Held at weekends throughout September in venues throughout Lisdoonvarna, the festival events include traditional Irish dance and music, speed dating, horse racing and culminates with the Mr.
Lisdoonvarna and Queen of the Burren competitions to find the most eligible lady & gentleman of that year.
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Jonathan and Dawn even brought elements of Star Trek into their wedding.
Star Trek Movie director, JJ Abrams wished them well on their big day; and they had a two-feet-long Starship Enterprise model on a table at their wedding and some of the orchestral music played was from sci-fi films — but they drew the line at wearing Star Trek costumes for the ceremony.
But this is definitely not the case, says keen Macra member, Lorraine Maguire.
The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is great friendly fun, and as they say ‘the craic is mighty in Lisdoonvarna'.