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Ireland’s Matchmaker Festival

Every year, in the months of September and October singles from across Ireland and even further travel to the town of Lisdoonvarna on the west coast of the Emerald Isle to find love. The town, which has a population in the hundreds, grows to the thousands during this famous singles festival.

The matchmaking festival has been taking place for over 100 years originating as a post-harvest festival for Irish landed gentry to marry off their children. Now it is the biggest singles event in Europe. For the entire month of September, organized dances and events run from 12 noon to the early hours of the morning where pubs play live Irish music continuously. If you can’t find a match yourself, third generation traditional Irish matchmaker Willie Daly is available to spark some magic for around $10 a match!

Even throughout recessions, people manage to still invest in love!

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