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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.

Clarenbridge Oyster Festival 2016
Clarenbridge Oyster Festival 2016
A celebration of the native Oyster, the history of this beautiful village and its traditions. 9th–11th September 2016, Clarenbridge
Larry Reynolds Weekend 2016
Larry Reynolds Weekend 2016
Traditional Irish music, culture and heritage, promoting the East Galway Style of Music. 9th – 11th September 2016, Ballinasloe
International Galway Tattoo Show 2016
International Galway Tattoo Show 2016
International tattoo show, best tattoo artists. Entertainment, live music, art gallery, market stalls&more. 10th–11th September
Shorelines Arts Festival 2016
Shorelines Arts Festival 2016
Celebrate art and sculpture from local artists with guests. Vintage machinery display, art talks&more. 15th-18th Sept, Portumna
Clifden Arts Festival 2016
Clifden Arts Festival 2016
Lots of events and live music performances. 15th – 25th September, Clifden.
Galway International Oyster Festival 2016
Galway International Oyster Festival 2016
The picturesque town of Galway hosts the Galway International Oyster Festival from September 23rd to 25th, 2016.
National Hot Air Balloon Championships 2016
National Hot Air Balloon Championships 2016
40 competing teams from all over the world such as USA, England, Scotland, Wales, Spain, Italy and more. 25th-30th September, Loughrea.
Burren Peaks Walking Festival 2016
Burren Peaks Walking Festival 2016
Guided hill and lowland walks for all walkers. Enjoy limestone pavement-Karst landscape. 23rd–25th September 2016
Ballinasloe Horse Fair & Festival 2016
Ballinasloe Horse Fair & Festival 2016
Europe’s oldest and largest horse fairs. Lots of family fun. Ballinasloe 40 mins from hotel 1-9 October
Galway Jazz Festival 2016
Galway Jazz Festival 2016
Plenty of live music and entertainment. Various venues. 7-9 October
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children 2016
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children 2016
Takes place in Galway City from October 17th to October 23rd, 2016. Fun for all the family.
Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway 2016
Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway 2016
Formerly known as The Galway Comedy Festival. Takes place in October 2016. Stay tuned for more details.
International Galway Masters Basketball Tournament 2016
International Galway Masters Basketball Tournament 2016
Tournament hosts teams from Ireland, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy and more. 5-6 November
TULCA Festival of Visual Arts 2016
TULCA Festival of Visual Arts 2016
Programme feature talks, workshops, exhibitions and other events. Various venues in Galway City. 5-20 November
Galway Science & Technology Festival 2016
Galway Science & Technology Festival 2016
Fantastic family week filled with amazing exhibitions, shows and workshops. 14-27 November