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 2019 subject to confirmation.
Clifden Arts Festival
Celebrating 42 Years of bringing the Arts to Clifden
This year’s Poster designed by Jimmy Lawlor. Following this year’s Festival theme of “Flight”. It depicts not just the physical act of flight, but also flights of imagination. The poster can be purchased now at our online store or at various retailers around Clifden Town.
Posted: August 19, 2019, 2:41 pm
PLAY: Joxer Daly Esq. – 24th September – 6:30 pm – Clifden Town Hall Sean O’Casey’s playful scrounger from the classic, Juno and The Paycock, takes centre stage in this intriguing new play from the pen of Eddie Naughton PLAY: BEFORE – 25th September – 7:00 pm – Clifden Town Hall A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane PLAY: The Sphere of Light – Secrets of the Boleyn Women -27th September – ...
Posted: July 13, 2019, 10:38 am
Powerful Breast Cancer journey stories brought to life as part of Clifden Arts Festival 2018 Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Christopher Banaghan’s all absorbing exhibition will allow attendees to time-travel to the year 4040 A number of brave women’s inspiring Breast Cancer stories and struggles will be brought to life as part of a once off exhibition called Bosom Pals taking place during...
Posted: August 27, 2018, 1:56 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.