Ted Fest
Feb
21
to Feb 24

Ted Fest

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21st - 24th February 2019 
The Fr. Ted Festival which is popularly known as Ted Fest, is a celebration of the life of comedian Dermot Morgan and his 1990's cult TV sitcom Father Ted created by Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews. The event sees large numbers of fans take to the islands, most dressed as characters from the show. The event involves taking part in many themed events associated with the comedy series including fancy dress, five-aside football (nuns against priests), toilet duck comedy awards, buckaroo speed dating, lovely girls contest and A Song For Europe. 
more info: www.tedfest.org

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Seachtain na Gaeilge Festival
Mar
1
to Mar 17

Seachtain na Gaeilge Festival

01st - 17th March 2019 
The annual Seachtain na Gaeilge festival takes place from 1 - 17 March. The fortnight-long festival is a celebration of the Irish language, culture and heritage. It encapsulates the pride of the Irish language community and inspires further generations to immerse themselves in our native tongue. The festival has built up a huge momentum in recent years, becoming the largest celebration of the Irish language and culture held every year. Seachtain na Gaeilge has something for everyone; young and old, native and non-native, fluent and novice. All you need is a cúpla focal! 
more info: www.arasnangael.ie | 091 567824 | gaillimh@cnag.ie.

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Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
Mar
5
1:10 PM13:10

Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

First Tuesday March 2019 
Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music. 
more info: www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie 

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St. Patrick's Day Festival
Mar
15
to Mar 17

St. Patrick's Day Festival

15th - 17th March 2019 
St Patrick's Festival parade in Galway is a platform to showcase local artists and community groups. The parade starts at 11.30am and runs through Galway city centre for over 1 hour. The event aims to celebrate Galway’s diverse culture and talent through an inclusive programme of events. Expect many additional events to be held throughout the city over the bank holiday weekend.
more info: www.galwaystpatricksparade.com

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Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
Apr
2
1:10 PM13:10

Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

First Tuesday April 2019 
Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music. 
more info: www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie 

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Connemara Mussel Festival
May
3
to May 5

Connemara Mussel Festival

03rd - 06th May 2019 
A celebration of Killary Mussels harvested from “One of the Forty Places to See Before you Die” takes place on the glorious Renvyle Peninsula in North Connemara. This is the 11th year of the festival and promises that more mussels will be eaten here this weekend than in any other part of the country. Last year, over a ton of mussels were eaten and organisers are set to harvest three tonnes of Killary Mussels for this year's celebrations, which include music, fun, mussel cooking competitions, children's treasure hunts and set dancing, to name a few. 
more info: www.connemaramusselfestival.com 

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Galway Theatre Festival
May
3
to May 11

Galway Theatre Festival

03rd - 11th May 2019 
The Galway Theatre Festival, now in it's 11th year, will take place throughout the city with the inclusion of more venues than before including An Taibhdhearc, Druid Lane Theatre, the Town Hall Theatre, and of course, the Nuns Island Theatre. Galway theatre companies feature heavily in the programme with Blue Teapot, Mephisto, Fregoli, Moonfish, and Vagabond all involved. 
more info: www.galwaytheatrefestival.com 

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Gaelforce Connemara Adventure Challenge
May
4
12:30 PM12:30

Gaelforce Connemara Adventure Challenge

04th May 2019 
The race has three disciplines: Trail / Mountain Running, Kayaking and Cycling. The course will be exceptional, the scenery spectacular, so now all that's needed is good weather. The Connemara Adventure Challenge is 31km in total and it is open to racers of all levels. 
more info: www.gaelforceevents.com/connemara

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Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
May
7
1:10 PM13:10

Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

First Tuesday May 2019 
Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music. 
more info: www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie 

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Gospel Rising Music Festival
May
17
to May 19

Gospel Rising Music Festival

17th - 19th May 2019 (tbc) 
Gospel Rising Music Festival is a fun, energetic and inclusive event taking place in Galway City's West End area, and at the Black Box Theatre in mid-May 2019. Organisers are calling on all gospel music enthusiasts to join us in Galway City, to celebrate and experience the continued rising of gospel music in Ireland. Whether you enjoy playing or singing gospel music in a choir or just in the shower, this is your chance to experience it for yourself through workshops and gigs over a jam packed weekend festival. We are inviting anyone who has ever sung or wanted to sing in this really fun style. Maybe you are in a choir, or you once were, and now is the time to come and try it again.
more info : www.gospelrising.com

