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International Festival of Time 2023

Dates: 22nd September to 24th September 2023

Times: 10am – 5pm Friday and Saturday, 11am – 4pm Sunday. Talks will take take place at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 23rd in City Hall.

Locations: The Medieval Museum, The Irish Museum of Time and City Hall


Join the ‘Masters’ of the watchmaking world for the second annual International Festival of Time!

The Festival will offer the public a rare opportunity to come face to face with many of the finest independent watch and clockmakers of our time at a ‘Meet the Maker’ occasion and a chance to view their masterpiece creations in person.

This unique event will celebrate the very best of contemporary artisanal horology with the introduction of the exclusive world of hand-crafted mechanical exceptions which will also build on the displays and stories of the Irish Museum of Time.

Among those already confirmed for the 2023 event, the festival will welcome back many of those who made the inaugural event so memorable, including luminaries like John McGonigle, Paul Gerber, Andreas Strehler, Marc Jenni, Patrik Sjögren (GoS), Rune Bakkendorff, Zeitwinkel, Sidereus and Schofield. In addition to these, making their debut appearances for the very first time on Irish soil will be Kari Voutilainen, Cyril Brivet-Naudot, Simon Brette, Kudoke, Garrick and Martin Klocke (Sherpa Watches), with more still to be confirmed.

This truly unique festival will include the Festival Lecture ‘Establishing the Irish Museum of Time, and a Brief History of Irish Clocks and Watches and their Makers’ which will be given by David Boles and Colman Curran the founders of the Irish Museum of Time on Saturday 23rd September at 1pm in City Hall. As well as a talk titled ‘The Music of Time – a Talk with Fun Experiments’ which will be delivered by Michael Grehan on Saturday 23rd September at 3pm.


Weekend tickets cost €15 for adults, children are free. BOOK HERE

Admission is free to current Friends of Waterford Treasures Museums.

The weekend ticket price includes access to the two talks, however the talks must be booked by emailing [email protected] Please confirm which talks you would like to attend when emailing (you are welcome to attend both).




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