Keep up-to-date with upcoming festivals and events in Galway with our Calendar of Events.

We update this regularly with details of festivals in Galway and more information on events in Galway to help you plan your next visit to Galway City.

You will always find an excuse to visit Galway!

Galway Races - Autumn Meeting

September 05, 2016

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.


Clarenbridge Oyster Festival, 9th - 11th September 2016

September 09, 2016

Great food, great Guinness, great music and entertainment all in a marquee on the banks of the Claren River which flows through the Clarenbridge on the edge of Galway Bay.


Clifden Arts Festival September 15th-25th

September 15, 2016

Clifden Community Arts Week is celebrating its 39th anniversary in 2016, and is a great celebration of the Arts which includes poetry readings, lectures, recitals, traditional music, concerts, comedy, etc. all enjoyed in a wonderful relaxed atmosphere in one of the most beautiful places on the West Coast. Time to take walks during the day, enjoy the lovely Autumn colours, eat in a great choice of restaurants, and then be inspired by Ireland's best artists as they mingle and talk with the local community and visitors alike. View website nearer the time for the complete programme of events taking place during the festival, and for times and venues of the various acts.


Galway International Oyster Festival

September 23, 2016

Each year, on the last weekend of September, Galway City celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St Patrick’s Day and the world’s longest running Oyster Festival...

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