There is always something going on in Galway!

When you see nothing in the events calendar, just look around and the world of Irish culture and hospitality will emerse you no mather which direction you move...

Galway - The City of Festivals

Galway is renowned for being the festival capital of Ireland. If you are lucky enough to visit during one of the famous festivals you will be in for a treat. Whether it is Sport, Food & Drink, Comedy, Music or any of the Arts you will find a festival for you in Galway. With the Galway Races, Cuinniú na mBád, the Galway or Clarinbridge Oyster Festival or one of the wonderful Arts Festivals, you are sure to enjoy yourself.
See the list of the festivals that occur in Galway City every year.

Galway The City Of Festivals

Galway Races

The famous seven days Summer Races returns on the 25th July, 2016 with top racing, fabulous fashion,delectable foods and an electric atmosphere with an infectious sense of fun. The Galway Races is certainly a festival for everyone.

The Galway Races 2016

Meet swans at the legendary Claddagh

The Claddagh is Ireland's oldest fishing village. It is the traditional home of the Galway Hooker fishing boat and the Claddagh Ring designed locally, more than 3 centuries ago.

Swans At Cladddagh Galway

4 Aces | The Ultimate and Private Casino Experience

Whether it’s for a birthday, bachelor or bachelorette, a corporate event or a fundraiser, our events are tailored to suit you! We have created a unique environment for you to enjoy yourself among people you know while playing our favourite games.

4 Aces Casino Galway City

Galway Arts Festival

Planning to join us next year for some Festival fun?
Here’s all the info you need on how to get here, where to stay, and some useful contacts.

Galway Arts Festival

Access Trad | In Every Galways Pub

Galway has a vibrant traditional Irish music scene and a history of producing some of the most successful traditional irish musicians. De Dannan, were once based in Galway and other figures in traditional music like Dolores Keane, Frankie Gavin and Mairtin O'Connor, also hail from Galway. Popular bands including the The Saw Doctors and The Stunning, were formed in Galway too. The wealth of musicians performing on the streets and in local venues is a testament to the strong music scene here.

Trad Music Venue Galway City


Connemara, situated at the very edge of Europe, on the west coast of Ireland, is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt places it's possible to find.

From the rugged Twelve Bens mountain range in the north through lake-rich Roundstone Bog to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean, you'll know you're in Connemara by the light that constantly changes the mood and tone of the landscape.

Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland. This natural terrain and unspoilt environment offers the visitor a wonderland of sights, experiences, adventure and activities. The people are warm, friendly and extend a hospitality which is the essence of Ireland.

Connemara Ireland

The Aran Islands On The Wild Atlantic Way

Highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way with it's Cliffs and spectacular coastal views, The Aran Islands (Islands of Saints and Scholars) is located just off Galway in the Atlantic. A true Irish experience where locals speak Irish as well as english. Scattered with celtic churches of historical importance.

The spectacular Dun Aonghasa and Cliffs of Aran, A venue for the Redbull Cliff Diving, Setting of the film 'Man of Aran' , Home of the Aran Sweater, and total release from the hussle and bustle of the mainland. The Aran Islands are best explored by renting a bike  particularly on Inis Mor Island.

The Aran Islands is an ideal spot for visiting and has excellent accommodation options such as Bed and Breakfast accommodation, Hotels, Hostels & Camping. Ferry services leave daily from Doolin and Galway.

The Aran Islands Ireland

Blackrock | Salthill Prom

Salthill (Irish: Bóthar na Trá) is a seaside area in the City of Galway in the west of Ireland. Lying within the townland of Lenaboy (an Léana Buí), it attracts many tourists all year round. There is a 2 km long promenade, locally known as the Prom, overlooking Galway Bay with bars, restaurants and hotels.

Blackrock Salthill Promenade

Home of street show Macnas

Macnas are master storytellers who inspire and engage audiences by creating big, bold, visual shows and performances through world-class theatrical spectacle.

Macnas Galway City

Mission South | Burren

The Burren National Park is located in the southeastern corner of the Burren and is approximately 1500 hectares in size. The Park land was bought by the Government for nature conservation and public access. It contains examples of all the major habitats within the Burren: Limestone Pavement, Calcareous Grassland, Hazel scrub, Ash/Hazel Woodland, Turloughs, Lakes, Petrifying Springs, Cliffs and Fen.

The Burren Co Clare Ireland