22nd September to 24th September 2023
10am – 5pm Friday and Saturday, 11am – 4pm Sunday.
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 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, Luc Monnet, Simon Brette, Kudoke, Garrick and Lundis Bleus, 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.
Get your tickets HERE
Weekend tickets cost €15 for adults, children are free.
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 cpurcell@