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Tour de Conamara
May
25
12:30 PM12:30

Tour de Conamara

25th May 2019 
Tour de Conamara is the Irish leg of a new international cycling sportive held in Clifden Connemara, with the option of 140km and 80km routes. A 14km Family cycle with free cycling tuition for kids will be hosted during the weekend making it a cycling weekend with something for everyone. 
more info: www.tourdeconamara.com

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Westend Summer Festival
May
30
to Jun 3

Westend Summer Festival

30th May - 03rd June 2019 
Galway’s westend will host their neighbourhood summer festival over the May Bank Holiday weekend including a Street Feast which brings together the much loved and award-winning businesses in the area as part of the westend summer celebrations.
more info: https://www.facebook.com/westendgalway/

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Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
Jun
4
1:10 PM13:10

Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

First Tuesday June 2019 
Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music. 
more info: www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie 

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SeaFest - National Maritime Festival
Jun
28
to Jun 30

SeaFest - National Maritime Festival

28th - 30th June 2019 
SeaFest is Ireland’s national maritime festival and takes place in Galway Harbour from 29th June to 1st July. Discover all about our oceans – from how we explore our seas, creatures of the deep, the ships that transport us and the fascinating tales from the deep. Take part in interactive activities, watch demonstrations and tour ships and vessels. SeaFest covers all things marine – from seafood cookery to science, cultural history to deep sea exploration and much more! SeaFest is a fun, free summer festival for all ages, and it has quickly become one of the most popular summer festivals in Ireland. The festival raises awareness of the value and opportunities provided by the sea and also celebrates our proud maritime heritage. 
more info: www.seafest.ie 

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Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
Jul
2
1:10 PM13:10

Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

First Tuesday July 2019 
Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music. 
more info: www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie 

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Galway International Arts Festival
Jul
15
to Jul 28

Galway International Arts Festival

15th - 28th July 2019
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

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Galway Races - Summer Festival Meeting
Jul
29
to Aug 4

Galway Races - Summer Festival Meeting

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29th July - 04th August 2019
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

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Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
Aug
6
1:10 PM13:10

Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

First Tuesday August 2019 
Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music. 
more info : www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie 

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Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
Dec
4
1:10 PM13:10

Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

First Tuesday December 2018
Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music. 
more info: www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie

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Galway Skates
Nov
17
to Jan 6

Galway Skates

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17th November 2018 - 06th January 2019
Galway Skates brings Christmas Ice Skating on a real ice skating rink to Galway City for Christmas 2018. Visitors can expect to see Galway’s Leisureland transformed into one of Ireland’s premier Christmas attractions with one massive 500m2 ice rink. 
more info: www.galwayskates.com

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Galway Christmas Market
Nov
16
to Dec 22

Galway Christmas Market

16th November - 22nd December 2018 (tbc) 
The Galway Christmas Market will take up residence in Eyre Square in the centre of the city again this Christmas season. The market promises to be a highlight of the Christmas Season and will make for a wonderful attraction for visitors young and old. Sample Christmas treats from all from around Europe including a Santa’s Grotto, a German bier keller, numerous gift and snack stalls and an entertainment area. 
more info: www.galwaychristmasmarket.ie

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Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
Nov
6
2:10 PM14:10

Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music.

more info: www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie

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Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
Nov
6
1:10 PM13:10

Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

First Tuesday November 2018
Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music. 
more info: www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie

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Gaelforce Turf Warrior Challenge
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Gaelforce Turf Warrior Challenge

03rd November 2018
The Turf Warrior Challenge offers the chance to round off the season in a flurry of mud and sweat on the banks of Killary Harbour in Co. Galway. The deceptively short 10km course is packed full of climbing, swinging, leaps into the Atlantic and all kinds of other mayhem and madness. Said to be the toughest course in Ireland, it promises to test competitors' stamina, nerve and camaraderie. The fun does not end with the race. Once they have washed the mud off, all warriors are invited to the themed party in Killary Adventure Centre. 
more info: www.gaelforceevents.com

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Galway Aboo Halloween Festival (26th - 29th October 2018)
Oct
26
to Oct 29

Galway Aboo Halloween Festival (26th - 29th October 2018)

