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 2020 subject to confirmation.
Clifden Arts Festival
Celebrating 42 Years of bringing the Arts to Clifden
From everyone here at Clifden Arts Festival Thank you to everyone who came out to Clifden for the 2019 Festival. Thanks to our old friends and all the new ones we made this year. Thanks to all the amazing artists, musicians, writers, speakers, and so many more. Thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make the Festival possible. Thanks again for another great year! We had such an amaz...
Posted: October 4, 2019, 10:50 am
There have been a few updates to the programme that were not available at time of printing. The Online events programme has been updated but the following changes were made to the programme and are not reflected in the printed version. EXPLORING 6000 YEARS OF ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF JOYCE COUNTRY CONNEMARA. is now scheduled for Wednesday 25th September at 9:30 in the Omey Suite. Music Network Pr...
Posted: September 2, 2019, 2:33 pm
Bill Whelan, Colm Mac Con Iomaire and special guests – 22nd September – 8:00 pm – Station House Theatre This unique evening is an opportunity to experience the majestic musical gifts of Bill Whelan and Colm Mac Con Iomaire in an intimate setting. Paul Noonan – 21st September – 9:00 pm – Station House Theatre Paul Noonan, Multi-instrumentalist and much-loved frontman of Bell X1, is bringing his ...
Posted: August 21, 2019, 1:17 pm
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.