Unlock your inner child on a magical woodland adventure, escape reality with a captivating film, enjoy the beauty of the stars with award winning photographs or plan your Galway International Arts Festival must-see events. Our top things to do showcases Galway and beyond with activities to keep you entertained all week long.
Book Your Tickets for the Galway Film Fleadh (July 20th-25th)
Galway Film Fleadh is back and is bursting with culture, creativity and inspiration. The fleadh is set to use a variety of methods including the use of big screens, at home viewings and indoor screenings to ensure you can enjoy the festivities wherever you are. The opening film Here Before by Stacey Gregg, is a psychological thriller following the story of a bereaved mother whose new neighbours stir up uncomfortable feelings of grief. The festival will close with Untold Stories by Teresa Lavina, an exposè on the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. For the full programme and tickets visit here.
Download the Galway International Arts Festival Programme (August 18th- September 18th)
Tickets for the Galway International Arts Festival go on sale this Friday July 16th. The festival promises to deliver the experiences we have all been missing across theatre, music and visual arts. The festival will blend an online approach to reach an International audience and also ensure people who can’t make events in person can still be involved. Included in the festival line-up is Enda Walsh’s production Medicine, a new Irish twist to Happy Days and 10 new premieres and commissions. Download the programme here.
Take a Seat at Pálás
Enjoy a movie and a drink on the terrace as Pálás Theatre reopen their doors and welcome us back this week. The cinema is set to reopen Friday 16th July and will start by showing Thomas Vinterberg’s Oscar winning film Another Round. They will also host the 2021 Galway Film Fleadh which is being held from July 20th-25th. Open week tickets and the full timetable of movies are available from palas.ie.
Stargaze During The Day
Galway local Josh Matthew will be one of the featured photographers displayed at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) astronomy exhibition. His winning photo “To The Waters and The Wild” will be available to view on the rails outside DIAS for the month of July. Along with Josh’s winning photograph, 23 other photos that capture shooting stars, night-sky landscape scenes and super moons which highlight the skill and technique involved in photography will also be displayed.
Unlock Your Inner Child on The Enchanted Trail
Lough Erne Resort invites you and your family to unlock your inner child on their newly opened Enchanted Trail. Venture into the woods and interacting with the countryside characters and fairies who will help you free the princess by solving puzzles and clues. The 1.5 mile long trail will take you on a journey filled with spectacular views of Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough. For more information click here.