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Check out what's happening across the Clare Food & Drink Fleadh weekend.
Meere’s Pork Products at Donnellan’s Centra

26Sep

Meere’s Pork Products at Donnellan’s Centra

7:30 am

On Thursday, September 26, multi-award winning Meere’s Pork Products will be serving tasty treat at Donnellan’s Centra on the Lahinch...

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Shuck Off!

26Sep

Shuck Off!

2:00 pm

Flaggy Shore Oysters

‘Shuck Off’ is a unique Oyster workshop and experience with Gerry O’Halloran of Flaggy Shore Oysters. The event starts at 2pm on Thursday...

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Official Launch of Clare Food & Drink Fleadh

26Sep

Official Launch of Clare Food & Drink Fleadh

5:00 pm

The  launch of the first ever Clare Food & Drink Fleadh will take place at Fawl’s Off Licence, O’Connell Street,  Ennis at 5pm on...

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Ennis Gourmet History Walking Tour

26Sep

Ennis Gourmet History Walking Tour

6:00 pm

Jane O’Brien of Ennis Walking Tours is picking up accolades and awards like they are going out of fashion. We are very lucky to have a guide...

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Taste of Clare Feast

26Sep

Taste of Clare Feast

7:30 pm

Old Ground Hotel Banqueting Room

The inaugural Clare Food & Drink Fleadh will kick off in suitable style on Thursday, September 26 at 7.30pm, with – of course – a...

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Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell & Siobhan Peoples

26Sep

Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell & Siobhan Peoples

10:00 pm

Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell and Siobhan Peoples will be performing at The Diamond Bar on Thursday night, starting at 10pm.

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Wine Tasting

26Sep

Wine Tasting

12:00 pm

Fancy improving your wine knowledge? Drop in to the Wine Buff from noon til closing on Friday September 27 or Saturday September 28  to have a...

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Farmers’ Market @ Roslevan

27Sep

Farmers’ Market @ Roslevan

8:00 am

Make sure you start the weekend with a visit to the Farmers’ Market in Roslevan (in the carpark of the shopping centre). Starting at 8.30am...

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Catch Your Own Fish!

27Sep

Catch Your Own Fish!

11:00 am

Join Alan Griffith for some guided angling on the lakes of the River Fergus – Dromore, Cullaun and Inchiquin. Two anglers can fly or lure...

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Launch of Ennis Vegan Club

27Sep

Launch of Ennis Vegan Club

12:00 pm

With veganism on the rise not just nationwide but worldwide, how could we not incorporate it into the Clare Food & Drink Fleadh? And so...

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Pop-Up Community Harvest Lunch

27Sep

Pop-Up Community Harvest Lunch

1:00 pm

Pop-ups have become a staple of food festivals worldwide, and this one has a distinctly Ennis flavour. Popping up at glór on Friday, September 27...

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JJ Corry Irish Whiskey Site Visit

27Sep

JJ Corry Irish Whiskey Site Visit

2:00 pm

Queues formed at the Irish Open Golf Village in Lahinch earlier this summer, with whiskey aficionados eager to purchase a limited edition JJ Corry...

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Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell presents ‘Piper Heaven, Piping Hell’

27Sep

Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell presents ‘Piper Heaven, Piping Hell’

4:30 pm

Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell hosts ‘Piping Heaven, Piping Hell’ in Considine’s Bar on Friday afternoon, starting at 4:30pm.

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Get Crafty at Western Herd Breweries

27Sep

Get Crafty at Western Herd Breweries

5:30 pm

Meet the Maker – Western Herd Breweries (Kilmaley). This event kicks off at 5.30pm and entry is €10. Bookings can be taken through McHugh’s...

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Meet the Maker

27Sep

Meet the Maker

6:00 pm

Get the chance to meet the distiller of our bespoke festival gin, GINIS, at Fawl’s off-licence at the top of O’Connell Street.

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Fresh Oysters & Guinness @ Dan O’Connell’s

27Sep

Fresh Oysters & Guinness @ Dan O’Connell’s

6:00 pm

Pop in after work to savour the fresh, creamy, salty, sweet oysters harvested off Clare, matched with the bitter, smooth flavour of dry stout from...

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Barrack Street Fiesta with Ennis Brass Band

27Sep

Barrack Street Fiesta with Ennis Brass Band

6:30 pm

Barrack Street will be the place to be from 6.30pm on Friday, September 27  – we will have lights, we will have culinary action, we will...

