Clonmel Applefest

Celebrating food, heritage & nature through the prism of the Arts

22nd- 25th September 2022

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

Since its inception in 2018, we have collaborated with many local and national artists, crafters, food producers, performers and communities to celebrate the rich cultural and industrial history of Clonmel and promote it as a valued place to live and visit for locals and visitors.

We have some wonderful projects in store for 2022 as well as interesting and special acts and performances.

We are currently hosting Printmaker Aoife Barrett who is collaborating with 7 Tipperary Food producers to harvest stories, fun facts and impressions to create a suite of artworks, which will be unveiled on the 3rd September as part of our official programme launch. We are also currently coordinating the lovely Artisans of Clonmel project which will produce yet another book of stories written by local writers and with photographs by John D.Kelly, the launch of which will be our opening event on Thursday 23rd September, followed by a Street Feast; On the 24th September, we will spend Culture Night with an array of events for all ages, from children’s art to comedy, a book reading by Manchan Magan followed by an Irish Language conversation circle. Saturday 24th will see the return of our popular Harvest & Heritage Fair, building up to the Harvest Procession piloted last year with special guests this year by Rogù Fire & Flow Arts and a large selection of community performers. We will  finish off on Sunday 25th with a range of intimate events, from an hedgerow walk to a Spoken Word trail and a finale Music gig.  Stay tuned on our social media and we look forward to greeting you soon.

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Check out what projects the Applefest team got up to in 2021.

To date, we have planted. more than 200 apple trees along the river Suir. Learn more about the Adopt an Orchard Tree scheme.

click the Clonmel Tidy Towns icon to view their interactive
orchard tree map

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