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)
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
GALWAY COMEDY FESTIVAL 2022
25th - 31st October 2022
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.
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.
GALWAY FILM FLEADH
11th - 16th July 2023
GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL 2023
17th - 30th July 2023