Galway International Arts Festival

The Festival of Extraordinary Experiences

The Ardilaun Hotel & The 2016 Galway International Arts Festival

Galway International Arts Festival has been connecting audiences and artists for over 38 years. Founded in 1978, it has grown into an event with a major reputation where, in 2015, there were 200,000 attendances at 365 performances, talks and exhibitions in 26 venues over 14 days.

The Festival was established by a group of fledgling and experienced artists, who, sitting around a kitchen table one afternoon, dreamed of bringing world-class artists to Ireland, while also supporting Irish artists and showcasing their work on the world stage, creating unique and wonderful experiences for all...and so they did.

The Festival has contributed massively to placing Galway firmly on the map, as both a key cultural centre for the arts and a cultural tourism destination. The Festival has also founded and acted as a seedbed for a number of well-known and established arts organisations in Galway.

The Ardilaun Hotel is the ideal base for The Galway International Arts Festival which will run this year from July 11th to 24th. Check out our great hotel accommodation during Galway Arts Festival. Enjoy a pre theatre meal in The Ardilaun Bistro or The Camilaun Restaurant, or an after concert cocktail in Blazers Bar.

View The Galway International Arts Festival event listings.

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