27th - 29th October 2018
Something spooktacular is taking place in Galway’s Latin Quarter this Halloween Weekend. On Saturday and Sunday of the October bank holiday weekend, the city’s medieval streets will host the country’s biggest Halloween Festival with many fun and free events planned for the weekend with high-spirits guaranteed. The highlight of the festival is expected to be the fiendishly creative Macnas Halloween Parade that will wind its way through Galway city centre on Sunday of the bank holiday weekend from approximately 5.30pm and spectators are encouraged to dress up too!
more info: www.thelatinquarter.ie

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Vodafone Comedy Carnival
Oct
23
to Oct 29

Vodafone Comedy Carnival

23rd - 29th October 2018
The Galway Comedy Festival under the new name 'Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway' has grown since its beginning in 2005 to become a major event on the comedy circuit in Ireland, regularly attracting big international names to the city for week leading up to and including the October Bank Holiday weekend. With several shows each day and night, with comedy show for children too, you are guaranteed to see well known comedians both Irish and international –and a decent number of ‘faces from the telly’ there. 
more info: www.vodafonecomedycarnival.com

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Run Galway Bay (Full / Half Marathon & 10K)
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Run Galway Bay (Full / Half Marathon & 10K)

06th October 2018
The Galway Bay Half Marathon & 10K race includes a half marathon (13.1 miles) and also a 10k run/walk in aid of Cancer Care West along a fast, flat, fun and scenic route starting and finishing along Galway’s famous coast line on the edge of the city and the Bay. 
more info : www.galwaybayhalfmarathon.com/

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Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
Oct
2
1:10 PM13:10

Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music.

more info: www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie

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Trad On the Prom
Sep
30
8:30 PM20:30

Trad On the Prom

Performers who have captivated audiences in extraordinary and groundbreaking productions such as "Riverdance", "The Chieftains" and "Lord of the Dance" have gathered on one stage to present an unforgettable entertainment experience in Galway, Ireland, the City of the Tribes.

The music will touch your soul and the dancing will take your breath away. It's a truly remarkable experience suitable for all ages and nationalities.

Trad on the Prom showcases the amazing talents of legendary trad musician Máirín Fahy, the featured soloist with Riverdance and The Chieftains. Each night Máirín is joined on stage by an amazing selection of guest musicians and dancers.

The show also features an outstanding array of World Champion Irish dancers.

Now in its fourteenth consecutive season, Trad on the Prom retains its position as Ireland's Number 1 music, song and dance experience.

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Galway International Oyster Festival
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Galway International Oyster Festival

28th - 30th September 2018
On the last weekend of September each year, the picturesque town of Galway hosts the Galway International Oyster Festival, one of the biggest events in Ireland's social calendar. A feast of live entertainment, gourmet food, fine wine and of course Oysters and Guinness are enjoyed by some 10,000 people with guests and luminaries from all over the world. 
more info: www.galwayoysterfest.com

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Trad On the Prom
Sep
27
8:30 PM20:30

Trad On the Prom

Performers who have captivated audiences in extraordinary and groundbreaking productions such as "Riverdance", "The Chieftains" and "Lord of the Dance" have gathered on one stage to present an unforgettable entertainment experience in Galway, Ireland, the City of the Tribes.

The music will touch your soul and the dancing will take your breath away. It's a truly remarkable experience suitable for all ages and nationalities.

Trad on the Prom showcases the amazing talents of legendary trad musician Máirín Fahy, the featured soloist with Riverdance and The Chieftains. Each night Máirín is joined on stage by an amazing selection of guest musicians and dancers.

The show also features an outstanding array of World Champion Irish dancers.

Now in its fourteenth consecutive season, Trad on the Prom retains its position as Ireland's Number 1 music, song and dance experience.

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Galway Races - October Racing Festival
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Galway Races - October Racing Festival

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27th - 29th October 2018
The October Racing Festival takes place in Galway over the bank holiday weekend in October 2018. So if you fancy some great racing and great fun, then this is the place to be. There will be great racing, free car parking, free entry for children under 14, free racecard draw each day, big screen, Tote, On course bookmakers, bar and restaurant facilities • Admission Price: €15 per adult Music will be by the Guinness Jazz Band. 
more info : www.galwayraces.com

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Trad On the Prom
Sep
25
8:30 PM20:30

Trad On the Prom

Performers who have captivated audiences in extraordinary and groundbreaking productions such as "Riverdance", "The Chieftains" and "Lord of the Dance" have gathered on one stage to present an unforgettable entertainment experience in Galway, Ireland, the City of the Tribes.

