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


Blossom Harp & Set Dancing Festival: April, 12th -14th Enjoy a weekend of workshops, ceilis, concerts and sessions honouring the Harp and Set Dancing Facebook: Blossom Harp Festival

Tulla Traditional Music Festival: May 17th- 19th A weekend of traditional music, concerts, workshops, ceilis, singing, music session, fiddle competitions and  CD launches. hppt://www.cnocnogaoithe.com

Clare Walks Ltd.: Walks hosted by Clare Walks ltd. offering a lovely choice of guided walks on the East Clare and the Mid Clare Way throughout the year. Check their website for listed walks and updates. http://www.clarewalks.com

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

Mountshannon Arts Festival: Mountshannon, May 30th – June 3rd. The annual Mountshannon Arts Festival, although the focus is on art, there is plenty of events for everyone, including puppet shows, live music, watersports, art exhibitions, street art, exhibitions, drama, film and workshops. http://www.mountshannonarts.net

Killaloe Chamber Music Festival: May 31st- June 2nd. St. Flannan’s Cathedral will be home to three glorious days of chamber music. http://killaloemusicfestival.com

Fleadh Cheoil An Chlair: Ennis June 14th-23rd. Two weekends of music, song and dance. Competitions At Tracey’s West County and St. Flannan’s College. Pub and street Sessions to be enjoyed by everyone.

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, mushroom foraging and many more. http://irishseedsavers.ie

Feile Brian Boru: Killaloe, July 3rd – 7th. 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 6th – 14th. 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

Introduction to Silkscreen Print on Fabric: Tuamgraney, July 20th-21st. Explore silk-screen printing over a weekend course with textile Artist Nicola Henley. http://www.nicolahenley.com

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 1st – 4th. This festival offers a varied programme of activities, arts, music and entertainment inspired by the “Lake” theme. http://www.scariffharbourfestival.ie

Feakle International Traditional Music Festival, Feakle, August 7th – 12th. 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

Quest Lough Derg: September 14th. Quest Lough Derg will see adventure racers run, cycle and kayak around Lough Derg and #IrelandsHiddenHeartlands . There are three routes to choose from, one to suit every ability. Enjoy and amazing day out at this all new event for 2019. http://questadventureseries.com

New Harvest Festival, Scariff. September 15th. A wonderful time to visit and experience orchards in full glory during the harvest season, as well as seeing a living seed bank at work, collecting and drying seed. http://irishseedsavers.ie

Mountshannon Trad Festival: September 27th-29th. A weekend of traditional Irish Music, song, Music Sessions and Workshops. http://www.mountshannontradfestival.ie

Glor: Ennis, If you like music, theater, comedy and visual art, check out Glor’s website for a programme that features top acts throughout the year http://www.glor.ie

A Taste of Lough Derg: Throughout the Summer, Come along to the fabulous food events organised around Lough Derg during the summer months. http://www.atasteofloughderg.ie

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