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An Eye Below Zero with Doug Allan

Station House Theatre

Art and Science in Wildlife Film Making

In this talk, wildlife and expedition filmmaker Doug Allan takes you up close and personal with the animals that live in the wildest places on earth. Diving under the ice with Weddell seals, finding orcas in the Antarctic, and NOT being eaten by polar bears. But behind the fantastic stories and spectacular onscreen images is the dedication of scientists. Doug lays bare the secrets and skills in blending all three.

€15

Hugh Duffy Lecture

Station House Theatre

An Overview on the treatment of senior citizens and the poor from Queen Elizabeth I Poor Relief Act 1601 to the current Fair Deal Scheme in 2020.

€5

The Soul & The Sea Recovering the Sacred Feminine

Christ Church

Essential Healing in Everyday Life
 
“In a time of spiritual awakening, emotional healing must move beyond psychology if it is to be effective.” - Benig Mauger
 
As old paradigms are crumbling and the world is awakening to spirituality and our divine natures, we are witnessing the Return of the Sacred Feminine. Presenting a new model of healing based on a unique interweaving of Jungian depth psychology with spirituality, this talk will be based on my forthcoming book ‘The Soul & the Sea’. As a spiritual force and an archetypal energy that exists in both the personal and collective, integrating and harnessing the healing energies of the Feminine is vital to our future life and that of the planet.
 
Benig Mauger is an internationally known Jungian psychotherapist, spiritual teacher, poet and workshop leader. Author of a number of critically acclaimed books, she is a frequent speaker at national and international events on psychological healing, spiritual wellness and how to live an empowered and soulful life.

www.benigmauger.com

€10

Your One Wild and Precious Life: The Art and Science of Happiness

Station House Theatre

Dr Maureen Gaffney is a psychologist, speaker, broadcaster and writer.

Her latest book, Your One Wild and Precious Life, helps people live their best life at any age and was the winner of the RTÉ Audience Choice Award in the 2021 Book Awards.

Maureen is passionate about mental health issues and has worked tirelessly to promote equality and reform across many sections of Irish life. She is a regular contributor to radio and television, sharing the latest research and thinking on the psychology of wellbeing, resilience and transformational change in both individuals and organisations.

€10

John Moriarty Memorial Lecture with Manchán Magan

Station House Theatre

Listen to the Landspeak: lost wisdom of the land

Inspired by language, mythology and the philosophy of John Moriarty, Manchán Magan explores the insight our native culture gives us into landscape, pysche and Otherworld of this rocky, green, island nation.

Manchán Magan has written books on his travels in Africa, India and South America and two novels. He writes regularly for The Irish Times, presents The Almanac of Ireland podcast for RTÉ Radio 1 and reports on travel for various radio programmes. He has presented dozens of documentaries on issues of world culture for TG4, RTÉ & Travel Channel. His book Thirty-Two Words For Field explores the insights the Irish language offers into the landscape, psyche and heritage of Ireland. His new illustrated book, Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature (Oct 2021) presents Irish words for the natural world. www.manchan.com

Is scríbhneoir agus craoltóir é Manchán Magan a bhfuil leabhair scríofa as Béarla agus as Gaeilge aige faoin taisteal atá déanta aige i Meiriceá Theas, san India agus san Afraic. Scríobhann sé scaití do The Irish Times, cuireann sé The Almanac of Ireland i láthair do RTÉ Raidió 1 agus cuireann sé tuairiscí ar fáil faoi chúrsaí taistil do chláracha raidió éagsúla. Tá go leor cláracha faisnéise curtha i láthair aige faoi chúrsaí cultúir agus oidhreachta do TG4 agus RTÉ. Díríonn a leabhar, Thirty-Two Words For Field, ar na tuiscintí faoi chúrsaí timpeallachta, anama agus oidhreachta atá le fáil sa Ghaeilge. San fhomhar d'fhoilsigh sé leabhar nua dár teideal Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words For Nature a fhéachann ar na focail mealltacha atá ag an nGaeilge don saol nádúrtha.

€10

Mark Patrick Hederman

Station House Theatre

Mark Patrick Hederman has been a monk for over fifty years at the  Benedictine monastery of Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick. He has been abbot of the community and headmaster of the school. Born in Ballingarry, Co Limerick, his latest book Crimson and Gold: Life as a Limerick, is a humorous account of the changing face of Ireland as he has experienced it since the 1950s. His other more recent publications are The Opal and the Pearl , and Living the Mystery  all three published by Columba Press, Dublin].

