Events in May


Burren in Bloom
1st May - 15th May
The Burren in Bloom Festival features a series of illustrated talks and organised walks throughout the month of May in the Burren. The festival gives people an understanding and appreciation of the Burren and its formation, and how it continues to be a source of
great botanical, archaeological, and cultural wealth with its unique wild flowers and ancient sites.

Father Ted Festival
30th April - 1st May
A festival of all things Father Ted, there will be location tours, a visit to the Parochial House, Lovely Girls contest, Golden Cleric awards, and loads of craic and musical entertainment.

Carrigaholt Oyster & Shellfish Festival
29th April - 1st May
Visit Carrigaholt over the May Bank Holiday weekend and experience delicious seafood and compete in our Oyster shucking and Oyster Eating Competition. Book a table for our Craft Beer and Shellfish night or enjoy traditional Irish music in the local pubs while enjoying complimentary oysters.

Darkness into Light Ennis, Darkness into Light Kilrush, Darkness into Light Miltown Malbay, Darkness into Light Killaloe/Ballina
7th May (Friday night/Saturday morning)
Darkness into Light is a symbolic run/walk starting in darkness and ending as the dawn is rising symbolising hope.
The event starts at 4.15am at a location in each town (Friday night/Saturday morning).
This is a flagship fundraising event for Pieta House which is a centre for the prevention of suicide and self harm.
Darkness into Light Ennis - 00353 87 2430700
Darkness into Light Kilrush - 00353 87 7382441
Darkness into Light Miltown Malbay - 00353 87 7382441
Darkness into Light Killaloe/Ballina - 00353 87 7382441

Fleadh Nua ENNIS
22nd - 30th May
Fleadh Nua is an 8 day festival where there is a welcome for everyone.

Burren SlowFood Festival
27th - 28th May
Burren Slow Food Festival showcases the very best of Burren local artisan producers, members of the Burren Food Trail, Burren Geopark in a Farmers Market, through talks and cookery demonstrations by local and national Celebrity Chefs.

Durty Nelly's Nightly Music Session
01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016
Durty Nelly's, Bunratty, Co. Clare
Clare Says Céad Míle Fáilte
You are invited to join us 7 nights a week from 9.30pm to listen to great music.

Sign Up