Cruthú Arts Festival 2018


Cruthú Arts Festival 2018

Longford is one of Ireland’s hidden gems. While it’s worth a visit at any time of the year, you certainly won’t regret making a trip to the town from 26th to 29th of July for the Cruthú Arts Festival. One of the main goals of the festival is to put the arts at the heart of the community. And with a jam packed programme of diverse events, they will definitely succeed! Here’s a few of our highlights. But for more events visit

Cruthú for grown-up’s


  • State Lights are recognised as one of Ireland’s Leading new acts. They perform an acoustic set for the opening night of the ‘Festival Club’. Find out more here.


  • If you’re going to have a Slam Poetry night then you may as well have the All Ireland Slam Champion 2017/2018 onboard. Nuala Leonard is quite simply brilliant. This is a night not to be missed. Find out more here.


  • Movie buffs will want to catch  a screening of the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2017 festival winners and favourites. A nice way to whet your appetite for the upcoming festival in Bunmahon in August. Find out more here


Cruthú Arts Festival
Stephen Garland

  • ‘The Post-Disposed’ is the funniest story of triumph over adversity that you are likely to hear. And with a performance that will inspire and entertain, Stephen Garald will be holding court in the Backstage theatre on Saturday 28th. Find out more here


Cruthú for children


  • Your kids will know him from RTÉjr. Ireland’s leading children’s entertainer Joe Daly brings his live show to the stage for Cruthú Arts Festival. It’s a roller coaster ride of hilarious magic and jaw dropping illusion that both kids and adults will love. Find out more here.


Joe Daly Magic Show


  • Little Folk on Tour is billed as a fun filled exploration of music and movement perfectly suited for your energetic under 6’s. This Saturday afternoon workshop sounds like just the ticket to wear them out! Find out more here


  • A festival isn’t a festival without a family fun day. And the organisers of the Cruthú Arts Festival will be pulling out all the stops to keep the smallies entertained on Sunday 29th. Find out more here.

So big or small, young or old, there is something planned for everyone in Longford this July!
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