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Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare John Bishop, who is currently touring Ireland, stopped off in the village to meet Matchmaker Willie Daly ahead of his gig in Glor last Saturday night. May 2, 2019. There was such a nice atmosphere of people looking to enjoy themselves and Willie Daly is rightfully a legend. 1,107 Likes, 42 Comments - John Bishop (@johnbish100) on Instagram: “Tonight I visit Lisdoonvarna a village with the worlds best match maker and Knock - a village of…” T. +353 (0)65 7071344 1 year ago. Loneliness can be one of the most debilitating things for anyone to suffer from and every country could do with a Lisdoonvarna.”. “My favourite character was Willie Daly. John Bishop’s Ireland is on ITV on Friday 3rd May at 8pm. Breaking news for Clare people at home and abroad, Clare success at Young Environmentalist Awards, Old-time Appalachian music gathering in Lisdoonvarna, ‘The Only Punk Rocker in the Village’ in Doolin, Ulster Bank rolls out enhanced Bank on Wheels service, Lisdoonvarna festival boosts tourism for North Clare, Korean designer based in Paris creates ‘Lisdoonvarna dress’, Autumn Celebration at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Clare gets €140k under Community Enhancement Programme, Budget allocation for Shannon “utterly inadequate”. The comic visited the North Clare village in September 2017 and interviewed the matchmaker and other festival goers for his programme ‘John Bishop’s Ireland’. It was part of his 600 mile road trip around Ireland where Bishop met locals and learnt about Irish culture, while performing in venues along the way including glór in Ennis. Principal: M.J. Malone, Diocese of Galway & Kilmacduagh& Apostolic Administration of Kilfenora, Diocesan OfficeThe CathedralGaol RoadGalway H91 A780Ireland, +353 91 563566 “I loved the history of the matchmaker role and the fact that in a world where we have the internet and dating apps there is a grey haired Irish man armed with good will, a warm smile and a magic book that brings people happiness. T. +353 (0)65 7074142, W. www.lisdoon.ie The comic visited the North Clare village in September 2017 and interviewed the matchmaker and other festival goers for his programme ‘John Bishop’s Ireland’. He’s done thousands of matches over the years.”. The traditional part of the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is drawing to a close this weekend, with the LGBT weekend, closing the month long festivities on the 6th-8th October. info@galwaydiocese.ie. The comic, who hosts a top rating TV show, “In conversation with” spent over an hour talking to the veteran matchmaker and to a couple; great grandmother Hazel Bannerman from Scotland and Englishman Brian James who found love at the festival, 12 years ago. Lisdoonvarna’s resident Matchmaker Willie Daly is to feature in a new ITV series starring UK comedian John Bishop which will be broadcast this evening. I loved the history of the matchmaker role and the fact that in a world where we have the internet and dating apps there is a grey haired Irish man armed with good will, a warm smile and a magic book that brings people happiness. John Bishop’s Ireland: Lisdoonvarna and Knock (S1EP2 ITV Fri 3 May 2019) Published. Later he met many of the festival revellers on the street, posing for lots of selfies. My wife thinks I want to be an Irishman!” he added. “I found the whole event brilliant and quintessentially Irish. E. mona.hynes@maryimmaculate.ie It’s the first place that gave me the confidence to do comedy as a proper job.”. Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

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