Clonmel Applefest 2022
Celebrating food, heritage and nature while championing Tipperary and Clonmel's unique sense of place. The Clonmel Applefest offers a diverse range of events and creative activities featuring over 40 artists in 20 acts, talks and projects. Highlights of this year’s programme include the launch of the Artisans of Clonmel book as the opening event on Thursday 22nd September. This year, Culture Night falls on the Friday of Applefest, 23rd September, and will feature a selection of free arts events. Manchán Magan will read from his illuminating new book Landspeak, followed by a Pop Up Gaeltacht conversation circle at Eldon’s pub. Colm O’Regan will have audiences laughing through the climate crisis with his stand-up comedy show Climate Worrier. The entertainment continues into the night with comedy burlesque duo The Wild Geeze, and a gaggle of guest performers. With locality at its core, Applefest’s Culture Night will also unveil this year’s site-specific sculpture commission by Clonmel artist Brigid Teehan, which involved many Clonmel children in its making, in the grounds of Old St-Mary’s. The popular Harvest and Heritage Fair on Saturday September 24th will this year take place on Clonmel’s historical Suir Island. Food stalls and crafts producers will come together with participative arts and crafts activities, live music, and spoken word. That same evening will see the the Harvest Procession snaking along the streets of Clonmel and the river Suir, before returning to Suir Island for a magical Finale Fire Spectacle by internationally renowned Rogú’s talented troupe of fire artists. Costume and performance workshops to prepare for the procession are taking place with the Rogú company this coming Saturday, September 10th at the Showgrounds Shopping centre. For more info and to register, contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org Copies of the brochure can be downloaded directly from our new festival website at www.clonmelapplefest.ie. Or pick up a hard copy in one of Clonmel’s quality cafés, libraries and other public buildings.