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.

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Galway International Rally

9th - 10th of February
The return of the Galway International Rally start of the 2019 Irish Tarmac Rally Championship.
St. Patrick’s Festival

St. Patrick’s Festival

17th March 2019
St Patrick's Festival Galway is a platform to showcase local artists and community groups. It aims to celebrate the cities diverse culture and talent through an inclusive programme of events.
Galway Theatre Festival

Galway Theatre Festival

3rd - 11th May 2019
The Galway Theatre Festival is now celebrating its 10th year where it showcases exciting theatre , circus, storytelling and more..
Galway African Film Festival

Galway African Film Festival

8th - 9th June 2019 (tbc)
The Galway Film Festival (GAFF) is celebrating its 10th anniversary at NUI Galway in June. This is a not to missed event for all film lovers.
Fever Pitch Music Festival

Fever Pitch Music Festival Galway

June 2019 (tbc)
Fever Pitch Music Festival is a 2 day music festival featuring International and national acts which takes place in Galway Airport in June.
Loughrea Medieval Festival

Loughrea Medieval Festival

23rd - 25th August 2019
Enjoy this exciting and interactive medieval festival with your family and experience the biggest of its kind in Ireland.
Clarenbridge Oyster Festival

Galway International Oyster Festival

27th - 29th September 2019 (tbc)
The Galway International Oyster Festival is a food festival held annually in Galway on the west coast of Ireland during the last weekend of September,
Ballinasloe Horse Fair & Festival

Ballinasloe Horse Fair Festival

29th Sept - 6th October 2019
Ballinasloe Horse Fair is held annually in Ballinasloe, the second largest town in County Galway, in the western part of Ireland.
Galway Jazz Festival

Galway Jazz Festival

4th - 6th October 2019 (tbc)
The Galway Jazz Festival hosts a weekend of local, national and international jazz artists in a wide range of venues, throughout Galway City.
baboro art festival

Baboró Arts Festival

14th - 21st October 2019 (tbc)
Set in Galway on Ireland’s West Coast, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is Ireland’s chief international arts festival dedicated to families.
galway oyster festival

Clarenbridge Oyster Festival

October 2019
The Clarenbridge Oyster Festival is one of Ireland’s longest running events, located in a very beautiful village of Clarenbridge.
TULCA Festival of Visual Arts

TULCA Festival of Visual Arts

November 2019 (tbc)
This annual event is an artist-centered festival of contemporary art that works with Irish curators to showcase innovative exhibitions across Galway.
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