What to do in Galway this June?

Ah, summer is nearly here! The perfect time to head to the West of Ireland and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery and the most stunning drives Ireland has to offer. If all this natural beauty isn’t enough, there are plenty of events taking place in Galway this June, and here are just some of them:

Great Galway Bike Ride

Great Galway Bike Ride is taking place on 11th of June, as a final day of the Galway bike week festival. Organisers expect that 1,500 cyclists from all over the country will pedal their way through the city. This year, cycle routes include the 30k Bearna Loop, the 60k Spiddal Block , the 100k Shan route and the more challenging 125k Gran Shan which will take cyclists through the spectacular Connemara landscape. Find out more on their website



Galway Rowing Regatta

This year’s Galway Regatta will take place at the NUIG grounds at Dangan. Galway’s oldest rowing regatta, this year it celebrates its 133rd anniversary, and once again entries from all four provinces with many of the top rowing clubs in Ireland are expected to compete.


Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

Ireland is again hosting Red Bull Cliff Diving, as a first stop on the six stop tour of 2017! We wrote loads about what to expect and what to do on Aran Islands in our post here, but just reminding you now that event is taking place on 24th of June!


SeaFest takes place in Galway harbor this year – from 30 June to 2 July. Expect weekend of fun with loads of maritime themed events. You will be able to take part in interactive activities, watch demonstrations and go onboard a ship tour. The festival covers all things marine – from seafood cookery to science, cultural history to deep sea exploration and much more! You can find out more on their website.


All this is just in addition to amazing hiking you can do on any day across Galway and Connemara, and we haven’t even touched surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and so much more! Galway comes alive in The Latin Quarter; make sure to stay in the heart of it in Barnacles Galway!