For the month of September, this tiny spa town of residents hosts the popular Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival — a month-long celebration bringing together hopeful romantics from around the world. The festival is notorious for its lively all-day, all-night dancing and impromptu marriage proposals often triggered after a few pints at the pub. A third-generation matchmaker, Daly is best known for presiding over the festival.
Are you tired of being on your own? Do you feel ready to become part of a couple? Meeting the right person to develop a romantic relationship with can be fairly challenging these days.
Throughout the month of September, the spa town of Lisdoonvarna close to the Burren in Co. Clare, celebrates the world famous Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival with music and lots of fun. The small spa town of Lisdoonvarnawith a population of around people, has attracted visitors from all over Ireland to its mineral springs, since the 18th century.
What an amazing night! Met 15 great guys at your speed dating night at Howl at the Moon. Here''s hoping! Jenny, Malahide.
I meet single people and help them find love. My youngest client is 25 and my eldest client is We discuss what they are looking for and I meet every client face to face.
The famous matchmaker Willie Daly with his book. Cupid Willie Daly said demand for his services has increased in the run-up to the famous Co. Clare matchmaking festival, particularly from unattached East Asian singles.
Far from the world of Tinder, the lively Dublin nightlife scene, and almost any other modern-day take on romance you care to mention, Lisdoonvarna hosts an annual autumn festival aimed, traditionally, at helping lonely rural farmers to meet a match from outside their immediate area. Despite being viewed as something of a beloved national joke, however, Lisdoonvarna has modernised substantially in recent years. The town has always been a tourist spot, almost exclusively because of its spa water, which offers the other main attraction aside from the festival.
Willie Daly is the last of the traditional Irish 'matchmakers', matching lonely couples from around the world at the Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival. Now his daughters are taking over the business, run from his farm in County Clare, in the west of Ireland. Next to the wedding invitation, sitting under the light with a crucifix filament, is a letter just arrived from England. It reads something like this:.
Fed up with Tinder? The festival has been run for over years and is one of the oldest music events in Ireland. The music lineup mostly includes country.
Today marks the start of the th annual Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. Daly has seen a lot of change over the last five decades, but one thing has been constant: how popular the festival is. More than 60, people attended the festival in and organisers say they are expecting a similar number this year.