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19th - 21st May 2017

Burren in Bloom 2017

Month of May 2017 - the villages of The Burren are the perfect location for discovering the botanical riches of this unique limestone landscape. The month of May reveals an abundance of flowers throughout The Burren, with spring gentians, mountain avens, turlough violets, spring sandworth and a profusion of orchids, among them early purple orchids, bee orchids, spotted orchids. (Birds Foot Image - Burren Trust)
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12th - 14th May 2017

Burren Slow Food Festival 2017

A weekend festival celebrating the food and culture of Co. Clare. Markets, demonstrations, BBQs, kids cooking, talks and lots of food and fun for all! From Friday to Sunday you can sample the very best of what Co. Clare has to offer in food and culture. Including indoor and outdoor farmer's markets, cookery demonstrations by local and well known celebrity chefs, gala dinner, talks and information sessions, "LocalSource" helping you source local foods, exhibitions, food activities for children, BBQs with local produce and a huge variety of other local, artisan and organic foods for sale.
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May 2017

Cliffs of Moher Seabirds Festival 2017

During the month of May one of Ireland's most outstanding natural wonders is the host of sea birds of seabirds found nesting at the Cliffs of Moher. Over 60,000 seabirds can be seen at the Cliffs of Moher druring the breading season including Puffins,Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes and Fulmars nesting at different levels of the cliffs.
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17th June 2017

An Post Tour de Burren Cycle Challenge 2017

June 17th 2017- the Tour de Burren numbers are continuing to grow as word spreads of the fantastic route and the detailed level of organising and planning that goes into this event.
June 2017

Doonbeg International Jazz Festival 2017

June 2017 - A weekend of Swing, Dixie, Latin & Jazz, featuring bands and performers from Ireland, U.K and Europe.
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July 2017

Willie Clancy Summer School 2017

July 2017- the Willie Clancy Summer School promotes the study, practice and appreciation of Irish traditional music, song and dance. The school was established in 1973 to commemorate the Miltown Malbay uilleann piper, Willie Clancy, and `to promote the study, practice and appreciation of Irish traditional music song and dance.
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25th -27th August 2017

Doolin Craft Beer Festival 2017

The Doolin Irish Craft Beer Festival returns for the 6th consecutive year . It features Irelands best craft beers from micro-breweries around the country, great Irish artisan food, and cracking live bands.The event will showcase the best of Irish Craft Beers, featuring over 30 different beers from the best micro-breweries in Ireland including The Carlow Brewing Company, 8 Degrees Brewing, The Dungarvan Brewing Company, Metalman, Dingle Brewery, The Franciscan Well Brewery, Galway Hooker, Trouble Brewing, Rye River, White Hag & Stonewell Cider to name a few.
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August 2017

Lughnasa Festival at Craggaunowen

August 2017 - Craggaunowen, the Living Past Experience, is Ireland’s original, award winning prehistoric park. Situated on 50 acres of wooded grounds, the park interprets Ireland’s prehistoric and early Christian eras. It features a stunning recreation of some of the homesteads, animals and artefacts which existed in Ireland over 1,000 years ago.
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Aug 2017

Cruinniú na mBád (Gathering of the Boats) Festival 2017

August 2016 (Dates TBA)- up to 100 unique Irish boats, the Galway Hookers, once the workhorses of the coast of Connemara and North Clare, gather for the annual weekend of racing and celebration at Cruinniú na mBád (Gathering of the Boats) festival in Kinvara, Co. Galway.
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1st Sept - 1st Oct 2017

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival 2017

Sept 1st - Oct 1st 2017 - Throughout the month of September, the spa town of Lisdoonvarna close to the Burren in Co. Clare, celebrates the world famous Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival with music and lots of fun. The Burren Hostel is perfectly located just off the main town square, making it a great base to be close to the action!

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