Willie Daly is a matchmaker from the small village of Lisdoonvarna in Ireland. Willie is known for his ability to match individuals to their ideal partner.
“My grandfather, who was also Willie, did a good bit of matchmaking,” says Willie. “Though what he did was on a different scale to what happens today. This was the nineteenth century, and houses had no electricity or running water. There were no motor cars, and the matchmaking was conducted at horse fairs or cattle fairs or at weddings, and even funerals. News about the matchmaker spread through word of mouth and people thought nothing of walking a good distance if it meant a chance of finding romance”
Matchmaker, Willie Daly