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Friday trad session at Dan O’Connell’s

27Sep

Friday trad session at Dan O’Connell’s

7:30 pm

Dan O’Connell’s bar will host a trad session on Friday evening at 7.30pm.

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Ennis Whiskey Club

27Sep

Ennis Whiskey Club

8:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT! Come along for an Irish steak and four boutique Irish whiskeys in the Rowan Tree Café Bar, on Friday, September 27...

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Sing for your Supper at Nora Culligan’s

27Sep

Sing for your Supper at Nora Culligan’s

8:00 pm

As anyone who knows anything about Ennis knows, when it comes to open mic acoustic nights, Nora Culligan’s is the business! So, who better...

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Trad session at Cruise’s Bar

27Sep

Trad session at Cruise’s Bar

8:30 pm

Cruise’s Bar will host a live trad session on Friday night, starting at 8.30pm.

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Home Brew Competition

27Sep

Home Brew Competition

9:00 pm

At McHugh’s from 9pm. This is the final of the Home Brew Competition – and you’re invited to participate in the judging (together with...

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The Little Showband

27Sep

The Little Showband

9:00 pm

Treacy’s West County will host The Little Showband live on Friday night.

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‘Porterhouse’ live at Cruise’s

27Sep

‘Porterhouse’ live at Cruise’s

9:00 pm

Cruise’s Bar will host live band ‘Porterhouse’ on Friday night.

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Trad session with Brian and Keith O’Loughlin @ The Diamond

27Sep

Trad session with Brian and Keith O’Loughlin @ The Diamond

9:30 pm

The Diamond Bar will host a trad session with Brian and Keith O’Loughlin on Friday night, starting from 9.30pm.

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‘Sound Affair’ at Nora Culligan’s

27Sep

‘Sound Affair’ at Nora Culligan’s

10:00 pm

‘Sound Affair’ will be performing live at Nora Culligan’s on Friday night, starting at 10pm.

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27Sep

Trad session led by Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell

10:00 pm

The Poet’s Corner bar at The Old Ground Hotel will host a trad session led by Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell on Friday night...

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27Sep

Trad session led by Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell

10:00 pm

The Poet’s Corner bar in The Old Ground Hotel will host a trad session led by Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell on Friday night...

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Live band at Dan O’Connell’s

27Sep

Live band at Dan O’Connell’s

10:00 pm

Dan O’Connell’s bar will host a live band, starting at 10pm.

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‘Sound Affair’ at Nora Culligan’s

27Sep

‘Sound Affair’ at Nora Culligan’s

10:30 pm

Nora Culligan’s will host live band ‘Sound Affair on Friday night, starting from 10.30pm.

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DJ Daryl at Nora Culligan’s

28Sep

DJ Daryl at Nora Culligan’s

12:30 am

Nora Culligan’s will host DJ Daryl from 12.30am until the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Wine Tasting

26Sep

Wine Tasting

12:00 pm

Fancy improving your wine knowledge? Drop in to the Wine Buff from noon til closing on Friday September 27 or Saturday September 28  to have a...

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Catch Your Own Fish!

27Sep

Catch Your Own Fish!

11:00 am

Join Alan Griffith for some guided angling on the lakes of the River Fergus – Dromore, Cullaun and Inchiquin. Two anglers can fly or lure...

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Eat My Shop  – Food Trail Through Ennis Shops

28Sep

Eat My Shop – Food Trail Through Ennis Shops

10:30 am

Just what you need, a little more encouragement to hit the shops on a Saturday morning!  ‘Eat My Shop’ is based on partnerships...

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Artisan Market with Music

28Sep

Artisan Market with Music

10:30 am

Covered Market

Showcasing an array of delectable artisan food and drink products from across the county, this Saturday market will most definitely make your...

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Behind the Scenes at Wilde Irish Chocolates Factory

28Sep

Behind the Scenes at Wilde Irish Chocolates Factory

2:00 pm

Take a peek behind the scenes of the Wilde Irish Chocolates factory and Meet the Maker, Patricia Farrell, in Tuamgraney. This event kicks off at...

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Urban Foraging @ Lees Road

28Sep

Urban Foraging @ Lees Road

2:00 pm

Learn about Urban Foraging at Lees Road, Ennis, with one of Ireland’s top foragers, Oonagh O’Dwyer. This event begins at 2pm and is ideal...

