Clifden - Celebrating 200 Years
Date: May 25th - June 4th 2012
Location: Clifden, Co. Galway
Throughout 2012 Clifden will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding. The community of Clifden is planning several events during the year to celebrate this important milestone in our history. The events will help to showcase our place and our people over the past 200 years, and celebrate the rich and dynamic town and community we have today. The following are some of the exciting events planned:
Celebrating Clifden will be a weeklong festival planned to run from 25th May to 4th June 2012 the aim of which is to celebrate our town and its founding father John D’Arcy.
This will be an action packed week with activities including talks, walks, documentaries, dramas, exhibitions, traditional boats regatta, street market, street theatre and street party, to name but a few. The first half of the week will focus on the early history of the town, its founder, John D’Arcy, the town’s early citizens and life as lived in Connemara in the early years of the 19th century. The second half will explore more modern times, with emphasis on Clifden’s Diaspora and Friends.
It is anticipated that the organisations, associations, clubs and societies that contribute so much to the culture of our community will share in this special commemorative event by recording and registering, in appropriate ways, their own history, heritage and contribution to the ‘story of Clifden’.
For more information please visit www.clifden2012.org