Every fall, lisdoonvarna, ireland hosts the lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival the small community, located about three hours' from dublin , normally has a population of 829—but an average of 60,000 people visit annually for the event. Lisdoonvarna (irish: lios dúin bhearna, meaning fort of the gapped keep) is a spa town of 739 people (2011 census) in county clare in irelandthe town is famous for its music and festivals although the music festival was discontinued in the 1980s, lisdoonvarna still hosts its annual matchmaking festival each september. The last matchmaker and a magical book of love willie daly is ireland’s last traditional matchmaker, and with a twinkle in his eye and a story on his lips, he shares his secrets on the meaning.
Taken from lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival official website: (below) willie daly, fourth generation matchmaker matchmaking is one of ireland’s oldest traditions and, for the last couple of hundred years, a good deal of it has taken place in lisdoonvarna during september and early october. Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival willie daly, the matchmaker, at his place where he also brings up horses the town's 150-year-old matchmaking festival is the subject of folklore it inspired christy moore to sing about hairy chests and milk-white thighs, and brendan shine to write a song called. The irish matchmaker willie daly is the last of the traditional irish 'matchmakers', matching lonely couples from around the world at the lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival now his daughters are taking over the business, run from his farm in county clare, in the west of ireland. Cupid willie daly said demand for his services has increased in the run-up to the famous co clare matchmaking festival, particularly from unattached east asian singles.
Famous lisdoonvarna matchmaker willie daly says singletons from as far away as japan and china will travel to the festival the paris matchmaking festival will feature dancing, matchmaking, and a. Matchmaker festival in brazil, one of ireland's oldest traditional argentina's crossing the world famous lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival, with long-lost family, nor do any other dating doctor willie daly and stories about the. Matchmaker, willie daly the streets ring out with music and song, buzzing with dance, the craic and love for life bars and pubs headline some of the top names in country music, and from dance floor to cosy table, the little town of lisdoonvarna in the west of ireland is full of the promise and passion of ‘meeting your match. There's a big stage for younger crowds with djs and some big names but also there’s daily music and more traditional irish dancing in every bar for older people during the festival, everyone can meet ireland’s most famous matchmaker willie daly in his ‘office' in the matchmaker bar the place also has a legendary matchmaking book. Singles can meet me in my office at the matchmaker bar, lisoonvarna, ireland willie daly | lisdoonvarna | traditional matchmaker in ireland my name is willie daly and i am a third generation traditional irish matchmaker.
The lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival, one of ireland’s oldest traditional festival takes place in the small spa town every september the festival now over 150 years old attracts up to 60000 people from all over the world, who come for the music, the dancing and the ‘craic. Willie daly can be contacted at the matchmaker bar, lisdoonvarna, county clare or by calling 087 671 2155. However, lisdoonvarna matchmaking king willie daly said he had yet to have success among lgbt attendees “it is a new beginning for me and requires me to adjust my perspective and my mind-set. Lisdoonvarna legend willie daly says there has been a massive surge in american women looking to be matched with irish men over the past year. Matchmaker willie daly is the most sought-after man at the matchmaking festival held every september in lisdoonvarna, ireland.
The matchmaking festival itself goes on every day from early september to early october, taking in six weekends, with the schedule for the matches and dancing quaintly summarised as ‘from mass until late’ every day. After 50 years of playing cupid and matching more than 3,000 couples, willie daly, ireland’s only traditional matchmaker, has what he believes to be the most powerful chat-up line, writes joyce. During the festival, everyone can meet ireland’s most famous matchmaker willie daly in his ‘office' in the matchmaker bar the place also has a legendary matchmaking book supposedly, if you touch it with both hands, you’ll be married in six months. Willie daly will be matchmaking at the lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival in county clare, ireland, from august 31-sept 30 2018 for early-bird tickets, go to matchmakerirelandcom.
Willie daly with imelda mckenna,tipperary and rachel burrell, wexford at the matchmaking festival in lisdoonvarna. Lisdoonvarna matchmaker willie daly chloe ekberg organizers of the lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival are facing an unusual problem — a shortage of eligible bachelors. The town’s famous matchmaker is willie daly, and the third generation of his family to answer the call of the lonely hearts willie has been making matches for 47 years now, and he swears by his 150 year old “lucky book” visit the matchmaking festival website for more information.