Festival Issue

There is nothing quite like this time of year in Galway. The Galway Races, which represents a legacy of style, community, sport and of course a great day out, welcomes visitors from all over the world. Simultaneously, film aficionados flock to the Galway Film Fleadh to sample some of the best film making, production and design on offer. For music lovers, the sight of the Galway Arts Festival Big Top emerging from the earth in Fisheries Field brings with it a warmth like no other – seemingly overnight, the festival season is in full swing.

Our bumper July/ August issue of GALWAYnow perfectly encapsulates the magical feeling of festival season in Galway. It is an ode which welcomes everyone back after a difficult couple of years, with the hope that we will learn from the time away and channel our new perspective into sustainable, thoughtful and conscious choices. Inside this issue and across our socials for the next few months you will find everything from racing style tips and thought provoking interviews with performers, to sustainable living advice and a delectable foodie trail for Summer road trips. With so much happening, it’s easy to wonder, where to even begin? Luckily for you, we have also included our curated festival and racing guides for the lowdown on the ‘who, where and what’ you need to see over the next few months. Of course that’s not all, there are so many other fantastic features, food discoveries and hidden gems to uncover in our jam packed issue. It’s on shelves now so be sure to tag us @galway_now  #GALWAYnow in all your adventures. We can’t wait to see what you discover!