2015 will mark 38 years of the annual arts festival in the Connermara captial of Clifden, which has grown from a small community event in to one with a packed programme of events playing to an international audience.
With music, song, dance, drama, comedy, poetry, readings and concerts as well as an always imaginative and strong children’s programme, the festival has something for everyone. Still very much a community effort, events and exhibitions take place in just about every available space in and around the own.
The town makes good use of its extraordinarily beautiful surroundings and generally has a programme of guided walks for those who want to learn more about the area, but even if you don’t catch one of those there will always be a great walk or a scenic drive available for those who need a break from festival activities.
Date and details for 2018 subject to confirmation.
Clifden Arts Festival
Celebrating 40 Years of bringing the Arts to Clifden
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The legendary RTE Con Tempo Quartet, the Irish Guitar Quartet and the Esposito Quartet are amongst the sublime quartets who will astound audiences at the Clifden Arts Festival with their elegant beauty of sound and moving clarity of texture. The festival, which takes place from the 13th-24th of September 2017, features an eclectic, diverse repertoire of events and promises to enchant and educat...
Clifden’s 40th Arts Festival will take place from the 13th-24th September 2017. Renowned for nurturing the arts amongst young people, this Autumnal festival will inspire and enchant visitors and locals. This year will feature many interesting and educational talks revolving around an assortment of topics such as the Arts, Mindfulness, Astronomy, Jungian Psychology, Irish history and many more ...
Clifden Arts Visitor Information and Map
Early booking is advisable for headline events, but there will always be plenty to attend if you turn up at the last minute.