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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.

Carlsberg Salthill National Fives

Salthill five a side 03rd - 04th June 2017 
The ‘Carlsberg Salthill National Fives’ annual tournament, now in its 41st year has become a highly anticipated date in Galway’s soccer calendar and sees a great mix of Galway natives, visitors and friends gather to enjoy this great footballing festival. 
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Lough Corrib Cycle

Lough Corrib Cycle June 2017 
This fun cycling sportive in support of Croí. Cyclists will have a choice of a 27.5 mile or a 75 mile route through the picturesque setting of Connemara. We will provide roadside assistance, support vehicles & plenty of refreshment stops along the way! 
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Inis Mór Wildlife festival and BioBLITZ

Inis Mór Wildlife festival and BioBLITZ June 2017 
With a programme of events for everyone to join in, learn more about wildlife and the cultural heritage of the island as well as experience the special charm and qualities of our offshore islands. This is a great opportunity for locals and visitors to experience the unique natural heritage of the island and help in recording the great range of species present. 
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Galway Bike Week

Galway Bike Festival 06th - 12th June 2017 
Galway Bike Week 2017 takes place in June with cycling events all over Galway county, organised the local authority, community groups, charities and cycling groups. 
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Great Galway Bike Ride

Great Galway Bike Ride 11th June 2017 
The Great Galway Bike Ride is set to transform Galway on the final Sunday of Galway Bike Week. Organisers expect that 1,500 cyclists from all over the country will pedal their way through the city and outlying areas. The cycle routes include the 30k Bearna Loop, the 60k Spiddal Block , the 100k Shan route and the more challenging 125k Gran Shan which will take cyclists through the spectacular Connemara landscape. 
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Galway Rowing Regatta

Galway Rowing Regatta 18th June 2017 
This year’s Galway Regatta will take place at the NUIG grounds at Dangan. Galway’s oldest rowing regatta, this year it celebrates its 133rd anniversary, and once again entries from all four provinces with many of the top rowing clubs in Ireland are expected to compete. 
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Galway County Show

Galway County Show 17th - 18th June 2017 
The Galway County Show will be held on the 17th and 18th June at Galway Racecourse in Ballybrit. Saturday is Showjumping only. Sunday 18th June is a super family day with showjumping, showing section for Connemara ponies, young horses, ridden hunter section, IPS, side saddle, cattle, sheep classes, sheep shearing, dig section, tractor run, stands, children's section. 
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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2017 24th June 2017 
Ireland will host one of the six stops of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2017 at Poll Na Péist (Serpent’s Lair) on Inis Mór on 24th June. The world’s elite male and female cliff divers will return for the third time to the rugged west coast of Ireland for a dramatic competition opener. Standing 27m./ 90 ft. (men) and 21m. / 70 ft. (women) in height, divers will reach speeds more than 85km/h before meeting the wild Atlantic below. Three seconds of acrobatic free fall at venues ranging from natural wonders and visual feasts to historic sites and unknown grounds will push the boundaries of this rapidly progressing sport again in 2017. 
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Féile an Dóilín Regatta (Carraroe, Co. Galway)

Galway Traditional Sailing Boats Festival 23rd - 25th June 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. 
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Challenge Galway Triathalon

Challenge Galway Triathalon June 2017 
The Challenge Galway Triathlon will involve half or full triathalon options. The half trianthalon covers a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21.1km run. The full triathalon covers a a 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42.2km run. A race village will be built at the former ‘Topaz’ site at Galway Docks, which will include concerts, bars and other entertainment over the weekend.
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