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Station House Theatre

Celebrate the joy of Work place and fun place with our local, special drama group, who express the universal theme of being happy through rhyme, mime, poetry and song. Devised and directed by Rosalind Coyne.


Carpet Theatre presents Breath – A Music Play

Clifden Town Hall

By Ciarán Taylor with Karl Quinn and Steve Wickham

Breath is a music play with multi-instrumentalist Steve Wickham of The Waterboys, who joins actor Karl Quinn to playfully explore our recent experiences.

We had all been holding our breath, but for one man, the family working and studying at home is building up the pressure along with the waiting, sanitising, news overload, work Zooms gone wrong, botched deliveries, and window visits. He's trying to hold it together with online yoga, home baking, and dancing in the kitchen, but one sneeze could blow it all apart.

Breath is infused with the joy of music as we catch our breath together and look back at the things we remember and the things we'd forgotten about for two strange years.

For Breath, Steve Wickham combines classical, folk and rock on fiddle, concertina, and didgeridoo - played like never before! He previously worked with Galway native director Ciarán Taylor and Carpet Theatre actor Karl Quinn on Pigeon and Wexford Firestation Tour.

Supported by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts. Development is funded by the Arts Council, with support from Hawk's Well Theatre, The Glens Centre, Axis, Ballymun, and Fringe Lab.



Lamplight Wine Bar

In NORAMOLLYANNALIVIALUCIA: The Muse & Mister Joyce, Tegolin Knowland of Curlew Theatre Company portrays Nora Barnacle - a Galway girl through and through - who became Joyce's major muse throughout his writing life.
In her own words and those of her husband, with whom she had two children, Giorgio and Lucia, Nora offers a varied, surprising, lively, and above all entertaining "Portrait of the Artist's Wife as an Older Woman."

NORAMOLLYANNALIVIALUCIA has had successful shows in The Town Hall Theatre Galway, Yeats Tower Thoor Ballylee and Sligo International Summer School this Summer.

Performed by Tegolin Knowland
Written and directed by Eamon Grennan


Moon Magic

Station House Theatre

Celebrate the joy of workplace and fun place with our local, special drama group, who express the universal theme of being happy through rhyme, mime, poetry and song.


The Amadán in me – Paidraic Breathnac

Station House Theatre

The performance unfolds as a mix of a variety show, parish fundraiser, and comedic event, with Breathnach as the compère, orchestrating audience participation, raffles, spot prizes, quizzes, and sharing hilarious stories of Amadáns and their adventures.


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.


King – A new play written and performed by Pat Kinevane

Station House Theatre

KING tells the story of Luther, a man from Cork named in honour of his Granny Bee Baw’s hero, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Luther only leaves his apartment for essential journeys, and to perform as an Elvis impersonato

2023 Festival Programme