Entertainment & Festivals


There is a wide range of entertainment to choose from ranging from well established Festivals to Irish music, song and dance pub sessions. There is old time dancing also. Some listed events are local and others are within driving distance from Mountshannon. Local Taxies available!

• Live music every weekend in our local pubs.
• Irish music and singing sessions in our local pubs and other pubs in East Clare on varied nights throughout the week.
• Old Time Dancing every Thursday night in the McNamara’s Bar, Scariff


Kincora Trad. Festival, Killaloe, April, 6th -9th www.kincoratradweekend.com

Blossom Harp & Set Dancing Festival: April, 7th -9th Enjoy a weekend of workshops, ceilithe, concerts and sessions honouring the Harp and Set Dancing Facebook: Blossom Harp Festival

Textile Studio Course: Tuamgraney, April, 8th-9th Explore silk-screen printing over a weekend with textile Artist Nicola Henley http://www.nicolahenley.com

Tulla Traditional Music Festival: May 19th- 21st A weekend of traditional music, concerts, workshops, ceilithe, singing, and music session and fiddle competitions and  CD launches. hppt://www.cnocnogaoithe.com

Blossom Week (as part of Biodiversity week) Scariff, May 16th-20th Visit the beautiful gardens and orchards of Irish Seed Savers. Free entry. http://www.irishseedsavers.ie

Clare Walks Ltd. Walking Festival: A walking festival hosted by Clare Walks ltd. with guided walks on the East Clare and the Mid Clare Way. http://www.clarewalks.com

Fleadh Nua, Ennis: An 8 day festival of concerts, singing, sessions, set dancing and much more. hppt://www.fleadhnua.com

Killaloe Chamber Music Festival: St. Flannan’s Cathedral in Killaloe with be the home to 3 glorious days of chamber music. http://www.killaloemusicfestival.com

Iniscealtra Festival of Arts: Mountshannon, May 25th – June 5th. The annual Mountshannon Arts Festival aims to be a transformative experience for the village and all those who take part, with something for everyone including music, street art, exhibitions and workshops. http://www.mountshannonarts.net

Textile/Art Studio Course: Explore a weekend courses with textile Artist Nicola Henley http://nicolahenley.com

Irish Seed Savers Summer Workshop Weekends: Scariff, The workshops offer a range of full-day courses to choose from, such as creating an orchard, basket making, herbal remedy making, cider making, muchroom foraging and many more. http://irishseedsavers.ie

Feile Brian Boru: Killaloe, June 29th – July 2nd. An annual family fun festival commemorating Ireland’s Greatest High King Brian Boru in his native place. http://www.feilebrianboru.com

4th of July American Celebration Weekend: Bunratty July 1st – 3rd. An Irish take on the 4th of July celebrations in the world famous Durty Nelly’s http://www.durtynellys.ie

Willie Clancy Festival: Miltown Malbay July 7st – 15th. A week long Summer School and Festival of Irish Traditional music, song and dance. http://scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com

Mountshannon 10K Run, July 2nd. A fun event for all the family to take part in Facebook Mountshannon 10k

Ennis Street Arts Festival: Ennis, The streets of Ennis will come alive with fun, art, culture and entertainment brought to you by local, nation and International artists. http://www.ennisstreetfestival.com

Scariff Harbour Festival: Scariff. August 3rd – 6th. This festival offers a varied programme of activities, arts, music and entertainment inspired by the “Lake” theme. http://www.scariff.ie

Feakle International Traditional Music Festival, Feakle, August 8th – 13th. A fabulous festival of music, song and dance with concerts, ceilis, workshops, singing and music sessions, recitals, poetry readings, children’s storytelling, nature walks and cultural talks. http://feaklefestival.ie

Heritage Week: Various Locations in Co. Clare. August, Heritage week celebrates our built, natural and cultural heritage with over 90 events across Clare. http://www.heritageweek.ie







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