Road Trip: Ireland

County Clare native Willie Daly brings an unusual skill to one of Ireland’s most famous festivals

lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival series, part 2 of 3: all in the family

A horse trainer for the rest of the year, Willie Daly rules the roost in the small town of Lisdoonvarna every September, when he wields his matchmaking prowess at a famous annual festival. In today’s audio excerpt from Cultural Roadmapp’s new driving tour Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way: County Clare! Willie and Lisdoonvarna native Peter Curtin illuminate the surprising roots of the matchmaking festival for which the town is beloved.

Click on the arrow above to hear it from the horse’s mouth!

This year’s matchmaking festival runs from September 1st through October 8th. And please download the Cultural Roadmapp audio tour, FREE from the App Store and Google Play until June 20, 2018!