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Countdown to WAF '15!


Prepare for a feast of arty festivities from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th May - have a browse through all our events & you'll be bound to find something to suit all tastes. This year, the exciting news is that the festival is moving to pastures new- the beautiful and historic Abbey Grounds! All the same fantastic events as before but in this atmospheric setting. See you all in May :)









WAF 14 is here!

13th May :  In 10 days the 11th installment of the Wicklow Arts Festival kicks off the summer season here in Wicklow! Check out all our great events & to keep up with news on a daily basis, join us on Facebook or Twitter. Be part of the art :)


Here's to WAF '14...

30 January 2014:

Welcome to the New year & don't forget to save the dates : 23rd, 24th & 25th May for WAF '14 !

WAF's fundraising calendars have been a great success & those beautiful pictures of Wicklow have winged their way worldwide to America, Canada, U.K., France, Holland.... to name a few. The last of the stock is now on sale at the bargain price of only €4 (+ p & p) so head over to the shop page to grab yours! Enjoy :)

If you're in Wicklow Town, the calendar is on sale at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, The Fishman on the quays & Wings Angel shop on Main St.


Culture Vultures!

24 September : WAF took part in national Culture Night this year & what a great event it was with exhibition by bog wood sculptor Thomas Flynn, the inaugural Yarn Art display based on all the contributions sent into WAF's 2013 fest yarnbomb, plus music in the Chapel with soprano Linsey Dempsey and organist Klaas Jan de Vries



What a party!

20 June:  What an amazing time we had for this years WAF, we hope you enjoyed it too & to see the full albums of all the events & excitement get yourself over to our facebook page here. Our special community projects - the Bags that carry thoughts, Bridge of Wonders & the Yarnbomb were a massive success- all down to the fantastic contributions by you- our WAF community :) We hope to build on these projects so keep an eye out for information.

A big 'Thank You' to all our funders, sponsors & supporters & especially to the dedicated WAF volunteers & you, our audience, for making it all such a memorable event!



3..2...1... WAF launches!

20th May :  The festival has launched! A great time was had by the huge numbers that turned out for WAF's 2013 opening event ( and 10th birthday party! ) on Sunday 19th May at Tinakilly House Hotel. With swinging entertainment by The Bugle Babes, craft fun, birthday cake and glorious sunshine, it was an occasion to remember. Only a couple of days left til the festival begins, see you soon!



More FREE workshops- get crafty!


17th April : Two more workshops are lined up for the bank holiday Monday - a knit & stitch wooly pom pom workshop & another 'Bridge of Wonders' workshop, making beautiful flowers from recyclable plastic bottles.

This is a drop in event, Monday 6th May from 11am til 3.30pm at the Assembly Hall on Bachelors Walk in Wicklow Town.

Pop in anytime & join in one or both workshops :)