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. 

This year, the festival takes place from the 21st to the 24th September 2023 and we will again 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 running this year : the Elder of Clonmel writing project, which explores 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 and we ran a Wild Child day for Heritage Week. We are now gearing up to our brochure launch (postponed to the 8th due to a recent tragic event in Clonmel) and preparing for all the Bespoke events that we will be bringing you later this month. In the meantime, why not browse our  what's on page to give you a flavour of what we are up to? The Harvest Procession piloted in 2021 is back bolder and better and so is our very popular Harvest Fair. We have many acts and speakers lined up, so keep yours eyes peeled for regular updates on Insta and Facebook and put those dates of the 21st to 24th September in your diary. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

What's On

Introduction to Mushroom Foraging with Peter Kashuba
Sunday, 15th October
The Harvest Fair
Food, Crafts & Art Activities, live music & workshops
Saturday, 23rd of September
Hosted by Joe Whelan
Thursday, 21st of September
Elders of Clonmel Book Launch
Thursday, 21st of September
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