What's on in Galway

Tedfest

A unique and crazy annual festival held on Inis Mor on the Aran Islands which celebrates the cult TV series Father Ted. This may well be Ireland's hottest ticket, with a …

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Aran Celtic Music Festival

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

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Leenane Mountain Walking Festival

There could hardly be a more perfect place to have a festival dedicated to walking. There are walks to suit everyone, with low level, medium and hard walks offered each day …

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The Merriman Summer School

This is an annual event, conducted mostly through the Irish language, held in honour of the Irish poet Brian Merriman. It tackles fairly weighty topics and is attended by some of …

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Galway Film Fleadh

This well established and popular event will see more than 100 films screened over 6 days, covering Irish and World film, shorts, documentaries and more. It is very popular with …

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Galway International Arts Festival

Probably the largest and most varied arts festival in the country, Galway started back in 1978 and has just grown and grown in the meantime. With almost 200 performances spread …

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Connemara Pony Festival

This festival celebrating the world renowned Connemara pony is built around the long running Connemara Pony Show which takes place on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th August. It's a wonderful opportunity …

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Clifden Arts Festival

With music, song, dance, drama, comedy, poetry, readings and concerts as well as an always imaginative and strong children's programme, the festival has something for everyone. Very much a community …

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Galway International Oyster Festival

This is an event for serious party people, with gala events every evening, but during the day it's all about the oyster. At the center of proceedings is a hotly contested …

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Ballinasloe October Fair

Ballinasloe Fair is one of the oldest events in Ireland and has been held each October for longer than anyone knows. The fair draws massive crowds for a week of competition …

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Baboró: International Arts Festival for Children

A fantastic Arts festival specially for kids, with music, dance, theatre, literature, film, puppetry, story telling and much more aimed at children aged from three years to 16 years. It's …

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Galway Comedy Carnival

This is definitely an event that anyone who likes a good laugh will want to pencil into their diary. As well as Irish comics the event draws well known names from …

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The Turf Warrior Challenge

You'll cross obstacles, jump from cliffs, wade through bog, climb through, under and over trees, and plunge into the icy waters of Killary Fjord. All this over a 10km course …

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Music for Galway: Midwinter Festival

This is not really a festival, more a year long series of events, which since 1981 has taken a theme for each year and presented Classical music of the highest quality around …

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