July is very busy in Galway. Very busy indeed! So many amazing events are taking place that you will be spoilt for choice! We recommend these Galway events in July:
Galway International Arts Festival – 13 – 26 July 2015
Galway International Arts Festival is the Festival of extraordinary experiences, a creative collision of performance, music, visual art, theatre and spectacle. Whether turning a small Irish city on its head for two weeks, taking work on an international tour, or being a forceful year-round presence, every experience of the Galway International Arts Festival is an unforgettable encounter.
Strolling along the cobbled streets, every turn offers the possibility for new adventure; surreal giant puppets snaking through the streets, enchanting music, enthralling musicans and awe-inspiring street theatre.
Galway Fringe Festival – – 13 – 26 July 2015
Running in parallel with the Galway International Arts Festival, the Galway Fringe Festival aims to provide a platform for local artists, writers, playwrights, poets, actors and musicians to perform and showcase new work.
Galway Film Fleadh – 7 – 12 July 2015
The Galway Film Fleadh – Ireland’s leading film festival, is a six day international film event held every July and welcomes a mad diversity of filmmaking from around the world. The Fleadh is very much a film lovers’ festival, and attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds. Now in its 27th year, the central goal of the Galway Film Fleadh remains unchanged: to bring together audiences and filmmakers within an intimate environment, and share a common experience – the wonder of cinema. The Fleadh’s diverse audience is made up of the general cinema going public, film buffs, industry professionals and invited guests.
Galway Races – Summer Meeting – 27th July – 02nd August
Galway Race course, Ballybrit, Galway. Ireland’s premier horse racing festival. Adrenalin-pumping action, heart-stopping finishes and breath-taking fashion, you are at the Galway Races. Situated on the outskirts of Galway city, in the West of Ireland, the Galway Race Festivals are world renowned.
Whichever event you are seeing in Galway this July, make sure to stay in Barnacles Galway hostel and you could win iPod Nano!