Celebrating food, heritage & nature through the prism of the Arts
Welcome to the home of Clonmel Applefest – an annual festival that celebrates the food, heritage and nature of Clonmel and its environs.
Since our inception in 2018, we have collaborated with many local and national artists, crafters, food producers, performers and the community to celebrate the rich cultural and industrial history of Clonmel and promote it as a valued destination for tourists and locals alike.
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped us to celebrate Clonmel Applefest 2021. We enjoyed a wonderful array of events from the #OurSenseofPlace book launch to our Spoken Word reading, a street feast with live music to our community picnic, as well as a Bat walk, tree talk and the beautiful Annie Hogg exhibition. Our finale #Indigenous Harvest Procession was a delight and of course the ever popular Apple & Heritage Fair.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year:
22nd- 25th September 2022
Special thanks to our Funders: the Arts Council of Ireland, Tipperary County Council, Creative Ireland, Lawpro and the HSE/National Lottery Fund.
Our Sponsors – Bulmers, Sureprint, The Apple Farm, Bob Fitzgerald Hardware.
Our Partners – Clonmel Junction Arts Festival, Clonmel Library, Suircan Environmental, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Healthy Tipperary, Clonmel Tidy Towns, Old St Mary’s, OPW, Narrow Space Gallery, 2candoArts, Content by Cox, the Bunker and Visit Tipperary.
Keep up to date with our news with the Apple Seeds newsletter.
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.