Lose yourself in the wonder of musical and artistic talent that the Carrickmacross Arts Festival offers in a vibrant and captivating setting.  Our programme of events showcases art in all its forms – music, literature, comedy, painting, sculpture, drama, film and so much more.  Local artists will feature alongside some of the country’s most renowned creative minds at Ireland’s biggest small festival this summer.

Ireland’s biggest small festival runs from the 10th to the 13th of August in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan and features a stunning line-up of varied acts.

Carrickmacross Arts Festival 2017 poster



Double Platinum, Mercury Nominated, Pop Rock Londoners, The Magic Numbers will be making their way to county Monaghan this August and will be joined by RTE Choice Music Prize 2017 Nominees We Cut Corners, RTE Choice song of the year nominees Heroes in Hiding and Guns n’ Roses’ Slane support act Otherkin. The hilarious genius behind RTE’s The Savage Eye, Mr. David McSavage is also on the bill and joining him on the Comedy stage is RTE Junior’s Reuben, award-winning stand up and sketch comedian Lisa Casey and Monaghan’s finest funny men Michael Downey, Barry Mack and Lorcan McGrane.


The line-up boasts a healthy array of rising musical talent from all over Ireland too with the likes of Darling, Hvmmingbyrd, Yonen, TPM, Accidents in the Workplace, Grace Wilde, Nix Moon, Ines Khai, Bondicott and We, The Oceanographers making their way to the sunny south Monaghan Drumlins this Summer.


The first acts have also been announced for the Visual Arts area and include Mateusz Lubecki, Hattie Billinham, Hannah Martin, Kelly O’Connor and Phill Foley.


Affectionately known as Ireland’s Biggest Small Festival, Carrickmacross Arts Festival has previously played host to the likes of Declan O’Rourke, Delorentos, DeDannan, Ham Sandwich, John Spillane, Kila, The Frank and Walters and Wallis Bird in recent years and has received nominations for “Best Small Festival” at the European Festival Awards and “Best Overseas Festival” at the UK Festival Awards.


The four day unique boutique festival runs from August 10th to 13th and includes original music, comedy, poetry, cinema, arts & crafts, artisan trade stalls and Children’s Activities.


Full four day tickets are a snip at just €50. Move fast though as it’s for a limited time only.





Artists and billed attractions may be subject to change. No trading allowed within the venue without the Promoters prior consent.  You give your express consent to your actual/ simulated likeness to be included for no fee within any audio or visual recording to be used in any media for any purpose at any time. Refunds are only considered on multiple major cancellations. Children aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult, limited to a maximum of two children per adult. Tickets are non-transferable and only valid when purchased from official agents of the promoter. Tickets must be valid, presented in full, with stubs and not tampered with. You are responsible for your wristband. Damaged/Tampered wristbands will be refused entry into the event. The promoter will not issue duplicate tickets for lost or stolen tickets. You are responsible for your ticket prior to entering the event. All wristbands remain the property of the Promoter until after the last day of the event.  The promoter reserves the right to evict a customer without refund, and/or refuse admission.  Only alcohol purchased on site may be consumed. It is forbidden to take your own alcohol to the festival. Under 18’s are not permitted to purchase alcohol on site. It is illegal for an over 18 to purchase alcohol on the behalf of under 18s. You may be body/bag searched at the entrances, on the site or when leaving. The promoter is unable to accept any liability for personal or property damages, losses (including confiscations) or injuries sustained at this event – other than caused as a result of our negligence.

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