Festivals

There are many festivals in Doolin and the area. Here is a selection of our favourite festivals, ordered by date. Feel free to ask us directly if you would like more details about any of these festivals.
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Russell Memorial Weekend

Russell Memorial Weekend*

The Russell Memorial weekend is a traditional music weekend with many sessions, concerts & workshops which takes place on the last weekend of February in Doolin.
Official website

St Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day*

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated on the 17th of March and we have a nice local parade here in Doolin followed by music in all the pubs.

Doolin Writers Weekend

Doolin Writers' Weekend*

A brilliant festival for all literature fans organized by Hotel Doolin with readings, workshops, competitions, etc. It takes place on the last weekend of March.
Official website

Kilfenora Traditional Music Festival

Kilfenora Traditional Music Festival

Traditional music weekend held in Kilfenora, only 20 minutes away from us. Festival includes concerts, sessions, Ceili, etc. 24-27 April 2015
Official Facebook page

Burren In Bloom

Burren In Bloom

This serie of events gives people an understanding and appreciation of the Burren's unique wild flowers and ancient sites. 30th April - 18th May 2015.
Official Website

Father Ted Festival

Father Ted Festival (Kilfenora)

Festival around the character from the famous irish comedy show "Father Ted". 1-3 May 2015
Official Website

Doolin Harley Fest

Doolin Harley Fest*

This charity event includes a display of custom Harley Davidsons, a Burren rideout, BBQ, live conerts and more. 15-17 May 2015.
Official Facebook page

Burren Slow Food Festival

Burren Slow Food Festival

Discover the fantastic food from the area during this festival which will take place on 23-24 May in Lisdoonvarna and will be preceded by a week of events. 16-24 May 2015.
Official Website

Seachtain Na Gaeilge

Seachtain Na Gaeilge*

A weekend around the Irish Language with traditional Sean-Nos dancing, music sessions, readings, etc. It takes place in O'Connor's Pub in late May.
Official Facebook page

Doolin Folk Festival

Doolin Folk Festival*

A fabulous weekend organized by Hotel Doolin. It is a unique occasion to see some of Ireland's best musicians on stage. 12-15 June 2015.
Official website

Doolin Heritage Weekend

Doolin Heritage Weekend*

A weekend organized by the Doolin Heritage Committee which offers lectures, guided walks to archeological sites, etc. 19-21 June 2015.

Burren Tolkien Society Festival

Burren Tolkien Society Festival

A festival that celebrates the links between the famous writer J.R.R.Tolkien and the Burren. Held in Lisdoonvarna 26-28 June 2015
Official Facebook page

Willie Clancy Summer School

Willie Clancy Summer School

The largest irish music summer schooI and its endless sessions takes place in Miltown Malbay (only 30 mins from us) from the first saturday in July and lasts for 10 days.
Official Website

Burren Garden Festival

Burren Garden Festival

Discover the Burren's wonderful & unique gardens with specially guided tours and daily events, including talks, exhibitions and afternoon teas. 6-12 July 2015
Official Facebook page

Doolin Craft Beer & Food Festival

Doolin Craft Beer & Food Festival*

Another festival organized by Hotel Doolin which features over 20 craft breweries from around the country, outstanding local food producers and live music of course ! 21-23 August 2015.
Official Facebook page

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

Europe's largest festival of its kind featured in the New York Times recently. It attracts thousands of people each year during the month of September and it's only up the road !
Official Website

Burren Peaks Walking Festival

Burren Peaks Walking Festival

Organized by the Ballyvaughan-Fanore Walking Club, this festival offers guided walks varying in distance and grade to suit all walkers. 11-13 September 2015.
Official Website

Sean Nůs Dancing Weekend

Sean Nos Dancing Weekend (Doolin)*

Weekend organized by O'Connor's pub with great Sean Nós dancers and numerous traditional music sessions. October bank holiday weekend.
O'Connor's Pub Website

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