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: May 20th-21st. 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: May 21st -29th. An 8 day festival of concerts, singing, sessions, set dancing and much more. hppt://www.fleadhnua.com

Killaloe Chamber Music Festival: May 26th -28th. 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 22nd 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 Studio Course: Tuamgraney, June 10th – 11th. Explore silk-screen printing over a weekend course with textile Artist Nicola Henley http://nicolahenley.com

Irish Seed Savers Summer Workshop Weekend: Scariff, June 24th -25th 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 1st – 9th. 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 July 3rd – 9th. 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 9th – 14th. 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

Fleadh Cheoil Na Heireann: Ennis. August 13th – 21st. The world’s greatest celebration of traditional Irish music, song and dance. People travel from all parts of Ireland and overseas to compete at the highest standard, learn from the masters at Scoil Eigse, attend electrifying concerts and recitals, absorb cultural narratives and performances, join in impromptu street sessions and share in the fun and festivities. http://fleadhcheoil.ie

Heritage Week: Various Locations in Co. Clare. August 19th -27th. Heritage week celebrates our built, natural and cultural heritage with over 90 events across Clare. http://www.heritageweek.ie







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