Getting in the mood for St. Paddy’s Day: Weekend in Lisdoonvarna


The Matchmaker Bar in Lisdoonvarna where the real-life Willie Daly helps his clients find true love.

“Weekend in Lisdoonvarna” is in Kings River Life Magazine today. My story is set in the real town of Lisdoonvarna in western Ireland, where a matchmaking festival is held throughout the month of September every year. The festival started 160 years ago to find wives for local farmers. Today, tens of thousands of people from around the world visit the small town in September to dance, drink, listen to some of Ireland’s best country music, look for love, and enjoy the craic. This town really knows how to party!

Check out “Weekend in Lisdoonvarna” by clicking here!

Kings River Life Magazine is a California-based online magazine. It is published by journalist and author Lorie Lewis Ham. This is the second story I’ve had in the magazine.

Liquid courage for those looking for love in Lisdoonvarna.
Bronze fiddler and bodhrán player performing for a bronze couple who are stepping into a waltz in Lisdoonvarna’s market square.

About rosemarymccracken

Rosemary McCracken is a Toronto-based fiction writer.
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