Sep
17
Sun
40th Clifden Arts Festival @ Clifden
Sep 17 – Sep 27 all-day

The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 40th year will take place from September 14-24 and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2017 programme.

Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival. Clifden Arts Festival opens on with a special segment for secondary school students.

Community Arts Week began life as a week-long celebration of the arts for the children of Clifden Community School – helping to develop artistic and social skills, and provide an outlet for self-expression and development. Over the years Arts Week at the school gave such pleasure to the greater community that an encompassing and fervent support network grew around it, allowing it to develop.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates throughout the year. www.facebook.com/clifdenartsfestival

We are delighted to announce some upcoming events for the 40th Clifden Arts Festival which will take place from 14-24 September 2017.

Tickets  Click Here. Full Programme online Monday late July.

 

Sep
18
Mon
40th Clifden Arts Festival @ Clifden
Sep 18 – Sep 28 all-day

The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 40th year will take place from September 14-24 and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2017 programme.

Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival. Clifden Arts Festival opens on with a special segment for secondary school students.

Community Arts Week began life as a week-long celebration of the arts for the children of Clifden Community School – helping to develop artistic and social skills, and provide an outlet for self-expression and development. Over the years Arts Week at the school gave such pleasure to the greater community that an encompassing and fervent support network grew around it, allowing it to develop.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates throughout the year. www.facebook.com/clifdenartsfestival

We are delighted to announce some upcoming events for the 40th Clifden Arts Festival which will take place from 14-24 September 2017.

Tickets  Click Here. Full Programme online Monday late July.

 

Sep
19
Tue
40th Clifden Arts Festival @ Clifden
Sep 19 – Sep 29 all-day

The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 40th year will take place from September 14-24 and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2017 programme.

Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival. Clifden Arts Festival opens on with a special segment for secondary school students.

Community Arts Week began life as a week-long celebration of the arts for the children of Clifden Community School – helping to develop artistic and social skills, and provide an outlet for self-expression and development. Over the years Arts Week at the school gave such pleasure to the greater community that an encompassing and fervent support network grew around it, allowing it to develop.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates throughout the year. www.facebook.com/clifdenartsfestival

We are delighted to announce some upcoming events for the 40th Clifden Arts Festival which will take place from 14-24 September 2017.

Tickets  Click Here. Full Programme online Monday late July.

 

Sep
20
Wed
40th Clifden Arts Festival @ Clifden
Sep 20 – Sep 30 all-day

The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 40th year will take place from September 14-24 and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2017 programme.

Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival. Clifden Arts Festival opens on with a special segment for secondary school students.

Community Arts Week began life as a week-long celebration of the arts for the children of Clifden Community School – helping to develop artistic and social skills, and provide an outlet for self-expression and development. Over the years Arts Week at the school gave such pleasure to the greater community that an encompassing and fervent support network grew around it, allowing it to develop.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates throughout the year. www.facebook.com/clifdenartsfestival

We are delighted to announce some upcoming events for the 40th Clifden Arts Festival which will take place from 14-24 September 2017.

Tickets  Click Here. Full Programme online Monday late July.

 

Sep
21
Thu
40th Clifden Arts Festival @ Clifden
Sep 21 – Oct 1 all-day

The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 40th year will take place from September 14-24 and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2017 programme.

Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival. Clifden Arts Festival opens on with a special segment for secondary school students.

Community Arts Week began life as a week-long celebration of the arts for the children of Clifden Community School – helping to develop artistic and social skills, and provide an outlet for self-expression and development. Over the years Arts Week at the school gave such pleasure to the greater community that an encompassing and fervent support network grew around it, allowing it to develop.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates throughout the year. www.facebook.com/clifdenartsfestival

We are delighted to announce some upcoming events for the 40th Clifden Arts Festival which will take place from 14-24 September 2017.

Tickets  Click Here. Full Programme online Monday late July.

 

Sep
22
Fri
40th Clifden Arts Festival @ Clifden
Sep 22 – Oct 2 all-day

The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 40th year will take place from September 14-24 and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2017 programme.

Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival. Clifden Arts Festival opens on with a special segment for secondary school students.

Community Arts Week began life as a week-long celebration of the arts for the children of Clifden Community School – helping to develop artistic and social skills, and provide an outlet for self-expression and development. Over the years Arts Week at the school gave such pleasure to the greater community that an encompassing and fervent support network grew around it, allowing it to develop.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates throughout the year. www.facebook.com/clifdenartsfestival

We are delighted to announce some upcoming events for the 40th Clifden Arts Festival which will take place from 14-24 September 2017.

