Welcome to the Viewing Room!

Whether you want to enjoy the recorded events of Applefest 2020 or just peruse our past highlights, kick back and relax with a glass of apple juice or cider and make yourself at home in the viewing room…

Words Spoken in the Wild

Come away to the wonderful wild and enjoy a recital of poems from a selection of our Applefest poets along with beautiful melodies from the Nugent sisters Mary and Michele, all against the stunning backdrop of Raven’s Rock Glamping Site in the Comeraghs.

Wild & Spirited Women Project

Join us for a showcase of an exciting musical project in the making with Breege Phelan, Kate Tuohig and Lisa O’ Leary. Featuring original compositions from Breege Phelan as well as new renditions of traditional tunes such as Sliabh na mBan and She Took Me to the Fair, this project aims to rekindle the spirit of the bold and courageous women who walked against the grain to find a voice and seek out freedom.

Restoration & Rewilding: A Conversation with Paddy Woodworth and Padraic Fogarty

Two of Ireland’s most articulate and interesting proponents of nature conservation share insights and discuss how strategies like ecological restoration and rewilding are working here, and what we might learn from international practice. Pádraic Fogarty is advocacy officer with the Irish Wildlife Trust and favours reintroducing wolves to Ireland as part of an ambitious rewilding programme. His book ‘Whittled Away’ was published in 2018. Paddy Woodworth is an author, journalist and regular contributor to the Irish Times. His 2013 book ‘Our Once and Future Planet: Restoring the World in the Climate Change Century’ explores the rapidly growing role of restoration as a global conservation strategy to engage with the climate and biodiversity crises. Hosted by alan Moore of Suircan Community Forum.

Wild About Food

Meet Jamie Driver and Evan Hickey, the boys behind the Bunker and d’Bunked fame. Join us as the young entrepreneurs share their stories and hopes for the future of Clonmel with Maeve Acheson, podcast host of Take Time With Maeve.

Live Music with the KGE

From the foothills of Sliabh na mBan we bring you the wild, session-style music of the Killurney Guitar Ensemble with vibrant vocals and brilliant acoustics.

The Cedartowns Wild Session

Kick back and enjoy music from well-known local band The Cedartowns. Raise a glass of apple juice or cider to celebrate our great town of Clonmel in all its wild and wonderful glory.

Applefest 2020 Highlights

Applefest 2019 Highlights

Applefest 2018 Highlights