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:


Carrickmacross Arts Festival updated their cover photo. ...

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We have a winner!!!!

We are delighted to announce the winner of the stunning limited edition Muhammad Ali print by Carrickmacross artist Barry Jazz Finnegan. Special thanks to Barry Jazz Finnegan for kindly donating the print, and congratulations to the winner Eve Hughes.

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Hvmmingbyrd and Sonnets and Sisters, two wonderful acts who've graced the living room stage at Carrickmacross Arts Festival hit the Spirit Store this Friday night. ...

Gozo Tour: Hvmmingbyrd w/ Sonnets & Sisters LOUTH

October 13, 2017, 9:00pm - October 14, 2017, 12:30am

Fri 13th October Hvmmingbyrd with Special Guests Sonnets and Sisters Downstairs 9pm No Cover Charge Founded by singer-songwriter/producers Deborah Byrne (lead vocals/electric guitar) and Suzette Das (lead vocals, synths/keys) in 2016, Hvmmingbyrd is an ethereal pop act based in Dublin, Ireland. They fuse warm sensual vocals, electronic pulses and shimmering pop melodies with heartfelt lyricism.

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Carrickmacross Arts Festival shared Pine The Pilcrow's post. ...

We had a ball supporting the wonderful John Spillane last night! See you in Ranelagh this evening!!!6pm Sandford Church 10euro in. We're playing with the lovely Hvmmingbyrd see you later 😘

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Tonight!!!! John Spillane in concert this evening in The Shirley Arms Hotel Carrickmacross with special guests Pine The Pilcrow. Doors 7.30pm. Show 8pm. Tickets €20 available on the door. First come first served. #carrickmacross #monaghan #gigs #goingout #folk ...

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