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Galway Festivals & Events

Galway City and surrounding county plays host to a wide range of festivals and events throughout the year and have something for all ages and interests. The Claregalway Hotel is the perfect choice for accommodation when attending any of the many events and festivals.

Galway Theatre Festival
Galway Theatre Festival
Takes place throughout the city from April 29th to May 7th, 2016
The Galway Sessions
The Galway Sessions
The Galway Sessions Festival returns celebrating Irish folk and traditional music from June 13th to June 19th, 2016.
Challenge Galway
Challenge Galway
June 26th, 2016. Takes place in Galway City and surrounds with challenges for all, young and old.
Galway Film Fleadh
Galway Film Fleadh
2016 marks the 28th Galway Film Fleadh which will take place from July 5th to July 10th.
Galway Fringe Festival
Galway Fringe Festival
Takes place in parallel with the Galway International Arts Festival from July 11th to July 24th, 2016.
Galway Races - Summer Festival Meeting
Galway Races - Summer Festival Meeting
Adrenalin-pumping action at Galway racecourse, Ballybrit from July 25th to July 31st, 2016.
Galway International Oyster Festival
Galway International Oyster Festival
The picturesque town of Galway hosts the Galway International Oyster Festival from September 23rd to 25th, 2016.
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children
Takes place in Galway City from October 17th to October 23rd, 2016. Fun for all the family.
Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway
Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway
Formerly known as The Galway Comedy Festival. Takes place in October 2016. Stay tuned for more details.
Galway Poker Festival
Galway Poker Festival
Irish Poker Championship commences on Thursday 19th May to Sunday 22nd May 2016.