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April

Clare Ladies Turas na mBan - Saturday 21st April 2018  An all ladies cycling sportif now in its 3rd year with all proceeds going to a dedicated local charity.  40k and 80k routes available for the cycling enthusiast - option of 20k route will also be available for those ladies new to cycling.  For futher info please contact Phil on 087 6383980

Clare Garden Festival 29th April - Clare Garden Festival is a treat for Gardeners and a great day out for all the family. Taking place annually on the last Sunday in April, the festival runs at Ennis Showgrounds with a hugh graden, plant and food market of 70+ stalls. Garden Expert talks focus around all things gardening including organic, ornamental, garden design and beyond.  For more info  www.claregardenfestival.com  

Burren College of Art Postgraduate Show 14th to 27th April  -  Visit an exhibition featuring work by BCA MFA students in the Gallery at the Burren College of Art.  The exhibition title, CO – LATERAL, refers to three approaches to self reflection and expression.  Coming from divergent points of view in photography and painting, the exhibit explores imagination and innovation in the studio practice of postgraduates Angel Cray (MA), Sherry Erskine (MFA), and Kizito Joan Nanfuka (MFA). for more info logon to www.burrencollege.ie  

Kilfenora Traditional Music Weekend 27th to 30th April one of Ireland’s most famous music locations stages it annual traditional music festival.  As always, there will be concerts, set-dancing in the home of Irish céilí and the legendary Kilfenora pub sessions.  More details of concerts and sessions can be viewed on the festival website www.kilfenoraclare.com 

Ennis Whiskey Club - Whiskey Tasting Evening - April 13, 2018, at 20:30 - Come along for a steak and four boutique whiskeys in the Market Bar, Ennis. Eric Flynn, a Clare whiskey enthusiast, will present each whiskey in a relaxed and informal manner. Discover how these whiskeys are crafted, glean insights into what makes each one unique, and above all, enjoy whiskey as it's meant to be - savoured in fine company. Tickets available at http://www.whiskeys.ie

Gin tasting experience for all ginthusiasts - April 27, 2018, at 20:00 - Includes a main course and four boutique Irish gins in the Rowan Tree Café Bar, Harmony Row, Ennis. After the main course, Eric Flynn will guide you through four very different, premium Irish gins in a fun and enjoyable setting. Irish gins have been selected from passionate distillers that have hand-crafted and infused their spirit with a vast array of botanicals to create great diversity and versatility. Tickets available at http://www.acruxbev.com/

 

May

Fr Ted Festival 4th - 6th May   A festival of all things Father Ted.   There will be  location tours,  visit to the Parochial House,  ‘Lovely Girls’ contest,  Golden Cleric awards and loads of fun and musical entertainment.   For more info, log on to www.tedtours.com

Burren Slow Food Festival 11th - 13th May 2018    The Burren Slow Food Festival will take place in Lisdoonvarna. There will be talks, cookery demos and events which will focus on the delicious edibles that the sea and the land around us produce.  A Farmers Market will bring you homemade delicacies from Clare and other parts of Ireland, and even from small farms in Italy!

Clare Burren Marathon Challenge - Saturday 26th May -  Now in its 11th year, this annual event takes in the wonderfuly scenery and landscape of the Burren & North Clare.  For more information contact info@clareburrenmarathonchallenge.com  

Fleadh Nua - Ennis 20th - 28th May  2018 Fleadh Nua in Ennis promises to be an exciting and innovative festival, full to the brim with Concerts, Ceilis, Sessions, CD Launches, Recitals, Irish Dance competitions and Street Entertainment.  Since 1974 Fleadh Nua has developed from a 3 day event to a festival spanning 8 days, with more than 120 separate events, where there is a welcome for everyone.