25 March 2015
The strong tradition of Trading and the reputation of Kilrush as being a key Market Town along the Shannon Estuary are still very much alive today with 4 Traditional Horse Fairs taking place in the town each year. Horse/ Pony traders position themselves about the Market Square while traders selling all kinds of goods from household items to plants line Frances Street.
16 July 2015 - 22 July 2015
5 day festival of Music & set dancing. Open Air Ceili's in Kilrush Square on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Music Sessions, Sean Nos & Set Dancing Workshops.Musical Boat trip to Scattery Island. Concertina Competition and Sean Nos Dancing competitions.
31 July 2015 - 03 August 2015
Ireland's only festival that is completely based on Fun and making people Smile. Four action packed days of events for fun loving people of all ages, the highlight being the National Pig Racing Finals. Put simply, it's all about the smiles!!!!
01 August 2015 - 07 August 2015
The Rose of Clare festival is now in existence since 1979. The Festival is designed to cater for all age groups and is a “Fun” week. While there are many social and sporting events through the week, the Highlight of the Festival is the selection of the “ Rose of Clare”. This is now a very prestigious event with contestants from within and outside the County. Sixteen contestants were interviewed on stage over two nights by Colm O Connor of the Cork Examiner. There is also a panel of judges who in...
28 August 2015 - 30 August 2015
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.