Sinead O'Connor a big hit at Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival
Sinead O'Connor was honored with songs and a potential list of suitors as she arrived at the famous Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival in Co Clare.
'Sinead's Hairy Man,' a song written by Clare musician PJ Murrihy, has become the hit song of the annual festival, which is now in its second week. He penned the song after hearing O'Connor say last week on the Late Late Show that she wanted to find a "good hairy man."
"I'll be playing it in the Hydro Hotel tonight and I think Sinead will be there so she'll get to hear it one way or another. I'm a huge fan of Sinead's so she might even sing here -- how great would that be?" Murrihy told the Independent.
Renowned matchmaker Willie Daly has also prepared for O'Connor's visit, saying he has a number of possible suitors for the 44-year-old singer.
"She has expressed that she would like to meet a farmer. I feel it is very courageous of Sinead to pursue this. A lot of people give up and have a compromise in their lives and accept what is available rather than pursuing what they want.
"She wants to find love -- that is what she is looking for. We have a few people that we feel would be good for her.
"I'd say she will meet quite a few to be honest. We'll introduce her to a number of people.
"I don't think there is a more romantic place in the world than Lisdoonvarna between midnight and 2am in the morning for this," said Daly, who has been a matchmaker for 44 years.
Daly credits the recession for a lot of today's fast marriages.
"They don't want any small talk -- they just walk up to the woman and say: 'Will you marry me'. If you did it in London or New York you'd be arrested, but not here in Lisdoonvarna," he said.
"Women are a lot keener to meet people quickly now. I think people want security. They want to be cared for and looked after."
For that, Sinead need look no further than Peter Callaghan, from Roscrea, Co Tipperary, who was waiting for her arrival in the town square.
"She (Sinead) will get a great welcome here. We'll have it all waiting for her in Lisdoonvarna. Flowers, chocolates, the works -- what more could a girl want?" he said.
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