Events

Galway Food Festival – April 13th – 17th 2017

Join us from March 13th to 17th 2017 for five festive days of open-air markets, food trails and family fun. Last year, over 70,000 people attended Galway Food Festival events including the festival food village at Spanish Arch; the Galway, Moycullen and Woodquay Country Markets and a packed programme of talks, tours, tastings, demonstrations and workshops involving over 100 restaurants, food outlets and food producers located across the city and County.

Website: galwayfoodfestival.com

 

 

 

 

Connemara International Marathon: 23rd April 2017

The Connemara International Marathon is one of the world’s most scenic events, set in the dramatic scenery of the west of Ireland. 2016 will mark its fifteenth year in running, growing in numbers each year from 73 runners to our sell out point, in excess of 3,000 runners. The next Connemarathon will take place on Sunday 23rd April 2017. We look forward to meeting you!

Website: www.connemarathon.com

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Cúirt International Festival of Literature: 23rd – 30th April 2017

Cúirt International Festival of Literature features an eclectic and exciting range of Irish and international writers for which Cúirt is renowned.

Website: www.cuirt.ie

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Galway Theatre Festival: 18th – 23rd April 2017

Revolution is in the air, but at Galway Theatre Festival we’re not going full circle – we’re celebrating the growth and change that comes when we face the past and take its lessons to heart. This year’s theme, (r)Evolution, tips its cap to the spirit of dissent and the fight against injustice that sparked the 1916 Rising. But it also reflects on voices that were silenced in the following 100 years, and challenges us to face that past and learn from it. Our artists respond to this challenge through theatre and performance, transforming facts and figures into human, heart-felt experiences. In doing so they give us new ways to think about the Ireland – and even the universe — that we are all a part of.

Website: galwaytheatrefestival.com

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Galway Film Fleadh: 11th – 16th of July 2017

The Galway Film Fleadh – Ireland’s leading film festival, is a six day international film event held every July and welcomes a mad diversity of filmmaking from around the world. The Fleadh is very much a film lovers’ festival, and attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds.

Now in its 28th year, the central goal of the Galway Film Fleadh remains unchanged: to bring together audiences and filmmakers within an intimate environment, and share a common experience – the wonder of cinema. The Fleadh’s diverse audience is made up of the general cinema going public, film buffs, industry professionals and invited guests.

Website: galwayfilmfleadh.com

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Galway International Arts Festival: 17th – 30th July 2017

One of Galway’s, if not Ireland’s, most prominent and successful events, Galway International Arts Festival is the
Festival of extraordinary experiences, a creative collision of performance, music, visual art, theatre and spectacle. Whether turning a small Irish city on its head for two weeks, taking work on an international tour, or being a forceful year-round presence, every experience of the Galway International Arts Festival is an unforgettable encounter.

Website: www.giaf.ie

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Galway Fringe Festival: July 15th – 30th 2017

Galway Fringe Festival is Galway’s only open-access, multi-disciplinary arts festival which hosts some of the best talent Galway has to offer as well attracting many great international acts.

The Festival encompasses visual art, music, theatre, dance, literature, cabaret, circus, street spectacle and children’s events. The Galway Fringe Festival provides a platform for local artists to perform and showcase their work and to elicit new artistic developments across all art forms.

Website: www.galwayfringe.ie

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Galway Races:

One of the highlights of the summer racing calendar, the Galway Festival will provide seven days of top notch action towards the end of July, early August, as punters are not only treated to some sparkling racing over obstacles, but also on the level for what is a fine week at Ballybrit.

The Galway Plate, which was won by Shanahan’s Turn in 2015 and the Galway Hurdle, which was won by Quick Jack, are two of the highlights of the week-long extravaganza, but throughout the seven days there are some top notch races for punters to enjoy, along with some superb entertainment off the track.

 

Website: www.galwayraces.com

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Baboró Childrens Festival: 17th – 23rd October

One of Galway’s, if not Ireland’s, most prominent and successful events, Galway International Arts Festival is the
Festival of extraordinary experiences, a creative collision of performance, music, visual art, theatre and spectacle. Whether turning a small Irish city on its head for two weeks, taking work on an international tour, or being a forceful year-round presence, every experience of the Galway International Arts Festival is an unforgettable encounter.

Website: www.baboro.ie

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 Clifden Arts Festival:

2017 will mark 40 years of the annual arts festival in the Connermara captial of Clifden, which has grown from a small community event in to one with a packed programme of events playing to an international audience.

With music, song, dance, drama, comedy, poetry, readings and concerts as well as an always imaginative and strong children’s programme, the festival has something for everyone. Still very much a community effort, events and exhibitions take place in just about every available space in and around the own.

Website: www.clifdenartsweek.ie

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