Published since 1992, the Cloonfad magazine is an annual round up of news and views from around the village. The magazine usually goes on sale in early December and every edition in the publication’s 15 year history has sold out. In 1999 the Cloonfad magazine was selected winner of the national competition for newsletters-magazines run by the Irish Episcopal Commission for Emigrants. A thrilled editorial committee travelled to Dublin to accept a crystal trophy and a travel voucher for £700, sponsored by Aer Rianta. Renowned writer Maeve Binchy, the competition judge, selected the Cloonfad Magazine from a short-list of seven finalists. Binchy said the magazine’s fine balance of information, nostalgia, local folklore and history put it ahead of the competition in one of the main judging criteria: What emigrants would like to read in a publication from their home place.


We greatly appreciate any articles or photographs from Cloonfad locals, visitors or emigrants. Articles/photographs etc. can be forwarded to the Editor: Print photographs posted to us will be returned to their owners.

You can browse past editions of the magazine on the “past issues” section of this website.

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