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Festivals in Clare

September Events in Clare 2014

      • 5th - 7th September 2014
        Crotty Galvin Traditiona Music Festival Weekend
        Moyasta, Kilrush
        Traditional music, song and dance weekend honouring three fantastic musicians (Ellen Nell Galvin, PJ Crotty and Peadar Crotty) from the same little village that is Moyasta. To have one icon of the traditional genre from the townland of Moyasta known all over Ireland is absolutely great, to have three is just unbelievable. So we invite you one and all to Moyasta on the weekend of September 6th 7th and 8th to experience the festivities of this wonderful weekend to celebrate the legacy of these three wonderful musicians. All musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and you the public are very welcome at Moyasta on this weekend.
      • 6th September 2014
        Declan Hayes Memorial Half Marathon & 10k Run/Walk, Doonbeg
        The 10k walk/run takes place in a scenic looped route overlooking the White Strand beach & Doughmore sandhills. The half marathon route is made up of the 10k loop & a 2nd loop which includes Doonbeg golf course.
      • 7th September 2014
        A Burren Pot-Pourri with Dr Sharon Parr, a Burrenbeo Trust Walk
        2pm at Slieve Carran/Eagles Rock 52M 331 033
        The first Burrenbeo walk of Autumn will be ‘A Burren Pot-Pourri in the Slieve Carran National Nature Reserve' with Dr Sharon Parr. Sharon has been working in the Burren since 2003 and is currently the Project Scientist with the Burren Farming for Conservation Programme. Sharon is a natural historian with wide-ranging interests that span plants, insects, birds and mammals. She is the joint Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland vice county recorder for Co. Clare and regularly contributes bumblebee, butterfly and mammal records to the National Biodiversity Data Centre. The walk will start at 2pm in the car parking area for Slieve Carron Nature Reserve. Waterproofs, warm clothes, good walking shoes etc. required or sun cream – depending on the weather! While the walk will not be strenuous, it will be over limestone pavement and uneven surfaces. The walk will last for about 2 hours. The walk is free for members of Burrenbeo Trust. Please note that from this month, the walk fee for non- members has increased to €10. You can join online at, or you will be able to join on the day. For more information please email or phone 091 638096.
      • 10th - 14th September 2014
        An Post Rás na mBan, Ennis
        An Post Rás na mBan is Ireland’s premier bicycle stage race for women which takes place over five days with six separate stages. This year's Rás na mBan will once again take in the beautiful scenery of County Clare. The race takes place between Wednesday 10th and Sunday 14th September 2014. Race headquarters will be the Inn at Dromoland.
      • 19th - 21st September 2014
        East Clare Walking Festival, Tuamgraney
        This festival will be a 2 day event and will centre around 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. There will be walks near Slieve Aughty and Slieve Bearnagh including the 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. Contact &
      • 19th - 21st September 2014
        Ennis Fringe Festival, Ennis
        A festival of arts promoting the work of Clare based artists, it features art forms as diverse as performance, theatre, live music, visual arts, readings and comedy. Contact David O’Rourke 00353 87 6982120 &
      • 26th - 28th September 2014
        Mountshannon Trad Festival, Mountshannon
        Come and enjoy a fantastic weekend of traditional Irish music.
      • 26th - 28th September 2014
        Bunratty Banjo Festival, Bunratty Village
        The Bunratty Business Association in conjunction with Sixmilebridge Folk Club presents the second annual musical event. Aimed at musicians and listeners the festival will celebrate the diversity of the Banjo. Visiting musicians are invited to join in the many “Fleadh Style” sessions which are free to the public from noon on Saturday in Bunratty Village. These will feature, Irish traditional musicians as well as Bluegrass, Dixieland Jazz, Oldtimey, American Roots and folk music. There is an international and national line up of artists and bands from a wide range of music genres. There will be a blend of Traditional Irish, Jazz, Oldtimey, Bluegrass, Folk and much more.
      • 28th September 2014
        Traditional Harvest Day, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty
        See old style threshing demos, vintage machinery, sheaf throwing and lots more! On Harvest Sunday at Bunratty Folk Park you will experience a flavour of rural Irish life of over 100 years ago. Owners of vintage tractors and machinery come from far and wide to proudly display their wares. The Bean a Ti’ (Woman of the House) demonstrates the art of bread baking and butter making and generously offer you delicious tastings. The village school master greets the children and as they hand over their customary sod of turf for the tiny school room fire. Relax with a drink in Mac’s Pub while you soak up the atmosphere of the musicians and the Strawboys performing in the Village Street during the afternoon. All are welcome to enjoy traditional storytelling by the resident Seanachai, the music and dancing, the sheaf throwing demonstrations and the Tug of War.