European Capital of Culture Galway 2020

The concept for Galway 2020 is Making Waves. It is about creating new ways of thinking, new ways of working, new conversations and new partnerships aimed at ensuring a more creative Galway. Not only has Galway been chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2020, but it is also one of the top ten cities in the world to visit in 2020. This accolade has been given in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020, describing Galway as “arguably Ireland’s most engaging city.”

Galway is synonymous with the word culture and this bustling city has plenty to offer. Galway 2020 promises a year-long programme of exceptional street spectacles, live and digital art as well as world-class music, theatre and dance.  There has never been a better time to visit Galway.

It’s not a city to be rushed but to be relished.

Galway 2020 is not to be missed, so book your stay at the Claregalway hotel today. Ideally located just a 20-minute drive from Galway city, our hotel is perfect for families, couples, business guests and solo-travellers. The Claregalway Hotel boasts a sumptuous gastro bar and restaurant, Bia & Co; a fully equipped leisure centre, with kids’ pool, jacuzzi & sauna; and beautifully decorated, spacious and contemporary bedrooms. Book your stay at Claregalway hotel today and bask in the wonders of Galway 2020. 

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Programme Events

Find out what's on and when it's on from the opening ceremony to details on all the events taking place throughout the city and county over the year packed full of festivities and activities with a programme of over 1200 event.


There are a wide variety of room types available here at the 4 Star Clareglaway Hotel. From twin rooms, triple rooms to large family rooms each are complete with a pillow-topped mattress and crisp cotton sheets for the utmost of comfort.  


Our recently renovated Claregalway Leisure Centre is considered one of the best leisure centres in Galway. Guests have complimentary access and are encouraged to utilise all health and fitness facilities which include; an 18-metre heated pool, kids pool, jacuzzi, sauna & steam room,  vibration plate, exercise studio and range of fitness classes.