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Galway Festival Deals in July

Did you know that Galway has been voted as the most popular location in Ireland for staycations (aka Irish people having vacation in Ireland). So join up and enjoy Galway this July! Festivals, beaches, awesome pubs & restaurants and night-life Dublin is jealous off are all happening around our Barnacles Galway hostel, in the Galway’s Latin Quarter!


Galway Festival Deals in July with Barnacles Galway Hostel

***2 nights stay for only €14 per night with FREE upgrade***

  • includes free breakfast each morning
  • free upgrade to one of our 8 or 6 bed newly renovated ensuite  dorms
  • walking tour of Galway included
  • fun events in hostel included
  • discount vouchers for meals, pubs & nightclubs included
  • DO MORE – book discounted tours around West of Ireland at reception

This offer is valid for min 2 nights stay on weekdays only, Sun-Thursday between 6th and 24th July. Subject to availability. Request your dates on the form on the right hand side :)

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Galway Festivals in July

Film Fleadh – 08-13 July
Film Fleadh is Ireland’s leading film festival, that attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds into Galway, bringing together audiences and filmmakers within an intimate environment, and share a common experience – the wonder of cinema! You can check out full program on their site.

Galway film fleadh

Galway Fringe Festival – 12-28 July
Galway Fringe Festival is, an open-access Multi-Disciplinary Arts Festival , bringing you the very best Theatre, Dance, Visual Art, Literature, Comedy, Music, Children’s and Street Theatre. They have wonderful mixture of weird, strange and amazing in their program, making this must-see festival!


Galway international Arts Festival – 14-27 July
Galway International Arts Festival is a creative collision of performance, music, visual art and discussion. It is one of Ireland’s most vibrant and exciting Festivals offering a wide range of experiences from world-class theatre to impromptu musical performances on Galway’s winding streets. With some of the most amazing gigs and on the street performances, you really have to be in Galway and experience the buzz this festival creates! Program is here.



Day tours from Galway

Extend your stay and explore more of the wonderful West of Ireland!

Cliffs of Moher are the most visited attraction in Ireland, and when you get there it is very easy to see why! Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast! WOW! Full and half day tours are available to book at reception, and trust us, if you don’t do anything else in Ireland, this one is the absolute must see!


Connemara is 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. Tours will take you around wonderful lakes, mountains and you will even get to see majestic Kylemore Abbey!


Aran Islands are perfect if you want to see Ireland as it once was! Go and do bicycle tour around the island, enjoy pint in one of the local pubs and learn few Irish words as you go along as well! For those looking for unspoilt scenery, and real Irish experience, Aran Islands should not be missed!


Aran islands


Things to do in Galway

We have a whole guide for the things to do in Salthill  compiled by our wonderful staff. Don’t forget we can also help you with bike rental, kayak tours booking, windsurfing and much much more! You can be as active as you want to be! Or… you can just wonder around Galway, explore its tribal history, its world renowned sea food and local beer. Whatever you decide to do, we are sure it will be amazing!

Sunset over Galway Bay in SalthillView from Salthill Promenade as the sun sets over Galway Bay


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