The Pavilion Town Hall
Co. Clare

John B.Keane's The Matchmaker is coming to Lisdoonvarna!

Michael Scott’s iconic production of JOHN B. KEANE’S hilarious dramatic comedy THE MATCHMAKER  opened in Spirit in January 2001 starring Anna Managhan and Des Keogh.   

The Production went on to tour Ireland, sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival, become  a Video and DVD  with Sony, a BBC Radio Series, and play ‘off Broadway’.  

Many of Ireland’s leading actors have joined the production over the years,  including, Mary McEvoy,  Ann Charleston (Madge in Neighbours), Geraldine Plunkett, Des Nealon and the late Mick Lally one of our most loved actors. 

Now for it 21st year, one of Ireland leading dramatic actresses Norma Sheahan joins JON KENNY (who was part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt) in this iconic production at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin for one week only 12-17th September (with two matinees). Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.

The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Using his inimitable way with words and his one sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely country people and creates a marvelously colorful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders.

Norma Sheahan loved by audiences from her roles in The Clinic, Bridget and Eamon and Moone Boy, is the only other actress apart from Vanessa Redgrave to have sold out the Gaiety Theatre in a one woman show (not once, but twice) in her role as Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine. Shirley Valentine has just completed an enormously successful national tour.  

Lisdoonvarna Heritage Plan

A survey was conducted during the summer 2022 to ask the people of Lisdoonvarna to share their ideas about their town’s heritage and their hopes for the future. It is part of a project, led by Drake Hourigan architects, to design a new Heritage Plan for Lisdoonvarna, so that the people of the town can decide how best to protect their shared heritage for the future. 
Our heritage is what we have inherited from the past, to value and enjoy in the present, and to preserve and pass on to future generations. It includes historical buildings and monuments, lands
capes, waterways and local wildlife, as well as our customs, sports, music, dance, crafts and traditions. 
“Heritage makes a significant contribution in creating a sense of place, culture and in strengthening County Clare’s unique identity. It is important in itself as a finite resource that cannot be replaced.” (Clare County Heritage Plan 2017-23)

 North Clare Community Park Regeneration Plan

North Clare Community Park

We are delighted to share the initial draft plans and themes of what we feel will be a very special development for the community of North Clare and our local areas with particular benefit  in sport, education and cultural/Heritage fields. We believe the collective and shared commitment of our groups aligns very much with the concept and proposal under development and are sharing it with you at this early stage for comment observation and input from your own particular perspective. We appreciate your feedback by  clicking below and filling in the survey.áilte-CLG-Impact-2020-2.mp4


AstroTurf Pitch

The 50m by 35m floodlight Astro turf pitch accommodates two 5 a-side pitches or one open area for larger groups. It is a multi-sport facility and widely used by local clubs and organisations. It is also popular for hire for sport themed birthday parties.  Read more …

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The Pavilion is a 450-seater hall with state of the art audio visual equipment  offering endless possibilities to hire  from stage productions to cinema nights! The foyer is also available to hire  with a catering option in our professionally equipped kitchen. Read more …

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Community Pitch

The Community Pitch is available for hire for training and matches by all local clubs and organisations. It is available for private hire throughout the summer months and is a multi-sport facility. For further information on booking the pitch please click the button below. .

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Sponsor Us

Thank you Darius, West Coast Production, for this beautiful video of Spring in the Spa 2021.
Spring event Lisdoonvarna

Where does the money go?

We appreciate your sponsorship and donations which assist us in keeping Community Projects alive and well in North Clare.

Lisdoonvarna Fáilte CLG in collaboration with LINKS , local schools both primary and secondary,  and community volunteers are currently organising a Spring theme for the Community Park. The project is called Spring in the Spa. Lisdoonvarna is known as the Spa town in North Clare given that it is home to the renowned Spa wells heritage centre and Pump room.

The project is socially inclusive and collaborative and has brought excitement and a positive focus to the Community.

We are working within Covid guidelines.

Spring in the Spa will take place in the North Clare Amenity Park  from 1st to 15th April 2021.

Le Mile Buíochas

Marie Urquhart, Chairperson, Lisdoonvarna Fáilte CLG

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Exciting job opportunity at Cois Céim Childcare Centre

Cois Céim Childcare Centre

Cois Céim Childcare Centre provides quality early childhood care for children aged 4 months and up.
We offer Creche, PreSchool, AfterSchool and Summer Camps.
We have a secure outdoor play area with soft surfacing & grass areas.
We have a HAACP compliant kitchen where daily meals are cooked fresh.

We are a purpose built premises, conveniently located in Lisdoonvarna town with ample parking.
An Pobal funded.
HSE Compliant
Participating in ECCE scheme

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Spa Wells Heritage Center

The Spa Wells in Lisdoonvarna is currently the only active Spa in Ireland.The Current Pump House was first established in 1867 we are celebrating over 150 years, but the story goes way way way back call into our new Heritage Centre charting back to the 1750’sSee what the plans for Lisdoonvarna were back in the 1800’s its not what you might you expect and not where you would expect it.Lisdoonvarna Heritage Centre was opened in June 2018 known locally as the Spa Wells. People have been availing of the beneficial attributes of the waters of Lisdoonvarna since 1750s. It has been run by the community for almost 120 years

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Contact Us

Lisdoonvarna Fáilte Clg,
The Pavilion,
Co Clare
Eircode: V95YW1C

Phone: 0657075644
Mobile: 0861250111