April in Galway is awesome! Sun is defo out, activities that would have been closed in the winter are in the full swing, and you can experience electricity and excitement in the air! City of tribes is known as a festival destination, and there is so much to see and do in April as well. This is our list of some of the unmissable April Events in Galway, to start you off thinking about all the fun you could have there! Don’t forget, our 3 for 2 offer is valid until the end of April so you get to enjoy Galway for longer (while paying less! Winning!)
Explore the best food Galway and West of Ireland has to offer over the Easter weekend. The festival will promote good food and good food outlets in Galway, as well as showcasing food producers based in Galway and in the West. Enjoy Connemara Spring Lamb, locally caught salmon, or Galway Bay Oysters over this epic weekend!
Cycle into darkness on the small roads of Connemara where no light pollution from street lights exists! Choose from 100, 68 or 34 km along this amazing rugged part of Wild Atlantic Way! The start is just before sunset – everything about this sounds magical! Circle 28th of April in your diaries for this event, and make sure to book early!
2018 is the 17th Connemara Marathon and a celebration night will be held in both Galway and Clifden. Comprising of a Half Marathon, a Full Marathon and a 39.3 mile Ultra Marathon all taking place on 22nd of April! Book early as this event tends to sell out every year
Cúirt International Festival of Literature features an eclectic and exciting range of Irish and international writers for which Cúirt is renowned. This years Cúirt will take place from 23rd – 29th April 2018. Enjoy book launches, panel discussions, debates, workshops, interviews, exhibitions and theatre! This is not to be missed for any literature lover!
Connacht play host to Leinster at The Sportsground in the Guinness Pro12 on 27th of April. This is game you should not miss!
Head to Innishbofin between 27 and 29th of April for their 7th annual walking festival. Inishbofin is widely considered to be Connemara’s best island and this is wonderful opportunity to experience the friendly and relaxed pace of Island life.
Hostel for April Events in Galway
This is but a small selection of things you can try while in Galway in April! There are lively pubs to experience, some of the best trad music you can hear in Ireland, great buskers, craft beers and so much more! Make sure to stay in the heart of the action of these April events in Galway! Barnacles Galway hostel is located in the heart of Galway, on the wonderful pedestrianized street in Galway’s Latin Quarter. Quay’s pub is across from us, so you will always be able to find your way back home 🙂 Book Barnacles Galway now!