What's on in Galway

SeaFest

Fri Jun 30th - Sun Jul 2nd 2017

SeaFest celebrates Ireland’s maritime heritage and relationship with the sea over a weekend of fun, family friendly events.

Galway Film Fleadh

Tue Jul 11th - Sun Jul 16th 2017

This well established and popular event will see more than 100 films screened over 6 days, covering Irish and World …

Galway International Arts Festival

Mon Jul 17th - Sun Jul 30th 2017

Probably the largest and most varied arts festival in the country, Galway started back in 1978 and has just grown and …

Connemara Pony Festival

Tue Aug 15th - Sun Aug 20th 2017

This festival celebrating the world renowned Connemara pony is built around the long running Connemara Pony Show which …

Clifden Arts Festival

Thu Sep 14th - Sun Sep 24th 2017

With music, song, dance, drama, comedy, poetry, readings and concerts as well as an always imaginative and strong …

Galway International Oyster Festival

Fri Sep 22nd - Sun Sep 24th 2017

This is an event for serious party people, with gala events every evening, but during the day it's all about the oyster.

Irish Hot Air Balloon Championships

Tue Sep 26th - Sat Sep 30th 2017 (Provisional)

Taking place this year in Co Waterford, where Lismore Castle will be among the launch locations, a spectacular backdrop …

Ballinasloe October Fair

Sun Oct 1st - Sun Oct 8th 2017

Ballinasloe Fair is one of the oldest events in Ireland and has been held each October for longer than anyone knows.

Baboró: International Arts Festival for Children

Mon Oct 16th - Sun Oct 22nd 2017

A fantastic Arts festival specially for kids, with music, dance, theatre, literature, film, puppetry, story telling and …

Galway Comedy Carnival

Tue Oct 17th - Mon Oct 23rd 2017 (Provisional)

This is definitely an event that anyone who likes a good laugh will want to pencil into their diary.

The Turf Warrior Challenge

Sat Oct 28th 2017 (Provisional)

You'll cross obstacles, jump from cliffs, wade through bog, climb through, under and over trees, and plunge into the icy …

Tedfest

Thu Feb 22nd - Sun Feb 25th 2018 (Provisional)

A unique and crazy annual festival held on Inis Mor on the Aran Islands which celebrates the cult TV series Father Ted.

Aran Celtic Music Festival

Fri Mar 9th - Sun Mar 11th 2018 (Provisional)

Held on the largest of the Aran Islands, this is a weekend long celebration of Celtic music, dance and culture with …