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Kilmurry Harvest Festival     Mid-Late August The 10 day Festival offers an opportunity for residents, friends and families to come together to celebrate a sense of community, with more than thirty events ranging from soap box derby to road bowls and family sports day.

Carrigaholt Family Festival     Late August A four day Festival of fun and craic for all the family, from the carnival to outdoor Ceili dancing. The sports day and fancy dress really brings families together.

Seisiun na h-Eireann, Quin     Late September A three day festival in the picturesque village of Quin, located six miles from Ennis. The festival celebrates the traditional Irish Music Pub Session. A competition is held, the aim is to select the best group playing Irish traditional music in session form.

Clare Shout Fleadh, Kilkishen     Late September This is weekend event has all that you expect of any Irish festival, plenty of singing, dancing and of course ample amounts of the craic. This event features the unique Clare Shout Competition which supposedly traces its origin back to pre-Celtic times.

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival     October This tradition goes back well over a hundred years, and thousands flock to the west coast to maybe meet their soul-mate. The matchmaking events are concentrated on the weekends over the months of late August to early October and the idea is to give you the maximum opportunities to meet your future significant other.

Queen of Burren Festival Weekend     Early October This is held at the end of the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. T his event includes the crowning of the Mr Lisdoonvarna and the Queen of the Burren.

October Arts Festival Ennis     October A Festival of Theatre, Music, Exhibitions, Poetry, Jazz, Comedy, History, Dance and Fun. Takes place each year throughout the month of October in Ennis.

Willie Keane Memorial Weekend Late October     Willie Keane was one of the best known specialists in Irish sean nos and set dancing. This weekend long festival has a lot of workshops and other events to help all, regardless of ability, have a cracking good time.

Ennis Trad Festival, Ennis Co. Clare     Early November This five day festival brings you the very best in Irish trad music and all are welcome to listen or take part in any of the great sessions as they take place. With over 20 venues throughout the town you can have yourself a merry old time anywhere you want and move about from place to place to suit your tastes.

Ballyvaughan Christmas Festival     December Covering three weeks this festival changes themes 2007 there will be a European style Christmas market in the style similar to those you might see in Germany or Austria. There will be plenty of other festive workshops, cookery and concerts.

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