Galway is regarded as the festival capital of Ireland, with a year-round calendar filled with vibrant events. The Galway International Arts Festival, the Galway Oyster Festival, and the Galway Races are just a few examples of the lively celebrations that bring the city to life. Make sure to check the festival schedule and see if you can catch one during your visit!
St. Patrick's Festival
Galway is set to host its grandest St. Patrick’s Day parade in 2024, promising the city’s most spectacular celebration ever. The Galway City Council has meticulously planned a lineup of events spanning the bank holiday weekend, taking place from the 15th to the 18th of March 2024, ensuring a festive commemoration of Ireland’s national holiday.
Galway International Arts Festival
The Galway International Arts Festival, an annual standout, unfolds over two weeks in July. The 47th edition promises diverse performances in theatre, music, comedy, visual art, dance, and literature. Artists from around the globe contribute to a rich cultural experience.
Galway Races 2024
Galway hosts Ireland’s biggest racing festival annually, a week-long extravaganza from July 29 to August 4 in 2024. Drawing over 100,000 attendees, the Galway Races create a lively town atmosphere, filled with joy and new connections. Despite the occasional financial setback, participants depart with unforgettable experiences and lasting memories.
Galway Oyster Festival
Come and savour the delights of the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, an annual celebration taking place on the final weekend of September in the heart of Galway City. A standout on the west of Ireland’s festival calendar, it proudly holds the title of the world’s longest-running Oyster Festival and stands as one of Ireland’s most globally renowned events. An unforgettable experience!
Galway is regarded as the festival capital of Ireland, with a year-round calendar filled with vibrant events. Make sure to check the festival schedule and see if you can catch one during your visit!
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