-Fergus
Depart at 18.45 outside charity shop Main Street Clarecastle
Depart at 18.55 outside west county hotel Ennis
Depart at 19.25 outside supermarket Main Street, Corofin
Depart at 19.45 Main Street kilfenora. Are. Lisdoonvarna approx 20.00.
Departs Lisdoonvarna each night at 1..00am sharp
Limerick and Shannon €20 return
Newmarket, Clarecastle, Ennis €15 return
Corofin and kilfenora €10 return
Depart Limerick at 11.00 am
Depart Shannon 11.30 am
Depart Newmarket on Fergus 11.40
Depart Clarecastle 11.50
Depart Ennis 12 noon
Depart corofin 12.20
Depart kilfenora 12.40
Arrive Lisdoonvarna approx 13.00 hrs
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 www.buseireann.ie
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…