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Honey – We Have Our Own Show!

28Sep

Honey – We Have Our Own Show!

2:30 pm

Rowan Tree

At the Rowan Tree Bistro & Café from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.  In association with Clare Bee Keepers/Raymond Molloy – live display of bees at work...

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Early trad session with Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell

28Sep

Early trad session with Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell

2:30 pm

Considine’s Bar on Parnell Street will host a trad session with Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell on Saturday afternoon...

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Craft Beer & Clare Fayre

28Sep

Craft Beer & Clare Fayre

3:00 pm

A craft beer paired with Clare fayre – what more could you want on a Saturday afternoon? Is beer good with fresh seafood? Which ale works...

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Alex Loudon at Treacy’s West County

28Sep

Alex Loudon at Treacy’s West County

3:00 pm

Meet Alex Loudon of Loudon’s Brewery (Feakle) at Treacy’s West County, Ennis, at 3pm for a chat and a taste of Loudon’s beer, as part...

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Junior Chef & Junior Baker Competitions

28Sep

Junior Chef & Junior Baker Competitions

3:30 pm

Covered Market

  Are you a budding Masterchef or a Paul Hollywood in the making? The Clare Junior Chef & Junior Baker Awards are open to   8 to 14 year...

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Clare Tapas & Local Craft Beer @ McHugh’s

28Sep

Clare Tapas & Local Craft Beer @ McHugh’s

5:30 pm

Putting a Clare twist on the tapas tradition, with ingredients from around the county, paired with a selection of local craft beers. McHugh’s from...

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Launch of Gin Cocktail Competition @ Nora Culligan’s

28Sep

Launch of Gin Cocktail Competition @ Nora Culligan’s

7:00 pm

  The official launch of the Gin Cocktail Competition is at Nora Culligan’s at 7pm  

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Ginema @ glór

28Sep

Ginema @ glór

7:30 pm

Glór Ennis

If one gin cocktail is your quota, then glór’s combination of a gin cocktail and the cinema classic Casablanca may be just the tonic! The evening...

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Food & Fun Trivia Night @ Zest! Café

28Sep

Food & Fun Trivia Night @ Zest! Café

7:30 pm

Do you know your foodie facts? Test your knowledge on Saturday, September 28 at Zest! Café, Lower Market Street, Ennis Tickets are priced €20 per...

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Gin Cocktail Competition

28Sep

Gin Cocktail Competition

7:30 pm

Taking our specially distilled festival gin, GINIS, as the base, more than a dozen bars in Ennis will battle it out to create a gin cocktail...

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Live band at Nora Culligan’s

28Sep

Live band at Nora Culligan’s

8:00 pm

Nora Culligan’s will host a live band on Saturday night, starting at 8pm.

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‘No Leaf Clover’ at McHugh’s

28Sep

‘No Leaf Clover’ at McHugh’s

9:00 pm

McHugh’s Bar will host rock band ‘No Leaf Clover’ live on Saturday night, kicking off at 9pm.

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28Sep

Trad session at Poet’s Corner

10:00 pm

The Poet’s Corner at The Old Ground Hotel will host a trad session on Saturday night, starting at 10pm.

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Declan Clancy with live band at The Diamond

28Sep

Declan Clancy with live band at The Diamond

10:00 pm

The Diamond Bar will host Declan Clancy and a live band on Saturday night, starting at 10pm.

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DJ Ollie Mullooly at Dan O’Connell’s

28Sep

DJ Ollie Mullooly at Dan O’Connell’s

10:00 pm

Dan O’Connell’s Bar will host DJ Ollie Mullooly on Saturday night, starting at 10pm.

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Live Music at Nora Culligan’s

28Sep

Live Music at Nora Culligan’s

10:00 pm

Nora Culligan’s offers an extensive live music line-up on Saturday night, as follows; Hanna & Gerry – 8pm-10pm; Acoustic Ninjas...

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28Sep

‘Minus Two’ at Ború Porterhouse

10:30 pm

Ború Porterhouse at Treacy’s West County will host live band ‘Minus Two’ on Saturday night. Starting 10:30pm

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Late-night trad session at O’Keeffe’s

28Sep

Late-night trad session at O’Keeffe’s

11:00 pm

James O’Keeffe’s bar will play host to a late-night trad session on Saturday night, kicking off at 11pm.

