Galway Festivals

Stay at the Clybaun Hotel Galway and enjoy many of Galway’s festivals throughout the year. Galway is regarded for being the festival capital of Ireland. If you are interested in Sport, Food & Drink, Comedy, Music or any of the Arts you will find a festival for you in Galway. Whether it’s the  excitement of the Galway Races, the world renowned Galway International Arts Film Festival or the remarkable Galway Oyster Festival, you are sure to enjoy yourself. See details below.


Galway International Arts Festival

Galway International Arts Festival is Ireland’s leading Arts Festival. Held every July in Galway, this 2 week spectacular showcases the best in music, theatre, dancing, street performance and art exhibitions. Read More.

Galway Film Fleadh

The Galway Film Fleadh is a 6 day international film held every July in Galway welcoming a wide diversity of filmmaking from around the world. The Fleadh is very much a filmmakers' festival, and attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds, who present their work before their peers. Read more.

Galway Food Festival

Galway Food Festival is an annual festival featuring an extensive five day programme of delicious food and fun family events. It takes place throughout Galway City over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. The aim of the festival is to celebrate Galway as a good food destination, and to showcase artisan, seasonal and local produce. Read more.

Galway Races

The Galway Races are Ireland’s biggest and most famous racing festival is held in Galway during the last week of July every year and involves seven days of unrivalled action. The Galway Races is certainly a festival for everyone, running for seven consecutive days starting from the last Monday in July each year. Read more.

Galway Oyster Festival

Every year on the last weekend of September, Galway City celebrates the world renowned Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St Patrick’s Day and the world’s longest running Oyster Festival. Read more