Arts and Minds is Maynooth University’s annual campus celebration of the best in Irish and international arts and culture, welcoming the wider community, alumni, students, and staff to join us for live and in-person arts events.

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Since the inaugural festival in 2022, Arts and Minds has become a staple event in the Faculty's annual calendar of events. From performances by Irish National Opera, to movie screenings with acclaimed directors and literary discussion with world-famous authors, we're delighted to host each May an increasingly varied and interesting programme for curious culture vultures everywhere to enjoy.

The 2024 festival took place from Thursday, 9th May to Saturday, 11th May. Our largest and most diverse programme to date looked like this. We also held our first-ever festival satellite event on Thursday, 16th May


What a festival we had in 2023! Four days of creative energy featuring Writers, Makers, Dancers, Thinkers, Singers of Opera and Singers of Sean-Nós, Performers and Poets. Click here and we'll tell you more.