Galway European City of Culture 2020

Join us in Galway and experience the Arts & Culture of the West of Ireland

Galway Film Fleadh

Ireland’s leading film festival, is a six day international event held every July. Very much a film lovers’ festival the Fleadh attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and film-artists of all types. Visit their website to see whats in store for the next festival.

Galway Arts Festival

Founded in 1978, the Galway International Arts Festival has grown into an event with a major reputation placing Galway firmly on the map, as both a key cultural centre for the arts and a cultural tourism destination. See whats in store for next year.

Galway Oyster Festival

The festival is held on the last weekend in September to celebrate Galway’s rich annual oyster harvest. It is a 4 day programme of top class entertainment, street parades, seafood trails, and of course, rich, creamy Irish stout.

An Taibhdhearc

Located on Middle Street, in Galway city centre. The national Irish speaking theatre, An Taibhdhearc, (pronounced ‘Taiv-yark’) is located on Middle street in the heart of the city. Check the website to see upcoming productions.

Town Hall Theatre

The Town Hall Theatre is a state of the art 400-seater main auditorium and the 52-seater studio space at Courthouse Square, in Galway City Centre. The theatre attracts audiences in excess of 100,000 annually (close to 2 million since re-opening in 1995) making it the most successful theatre of its size in Ireland. Check the website to see upcoming productions.

Druid Theatre Company

Druid was founded in Galway in 1975 by graduates of the National University of Ireland, Galway; Garry Hynes, Mick Lally (1945 – 2010) and Marie Mullen – the first professional theatre company in Ireland outside Dublin. Check the website to see upcoming productions.

Trad on the Prom

Trad on the Prom celebrates the passion of Ireland’s past with a contemporary production, featuring world class music, song and dance derived from the pulsating energy that has survived from the dawn of Celtic mysticism to become the record breaking phenomenon it is today. Check the website to see this year's scheduled productions.


Based in Galway on Ireland’s West Coast, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is Ireland’s flagship international arts festival devoted exclusively to children and families. Baboró works with venues across the country in order to increase access to the arts for children, and to showcase visiting companies’ work.