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 began with our first concert of 2023 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 in The Sanctuary at Queens Hotel Ennis during the Fleadh Nua after which the weekly concerts will take place in glor, Ennis.


The schedule for Fleadh Nua Week concerts at the Sanctuary

Monday, 29th May – Mary McNamara, Pat O’Connor & Brendan Hearty

Tuesday, 30th May – James Devitt, Conor McCarthy, Yvonne Flynn & Alan Wallace

Wednesday, 31st May – Conor Keane, Anne Rynne, Niall Sheedy & Christy Barry

Thursday, 1st June  – Blackie O’Connell, Micky Dunne, Coleen Shanks & Cyril O’Donoghue

Friday, 2nd June – Mark Donnellan, Brian Donnellan & Michael Landers


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

Wednesday, 7th June –  Aisling Hunt, Leagh Hunt, Aisling Lyons and Paul Clesham

Wednesday, 14th  June –  Paul Mullane, Matthew Ryan, Jamie Garrihy & Caleb Mahony

Wednesday, 21st June  –  Colm Nestor, Liam Jones,  Ellen Jones & Sarah Sheehan

Wednesday 28th June  –  Francis Droney, Aine McGrath, Ann Kirrane & Gary O’Briain

Wednesday 12th July  –  Therese McInerney, Marian Curtain, Aileen O’Callaghan

Wednesday, 19th  July  –  Brid O’Donoghue, Liam O’Brien, Deirdre O’Brien

Wednesday 26th  July –  Fergal Burke, Aidan McMahon, Ciara O’Sullivan & Fintan McMahon

The final concert at the Feakle Festival features Joan Hanrahan, Claire Keville, Geraldine McNamara and Noel O’Grady

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