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The Galway Races – Last Week of July each year
The world famous Galway Races festivals combine adrenaline-pumping action, nerve-wracking photo finishes and fashion and glamour into one action packed weekend. Whether a seasoned punter or casual race-goer, people travel from all over the world to get a taste of the action in this unique experience. The Galway Races is for everyone and is perfect for holidaymakers, family days out and racing aficionados alike. For more information and details on race meetings visit The Galway Race website.
Galway Arts Festival – July each year
Ireland’s largest international arts festival, the Galway Arts Festival has been growing for over 30 years and now attracts a huge variety of international artists to Ireland’s culture capital. Visitors can witness the very best of Irish talent in music, theatre, visual arts, dance, spoken-word and comedy. There is something for everyone in the programme and the Festival is a must see if you are planning to visit Galway. All information on the festival is available and Galways Arts Festival.
Galway Comedy Festival – Runs October each year
This will be the fifth annual Galway Comedy Festival. Running from the 21st-25th October, the Festival offers some of the most magical, hysterical and outright funny folk on the planet, all for your enjoyment. There’s a whole range of styles to suit every taste, and you will not be disappointed. Look out for surprise gigs not listed that will pop up here, there and everywhere over the weekend, and whatever else you do, remember, its only a joke! For more information visit: Galway Comedy Festival
Galway Oyster Festival – End of September each year
From its modest beginnings in 1954, the Galway Oyster Festival has evolved into one of the longest running festivals in the world. Witness the National Oyster Opening Championships, watch the parade, sip champagne at the Gala Ball or just sit back and relax while sampling the world famous oyster’s of Galway Bay. All information about the festival can be found at Galway Oyster Festival.