Tickets  Click Here. Full Programme online Monday late July.

 

Sep
23
Sat
40th Clifden Arts Festival @ Clifden
Sep 23 – Oct 3 all-day

The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 40th year will take place from September 14-24 and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2017 programme.

Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival. Clifden Arts Festival opens on with a special segment for secondary school students.

Community Arts Week began life as a week-long celebration of the arts for the children of Clifden Community School – helping to develop artistic and social skills, and provide an outlet for self-expression and development. Over the years Arts Week at the school gave such pleasure to the greater community that an encompassing and fervent support network grew around it, allowing it to develop.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates throughout the year. www.facebook.com/clifdenartsfestival

We are delighted to announce some upcoming events for the 40th Clifden Arts Festival which will take place from 14-24 September 2017.

Tickets  Click Here. Full Programme online Monday late July.

 

Sep
24
Sun
40th Clifden Arts Festival @ Clifden
Sep 24 – Oct 4 all-day

The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 40th year will take place from September 14-24 and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2017 programme.

Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival. Clifden Arts Festival opens on with a special segment for secondary school students.

Community Arts Week began life as a week-long celebration of the arts for the children of Clifden Community School – helping to develop artistic and social skills, and provide an outlet for self-expression and development. Over the years Arts Week at the school gave such pleasure to the greater community that an encompassing and fervent support network grew around it, allowing it to develop.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates throughout the year. www.facebook.com/clifdenartsfestival

We are delighted to announce some upcoming events for the 40th Clifden Arts Festival which will take place from 14-24 September 2017.

Tickets  Click Here. Full Programme online Monday late July.

 

Apr
8
Sun
Maamturks Challenge
Apr 8 all-day

First ran in 1975, the Maamturks challenge has been a focal point of hillwalking in Ireland for over 40 years. Situated between the beautiful communities of Maam and Leenane, the nature of the event is considered unique both within and outside of Ireland.

Participants are required to complete a full transverse of the famous Maamturks mountain range, a notoriously barren and rock terrain. With ridges, cliffs and numerous valleys, participants in the walk are generally some of the most experienced hillwalkers Ireland has to offer. Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare to only ever participate once. Many participants are drawn back each year as an annual pilgrimage to meet with friends from around the country.

Ran by Students
Each year, over 50 students from NUI Galway Mountaineering club take time out of their studies to organise and staff this event for the benefit of the hillwalking community in Ireland as well as the local communities. On the day of the event, support is provided by Galway Radio Experimenters Club , Galway Mountain Rescue and the local landowners.

Participants
Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare for a participant to only ever complete it once. Every year over 70% of our participants return to complete the challenge again. “It’s a great hill walking experience and an opportunity to meet walkers from all over Ireland “

Community
The event is based between the communities of Leenane and Maam. These are some of the few traditional Irish communities that remain on the west coast. The event brings over 400 people to these areas across the weekend, many participants bringing friends and family to experience these areas.

Apr
8
Mon
Maamturks Challenge
Apr 8 all-day

First ran in 1975, the Maamturks challenge has been a focal point of hillwalking in Ireland for over 40 years. Situated between the beautiful communities of Maam and Leenane, the nature of the event is considered unique both within and outside of Ireland.

Participants are required to complete a full transverse of the famous Maamturks mountain range, a notoriously barren and rock terrain. With ridges, cliffs and numerous valleys, participants in the walk are generally some of the most experienced hillwalkers Ireland has to offer. Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare to only ever participate once. Many participants are drawn back each year as an annual pilgrimage to meet with friends from around the country.

Ran by Students
Each year, over 50 students from NUI Galway Mountaineering club take time out of their studies to organise and staff this event for the benefit of the hillwalking community in Ireland as well as the local communities. On the day of the event, support is provided by Galway Radio Experimenters Club , Galway Mountain Rescue and the local landowners.

Participants
Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare for a participant to only ever complete it once. Every year over 70% of our participants return to complete the challenge again. “It’s a great hill walking experience and an opportunity to meet walkers from all over Ireland “

Community
The event is based between the communities of Leenane and Maam. These are some of the few traditional Irish communities that remain on the west coast. The event brings over 400 people to these areas across the weekend, many participants bringing friends and family to experience these areas.