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 have two wonderful projects starting soon: the Elder of Clonmel part 2 writing project, which explore the lives and wisdoms of some of our Older citizens and togetheCruinniù ná nòg day on the 15th June, and look out for the brochure launch under the Main Guad in early September. We have anotherBand in Residence to cater for all the Bespoke events that we ates 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
Our Soul Table, a Stitch & Talk project around food memories
This year we are celebrating food in all its forms and to this end, we are inviting all kinds of stitchers, beginners, intermediate and/or advanced, to join us to make a placemat depicting your favourite 'soul food' memory.
Elders of Clonmel part II
Clonmel Applefest is delighted to launch a new writing project for 2024, Elders of Clonmel Part II, building on the success of last year and highlighting the life-stories of key older citizens of Clonmel. This year, we will be led by John Kelly’s profound knowledge of Clonmel and its people with a view to interviewing the Elders in their professional and/or volunteering roles and settings.
View 2023 Programme