For 20 years, Clare Arts Office has proudly produced the Riches of Clare free lunchtime concerts in Ennis. Originally coordinated by Liam and Finola Ryan, the series is coordinated annually now by  Fear an Tí, Mike Butler.

This years concert series will be launched with our first concert of 2024 at the Kilfenora Trad Festival.  Concerts are taking 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 glór  culminating at the Feakle Festival in August.


In a change to the previous years the concert series will take place St. Columba’s Church, Bindon Street, Ennis during the Fleadh Nua after which the weekly concerts will take place in glór, Ennis.


The first concert of the year takes place at the Kilfenora Music Festival on Saturday, April 27th and features Tara, Sharon and Padraig Howley & Eoin O’Neill

The schedule for Fleadh Nua Week concerts in St. Columba’s Church is

May 27th  Finola and Liam Ryan, Damien O’Reilly & Nigel Stevens

May 28th  Kieran Hehir, Kieran Kissane, Vincent Fogarty & James Duddy

May 29th  Anne Lynch-Lyons, Aisling Lyons, Sean Lyons & Rebecca Collins

May 30th  Sorcha Costello, Diarmuid O Meachair & Padraig O Dubhghaill

May 31st  Brian, Martina, Keith & Conor O’Loughlin


The summer schedule for the Wednesday Free lunchtime concerts in glór is:

June 5th  Maeve Donnelly, Charlie Harris, Eamonn & Geraldine Cotter

June 12th  Marcus Moloney, Eamonn O’Riordan, Ryan O’Donnell & Conor Connelly

June 19th  Anthony & Aidan Quigney, Sarah Fox & Conal O’Kane

June 26th Anne-Marie McCormack, Niamh O’Dea, Peter Casey & Martin Darmody

July 3rd  Claire Griffin, Tim Collins, Denis Liddy & Elvie Miller

July 17th  Joe Hanrahan, Conor Lynch, Noel Casey, Dave Hanrahan & Colin Sheehan

July 24th   Francis Cunningham, Eimear Coughlan, Therese McInerney & Edel Vaughan

July 31st  Conor Arkins, Eimear Arkins & Eileen Gannon

The final concert at the Feakle Festival features Josephine & Mary Nugent, Brian Stafford & Tommy Hayes

No pre booking required for any of the concerts but arrive early to secure a seat.