Carrickmacross Arts Festival…. Ireland’s biggest small festival.

Renowned for it’s ability to intrigue and entertain people from the age of 8 to 80, Carrickmacross Arts Festival returns this year with another stellar line-up of Art, Music, Comedy, Drama, Poetry, Film, Crafts and Artisan trade stalls.

This reasonably priced family friendly event spans four days and takes place on the grounds and gardens of Callan’s of the Bridge venue in the bustling market town Carrickmacross, which is situated in the rolling south Monaghan drumlins…. just 45 minutes from Dublin and 1 hour from Belfast.

Carrickmacross Arts Festival was established in 2014 with the aim of showcasing the best original creative talents from the Monaghan, Cavan, Louth and Meath areas. Every year the festival strives to shine a spot light on the finest artists from this region, whilst pairing them with well known established acts from further afield.

The festival maintains an ethos of “making Art accessible to everyone”. In short this means showcasing a mix of high end art and artists with big name popular acts. We always strive to give new artists a chance when they demonstrate a .high level of quality and originality.

Carrickmacross Arts Festival is perfect for families and individuals who want the “festival experience” without the muddy camping and sleepless nights. With that in mind, Carrickmacross has a fantastic range of luxury accommodation options for all tastes and budgets. Local hotels and B&Bs offer special packages for anyone attending our festival. Simply click on the accommodation section and choose what’s right for you. Remember to mention “Carrickmacross Arts Festival” when booking and you’ll be able to avail of exclusive packages for your weekend in County Monaghan.


Latest Carrickmacross Arts Festival news below:


We are now accepting music submissions for acts interested in performing at our Annual Christmas Music Trail in Carrickmacross. This event takes place across numerous pub & bar venues on December 28th 2017. Up to 200 ticket holders will be in attendance at each act’s performance.

If you would like to be considered for this year’s Music Trail please email with “Xmas Music Trail” in the subject line and include the following three items.

• A link to a sample of your music or attached mp3/wav file
• An up to date press pic & short biog
• The number of members in your group/act

If you or someone you know might be interested in this opportunity please feel free to tag in the comments section.

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Carrickmacross Arts Festival shared The Magic Numbers - Official's The Magic Numbers - New Album. ...

This is for all you Outsiders. From Us to You. Our Music. Rebel Songs. Coming Soon. Love, The Magic Numbers You can pre-order here: Photography and Video by Niamh Murray

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Brand new music imminent from The Magic Numbers ...

Would you like NEW music? ***Tomorrow 6pm. Join us here for some very EXCITING NEWS*** TMN x

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