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Galway Festivals

Festivals in Galway


St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Parade through the streets of Galway.

Cáoirt International Festival of Literature
Literary festival.
The Galway Early Music Festival
Featuring concerts, workshops, street performances of music, dance and historical re-enactment.


Galway Sessions
Traditional music festival. Various venues


Galway Film Fleadh
Film festival for feature films and shorts.

Galway Arts Festival
One of Europe’s most inventive, vibrant & colourful events. A truly international celebration of the performing and visual arts which takes place in and around Galway City each July.

The Galway Races – Summer Festival Meeting.
Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Galway.
Ireland’s premier horse racing festival.


Connemara Pony Show
Clifden, Co Galway. Premier show for Connemara Ponies in Ireland for breeders and owners from home and overseas.
Roundstone Summer Festival
Roundstone, Co Galway. A weekend where people can come and sample the beauty of the village of Roundstone and the warmth and friendliness of its inhabitants.
Galway Races – Autumn Festival Meeting
Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Galway


Clarenbridge Oyster Festival
Clarenbridge, Co. Galway
Great food, great Guinness, great music and entertainment all in a splendid marquee on the banks of the Claren River which flows through the village of Clarenbridge on the edge of Galway Bay.
Clifden Arts Week
Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway
Galway International Oyster Festival
Galway City
Music, song, dance and food, and oysters, of course!

Baboro – International Arts Festival for Children
All day at all the major venues in Galway City. National and International theatre, puppetry, music, dance etc. for children. Including family events and workshops.

Galway Races October Bank Holiday Weekend Meeting
Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Galway