My Favourite Place

Millstreet Community School

Dear Kate,

I have to tell you about my favourite holiday that I have gone on every year for that past five years. It is the Willy Clancy Festival in Miltown Malbay in County Clare. It takes place every year on the first week in July. I love this holiday because so many of my friends go too and we get to play music together every day and we go to workshops during the day as well. We usually stay in a house by the beach in Lahinch just a few kilometres away from Miltown Malbay. We get up every morning, Monday to Saturday and go to the workshops which go on until one o clock in the afternoon. Then after the workshops, we will go play in sessions or go dancing in Cèilìs. While we are playing music and dancing, we make so many new friends along with the friends we have from the years past, so I really do love going on this holiday. Along with playing music we do things like going to the beach, we go surfing in the evenings and we play pitch and putt. A lot of my family members also go on this holiday each year so we have lots of fun with them too. When we are there we meet lots of famous musicians, some who will be teaching us in the workshops and some who we will just see a round. There are some lovely hotels around Spanish Point and restaurants in Lahinch too. In Miltown Malbay itself, we love going to the bakery and the ice cream parlour for some tasty treats. From the time that we get there until the end of the week and time to go home, we hardly get any rest at all, but we really don’t mind because it is one of the highlights of the year for my family and all my friends who attend the festival. It really is a week that we remember and just can’t wait to go back and do it all again the next year! The house we stay in for the week is a really nice house with a fabulous, clear view of the sea and the golf course. Out the back of the house is a tennis court where my brother, my mom, my dad and I always love to play in at the end of the day. This is by far the best holiday I go on and I thoroughly enjoy every single moment of it every year I go. I would highly recommend any one who is interested in traditional Irish music or dancing to go along to it or even If you would just like to go on a calm relaxing holiday. Willy Clancy week is the place for you. I love this holiday and it’s my Favourite holiday!

I can’t wait to go again in a few months’ time for a great week of fun, laughter and loads of music.

Love, Cathy.