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.
– Fun and festivity for everyone from age 18 to 80 – everyone is welcome!
– Daily matchmaking with Matchmaker Willie Daly in his ‘office’ in the Matchmaker Bar.
This was the nineteenth century, and houses had no electricity or running water.
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…
Ireland’s most famous matchmaker is Willie Daly, whose time to shine is at the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival.
His passion is to help hopeful singles, of all ages and nationalities, find a life partner and have a lot of fun on the way.
There were no motor cars and the matchmaking was conducted at horse fairs or cattle fairs or at weddings, and even funerals.