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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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