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‘Sneaky Weirdos’ live at Cruises’s Bar

28Sep

‘Sneaky Weirdos’ live at Cruises’s Bar

11:00 pm

Cruise’s Bar will host live band ‘Sneaky Weirdos’ on Saturday night, starting at 11pm.

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Catch Your Own Fish!

27Sep

Catch Your Own Fish!

11:00 am

Join Alan Griffith for some guided angling on the lakes of the River Fergus – Dromore, Cullaun and Inchiquin. Two anglers can fly or lure...

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Clare Food & Drink Fleadh On Tour!

29Sep

Clare Food & Drink Fleadh On Tour!

9:30 am

  All aboard! It’s the  first year of Clare Food & Drink Fleadh, but our ambition for this festival knows no bounds – we are...

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Trad Breakfast @ No. Forty One

29Sep

Trad Breakfast @ No. Forty One

10:30 am

No.Forty One

At No. Forty One from 10.30am. Start the day as you mean to go on, with a wholesome breakfast featuring Meere’s pork products, local organic eggs...

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Pop-Up Brunch @ McHugh’s

29Sep

Pop-Up Brunch @ McHugh’s

11:00 am

McHugh’s on Parnell Street has become synonymous not only with Western Herd Brewery ( sister and brother Maeve Sheridan and Michael Eustace...

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Seashore Foraging

29Sep

Seashore Foraging

11:30 am

Learn about Coastal Foraging on Lahinch beach, with one of Ireland’s top foragers, Oonagh O’Dwyer, as part of the Clare Food & Drink...

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Bubbles, Brunch and All That Jazz

29Sep

Bubbles, Brunch and All That Jazz

12:00 pm

Town Hall Bistro

Enjoy brunch and bubbles in The Town Hall Bistro against jazzy background music by Patrick Collins, the leader of the Cafe Orchestra. This event...

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Masterclass at Burren Smokehouse

29Sep

Masterclass at Burren Smokehouse

1:00 pm

Take in a masterclass, with tastings, at Burren Smokehouse, Lisdoonvarna, as part of the Clare Food & Drink Fleadh Bus Tour. For full details...

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Clare Fare, French Flair!

29Sep

Clare Fare, French Flair!

5:00 pm

As we draw close to last orders at the first Clare Food & Drink Fleadh, Anne and David at Ennis Gourmet set out to ensure that Barrack Street...

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Preachers Pub @ Temple Gate Hotel

29Sep

Preachers Pub @ Temple Gate Hotel

6:00 pm

Preachers Pub Trad music session 6pm – 9pm

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Sunday trad session at Dan O’Connell’s

29Sep

Sunday trad session at Dan O’Connell’s

7:00 pm

Dan O’Connell’s Bar will host a Sunday trad session, starting from 7pm.

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Siobhan Peoples, Murty Ryan & Seanie McGrath at The Diamond

29Sep

Siobhan Peoples, Murty Ryan & Seanie McGrath at The Diamond

7:30 pm

The Diamond Bar will host a trad session with musicians Siobhan People, Murty Ryan and Seanie McGrath on Sunday evening, starting from 7.30pm.

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Ennis Whiskey Experience

29Sep

Ennis Whiskey Experience

8:00 pm

The Ennis Whiskey Experience – a whiskey tasting tour of Ennis – commences at 8pm sharp on Sunday, September 29, 2019, in...

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Trad session with Brian Murray at Cruise’s

29Sep

Trad session with Brian Murray at Cruise’s

8:30 pm

Cruise’s Bar will host a trad session with Brian Murray on Sunday, starting from 8.30pm.

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Trad session at the Poet’s Corner

29Sep

Trad session at the Poet’s Corner

9:30 pm

The Poet’s Corner at The Old Ground Hotel will host a trad session on Sunday night, starting from 9.30pm.

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Marie Griffin at Ború Porterhouse

29Sep

Marie Griffin at Ború Porterhouse

10:00 pm

Ború Porterhouse at Treacy’s West County will play host to Marie Griffin on Sunday @ 10:00pm.

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‘Starman’ at Nora Culligan’s

29Sep

‘Starman’ at Nora Culligan’s

10:00 pm

Nora Culligan’s will play host to live band ‘Starman’ on Sunday night, starting at 10pm.

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