Gig Guide – An Unrivalled Celebration Of The Performing And Visual Arts


Galway-RacesThe Galway Races, Ireland’s premier horseracing festival, returns to Ballybrit from 31 July – 6 August. Check out our full entertainment guide on page 48 and


Now in its eighth year, Galway Garden Festival takes place at Claregalway Castle from 1-2 July. Nursery suppliers from across Ireland will share a wealth of planting experience with all who browse the stalls’ extensive range of plants, trees, seeds, and shrubs. More information from


The 29th Galway Film Fleadh will run from 11-16 July this year. The central goal of the festival remains unchanged – to bring together audiences and filmmakers in an intimate environment to share a common experience of film. More information from


One of Europe’s most inventive, vibrant and colourful events is the Galway International Arts Festival. Experience an unrivalled celebration of the performing and visual arts from 17 – 30 July. More information from

Fringe-The Galway Fringe Festival aims to provide a platform for local artists, writers, playwrights, poets, actors and musicians to perform and showcase their new work. With an array of events throughout the week, the festival will take place from 15 – 30 July. Further information from

Nat-Heritage-Week-2017-(11)Galway’s rich heritage is celebrated in a range ofevents across the city and county as part of National Heritage Week this 19 – 27 August. Over 100 different events are planned from Ballinasloe to Inishbofin and will take in everything from genealogy workshops to talks on the history of the Connemara pony. Further information from

Pride-Cover-no-logo-01The annual Galway Pride Festival takes place from 11 – 20 August throughout Galway city. Events during the week include evenings of information and awareness, arts and performance, music nights and the colourful parade on 20 August. More information from

Christy-MooreOne of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore makes a welcome return to the Black Box on 17 August for a rare Galway gig. Tickets to this fully-seated concert are €40 and available from

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