€10

The Legendary Ingramettes “How I got Over”

Station House Theatre

"How I got Over": The central importance of gospel music in the Civil Rights Movement in the USA

Join Members of the gospel group the Legendary Ingramettes and former Virginia State Folklorist and Director of the Center for Cultural Vibrancy Jon Lohman for discussion and song about the important role of Black gospel music in the attainment of civil rights in the American south. The Ingramettes were deeply involved in the generationally defining struggle, and their journey is both uniquely remarkable while also indicative of the greater struggles of many. Hailing from the musically rich region of Richmond, Virginia, the Ingramettes are icons in the gospel community and were recently honored with the 2022 National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor that the United States bestows upon traditional artists.

€10

Mary V Mullin A Life in Art and Design

Station House Theatre

Mary V Mullin first participated in Clifden Arts Festival in 1978. We are honoured to welcome her back for a long overdue return visit. This event will celebrate the legacy of Kilkenny Design Workshops and its inspirational founder William H. Walsh. Mary V Mullin’s early involvement with the Kilkenny Design Workshops offers a distinctive insight into this important period in Irish art and design history.

Mary V Mullin is a Founding Member of the Crafts Council of Ireland. She has been a UNIDO consultant in Latin America and was the National Chairman of the Design and Industries Association in the UK. She was a Director of the British Professional Conference Organisers Association. She worked on the Corporate Foundation of W R Grace & Co in New York and Kilkenny Design Workshops in Ireland. She was Founding Director of the National Centre of Culture and Arts in Dublin (now the Museum of Modern Art). She ran her consultancy practice in design and special event management in London from 1981 to 1998. This included working with the V&A's 'Boilerhouse ', the precursor to the Design Museum. Science Museum, Design Research Unit and other leading design practices and commercial clients.

In November 2011, she was awarded the Bi-Centenary Medal of the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) "for encouraging and Promoting Design Across Education and industry". the first Irish person to receive this Medal.

€10

From Clifden to Santiago de Compostela

Omey Suite, Clifden Station House Galway Road, Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland

In a long-held dream, Breandan O Scanaill embarked on a remarkable journey from Clifden to Santiago de Compostela from April to September 2022. This pilgrimage covered an impressive distance of...

€5

Seán Purcell and Frank Stockwell

Omey Suite, Clifden Station House Galway Road, Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland

From a Childhood friendship to Gaelic football fame and glory Talk by author Jim Carney In a 55-year career in print journalism and broadcasting, Jim Carney worked for the Tuam...

€5

Coastal: A lecture by Peter Carroll

Station House Theatre

The lecture will cover various projects, including parklets in Galway City, houses in Clifden, and a seaside baths complex in Dún Laoghaire.

€10

Garech Browne – Claddagh Records

Omey Suite, Clifden Station House Galway Road, Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland

James Morrissey is a distinguished communications consultant and accomplished author with a diverse background.

€10

Kinship – Dorothy Cross

Station House Theatre

Dorothy Cross is an acclaimed Irish artist known for her thought-provoking work.

€10

Abbey Theatre – Looking West

Station House Theatre

An engaging panel discussion, where past inspiration meets future collaboration between the Clifden Arts Festival and Abbey Theatre, with our esteemed guests: Caitríona McLaughlin, Bríd Ní Neachtain, and Ian Toner.

€10

Age Proof with Professor Rose Kenny

Station House Theatre

Professor Rose Anne Kenny Rose Anne Kenny is Regius Professor of Physic (Medicine) and holds the Chair of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin

€10

James Harpur and John F Deane

Omey Suite, Clifden Station House Galway Road, Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland

John F. Deane, born on Achill Island, is a prominent figure in the world of poetry. He is the founder of Poetry Ireland, the Poetry Ireland Review, and the Dedalus...

€10

Francis Brennan – Age Is Just a Number

Station House Theatre

Francis Brennan is a well-known hotelier and television presenter. He fronts one of Ireland’s most popular TV shows, "At Your Service", where his wit and charm have endeared him to...

€10

The Mandarin, The Musician and the Mage – John Fanning

John Fanning In Conversation with Deirdre Mac Mathuna  “The Mandarin, The Musician and the Mage” is a thought-provoking book that delves into Ireland’s remarkable resilience and success amidst economic challenges...

€10

John Moriary Memorial Lecture with Mary O’Malley

Station House Theatre

The memorial lecture, named in honour of the Irish philosopher and mystic, John Moriarty, it provides an opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of this influential figure in Irish...

€10
2023 Festival Programme