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 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.

Galway International Arts Festival 2019

15th - 28th of July
The 42nd Galway International Arts Festival takes place from 15-28 July 2019, featuring, The Academic, Bell X1 and many more...

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

4th - 7th of July
Lahinch Golf Club in County Clare, will play host to some of the world’s biggest stars at the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open.
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.

Soul Space 2019

15th September 2019
An event to change your life! Join the best of the best at the years Soul Space at Claregalway Castle, a fesitval based on your well being.
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,
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.

Clarenbridge Oyster Festival

10th - 15th September 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.
St. Patrick’s Festival

St. Patrick’s Festival

17th March 2020
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.
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