GALWAY FESTIVALS 2013
Galway Festivals Hotels
The Gathering Ireland is a year-long celebration of all that is great about Ireland and Galway has lots of Gatherings planned over the coming months. The perfect choice for Galway Festivals Hotels. Stay with us in Galway should you wish to attend any of the gatherings and visit The Gathering website for a full listing.
INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL 07th – 09th June 2013
The largest group of quilts to be assembled in Ireland will be on display on the campus of NUI Galway as part of a major exhibition. For more information visit www.iqfoi.com.
GALWAY BIKE FESTIVAL 15th – 23th June 2013
THE GALWAY SESSIONS FESTIVAL 16th – 23rd June
The Galway Sessions Festival, celebrating Irish folk and traditional music and the music Irish emigrants brought with them across the world. Events take place in the Town Hall Theatre and in pubs throughout the city with sessions planned in The Crane Bar, The King’s Head, Tigh Choili’s, Taaffe’s Bar ,The Quays, Tigh Neachtains, and Monroe’s Tavern. For more information visit www.galwaysessions.com
GALWAY FILM FLEADH 09th – 14th July 2013
The Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland’s leading film festival, is a six-day international event, held every July and welcomes a diversity of films from around the world. The Fleadh is very much a filmmaker’s festival and attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds, who present their work before their peers. For more information visit www.galwayfilmfleadh.com
The Galway Arts Festival takes place in Galway every July. It first began in 1978 and since has grown into one of the biggest arts festivals in Ireland. It attracts international artists as well as providing a platform for local and national performers also. The Festival includes parades, street performances and numerous plays, musical concerts and comedy acts. Highlights of the festival tend to be Macnas and Druid performances, two large local performance groups. For further details visit www.galwayartsfestival.com.
GALWAY RACES July 29th – August 04th 2013
Perhaps the most well known of all the Galway Festivals, the Galway Races is still galloping on successfully. This horse racing festival is renowned across the world and is as much a fair as a race.For further details visit www.galwayraces.com.
BABORO INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 14 – 20th October 2013
Each October the popular Baboro International Arts Festival brings a riot of sound and colour to Galway at this event dedicated to children. For further details visit www.baboro.ie.
GALWAY MASTER INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL GATHERING 02nd November 2013
The 3rd annual Galway Masters International open Basketball Tournament will take place at NUIG Kingfisher in Galway. This international open Masters tournament is for men’s teams over 40 and 50 years old and ladies over 35. Last year’s teams included USA, Scotland, Malta, England, Northern Ireland, and Italy. For further details visit www.thegatheringireland.com.