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:


The stunning Pine The Pilcrow, a real highlight of this year's festival. Thanks to Club Sonic TV for the footage. ...

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

💥🤘🏼💥 New Album Playback

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Carrickmacross Arts Festival shared Club Sonic TV's video. ...

Setting up for last day of Carrickmacross Arts Festival being entertained by the amazing Teatro Due Mondi ! All the bands where top quality yesterday we are spoilt with talent and creativity. Come on down today to see Fangclub The Magic Numbers - Official Ana Gog TPM We Cut Corners Wolves Of Youth Hvmmingbyrd INES KHAI Pine The Pilcrow ect 😀

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We would like to wish everyone getting their leaving cert results the very best of luck today! Especially three of our amazing volunteers Siobhán, Lara and Gráinne. You all worked amazingly hard and deserve everything you hope and wish for! ...

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Carrickmacross Arts Festival shared Wolves Of Youth's photo. ...

As green rooms go, this was by far the best one yet Fangclub OTHERKIN 😎🙌🤘 #segamegadrive #streetsofrage #ok #betteroffalone #blacksocks #1millioncarlsberg #greenroom #otherkin #fangclub #wolvesofyouth #festival #irish #bands

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