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 2022 subject to confirmation.
Clifden Arts Festival
Celebrating bringing the Arts to Clifden since 1977
The visual arts have been an important component of the Clifden Arts Festival since its inception. Connemara has a magnetic effect on artists of all genres but particularly visual artists. Being immersed in the wild beauty of this place has inspired visual artists for centuries. This year we hope to inspire you with a window trail around the town featuring the work of over sixty artists connect...
Posted: September 7, 2021, 12:08 pm
The Art Trail The Art Trail is a window exhibition taking place in Clifden Town as part of the Clifden Arts Festival turning the whole town into an art gallery. Find a full list of locations and artists below. MAIN STREET Alcock & Brown Isobel Marinot-Wood Gannons Sports Mary Doyle,Dympna Heanue O’Dalaigh Jewellers Patricia McQuinn The Digital Office Kim O‘Donoghue Viviana Clifden Angela Willia...
Posted: September 7, 2021, 12:02 pm
The Clifden Arts Festival is very happy to confirm that we will be having a limited number of extra tickets for select events that will go on sale from Monday 6th September at 10 am. This announcement comes as a result of the Government’s guidelines for the next stage of the roadmap which will see a limited increase of capacities at indoor venues. All new bookings, and existing ticket holders,...
Posted: September 4, 2021, 8:12 am
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.