Ballymahon town, in south county Longford is centrally located and easily accessed by motorway links from Dublin, Galway and Northern Ireland.

The town offers a range of activities, with local literary landmarks and specialist shopping, dining and drinking opportunities to discover. The birthplace of playwright Oliver Goldsmith and home of Irish poet John Keegan “Leo” Casey; Ballymahon is steeped in literary history.

The town is at the cutting edge of tourism developments with the Royal Canal Greenway bringing walkers and cyclists into town on a daily basis, and the local Newcastle Wood which has been chosen as the site for the new Center Parcs Longford Forest.

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Getting Here

Nestled in the heart of Ireland, Ballymahon is just a short bus or train journey away from any major town or city in Ireland. Listed below are the most direct ways to visit the town this August.

Flying into Dublin Airport is the easiest way to get to Still Voices from abroad.

There are a number of buses you can take to travel to Ballymahon. You can travel directly from the airport using the M4 Enfield Bus. We would recommend calling ahead to confirm the times as they can be subject to change. Download Timetable Here

The other alternative is to take the X20 / 20 bus from the Airport to Athlone in Co. Westmeath where connecting buses to Ballymahon run three times daily (9:05 am, 2:45 pm, 4:50 pm).

If you would like to do some sightseeing in Dublin before the festival, you could visit the city centre and then take the train from Heuston Station to Athlone.

Latest News

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suumer series

Still Voices Summer Series

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 26 April, 2021

Still Voices Launches Summer Series. Interviews celebrating Local Artists and Local Venues.

call of the forest screening

Call of the Forest Screening

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 07 December, 2020

Still Voices Presents a Special Screening of Call of the Forest in partnership with Whose Woods These Are Tree Festival.

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Submissions for Still Voices 21 Now Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 October, 2020

Submissions for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2021 are now open!


Check below for more info on the festival, including official tickets and programme.


Tickets will be made available at a later date.

2021 Programme

Our 2021 Programme will be announced at a later date.


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Located in the heart of the Irish midlands, Ballymahon plays host to Still Voices every August.

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