Username or Email Address. Remember Me. No account yet? A 97 year old bachelor farmer who attended the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival for 72 years has passed away without finding his soul mate. Mick Bourke from Co Tipperary began attending the festival in when he was 23 years old and never missed a year until his health began to fade a few years ago. His death caused by pneumonia was announced last week.
What It’s Like to Go to the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival in Ireland
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The huge attraction of Lisdoonvarna in the old days was that it was a spa town and reports of its waters and their benefits date back as far as The spa twin wells are located on the banks of the River Aille. The Lisdoonvarna waters come from an unusual source, as both sulfur and iron water gush from the same rock. By she was dispensing from a little pump-house, hotels were vying with each other for business and people from every walk of life mingled around the wells .
Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. September 22, I am back from a few days in Co Clare.
For the month of September, this tiny spa town of residents hosts the popular Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival — a month-long celebration bringing together hopeful romantics from around the world. The festival is notorious for its lively all-day, all-night dancing and impromptu marriage proposals often triggered after a few pints at the pub. A third-generation matchmaker, Daly is best known for presiding over the festival. Matchmaking in Lisdoonvarna dates back generations and flourished with the rise of spa tourism in the s. The dance floor is flooded with spirited party-goers, step-dancing and twirling their dance partners, some decked out in sparkly bling.