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.
Galway Early Music Festival 09th – 12th May 2013
Based in the medieval City of Galway, the Galway Early Music Festival features medieval, renaissance and baroque music and dance. For more information visit: www.galwayearlymusic.com
Concerts by internationally-recognised performers using historical instruments, workshops and costumed street performance, coupled with the West of Ireland’s unique welcome and warmth, make this the place to be in May for a taste of medieval, renaissance and baroque magic! For more information visit www.galwayearlymusic.com
Little Havana Festival 21st May – 2nd June 2013
Galway’s Little Havana Festival is a free and fun-filled festival taking place in the city’s Latin Quarter.
Cuban-inspired music, dance, street entertainment, art and cultural events feature in the busy programme of on-street and on-premise activity, creating a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in a colourful Cuban atmosphere reminiscent of Havana itself. For more information visit www.thelatinquarter.ie
The festival return for its third year and the main event will again be the All-Ireland Currach racing. The start and finishing point will be in front of Ladies Beach in Salthill and they will race along the promenade. The event will also have live commentary with Traditional Irish Music for entertainment. For more information visit: www.antostalsalthill.com.
GALWAY SEA FESTIVAL
The first ever Galway Sea Festival will take place on the June Bank Holiday Weekend. Celebrating Galway’s unique maritime history and culture, beautiful bay and wonderful waterways, this new festival aims to promote Galway as Ireland’s leading Maritime centre to local, national and international visitors alike. For more information visit: www.galwayseafestival.com or view brochure here.
CONNACHT SENIOR OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP 01st June – 03rd June 2013
Why not make the June bank holiday weekend a fun tennis weekend in Galway Lawn Tennis Club?!With many clubs participating in the fun from all over Ireland. Click here for further details or visit www.gltc.ie.
INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL 07th – 09 th 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 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
GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL 15th – 28th July 2013
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.