*The Kilfenora Ceili Band performing at Vandeleur Festival Kilrush 2023. The popular North Clare outfit is returning to Kilrush this June. Photograph: Eamon Ward

FIRST ACTS have been announced for the second annual Vandeleur Festival Kilrush which takes place from June 27th to 30th.

Irish-American supergroup Cherish The Ladies, the world-famous Kilfenora Céilí Band and country music star Robert Mizzell will be headlining at the Vandeleur Walled Garden and Visitor Centre with further acts to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Supported by Clare County Council, the Kilrush Town Team, Kilrush Amenity Trust CLG and Kilrush Credit Union, the four-day festival also will feature street entertainment in Kilrush town centre.

A park and ride service will operate every fifteen minutes between Kilrush town centre and the Vandeleur Walled Garden and Visitor Centre to accommodate evening concertgoers.

Cathaoirleach of the West Clare Municipal District, Cllr Ian Lynch (IND) stated, “Everyone in Kilrush is delighted to have a brand-new festival right on their doorstep”. The Kilrush native added, “Our experience from 2023 shows that this event brings new life into the town and complements the hugely successful annual Kilrush Traditional Music & Set Dancing Festival. We look forward to establishing it as a permanent fixture on the Irish festival calendar that also shines a spotlight on the arts and culture community in West Clare”.

Noel Kilkenny, Chairperson of Kilrush Amenity Trust CLG commented, “Creating a community-focused attraction is a key priority for the Vandeleur Walled Garden and Visitor Centre. We are committed to supporting a programme of events that contains something for everybody with performances and activities that can be enjoyed by people of all ages”.

Leonard Cleary, Director of Tourism Development and West Clare MD noted the positive support that has been received from the wider community for the festival. “Vandeleur Festival Kilrush was a huge hit for the town and the wider county during its inaugural year and we are excited about its return this summer”.

A programme of events around the three main concerts are planned, Colette Costello, Head of Operations for Vandeleur Walled Garden and Visitor Centre outlined. She confirmed this includes “street family entertainment in the town centre and other events that highlight and promote the vibrant and arts and culture community of West Clare. We are very much looking forward to welcoming people from near and far to Kilrush this summer”.

One of America’s most acclaimed Irish music ensembles, Cherish The Ladies will headline the opening concert of the festival on Friday, 28th June. The Kilfenora Céilí Band, supported by special guest Ger O’Donnell, will perform on Saturday 29th June, while Robert Mizzell will be bringing the curtain down on the festival on Sunday 30th June. All concerts begin at 7.30pm and are ticketed events.

Further information on the Vandeleur Festival Kilrush is available from www.vandeleurwalledgarden.ie.

Related News

Ennis Community College Gaelcholaiste an Chlair
O'Donoghue leaving role as principal of Ennis Community College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir
water station ennistymon 5
350 free water fountains to be installed nationwide
fiona levie holly cairns 1
Fiona 'bitten by political bug' but 'really disappointed' no woman elected in East Clare
tour de burren 1
Barefield the starting point for Tour de Burren
Latest News
clare v kilkenny minor 16-06-24 paul rodgers 1
Clare minors come out wrong side of extra time All-Ireland semi-final thriller with Kilkenny
water station ennistymon 5
350 free water fountains to be installed nationwide
fiona levie holly cairns 1
Fiona 'bitten by political bug' but 'really disappointed' no woman elected in East Clare
tour de burren 1
Barefield the starting point for Tour de Burren
clare v limerick minor 18-04-24 patrick finnernan 1
Minors must overcome Cats to advance to All-Ireland final
Premium
court 1
Woman with black eye in court tells judge assailant "needs help"
clare v tyrone 02-06-24 stephen ryan 5
Stephen Ryan to miss out on Clare's crunch tie with Donegal
le24 pat burke 1
Four in a row aided by quality canvass of Burke tea-party
le24 election count timmy dooley liam grant 1
Green Grant says politics & campaigning was 'so mentally tough'
le24 tony o'brien 1
'Dialogue & honey' key to a progressive Council - O'Brien

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Scroll to Top