Celebrating food, heritage & nature through the Prism of the arts

Welcome to the home of Clonmel Applefest, our annual festival that celebrates the food, heritage and natural environment of Clonmel and environs through the prism of the Arts. 

In 2024, the festival will take place from Thursday 26th to the 29th September during which time we plan to collaborate with many local and national artists, crafters, food producers, performers and communities to celebrate the rich cultural, industrial and natural history of Clonmel and promote it as a valued place to live and visit for locals and visitors.

We had many wonderful projects running this year : the Elder of Clonmel writing project, which explored the lives and wisdoms of some of our Older citizens and the Feast of Flags project bringing together a team of stitchers and several community groups who made images for large colourful flags for the town. We had a Cruinniù ná nòg day back in June, an Elders gathering in July, a Wild Child day for Heritage Week and the brochure launch under the Main Guard in early September. This was our first year having a Band in Residence which were the Cork-based Fresh Air Collective who took part in many of the Bespoke events that we brought during that last week-end of September. To find out more about our work, browse our what's on and project page to give you a flavour of what we have been up to? We have many projects in the offing, so keep yours eyes peeled for forthcoming events in the Spring with our regular updates on Insta and Facebook and put those dates of the 26th to 29th September in your 2024 diary. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

What's On

Elders of Clonmel Book
A writing project highlighting the lifestories of some of the key older citizens of Clonmel
May to August
Book for sale now: € 12
View 2023 Programme