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September 2018

Date: 14th September 2018 @ 11:00 am
Time: 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue Cleggan Pier
Address: Cleggan

Inishbofin was first mentioned by the Venerable Bede in the early 8th century, as a refuge for Northumbrian monks. It was raided by the Vikings in 795 AD and long retained strong associations with Anglo-Saxon England. Located on the border between two powerful Gaelic maritime lordships, the O’Malleys and the O’Flahertys, Inishbofin has a turbulent history. It was the last Gaelic stronghold to fall to Cromwell, and subsequently had strong links with 17th-century France and 18th-century America. Dozens of Bronze Age monuments mark its earlier history and will be visited during the trip. Its coastline boasts dramatic sea cliffs and caves and a rich variety of marine life. Meeting at…

Date: 15th September 2018 @ 11:00 am
Time: 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue The Showgrounds
Address: Hulk Street

After having such fun on last year’s fairy trail, Fairy JIL and her family and friends left a message for Clifden Tidy Towns asking if they could arrange for the children to come out together again. The elves and fairies were watching the children from their safe hiding places and were delighted to see so many dressing up and having fun finding their homes. Our magical friends are delighted to be living in Clifden and love the beautiful flowers and clean streets. They are also very impressed with all the work the children are doing with their Green Flag projects! In fact, they have told Tidy Towns that they fly…

Date: 20th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Time: 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue Clifden Beach
Address: Clifden Beach

Having spent the winter making illuminated work on Arctic foreshores, LUXe return to Clifden Beach with a celebratory landscape spectacle. In the half light as the tide turns and the moon is risen, the Crystal Ship hoists her sails and casts off for a mystical dream journey on a sea of stars. The twilight door, held open with fire and illumination, into worlds of possibility beyond the blue. Walking is involved, so please bring a torch and dress well for the weather. Note: The Journey of the Crystal Ship into another world is a reference to a story from The Book of the Dun Cow, in which the hero, Connla…

Date: 22nd September 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Time: 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue Market Square
Address: Market Square

Streetwise Presents: An Afternoon of Fun Jim Solo No one can remember when Jim started performing, least of all Jim, but your parents may have recollections of seeing him when they were growing up! His unique blend of comedy and skills will enthral young and old alike. Juggling blindfold, ladder balancing, fire juggling, and a cup of tea on an eight-foot unicycle result in a street show that cannot be missed. Babcock & Bobbins Based in Belfast, this act tour throughout Ireland. From Coleraine to Cork, and Belfast to Ballina, they pull in the crowds… and now it’s Clifden’s turn ! Come and see the madcap double act unleash their…

Date: 22nd September 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Time: 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue Market Square
Address: Market Square

The Mexican-Irish San Patricio Celebration Celebration to honour the memory of John Reilly and the San Patricio Battalion. We will celebrate the shared culture of Ireland and Mexico through music and dance. featured image: Battle of Churubusco, painting by Carl Nebel Free event.

Date: 22nd September 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Time: 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue Market Square
Address: Market Square

Tonight, the streets of Clifden will flow with light, colour, music and costumes as the procession sails around the town. Ireland’s internationally-acclaimed illuminated processional artists LUXe present this spectacular community parade of light through the town. Every year, LUXe fill their lungs with Atlantic air in order to breathe some of that rare energy into the towns and cities they visit. Working with 200 local participants, this event is a highlight of everyone’s year. Fidget Feet will take to the skies of Clifden, bringing you amazing aerial acts high in the sky. Performances will take place from 2pm-5pm and again that night during the gig, with live special effects. Each…

Date: 23rd September 2018 @ 11:00 am
Time: 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue Noonan’s Arena
Address: Ardagh

Connemara Therapeutic Riding Project – Connemara Novelty Pony Show Connemara Therapeutic Riding is a community project providing therapeutic riding sessions to children and adults with a range of disabilities. The project uses the indigenous Connemara ponies. Fun jumping and novelty classes including jockey and groom jumping class (one rider and one on foot), mini handler and young handlers’ competition, fancy dress (individual or team, must include at least one pony), pony obstacle course, best mane and tail, and much more. €5 entry fee for classes. All proceeds go to Connemara Therapeutic Riding project. For entry forms and further details please contact Colette; call 083-8418448 or email connemaratr@gmail.com. Please visit connemaratherapeuticriding.com.…

Date: 23rd September 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Time: 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue Clifden Mart
Address: Galway Road

We remember Clifden’s World War One 1918-2018 roll of honour with a dramatic presentation of The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins. Galway Tribal Chamber Choir and Cantairí Chonamara perform, with mezzo-soprano Raphaela Mangan and conductor Mark Keane, in association with Clifden Arts Festival. Featuring World War One film clips from Big Idea Films, the performance takes place in a period air raid shelter constructed at Clifden Mart. Sponsored by John Corless. With thanks to Clifden Mart. No wheelchair access. Admission €15 Please Note there will be an additional later performance at 8pm. Please go here to buy tickets for that event.

Date: 23rd September 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Time: 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue Clifden Mart
Address: Galway Road

We remember Clifden’s World War One 1918-2018 roll of honour with a dramatic presentation of The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins. Galway Tribal Chamber Choir and Cantairí Chonamara perform, with mezzo-soprano Raphaela Mangan and conductor Mark Keane, in association with Clifden Arts Festival. Featuring World War One film clips from Big Idea Films, the performance takes place in a period air raid shelter constructed at Clifden Mart. Sponsored by John Corless. With thanks to Clifden Mart. No wheelchair access. Admission €15

September 2019

Date: 19th September 2019 @ 11:00 am
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One event on 24th August 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 26th August 2019 at 11:00 am

Time: 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue Station House Hotel
Address: Galway Road

Explore the history of this 200-year-old town in the company of local historian Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill. Take in the town’s early industrial sites, the railway station, the 19th century Bridewall (gaol) and the Catholic and Protestant graveyards. Hear stories of famine, war, religious conflict, street riots and political rallies. Learn about John D’Arcy, the founder of Clifden, and Alexander Nimmo, the 19th Century Scottish engineer who designed the Connemara road system that is still in use today. Tour duration: approx 90 mins Tel: 087 647 1107 (Tickets not available online) MEETING POINT | CLIFDEN STATIONHOUSE HOTEL ADMISSION | €10 ADULTS €5 UNDER 16

Date: 21st September 2019 @ 11:00 am
Time: 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue Clifden Town Hall
Address: Beach Road

After having such fun on last year’s fairy trail, Fairy JIL and her family and friends left a message for Clifden Tidy Towns asking if they could arrange for the children to come out together again. The elves and fairies were watching the children from their safe hiding places and were delighted to see so many dressing up and having fun finding their homes. Our magical friends are delighted to be living in Clifden and love beautiful flowers and clean streets. They are also very impressed with all the work the children are doing with their Green Flag projects! In fact, they have told Tidy Towns that they fly into…

Date: 22nd September 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue Noonan’s Arena
Address: Ardagh

THE CONNEMARA THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROJECT PRESENTSThe Connemara Novelty Pony Show The Pony Show with a Difference! Fun jumping & novelty classes including: Jockey and Groom jumping Class (1 rider and 1 on foot), Mini handler & young handlers competition Fancy Dress (individual or team - must include at least 1 pony) Pony Obstacle course Best Mane and Tail and much, much more... €5 entry fee for classes. With sincere thanks to the Noonan Family for their support and use of their facilities. All Proceeds go to Connemara Therapeutic Riding project – see www.connemaratherapeuticriding.com Connemara Therapeutic Riding is a community project; providing therapeutic riding sessions to children and adults with a…

Date: 28th September 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue Market Square
Address: Market Square

After several years away Jim and Dr Nick re-unite in Clifden! They will bring their unique talents together in this street circus show with a comic display of juggling, unicycling and fire juggling A problematic PA system, a fear of heights combined with an inability to concentrate and total lack of forward planning, make Jim and Nick the perfect double act to juggle fire on 8 foot unicycles. Full of laughs and stuffed with skills this act will be enjoyed by young and old alike. Everyone will be laughing... just not necessarily at the same things.

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