The music will touch your soul and the dancing will take your breath away. It's a truly remarkable experience suitable for all ages and nationalities.

Trad on the Prom showcases the amazing talents of legendary trad musician Máirín Fahy, the featured soloist with Riverdance and The Chieftains. Each night Máirín is joined on stage by an amazing selection of guest musicians and dancers.

The show also features an outstanding array of World Champion Irish dancers.

Now in its fourteenth consecutive season, Trad on the Prom retains its position as Ireland's Number 1 music, song and dance experience.

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Trad On the Prom
Sep
23
8:30 PM20:30

Trad On the Prom

Performers who have captivated audiences in extraordinary and groundbreaking productions such as "Riverdance", "The Chieftains" and "Lord of the Dance" have gathered on one stage to present an unforgettable entertainment experience in Galway, Ireland, the City of the Tribes.

The music will touch your soul and the dancing will take your breath away. It's a truly remarkable experience suitable for all ages and nationalities.

Trad on the Prom showcases the amazing talents of legendary trad musician Máirín Fahy, the featured soloist with Riverdance and The Chieftains. Each night Máirín is joined on stage by an amazing selection of guest musicians and dancers.

The show also features an outstanding array of World Champion Irish dancers.

Now in its fourteenth consecutive season, Trad on the Prom retains its position as Ireland's Number 1 music, song and dance experience.

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Trad On the Prom
Sep
20
8:30 PM20:30

Trad On the Prom

Performers who have captivated audiences in extraordinary and groundbreaking productions such as "Riverdance", "The Chieftains" and "Lord of the Dance" have gathered on one stage to present an unforgettable entertainment experience in Galway, Ireland, the City of the Tribes.

The music will touch your soul and the dancing will take your breath away. It's a truly remarkable experience suitable for all ages and nationalities.

Trad on the Prom showcases the amazing talents of legendary trad musician Máirín Fahy, the featured soloist with Riverdance and The Chieftains. Each night Máirín is joined on stage by an amazing selection of guest musicians and dancers.

The show also features an outstanding array of World Champion Irish dancers.

Now in its fourteenth consecutive season, Trad on the Prom retains its position as Ireland's Number 1 music, song and dance experience.

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Trad On the Prom
Sep
18
8:30 PM20:30

Trad On the Prom

Performers who have captivated audiences in extraordinary and groundbreaking productions such as "Riverdance", "The Chieftains" and "Lord of the Dance" have gathered on one stage to present an unforgettable entertainment experience in Galway, Ireland, the City of the Tribes.

The music will touch your soul and the dancing will take your breath away. It's a truly remarkable experience suitable for all ages and nationalities.

Trad on the Prom showcases the amazing talents of legendary trad musician Máirín Fahy, the featured soloist with Riverdance and The Chieftains. Each night Máirín is joined on stage by an amazing selection of guest musicians and dancers.

The show also features an outstanding array of World Champion Irish dancers.

Now in its fourteenth consecutive season, Trad on the Prom retains its position as Ireland's Number 1 music, song and dance experience.

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Trad On the Prom
Sep
16
8:30 PM20:30

Trad On the Prom

Performers who have captivated audiences in extraordinary and groundbreaking productions such as "Riverdance", "The Chieftains" and "Lord of the Dance" have gathered on one stage to present an unforgettable entertainment experience in Galway, Ireland, the City of the Tribes.

The music will touch your soul and the dancing will take your breath away. It's a truly remarkable experience suitable for all ages and nationalities.

Trad on the Prom showcases the amazing talents of legendary trad musician Máirín Fahy, the featured soloist with Riverdance and The Chieftains. Each night Máirín is joined on stage by an amazing selection of guest musicians and dancers.

The show also features an outstanding array of World Champion Irish dancers.

Now in its fourteenth consecutive season, Trad on the Prom retains its position as Ireland's Number 1 music, song and dance experience.

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Baboró Childrens Festival
Sep
15
to Sep 22

Baboró Childrens Festival

15th - 22nd October 2018 (tbc) 
Ireland’s premier international arts festival for children and families runs in Galway city and county in mid October, featuring Theatre, Dance, Literature, Music, Puppetry, Workshops and Visual Art for all ages. See the magic of well-known stories come to dazzling life on the stage. Special treats are also in store for everyone with beautiful exhibitions, readings and workshops. Come to Galway to experience this delightful Festival and explore this beautiful family-friendly city. 
more info : www.baboro.ie

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