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Festivals in Galway

Known as the festival capital of Ireland, Galway is the perfect place to visit any time of year, with festivals and entertainment on during all seasons.


SeaFest - National Maritime Festival

                   
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30th June - 02nd July 2017 
SeaFest is Ireland’s national maritime festival and this year it will be held in the Galway Harbour area in late June 2017. The extensive SeaFest programme of events will include a seafood fair, seafood cookery demonstrations with celebrity chefs and seafaring family fun. Come along to discover all about our ocean from exploration methods to shipwrecks and life of deep oceans. There will be tours of Ocean going vessels, leisure craft and boats, exhibits on marine life and all manner of festival entertainment for all ages.
 

Inis Mór Regatta (Inis Mór, Aran Islands)

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08th - 09th July 2017 
Regatta displaying unique Irish boats, such as currachs and Galway Hookers including the Bád Mór, Gleoiteog, Leathbhád and Púcán classes of boat traditionally used throughout Galway Bay, along the coast of Connemara and North Clare. 
more info: www.huiceiri.ie
 

Roundstone Connemara Pony, Dog & Sheep Show

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The 12th Annual Roundstone Connemara Pony, Dog & Sheep Show takes place in mid-July, 2017, at the Showground. The main event, the Connemara Pony Show, consists of 20 in-hand classes showcasing all ages and varieties of Connemara Pony. A Dog Show and Sheep Show are also included in the day’s events. A great day out is assured for competitors and spectators alike
more info: www.bioblitz.ie/island-wildlife-festival/
 

Galway Film Fleadh

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11th - 16th July 2017 
Film festival for feature films and shorts. 2017 marks the 29th Galway Film Fleadh, and the central goal of the festival remains unchanged: to bring together audiences and filmmakers within an intimate environment and share a common experience. 
more info: www.galwayfilmfleadh.com 

 

Féile Mhic Dara Regatta (Carna, Co. Galway)

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15th - 16th July 2017 
Regatta displaying unique Irish boats, such as currachs and Galway Hookers including the Bád Mór, Gleoiteog, Leathbhád and Púcán classes of boat traditionally used throughout Galway Bay, along the coast of Connemara and North Clare. 
more info: www.huiceiri.ie
 

Galway Fringe Festival 

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15th - 30th July 2017 
Running in parallel with the Galway International Arts Festival, the Galway Fringe Festival aims to provide a platform for local artists, writers, playwrights, poets, actors and musicians to perform and showcase new work. 
more info: www.galwayfringe.ie 
 

Galway International Arts Festival

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17th - 30th July 2017 
One of Europe's most inventive, vibrant & colorful events. A truly international celebration of the performing and visual arts which takes place in and around Galway City each July. From awe-inspiring visual arts to tantalising theatre, giant puppets snaking through the medieval streets to late-night musical parties in the Big Top, this Galway festival is fabulous from start to finish. 
more info : www.giaf.ie
 

 Féile Cloch na Rón Regatta (Roundstone, Co. Galway)

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22nd - 23rd July 2017 
Regatta displaying unique Irish boats, such as currachs and Galway Hookers including the Bád Mór, Gleoiteog, Leathbhád and Púcán classes of boat traditionally used throughout Galway Bay, along the coast of Connemara and North Clare. 
more info: www.huiceiri.ie 
 

Omey Races

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30th July 2017 
The Omey Races take place annually on the strand at Omey Strand, Claddaghduff in Connemara. The annual summer races have been steadily attracting greater numbers every year for a wonderful day of sand, sea, possibly sun and of course, horse racing. With up to nine races on the card, there's opportunities for young, upcoming jockeys to hone their skills, while providing a great day out for spectators. The first race will be off at 1pm sharp. 
more info: www.omeyraces.com
 

Galway Races - Summer Festival meeting

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31st July - 06th August 2017 
Galway Race course, Ballybrit, Galway. Ireland's premier horse racing festival. 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. 
more info: www.galwayraces.com