Events and Festivals in Galway


  • Cúirt International Festival of Literature: A springtime celebration of the literary arts including readings from poets and authors.
  • Galway Arts Festival: Ireland’s largest international arts festival. Takes place every July.
  • Galway Races: Week long revelry at the end of July recognising internationally acclaimed horseracing and fashion. 


  • Volvo Ocean Race: Galway Port occasionally hosts the finish line of the Volvo Ocean Race, the world’s premiere offshore boat race that spans the entire globe and concludes with jubilant ceremonies.
  • Club Aras na nGael: The Irish language, also known as Gaelic, is spoken by many in Galway. Hear the native tongue at Club Aras na nGael on Dominick Street Lower, an Irish speaking pub with music and dancing.

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