Participants in the Macnas parade during the galway arts festival



Willie Clancy Week
Ennis, Co Clare
1-9 July, 2006

For musicians, Willie Clancy week is Ireland's largest traditional music school, where up to a 1,000 musicians descend on Milltown Malbay, a quiet beach community in West Clare, for an intensive week of playing. Learn by day, play the night away. For the punter, the event offers up an explosion of trad music, pouring forth out of the pubs and onto the streets, sun down to sun up. Accommodation is scarce but the craic is mighty!

Fleadh Nua 2006
Ennis, Co Clare
21-29 May, 2006
A weeklong festival of traditional Irish entertainment in various locations throughout the city including the streets and pubs.      

Feakle International Traditional Music Festival
August 10th - August 13th, 2006
Feakle, Co Clare
The Feakle International Traditional Music Festival is a popular music festival rooted in the musical talents of the East Clare area.   An assortment of recitals, concerts, and workshops highlighting music and dance make this distinguished festival one visitors are sure to enjoy. 

Surfing Blitz International
August 26th - August 28th, 2006
Miltown Malbay , Co Clare
This weekend festival is an event for thrill-seekers looking to experience the excellent surfing of Spanish Point. Although the festival also offers beach activities such as crab races and music on the beach for those non-surfing visitors, it is truly geared towards the Irish water-sport enthusiasts.  

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