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Events in Co.Clare

July Events Co.Clare  2014
  • 1st July 2014
    Cormac O’Caoimh, Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee
    Cormac O’Caoimh is a singer-songwriter and classical guitarist from Cork. His intimate vocals and exquisite guitar playing is attracting the attention of musicians and music lovers alike. His new series of videos attracted the attention of Godin Guitars and he is now an official Godin Guitar endorsee. Booking: 065 9060769 Email:
  • 3rd - 31st July 2014
    ‘Burren Connections’, Russell Gallery, New Quay
    ‘Burren Connections’ is the latest exhibition opening at the Russell Gallery, New Quay, County Clare on Thursday 3rd of July at 6pm by artists Carole Shubotham from Dublin and Gillian Turner from Australia. It will be launched by Deborah Evers, Failte Ireland Food Ambassador and Journalist and will bring a unique vision to the rare and beautiful landscape of the Burren. The Exhibition will run until the 31th of July. Open every day, for more information or call 065 7078185
  • 4th - 6th July 2014
    Ennis Street Festival, Ennis
    This Arts Festival will offer more than 60 different events and our festival finale includes a fireworks display in commemoration of the death of Brian Ború and the Battle of Clontarf. The Ennis Street Festival’s objective for 2014 is to have a 21st century interpretation of the ancient custom of ‘Dancing at the Crossroads’ through participation in moderm Arts and Dance. The multi-cultural nature of Irish society has seen different art forms, music and dance, flow onto the streets and into the consciousness of the wider community.Contact Ana Bella Alvarez 00353 65 6893966 & & & Street Festival
  • 5th July 2014
    Mundy, Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee, at 8pm
    Irish singer/songwriter Mundy is one of a number of artists to successfully make the transition from street busking in Dublin to international stardom during the '90s. Mundy's mainly acoustic, folk-based pop/rock has been compared to Damien Rice and Josh Ritter; however, his style is more upbeat and celebratory than either, and his jangle pop influence and tendency to experiment with unconventional sonic textures and beats further distinguishes him. He more recently performed for President Obama, and played support with Imelda May and Emmylou Harris. With huge radio hits like July and Mexico, Mundy promises a great evening’s entertainment. There will be new songs as well as lots of favourites!
  • 5th - 13th July 2014
    Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, Miltown Malbay
    The Willie Clancy Summer School of Traditional Music is a week long summer school in traditional music and set dance held annually at Miltown Malbay with a programme of classes, workshops, lectures, recitals and concerts devoted to the study and practice of Irish traditional music, song and dance.The first and biggest of such events, it commemorates the town's best-known uilleann piper, Willie Clancy, and has been running since just after his death in 1973. The idea was initiated by Clancy himself, and implemented within six months by teacher Muiris Ó Rócháin in collaboration with CCE's timire ceoil Séamus Mac Mathúna and local musicians Martin Talty, Paddy Joe McMahon and Junior Crehan. The school is focused around the teaching of instruments and set dancing in formal classes, but stresses the value of the oral/aural tradition. In its fleadh-style volume of music-making in bars it has become something of a Mecca in the music, its retinue of up to a hundred and fifty teachers, and hundreds of improving and competent musicians, dancers and singers drawing in thousands of listeners. Contact Harry Hughes 00353 65 7084281 or 00353 86 8773747,,
  • 6th July 2014
    ‘Tracing Poulnagollum Cave’ with David Drew, a Burrenbeo Trust Walk
    2pm at Faunarooska, Fanore (51M 138 047)
    Join David Drew and the Burrenbeo Trust for a walk along the surface of Poulnagollum – Ireland’s longest cave. Not a part of the Burren that many get to see – the cave system under our feet is truly remarkable and David will share some of the secrets of this hidden world. Formerly a lecturer on karst, hydrology and hydrogeology in Trinity College Dublin, David’s particular interest is in limestone (karstic) regions of Ireland such as the Burren and especially in the underground waters in these areas and is actively involved in research into the groundwater in the Burren and the adjacent areas of lowland limestone in Counties Galway, Roscommon and Mayo. Meet at Faunarooska, Fanore at 2pm – location marked on map here The walk is open to everyone, although a reasonable level of fitness is required. It is free for Burrenbeo Trust Members and a donation of €5 is suggested from non-members. For more information please email or phone 091 638096.
  • 18th - 29h July 2014
    Skadoonvarna Festival, Lisdoonvarna
    Ska and reggae music festival. Contact Peter Curtin, 00353 87 8300069 &
  • 19th - 20th July 2014
    The Doonbeg Seafood Festival
    This two day festival in the heart of Doonbeg is a must. Come along and enjoy wonderful seafood, cookery demonstrations, music and family fun. Events include Heritage Walk, Dog Show, Currach racing, Duck Race, Farmers Market and Vintage Rally, amongst other activities. The festival has something for everyone from foodies to families, couples to children. Children can enjoy pony and trap rides, children’s activities, Treasure Hunt, Children’s Sport and much more. The Festival, for the first time, will include a Queen of the Sea Competition. The festival, which is organized by the residents of Doonbeg, reflects the great local fishing tradition with the emphasis on seafood in the local restaurants in the area. The festival also includes history lectures of Doonmore and Doonbeg castles and explores the relevance of Brian Ború. Contact Tommy Comerford, 00353 87 9090345 &
  • 19th July 2014
    Féile Latino Ennistymon
    A cultural and musical exchange between traditional musicians, artists and dancers of North
    Clare and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contact Paddy Mulcahy, 00353 85 1054858, &
  • 31st July - 3rd August 2014
    Scariff Harbour Festival, Scariff
    Multi-disciplinary street festival combining music, entertainment, arts, children’s activities and outdoor pursuits, celebrating Lough Derg and the East Clare countryside. Launched in 2003, the annual Scariff Harbour Festival is an open-air, street-based event showcasing the many attractions and amenities accessible from Scariff. Its aim is to promote the leisure and pleasure potential of Lough Derg, the inland waterways and the East Clare countryside both among local people and visitors from further afield. Contact Harry O’Meara, 00353 87 2308974, &