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DeBarra’s are very proud to host the opening of the first ever Clonakilty Organic Arts Festival!

this will be the order of events on the night and will feature a little taste of what will happen over the weekdn throughout Clonakilty!


Launch of Festival Thursday De Barras at 7:30pm

 Official opening and address by Festival Committee and launch of programme.

 Mayor Cionnath O Sullivan speaker.

 David Lordan, Poet and Clonakilty man, key note speaker and reading from his works

Followed by……..

‘TASTE OF THE FESTIVAL’, De Barras,  8:00pm

 International music from the ‘Lodge’ residents

 Piece Drama by Tadgh an Astna

 Folk singing group

 Art work on display

 Matt Gordan Appalachian fiddle and dance.


The Clonakilty ‘Organic’ Arts Festival is an opportunity for Clonakilty to showcase its talent on the national stage and take its place amongst other existing Arts and Literary festivals in other West Cork towns such as Bandon, Bantry, Skibbereen and Kinsale.
The arts festival committee has been working hard for the last six months putting together an array of talent from in and around the community. We currently have a programme that will have art and sculpture, drama, poetry, prose, street pageantry film, historical events, dance, brass band, choir/folk music, and the promise of more to make this possibly the most eclectic and ‘organic’ festival on the circuit.

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