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It is, indeed, a "good craic" - one that stretches into the wee hours of the morning.
The next day, we drag our weary butts out of bed and traipse into town for a lookie-loo.
Now in its fifth year, The Outing LGBT Music & Matchmaking Festival usually takes place for one weekend in October. Lisdoonvarna is a small village on the West Coast of Ireland, about 10 minute drive from the famous Wild Atlantic Way.
During the festivities, he holds appointments in his "office" (aka The Matchmaker Bar), recording details of those seeking partners in his tattered book, which overflows with love-seeking profiles.
One tall, graceful gentleman sports a pair of red hot pumps, and gracefully keeps up with the caller's rapid-fire instructions.
Other onlookers can't bear to abandon their foamy pints, preferring instead to clap and cheer from the bar.
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