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 2021 subject to confirmation.
Clifden Arts Festival
Celebrating bringing the Arts to Clifden since 1977
Clifden Arts Festival is proud to present in conjunction with Galway 2020 Cultural Horizons programme an exhibition of the works of Gabriella Cortés. The Exhibition will be on display in the Clifden Arts Festival Office Window on Bridge Street Clifden.
Posted: October 27, 2020, 11:54 am
Shine Light.From the west coast of Ireland to the great big wounded world. A short music movie, filmed in Maumturk, directed by musician Larry Beau in collaboration with actress Olwen Fouéré, designer Alison Conneely and cinematographer Roman Bogovskiy, all Galway natives. The project is in support of FOCUS Ireland. Shine Light is also the debut single from Larry beau’s forthcoming album and is...
Posted: October 21, 2020, 6:38 pm
The Art Trail is a numbered window exhibition taking place in Clifden Town as part of Clifden Arts Festival. Start at Market Square, going downthe right-hand side of Market Street, then head towards the Clifden Station House Courtyard and then back onto the Galway Road. Turn left onto Bridge Street heading towards Market Street again. On Market Street, keepto your right-hand side, heading towar...
Posted: September 19, 2020, 3:51 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.