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Galway Festivals & Events

Galway Events & Festivals

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 Races - Summer Festival Meeting
Galway Races - Summer Festival Meeting
Adrenalin-pumping action at Galway racecourse, Ballybrit from July 25th to July 31st, 2016.
Clarenbridge Oyster Festival
Clarenbridge Oyster Festival
A celebration of the native Oyster, the history of this beautiful village and its traditions. 9th–11th September 2016, Clarenbridge
Larry Reynolds Weekend
Larry Reynolds Weekend
Traditional Irish music, culture and heritage, promoting the East Galway Style of Music. 9th – 11th September 2016, Ballinasloe
Galway Tattoo Show
Galway Tattoo Show
International tattoo show, best tattoo artists. Entertainment, live music, art gallery, market stalls&more. 10th–11th September
Shorelines Arts Festival
Shorelines Arts Festival
Celebrate art and sculpture from local artists with guests. Vintage machinery display, art talks&more. 15th-18th Sept, Portumna
Clifden Arts Festival
Clifden Arts Festival
Lots of events and live music performances. 15th – 25th September, Clifden.
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.
National Hot Air Balloon Championships
National Hot Air Balloon Championships
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
Burren Peaks Walking Festival
Guided hill and lowland walks for all walkers. Enjoy limestone pavement-Karst landscape. 23rd–25th September 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.