Events in Galway

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Music for Galway Midwinter Festival

19th - 21st January 2018

Music for Galway

This years theme is "Beloved - Composors in Love." The three day Midwinter Festival celebrates classical music with performances from outstanding composers and orchestra groups. Book today for tickets and showtimes.


Subtitle Fil Festival

26th - 28th January 2018

Subtitle Film Festival Galway

Come and see popular titles in Comedy, Drama, Thrillers and more from subtitled films across Europe. Located in the Town Hall Theater in Galway, you can purchase tickets and see upcoming showings on the Town Hall website.






22nd - 25th February 2018


From the Irish hit show Ted, comes a celebration of the madness and tom foolary that is Tedfest. Large numbers of Ted fans dress as characters from the show and make their way to the islands for a tribute to not only the show itself, but to the late Dermot Morgan. Be sure to book your tickets in advance since this festival tends to fill up quickly!



Corofin Trad Music Festival

26th - 4th March 2018

Corofin Trad Fest

Get ready for the session with local traditional Irish music and a concert nightly in Teach Ceoil. Find out the full list of shows and locations on the event website.



Múscailt Arts Festival at NUIG

5th - 9th March 2018

Múscailt Arts Festival Galway

"To awaken, to inspire, to create." The Múscailt Arts Festival is heald on the NUIG campus and provides a platform for artists to showcase their skills in performance, film, music and more. Find more information on their event website today.



St. Patricks Day Parade

17th March 2018

Saint Patricks Festival Galway

This year's parade highlights include Galway Arts Centre, Colours Street Theatre, An Taibhdhearc Theatre and Galway Theatre Festival with community groups such as Foróige, GAA clubs, Amnesty International and The Russian Culture Club creating a kaleidoscope of of Galway's rich mix of cultural and ethnic diversity. The parade festivites include a free concert for patrons of all ages. The parade begins at 11.30pm and will last about an hour and a half.


Aran Celtic Music Festival

9th - 11th March 2018

Aran Celtic Music Festival

Visit the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mór, for a celebration of traditional Irish music. This weekend long event includes celtic readings, storytelling, and fantastic showcase of Irish performers. Visit the event website today for more information.




Galway Food Festival

30th March - 2nd April 2018

Galway Food Festival

Food is an essential aspects of ones culture, and the Galway Food Festival aims to provide its goers with an experience of traditional and modern Irish culture. Coming into it's 3rd year, this festival always sees a huge following and great deals around town that are sure to keep the foodies in your group very happy. 



Galway Dance Days Festival

April 2018


Galway Dance Days

Located in various venues around Galway, the Dance Days Festival aims to celebrate the art and skill of local dancers, activists and academics of the performing arts. You can find tickets and available showtimes on the event website.






Galway Theater Festival

4th - 12th May 2018

Galway Theater Festival

Focusing on Irish performance in the realm of storytelling, dance, playwriting etc. The Galway Theater Festival is in it's 10th year as a staple event in the city and hopes to bring spirited adventure and excitment to theater enthusiasts everywhere. You can find more information regarding tickets and showtimes on the event website.


The Cuckoo Festival

4th - 7th May 2018


Held in the scenic fishing village of Kinvara Co. Galway, this weekend long festival with over 50 traditional music sessions along with poetry readings, dance and craft shows. More information and timelines can be seen on the event website.


Ed Sheeran at Pearse Stadium

12th - 13th May 2018

Ed Sheeran in Concert

After breaking the record of most ticket sales in a single day by an Irish performer, Ed Sheeran is coming to Galway for what is sure to be the main event of the year. Tickets are sold out, but there is always a chance of a few left over and the buzz around town will certainly be an experience in itself.


Galway Traditional Boat Festival

May 2018

Galway Traditional Boat Festival

The Galway Traditional Boat Festival is a regetta displaying unique Irish boats that you would see along the Galway Bay and coastal areas. Perfect for the sea enthusiast or a lovely day out for all ages.




Lough Corrib Cycle

3rd June 2018

Lough Corrib Cycle

You can choose between 45KM and 120KM route and see the beautiful country side through Connemara. In support of Croí Cyclists, there will be plenty of food and refreshments stops along the way. You can register today on the event website.


The Galway Sessions

17th - 24th June 2018

Galway Sessions Festival

Throughout this week long event you will find trad music pub sessions, street buskers, and outstanding performances at the Town Hall Theater all to celebrate Irish heritage through music and performing art. Galway city comes alive with this festival and really showcases the emmense history of ireland through song.


Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

June 2018

Red Bull Cliff Diving Ireland

Ireland has the chance to host this incredible event again for 2018 on the island of Inis Mór. Adrenaline junkies from all over compete in this cliff diving competition. The divers stand 90ft atop a mountain and can reach speeds of up to 85KM/hr. This event is truely remarkable to spectate and also provides the opportunity to see one of Ireland's largest Aran Islands.

The Forster Court Hotel | Galway | Location


Situated in the East Village of Galway city on Forster street
The Forster Court Hotel | Galway | The hotel bar

The hotel bar

with live music every evening and a delicious bar bite menu

Reservations online