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September 2006

Lisdoonvarna MatchMaking Festival (1 September - 1 October)

The MatchMaking Festival starts on Friday September 1st and finishes on Sunday October 1st, 2006. It is mainly concentrated at the weekends but there is also music and dancing during the week. Click here for more details.

Clarinbrige Oyster Festival (8 - 10 September)

A celebration of the start of the oyster season: world famous Clarenbridge Oysters, wonderful food and drink, great music and craic, all in the lovely village of Clarenbridge on the edge of Galway Bay. Contact: Mr. Brian Costigan, Tel: 087 2517155. Click here for more details.

Galway Races (10 - 12 September)

Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Galway. Autumn Meeting. Contact Racecourse: Tel 091 753870 or Email Click here for more details.

Galway Oyster Festival (28 September - 1 October)

The Galway International Oyster Festival - voted one of the 12 greatest shows on earth! A weekend of non-stop entertainment which features national and international top-class artists, cabaret and dancing. Miss it at your 'pearl'. Takes place at - The Oyster Festival Marquee, Nimmos Pier, The Claddagh, Galway. Click here for more details.

Clifden Community Arts Festival (15 - 25 September)

Now in its 28th year. An annual celebration of the Arts with music, lectures, poetry readings, parade etc., combining schools, visitors and community. Not to be missed in beautiful Autumn weather, away out west in Clifden. Contact: Mr. Brendan Flynn, Tel: 095 21644.

Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering (30 September - 2 October)

Weekend of lectures, plays, cultural and social events to highlight Lady Gregory's contribution to the Irish Literary Revival. Contact: Ms. Lois Tobin, Tel / Fax: 091 524329 or Email: