A huge thank you to all the volunteers who gave of their time to support a wonderful 39th Clifden Arts Festival. And to all the performers and the audience who attended the festival, we hope you enjoyed your time in Clifden and Connemara and we look forward to seeing back next year - 14th to 24th September 2017 to celebrate 40 years of the Clifden Arts Festival.
Launching the Clifden Arts Festival programme of events 2016 is world renowned sculptor John Behan , Des Lally, Clifden Arts Festival and Fidget Feet Aerial Circus Performer Sianna Bruce. The Clifden Arts Festival is Ireland’s longest running arts festival featuring over 200 events including: arts, theatre, music, literature, exhibitions, workshops and cultural offerings. , this year’s festival will be held from September 15th - 25th. Photo by Martina Regan Ireland’s Longest Running Arts Festival Announce Stellar Line Up Hermitage Green, The Kilfenora Ceili Band, Paddy Cole, Phil Coulter and Johnny McEvoy are among the many names who will be taking part in the 39th Clifden Arts Festival, which runs from September 15th
We would like to welcome everyone to the 39th Clifden Community Arts Festival. We hope you enjoy the wide verity of events that are happening at venues throughout the town. We thank you for being part of this festival as artist or audience both young and not so young. There is a welcome for everyone in Clifden, in what Seamus Heaney called "this nest of the arts". Des Lally Chairman