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Galway City Museum near Maldron Hotel Sandy Road

Galway Events

Whether your passion is sports, food or the arts, Galway enjoys a packed calendar of festivals and events all year round offering something for everyone. Plan your trip with upcoming events and Galway festivals in mind.

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Christmas in Galway

Have yourself a merry little Christmas and enjoy your festive trip to the Maldron Hotel Sandy Road in Galway.

Halloween In Galway

Carnevil – Face your Fears!

Location:Market Street, Galway

Date:08th Oct 2017 - 31st Oct 2017

Carnevil is the west of Ireland’s first scare attraction, housed in the haunted former Connacht Tribune printing press on Market Street, where, more than 150 years ago, a seemingly innocent travelling carnival came to the city, only to leave its citizens so scarred and terrified, that all memories of it have been stricken from official records, never to be spoken of again. Until now…

Babaro, International Children's Art Festival

Babaro, International Children’s Art Festival

Location:Galway City

Date:16th Oct 2017 - 22nd Oct 2017

Baboro, Ireland’s premier international arts festival for children and families runs in Galway city and county in October, featuring Theatre, Dance, Literature, Music, Puppetry, Workshops and Visual Art for all ages.

Fear Fest

Location:Loughwell Farm Park

Date:20th Oct 2017 - 31st Oct 2017

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Vodafone Comedy Carnival

Location:Venues across Galway

Date:24th Oct 2017 - 30th Oct 2017

The week of events will include Irish and international comedy acts, theatre, improv and many different styles of performances

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Galway Aboo Halloween Festival

Galway Aboo Halloween Festival

Location:Galway City

Date:27th Oct 2017 - 30th Oct 2017

Something spooktacular is taking place in Galway’s Latin Quarter for Halloween Weekend.

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Halloween Bonfire & Storytelling at Bridgit’s Garden


Date:28th Oct 2017 - 29th Oct 2017

Experience a special Halloween evening for all ages at Brigits Garden.

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Galway Races October Meetings

Date:29th Oct 2017 - 30th Oct 2017

It's never too early to start planning your October activities with family and friends, so why not visit Galway races this October and make it an event to remember.

Tulca Arts Festival

Tulca Festival of Visual Arts

Location:Galway City and County

Date:03rd Nov 2017 - 19th Nov 2017

Over these 16 days, Galway will be bursting at the seams with contemporary artists dying to show off their magical creations.

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Galway Science and Technology Festival

Location:Various locations across Galway

Date:13th Nov 2017 - 26th Nov 2017

Inspiring the next generation of innovators and scientists.

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Christmas In Galway

Galway Christmas Market

Location:Eyre Square in Galway City centre

Date:16th Nov 2017 - 22nd Dec 2017

The Galway Continental Christmas Market is expected to make a return to the City Of The Tribes from 6pm on Friday 16th November until Friday 22nd December 2017.

Galway Skates


Date:19th Nov 2017 - 08th Jan 2018

Time:10.30am - 9pm

Get Your Skates On!

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Family Things To Do In Galway

Elf Town

Location:Galway Race Course

Date:25th Nov 2017 - 23rd Dec 2017

Meet the Snow Princess in the amazing Elf Grove and make your way down Elf Terrace where you can throw snowballs at cheeky elves!