Listen to an RTE1 Drivetime feature about the Festival and the donation
Monday 27th February 2017. Clifden Arts Festival Committee has decided to place its print and digital archive into the safe keeping of UCD Library, where it will become part of the UCD Heritage Collection.
Hailed by Booker-winning Kazuo Ishiguro as “Ireland’s best-kept secret” in the 1990s, the Clifden Arts Festival has grown from a small community event to one of international importance.
It’s widely acknowledged among the arts community that this achievement is due to the vision, passion and ambition of Brendan Flynn his fellow committee members and the entire Clifden community.
A launch event and formal signing of the agreement took place in UCD James Joyce Library on Monday 27th February.
See a fuller set of photos here.
There was also excellent coverage in the regional press.