05 September 2014 - 07 September 2014
Ellen (Nell) Galvin as she was locally known was born Ellen McCarthy, and lived at Ballydineen, Knockalough, Co. Clare. She was born in 1887. Around the 1920’s and 1930’s a famous blind Piper named Garret Barry lived in Inagh Co. Clare. He was a regular visitor to the McCarthy home. Nell was one of his pupils and she played both the Concertina and Fiddle from a very young age.
26 September 2014 - 28 September 2014
Mountshannon Traditional Music Festival will be in its 5th year in 2014. A small festival that runs from Friday 26th - Sunday 28th September on the shores of Lough Derg, Mountshannon, East Clare. The festival hosts pub music sessions, singing sessions, a ceili on the Friday night, concert on Saturday night, workshops Saturday morning for aspiring traditional players.
28 September 2014
12:00 - 17:00 Every Sunday
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Co Clare
Harvest traditions from over 100 years ago will be brought to life at Bunratty Folk Park, when a traditional 19th century Harvest Day will be held from 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm on Sunday September 28th 2014.
04 October 2014 - 06 October 2014
A celebration of food from near and far, with something for all ages - Food Fair, Wine Tastings, Cookery Demos, Ethnic Nights, Taste Trail and Costumed Banquet.
24 October 2014 - 25 October 2014
16:00 - 18:30
Traditional festival celebrating Samhain and Diwali. At its core it is the celebration of light, harvest and the preparation for winter. Traditional crafts and workshops, storytelling, music, harvest food festival and light parade.