The Matchmaking Festival
Top Bands in Town and many novel matchmaking games!
Meet the Matchmaker!
Matchmaker and Dating Specialist Mairead Loughman from Matchsticks.ie will be joining us again this year to spread love in Ardara!
To book your appointment with Mairead visit matchsticks.ie/ardara-matchmaking-festival
or call 087 068 0882
Mairéad is very discrete and ensures a positive and relaxed chat before helping you find your match!
Friday 9th November
The Corner House Music Afternoon
A great selection of music in the Corner House on Friday afternoon.
Patrick O’Shea plays all the hits tonight in Doherty’s!
Saturday 10th November
CANCELLED. Sorry, this event has been cancelled.
Special Matchmaking Afternoon
The Corner House presents a special matchmaking afternoon with the King and Queen of Matchmaking Frank and Caroline from 2pm to 6pm in their pad at the Stables Bar in the Corner House. Come along and let these two wonderful people set you on the road to love.
Caroline is a frequent visitor to Ardara. For many years she has judged the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and has attended the Ardara Matchmaking Festival on several occasions and is delighted to be involved in it this time around. No stranger to the microphone, Caroline is the popular MC for the GAA Scor in Westmeath and is passionate about GAA football and hurling as well as traditional Irish music. As someone with a bubbly personality and great sense of humour, she is confident of making a match or three at this year’s festival!
Frank Galligan, no stranger to Ardara, is a former Sony Award Winner and Hot Press Award Nominee with BBC Radio Foyle/Ulster and now broadcasts on Highland Radio. He is a former presenter/researcher with Irish TV and has MC’d various showpieces including The Gathering/Diaspora in Letterkenny and the Tip O’Neill commemorative weekend in Buncrana. He is the resident MC at the Annual Bluegrass Festival in Omagh, the Jazz Festival in Derry and has been the compere at the Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival in Longford. Like Caroline, he is looking forward to organising a number of ‘matches’ in Ardara!
Don’t forget to “swipe right” when choosing the Beehive Bar on Saturday night for their Tinder Party with the fantastic Duck Street Jam Band
Music tonight with For Folk’s Sake – Sure to be a good one!
Music for the Matchmaking with Darren “The Boot” Burke
Tarot Card Readings – 1pm to 5pm
Live music with Caribbean Cousins from 10pm
The Corner House
A great selection of music in the Corner House Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.
Sunday 11th November
Live music Sunday afternoon with The Shadynastys from 5pm to 7pm
Music in The Corner House
Great Music in The Corner House Sunday night!
Music in all the Pubs!
Various Matchmaking Games and Blind Dates!
Stay tuned for more info!
For enquiries contact:
The Nesbitt Arms Hotel (074) 954 1103
All accommodation is currently booked up. Anyone who is looking for accommodation or who has accommodation available should contact the tourist office at the Heritage Centre on 087 3183383