Events in Galway


12th December 2021

Connacht Rugby Logo and Stade Francais Logo on Black Bacground

Connacht Rugby play host to Stade Francais Paris at The Sportsground in the Heineken Champions Cup. Kick Off 1:00pm. Located a short distance from the Connacht Rugby Sportsground, we are the ideal location to stay or dine if you are planning to go to this Heineken Cup game. This is a great place to stay in Galway for these events and while there is plenty of Galway accommodation to choose from we are only a short walk to the sportsground.

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5th & 6th February 2022

Red Rally Car at Galway International Rally

The Galway International Rally is back in 2022 and will revert to a two-day event taking place on 5th & 6th February. The action for the 15-stage, two-day event is centred on the town of Loughrea with short road sections between the stages. It will as usual be the opening round of next seasons Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, and the second round of the Irish Tarmac Historic Rally Championship.
The 2022 rally marks the 51st anniversary of the event which began in 1971. The rally is the first major motorsport event annually in Ireland. Over the years the event has attracted entrants from England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, the former Czechoslovakia, France, America, Gambia, Belgium, Arabia, Norway and Finland. The rally serves as the season opener for the championship and with the Connacht Hotel as its base it is set to be a lively 2 day event.

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4th June 2022

Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas have announced plans to play a concert in Galway in their first Irish gig in a decade.

The six time Grammy winning group will take to the stage at Pearse Stadium in Salthill on June 4 2022, over the bank holiday weekend.

With over 35 million album sales worldwide, and nine number one singles, the Black Eyed Peas have enjoyed incredible success with hits like ‘I Got A Feeling’ and ‘Boom Boom Pow’. This will be the first gig by the group in Ireland since they played at Oxygen music festival back in 2011.


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6th-10th April 2022

Cuirt International Festival of Literature Logo

Cúirt International Festival of Literature is one of Europe’s oldest book festivals, bringing readers and writers together to tell stories, share new perspectives, and to celebrate writing, books and reading in all forms. Taking place from the 6th-10th April 2022 the programme of encourages engagement from readers interested in the world, creating a space for conversation, debate and reflection.

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11th - 24th July 2022

Galway International Arts Festival Logo
The annual art festival that boasts a collision of artists, musicians, actors, writers etc. should definitely be on your checklist! Next year, GIAF will take place from 11-24 July 2022 and will include an exciting hybrid programme of live and online events!

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25th - 31st July 2022

Horses Racing at the Galway Races

Galway Racecourse plays host to one of the greatest race meetings in the world! The iconic Galway Races meet takes place next year from Monday 25th July to Sunday 31st July 2022. This meet in Summer traditionally draws hundreds of thousands of people from all over Ireland and worldwide.


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Town Hall Theatre Galway Outside

Located in the heart of Galway, a staple of the city, The Town Hall Theatre presents an extensive and eclectic mix of theatre, concerts, musicals, dance, film, comedy and family shows year-round. The venue attracts audiences in excess of 100,000 annually making it the most successful theatre of its size in Ireland. With a variety of shows available, the Town Hall Theatre is perfect for a getaway with the family, with friends of for a solo visit to Galway!

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Statues in the Galway City Museum

Ranked the 11th most popular free tourist attraction in Ireland, Galway City Museum has three floors of exciting exhibitions engaging visitors in the archaeology, history and sea science. The attraction is one of Galway’s most popular cultural hotspots!


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Palas Cinema Theatre Screen

Designed by Architect Tom de Paor, Pálás is a three screen arthouse cinema and cultural space located in the heart of Galway, just a short walk from The Residence Hotel. Showcasing the best of new and classic films, along with the best of Irish and international independent films, the Pálás is the perfect space to share a quiet evening.


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Druid Theatre Signs and Outside of Building

Founded in 1975, Druid Theatre is a writers theatre, exploring ambitious projects, reimagining classics and premiering new work annually. If you're looking for a night of culture, this is the perfect place to start!

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An Taibhdhearc Theatre Outside

Pronounced ‘Taiv-yark’, meaning ‘ghostly vision’ – formed from two Irish words, ‘taibhse’ meaning ghost, and ‘dearcadh’ meaning ‘view’ – the founders of An Taibhdhearc wanted to achieve an otherworldly vision on the stage of their theatre. With a variety of music, drama, film, comedy, conferences, seminars, workshops and launches, the Taibhdhearc showcase some of the finest entertainment in Galway.

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Nuns Island Theatre Outside

Nun's Island Theatre is a small intimate, fully equipped theatre located in the heart of Galway City. The theatre showcases a variety of functions from Theatre and Film, to workshops and readings. A small theatre, Nun's Island has is ideal for a quiet night of culture and theatre.

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126 Neon Lights

126 Artist-Run Gallery is Galway's only devoted to emerging, risk-taking, contemporary visual art. The gallery is run by a board of professionals who volunteer their time to put together a year-round programme of exhibitions, talks, publications, research and other events. If you're visiting Galway, this gallery is a must see for all art lovers!

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