Galway festivals

There is hardly any other place in Ireland that has festival season from March until late October than Galway. Galway festivals are now world famous, and cover everything from music, comedy, literature, film, theatre, races and other weird and wonderful things. This is little roundup of amazing festivals you can see in the next few months.

Cúirt festival of literature is taking place from April 23rd – 28th around Galway. Expect exciting readings, poetry workshops, theatre performances and more! A lot of events are happening just on our doorstep, so no excuse for not attending! www.cuirt.ie

The Galway Film Fleadh, taking palce 9th till 14th of July is Ireland’s leading film festival. It is a six day international film event held every July and welcomes a mad diversity of filmmaking from around the world. http://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/

Galway Arts Festival is Ireland’s largest international arts festival. See the most amazing music, theatre, performances this summer, from 15th till 28th July. With names like Imelda May, Glen Hansard and Josh Ritter you know you will be entertained! http://www.galwayartsfestival.com/

Galway Fringe Festival is a multidisciplinary Arts Festival encompassing visual art, music, theatre, dance , literature , cabaret and  Irish language events. They like to present you with little bit of weird and wonderful, make sure to catch it this year from 12th till 30th of July. http://www.galwayfringe.ie/

Galway Races are perfect spot for you to try your luck in horse betting and show your best frocks off! We do best dressed competition for our guests every year, so bring those fascinators and enjoy the buzz of races! 29th July until 4th August, this is must-see event for anyone going to Galway! http://www.galwayraces.com/

Gaelforce West is the largest one day adventure race in Europe. Beginning on a crescent-shaped white sand beach in the dawn light you will make your way through 67km of the most demanding and magnificent areas of Connemara and Mayo, on foot, by kayak and by bike. Start training now and we will see you on 17th of August! http://www.gaelforceevents.com/west/

Bulmers Galway Comedy Festival takes place from Tuesday 22nd – Monday 28th October.  See the best comedians, awesome improve or go for the Faulty Towers dinner experience! We laughed so hard we cried last year! Find out more here: http://www.galwaycomedyfestival.com/

See you in Galway!

Barnacles Galway is ideally located right on the Quay Street, next to all pubs and restaurants! Free breakfast is provided and we have rooms that fit every budget – from 12 bed dorm to private double or twin rooms!  Get in touch for rates!

See Galway festivals with Barnacles hostels