Since 2005, Clare Arts Office has proudly produced the Riches of Clare free lunchtime Ennis. Originally coordinated by Liam and Finola Ryan, the series is coordinated annually now by  Fear an Tí, Mike Butler.

This years  concerts will begin with the Kilfenora Trad Festival and will also take place daily during the Fleadh Nua in Ennis. They will then continue every lunchtime through June and July (except for the week of the Willie Clancy Summer School) in The Sancturary, Cruises Bar, Ennis culminating at the Feakle Festival in August.

The following is this year’s line up:

Kilfenora Festival:

Sat 23rd April at 3:30pm in Kilfenora Cathedral

Áine O’Donoghue, Nuala Hehir, Áine Griffey, Pauline Brody, Deirdre Scanlan & Carol Cullinan


Fleadh Nua:

The Sanctuary, Cruises, Abbey Street, Ennis, Co.Clare

Mon 30th May             John Weir, Eithne Ní Dhonaile, Áine Mhaoir & John Faulkner

Tue 31st May               Martin Breen, Tara Breen, Seamus Bugler & Pat Lynch

Wed 1st June               Niamh O’Dea, Ann Marie McCormack, Martin Dermody & Peter Casey

Thurs 2nd June             David Sanders, Eamon Cotter, Katie Theasby & Alan Wallace

Fri 3rd June                   Jack Talty, Bobby Gardiner, Geraldine Cotter & John Tunney


Weekly Wednesday Sessions

The Sanctuary, Cruises, Abbey Street, Ennis, Co.Clare

Wed 8th June               Siobhán Peoples, Murt Ryan, Seán McGrath & Brian O’Loughlin

Wed 15th June             Pamela Queally, Aoibheann Queally & Ailisha McMahon

Wed 22nd June            Claire Griffin, Tim Collins, Denis Liddy & Elvie Miller

Wed 29th June             Caroline Doohan, Clodagh Doohan & Carmel Doohan

Wed 13th July              Carmel O’Dea, Kieran Kissane, Felim Collins & Liam Hickey

Wed 20th July              Sheila Garry, Damian O’Reilly, John Kelly & Elaine Hogan

Wed 27th July              Bríd O’Gorman, Sinéad Mulqueen, Edel Vaughan & Cli Donnellan


Feakle Festival:

Mon 8th August in Feakle Community Centre

Aidan McMahon, Michael Landers, Mike Butler & Dermot Sheedy


We are grateful to photographer John O’Neill and Peter Laban who, over the years, have captured some gorgeous ima

Two CD recordings of the concert series were made to mark the 5th and 10th anniversary of the concerts. Volume 1 is no longer available but copies of Volume 2 are available free of charge: to receive a copy contact