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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 amazing time at this year's 2019 Clifden Arts Festival that we can't wait for the next one and are already looking forward to it. Our days will be 17-27 September 2020. So make your plans now! Be sure to stay tuned

Bill Whelan, Colm Mac Con Iomaire and special guests - 22nd September - 8:00 pm - Station House TheatreThis 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 TheatrePaul Noonan, Multi-instrumentalist and much-loved frontman of Bell X1, is bringing his solo show to Clifden. He will be performing a selection of hits from his band's catalogue.RTE Concert Orchestra - 27th September - 7:00 pm - West Connemara Leisure CentreZoë Conway and John McIntyre are ‘simply one of the

vs PLAY: Joxer Daly Esq. - 24th September - 6:30 pm - Clifden Town HallSean 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 NaughtonPLAY: BEFORE - 25th September - 7:00 pm - Clifden Town HallA new play with much music by Pat KinevanePLAY: The Sphere of Light - Secrets of the Boleyn Women -27th September - 12 pm - Station House TheatreA presentation by Ann Henning Jocelyn and actors of her latest novel/stage play The Sphere of Light, exploring a new angle on the tragic fate of the Boleyn family under King

PLAY: Joxer Daly Esq. - 24th September - 6:30 pm - Clifden Town HallSean 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 NaughtonPLAY: BEFORE - 25th September - 7:00 pm - Clifden Town HallA new play with much music by Pat KinevanePLAY: The Sphere of Light - Secrets of the Boleyn Women -27th September - 12pm - Station House TheatreA presentation by Ann Henning Jocelyn and actors of her latest novel/stage play The Sphere of Light, exploring a new angle on the tragic fate of the Boleyn family under King Henry

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 Clifden Arts Festival 2018( 12th - 23rd September ). The moving exhibition, which is in honour of the late writer and poet Marie Cadden, explores the poems and artworks contained in the Bosom Pals book. The exhibition offers an incredibly unique experience as these works are taken from the intimate

The 40th Clifden Arts Festival Welcomes Literary Heavyweights to Explore a New Chapter of Education, Entertainment And Enchantment President Michael D. Higgins to Officially Launch Festival A stellar line up of literary heavyweights will be welcomed to Clifden this year as Ireland’s longest running arts festival will celebrate 40 years of continued success. Above: Launching the Clifden Arts Festival programme of events 2017 are festival chairman Des Lally, 2FM Radio Presenter Ciara King, creative director Brendan Flynn and festival secretary Karen Mannion . The Clifden Arts Festival is Ireland’s longest running arts festival, celebrating 40 years this year. The festival features over 200 events including: arts, theatre, music, literature, exhibitions, workshops and