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2018 Events in Clare

January/February

◾18-22 January Shannonside Winter Music in Sixmilebridge and at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
◾Jan 28-30 Scoil Gheimridh Merriman, Ennis
◾Jan 26-28 Step to the West, Ennistymon
◾Feb 2-4 Country Music Festival, Ennistymon
◾Feb 2-4 Doolin Writers Weekend
◾Feb 9 Sean Keane, RNLI Fundraiser Concert, Ballyvaughan
◾ February 9-11 Concertina Cruinniú 2018 Miltown Malbay
◾ Feb 21 - 26 Doolin: Russell Festival of Irish music
◾Feb 26 - March 4: Corofin Traditional Festival Week of Trad music sessions, classes & Concerts.

March

◾March 3/4 Country Music Festival, Ennis
◾March 10-19 West Clare Drama Festival Doonbeg
◾March 17-19 Carrigaholt Cultural Weekend
◾St.Patrick's Day Parades:
(Times not confirmed yet)
March 17:
Ennis - 11am
Kilkee - 12 noon
Sixmilebridge - 12.30pm
Killaloe/Ballina - 2.30pm
Kilrush - 2pm
Miltown Malbay -2.30pm
March 18:
Doonbeg - 2 pm
◾March 23-25 Harp & Set Dancing Festival, Tuamgraney
◾March 26 Traditional Horse Fair Kilrush

April/May

◾April 1, The Furey's & Bagatelle, Ennis
◾April 6-8 Consairtin, the National Concertina Convention Ennis
◾April 27-30 Kilfenora Trad Festival
◾ May 3-7 Festival of Finn, Corofin
◾May 4-6 Father Ted Festival Kilfenora
◾May 4-7 Bodyke Traditional Weekend
◾May 4-6 Burren Slow Food Festival
◾May 5-7 Carrigaholt Oyster & Trad Music Festival
◾May 5-7 Loop Head Walking Festival
◾May 11 - 13 Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe Tulla Traditional Music Festival
◾May 20 - 28 Fleadh Nua Ennis
◾May 19 - 20 Burren in Bloom
◾May 24-27 Killaloe Chamber Music Festival
◾ May 31 – June 10 Mountshannon Arts Festival

June

◾June 1 - 4 Doonbeg International Jazz Festival
◾June 7 Traditional Horse Fair Kilrush
◾June 15/17 Doolin Folk Festival
◾June 29 - July 1 Cross Traditional Music Weekend
◾June 30 Feile Latino 2018 Ennistymon
◾June 30 “Hell of The West” Triathlon Weekend, Kilkee

July

◾July 2-8 Ennis Street Festival
◾ July 4-8 Brian Boru Festival, Killaloe/Ballina
◾July 6-15 Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy Week at the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point
◾July 7 - 15 Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy Miltown Malbay
◾July 15-22 Céilí at the Crossroads, Clarecastle
◾July 21-22 Loophead Gathering Festival www.loophead.ie
◾July 30 Annual Spanish Portuguese Fiesta Spanish Point

August

◾Aug 1 - 7 Kilrush Traditional Music and Set Dancing Festival
◾Aug 3 - Aug 6 Kilmihil Festival of Fun
◾Aug 4-10 Rose of Clare Festival Cree & Cooraclare
◾Aug 6 Doonbeg Currach Regatta
◾Aug 8 - 13, Feakle International Traditional Music Festival
◾Aug 18 Kilkee Bay Swim
◾Aug 17-19 Carrigaholt Family Festival
◾Aug 18-26 National Heritage Week
◾Aug 24-26 Dan Furey weekend Labasheeda
◾Aug 25 - 26 Crotty Galvin Traditional Music Weekend Moyasta
◾Aug 25-27 Doolin Craft Beer & Roots Festival
◾Aug 31 - Sept 30 Matchmaking Festival Lisdoonvarna

September

◾Sept 8 Declan Hayes Memorial: Half Marathon & 10k Run/Walk Doonbeg
◾Sept 14-16 Seafood in September, Carrigaholt
◾21 Sept: Culture Night in Clare
◾Sept 21 - 23 Che Do Bheatha Cuban Music and Salsa Dance Festival, Kilkee
◾Sept 22-23 Burren Peaks Walking Festival www.burrenpeakswalkingfestival.com
◾Sept 28-30 Mountshannon Trad Festival

October

◾Oct 10 Traditional Horse Fair Kilrush
◾ Oct 11-14 Ennis Food Festival
◾Oct 12-14 Kincora Trad Festival Killaloe
◾Oct 19-21 Bunratty Bluegrass Festival
◾Oct 26-29 Willie Keane Memorial Weekend Doonbeg
◾Halloween Events:
Oct 27 Ennis
Oct 28 Aillwee Cave
Oct 29 Bunratty Folk Park
Oct 31 Kilkee Halloween Parade

November/December

◾Nov 8-12 Ennis Traditional Festival Ennis
◾Nov 10-12 One Act Drama Festival Doonbeg
◾Nov 23 Traditional Horse Fair Kilrush
Nov 21-Dec 23 Moher Farm Christmas Village
Nov 22-Dec 23, Santa's Workshop Ballyvaughan
Nov 25 - Dec 23 Bunratty Folk Park
Dec 1-3 Christmas Market, Trump Doonbeg
Dec 1 - 23 Santa Experience Corofin
Dec 8 Kilkee Christmas Market
Dec 15-16 Ennis Christmas Market

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