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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!

  • Well established Music, Art and Walking Festivals.
  • 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 Mountshannon Hotel.
  • Celtic Traditions- Concerts: Monday nights from April - Oct.,
    East Clare Heritage Centre, St Cronan's Church, Tuamgraney, Co Clare
    Phone: 061-921350
    Email: kate.pmusic@gmail.com
    Web: www.claresacredsounds.com
  • Concerts, Musicals, Drama also takes place throughout the year in different location throughout Clare.


Iniscealtra Festival of Arts – May 26th – June 3rd, 2013
Mountshannon, Co. Clare
Web: www.iniscealtra-artsfestival.org
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Iniscealtra Festival of Arts

Iniscealtra Festival of Arts is our annual local Festival held at various locations in and around the beautiful lakeside village of Mountshannon in County Clare.

The festival has been going from strength to strength. Each year a theme is chosen which all of the varied events reflect. Events are designed with something for everyone in the audience, with activities for all ages, such as drama, music, film, concerts, dance, painting / craft / dance workshops, singing sessions and lots more to be enjoyed. Check out website for listed events and updates!

Scariff Harbour Festival: Aug.2nd – Aug. 5th, 2013
Scariff, Co. Clare.
Tel: 061 921028
Email: harryomeara@eircom.net
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Scariff Harbour Festival

The annual Scariff Harbour Festival was launched in 2003 with the aim of showcasing the many attractions and amenities accessible from Scariff, including Lough Derg, the inland waterways and the East Clare countryside. A wide variety of events, for adults and children.

Feakle International Traditional Music Festival: Aug.7th – Aug. 12th, 2013
Feakle, Co. Clare
Tel: 061 924322 - Mobile: 087 9678020 or 0876473537
Email: info@feaklefestival.ie
www.feaklefestival.ie
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Feakle International Traditional Music Festival

5 Days of music, song, dance with concerts Céili's, workshops, lectures, recitals, singing and sessions. The Festival is based in the homely village of Feakle, East Clare, Co. Clare, Ireland. The Feakle Music Festival has its origins within the rich array of musical talents that abound on the East Clare area. From the era of the house dance, through the Hall dances and pub sessions - a rich tradition has been maintained and strengthened thus emanating in a very successful Music Festival. The Festival started some years ago in 1988 and has gone from strength to strength. It is now respected worldwide as one of the best of its kind in the country. A week of Music, Song, Dance, Poetry with guided walks and children's activities - all culturally based.

Tulla Trad. Festival, Tulla, Sept. 6th - Sept. 8th 2013
Marie Stephens
Tel: 086 1029044
Email: tullatrad@gmail.com
Website: www.tullatradfestival.ie

Tulla Trad. Festival

Weekend of music, song, Dance, including concerts, workshops and pub sessions.

Mountshannon Traditional Music Festival: Sept. 27th – Sept. 29th 2013
Mountshanon, Co. Clare.
Email: cliopatricia@gmail.com
Website: www.mountshannontradfestival.ie
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Enjoy a weekend filled with Traditional Music and good craic in the local Mountshannon Hotel and pubs throughout Mountshannon Village. The special SundayTraditional Session for teenagers and children has proven to be a great success and also the Trad – For –Trocaire.

East Clare Walking Festival: Oct. 5th + 6th 2013
Contact: Teresa Browne (Secretary)
Mobile: +353 (0)87 6867548
Email: eastclarewalkingfestival@gmail.com
Web: www.eastclarewalkingfestival.com

East Clare Walking Festival

2012- Walking Festival based in our beautiful picturesque lakeside village of Mountshannon. The 2 day event will centre on sections of the East Clare Way, which is a National Waymarked Walking Route. All walks will be guided and will take in some of the great natural wild beauty of East Clare. Walks planned include Slieve Aughty and Slieve Bearnagh Mountains, taking in some magnificent scenery of Lough Derg and Lough Graney. All walks will be graded and there will be something suitable for walkers of all abilities and ages.
Groups, T.Y. Students, and Individual Walkers Welcome
Lively Pubs and Restaurants
Nightly Entertainment

Other Festival Include
Tuamgraney Festival: May 31st – June 3rd, 2013
Feile Brian Boru Festival: June 20th – July 1st, 2013
Feile Chnoc an Gaoithe: June 28th – July 1st, 2013
Merriman Festival, Killanena: Aug. 2nd – Aug. 5th 2013
i3 Swim: Sept. 29th + 30th, 2013. www.i3swim.com

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