Upcoming Events in Clare

Traditional Irish Music

Traditional Irish Music in our Poets Corner Bar

Every Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday & Sunday night.

Dan Furey Weekend Labasheeda

22nd Aug 2014 - 24th Aug 2014

A full weekend of set dancing to the best of Irish Music form the Abbey Ceili Band, Micheal Sexton, Johnny Reidy Ceili Band and the Five Counties Ceili Band.   

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

29th Aug 2014 - 5th Oct 2014

Matchmaking is one of Ireland's oldest traditions and, for the last couple of hundred years, a good deal of it has taken place in Lisdoonvarna during September and early October.    The name Lisdoonvarna comes from 'Lios Duin Bhearna', which means the lios or enclosure of the fort in the gap. The town developed into a tourist centre as early as the middle of the 18th-century when a top Limerick surgeon discovered the beneficial effects of its mineral waters. People travelled from near and far to bathe in, and drink, the mineral waters. Rich in iron, sulphur and magnesium, the waters gave relief from the symptoms of certain diseases including rheumatism and glandular fever. T Today, there is just one official Matchmaker left in Co. Clare: Mr. Willie Daly who runs the riding centre outside Ennistymon and practices match-making part time. With the exception of the pairings he plans and negotiates, very little genuine matchmaking takes place nowadays. However, Lisdoonvarna's annual festival has evolved into Europe's largest single's event. People don't necessarily come to look for a spouse - they come by the thousands in search of a good time. For the month of September, dances run from 12.00 noon each day and carry on into the small hours of the next morning. Set dancing exhibitions are also a feature of the event and there's live Irish music in most pubs, although getting to the bar can be quite a task, but don't worry or hurry, because the music carries on until the early hours.     If you can afford the time and you're single, head for Lisdoonvarna this September and early October. You never know - as well as enjoying all of the good-natured fun and grand "craic", you might also find the perfect mate!  

Woodstock Open Days - Golf

30th Aug 2014 - 31st Aug 2014

Saturday 30th August, Dinner Bed & Full Irish Breakfast plus entry to Woodstock Golf Course for 3 Ball Rumble - €99 per person sharing

Sunday 31st August, Dinner Bed & Full Irish Breakfast plus entry to 4 Ball/Better Ball (Modified) Handicap - any combination -  €90 per person sharing

Woodstock is a glorious parkland course in fabulous condition this year.  Competition is sponsored by the Old Ground Hotel with very attractive prizes.

Declan Hayes Memorial - Half Marathon & 10k Run/Walk Doonbeg

6th Sep 2014

This September run/walk event is in memory of local man Declan Hayes who died on the 26th Oct 2010 aged 43 yrs ,as a result of a motor bike accident.Declan was a great sportsman & athlete.He also took part in Doonbeg Drama festival. 2014 will be our 4th annual event.  Our 10k walk/run takes in a very scenic looped route overlooking the white strand beach & Doughmore sandhills. The half marathon route is made up the 10k loop & a second loop which goes in around the famous Doonbeg golf course.  It starts & finishes in Doonbeg village.   All proceeds in aid of local charities.   

Ronan Collins Showband Hits - Glor Irish Music Centre

25th Sep 2014

The Ronan Collins Showband Hits Live! featuring Joe Dolans Classic Hits Commencing at 8 pm and Tickets €25.00   Ronan Collins is now the greatest live performer of Irish Showband Hits. Few singers have the ability and range to cover the Classic Hits of Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock & Brendan Bowyer but Ronan makes them sound realistic and fresh.  Backed by The Sugarcubes Showband with Karen Black it’s a magical look back to the golden era of the Irish Showband phenomenon.  

The Fureys - Glor Irish Music Centre

11th Oct 2014

Glor Irish Music Centre at 8 pm and Tickets €25.00   The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 36 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the Fureys “Green Fields of France”. Recently Ireland President Michael D Higgins attended their concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall. The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly. Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy. A Fureys concert is always a night to remember.

Grease - Glor Irish Music

18th Oct 2014

Show commences at 7pm - Ticket €20 presented by The Lions Club Ennis    The Lions Club Ennis presents a fundraising evening with food [hot dogs, burgers, pulled pork] followed by a screening of Grease starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John and all proceeds go to Lions Club of Ennis charities.  A wonderful night of entertainment promised.     The film adaptation of Grease is the zippy smash hit translation from the Broadway musical tribute to the fabulous 1950s.  As a new school year begins, wholesome Australian exchange student Sandy (pop star Olivia Newton-John) and duck-tailed, leather-jacketed Danny (John Travolta) parlay their summertime romance into an on-and-off attraction that may or may not cross clique lines. Sandy seriously cramps Danny's style, so he dumps her. In response, Sandy begins dating a wholesome athlete, but, as a hedge, she also joins the gum-chewin', tough-talkin' clique known as the Pink Ladies. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, the popular soundtrack includes “You're the One that I Want," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "Sandy," "Summer Nights," and the title tune. Come dressed as Danny, Sandy or your own T-Birds and Pink Ladies crew!! Prize for the best costume on the night  

Robert Mizzell - Glor Irish Music Centre

22nd Oct 2014

Robert Mizzell with his band The Country Kings Doors open at 8 pm and tickets €22   Country superstar, Robert Mizzell, embarks on a concert tour of Ireland with his band The Country Kings and special guests. Robert has made his home in Ireland for almost 3 decades. He served his apprenticeship in country music since he first arrived here and is now one of the top Country artists in Ireland and his popularity is fast spreading with extensive airplay in Europe and such distant territories as Australia.   As anyone who ever attended a Robert Mizzell show will testify, Robert and band put on a show filled with energy and colour - up and at ‘em songs, love songs and songs about heartbreak. The full gambit of human emotion is here.    A night of country music at it’s very best - not to be missed