Clifden Arts Festival Archive donated to UCD Library

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.

Work will commence on both the print and digital compoments of the archive and they will become available for public open access use to the future.
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