Events in Galway

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Events in Galway

Make the most of your time in Galway, explore the city and see the beauty of the West of Ireland. Galway is known as the festival capital of Ireland - there's always events happening throughout the city, meaning there's never a dull moment! Below you'll find just a small selection of what's happening in across the city.

If you're looking for tours and other experiences, we've put together a list of things to do while you visit us in Galway (as well as a few discounts to local partners) 

GALWAY EXPERIENCES

 


Connacht Rugby Vs Munster Rugby

CONNACHT RUGBY VS MUNSTER RUGBY

7th October 2022

Connacht Rugby take on Munster Rugby this October at the Sportsground in Galway City as part of the United Rugby Championship. Kick-off from 7:35pm

 

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Galway Comedy Festival

GALWAY COMEDY FESTIVAL 2022

25th - 31st October 2022

The first Galway Comedy Festival was held over the Easter weekend in 2006 and since then have returned annually with huge success across the city. The festival operates in a dozen venues in Galway for the week, plus they take over the city’s main plaza, Eyre Square and erect a comedy village, with venues, food outlets, beer stalls and general tomfoolery. They showcase improv and sketches, solo shows, mixed bill shows and new act showcases in multiple venues throughout the city.
 

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Galway Cartoon Festival

GALWAY CARTOON FESTIVAL 2022

14th - 23rd October 2022

The Galway Cartoon Festival is an international celebration of funny drawings, hosted in Ireland’s most sociable city. Galway is a place obsessed with art and culture, with festivals throughout the year for everything from literature to furniture. But noticeable by its absence was the ‘ninth art’, as they call it in France – comics, caricature, and cartoons. In 2017, Galway Cartoon Festival decided to change that.

 

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galway christmas market lighting

GALWAY CHRISTMAS MARKET 2022

11th November - 22nd December 2022

The Galway Christmas Market returns for it's 13th year. Visitors to the market can expect a wide variety of entertainment and stalls throughout Eyre Square and the city centre. Each year the market sees hundreds of thousands of visitors through the city. An exciting Christmas experience with gifts, food and entertainment for all the family.

 

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galway film fleadh

GALWAY FILM FLEADH

11th - 16th July 2023

A week-long international film festival taking place every July on the western edge of Europe in Galway, Ireland, The Galway Film Fleadh is returns the 11th-16th July 2022. Founded in 1989 as a platform for Irish filmmakers to exhibit their work to their peers. The central goal of the Galway Film Fleadh remains unchanged: to be a platform for the boldest new films, and to bring audiences & filmmakers from around the world together, to celebrate a shared passion for film.
 

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Galway International Arts Festival Logo

GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL 2023

17th - 30th July 2023

The annual art festival that boasts a collision of artists, musicians, actors, writers etc. should definitely be on your checklist! Next year, GIAF will take place from 17-30 July 2023 and will include an exciting hybrid programme of live and online events!
 

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Horses Racing at the Galway Races

GALWAY SUMMER RACES, 2023

31st July - 6th August 2023

The Galway Races is the highlight of the Summer in Galway. Ireland's biggest and most famous racing festival is held during the last week of July every year and involves seven days of unrivalled action.

 

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