May 2015

Connemara Mussel FestivalFood Festivals

A celebration of the food, community and culture of the West of Ireland with the emphasis on locally produced Killary mussels – including cookery demonstrations, competitions and a host of other activities.

Date: 01 May 2015 To 03 May 2015

Location: Renvyle, Co. Galway

Telephone: +353(0)9543499

Weekend in the HillsLearning Festivals

This event, formally known as Weekend in the Woods, is an opportunity for folk to immerse themselves in their roots. Over two days, students learn the basic skills in their chosen course.

Date: 09 May 2015 To 10 May 2015

Location: Loughrea, Co. Galway

Telephone: +353(0)909745246

Connemara Adventure ChallengeEndurance Events

An adventure race which involves cycling, running and kayaking over a 32.5km course around Killary Harbour. Make a weekend out of it and stay for the free after-party!

Date: 09 May 2015

Location: Leenane, Co. Galway

Telephone: +353(0)9542006

Galway Early Music FestivalMusic Festivals

Medieval, renaissance and baroque music performed by world-renowned ensembles & soloists on the theme of ‘Time”. Concerts, talks & free workshops offer a rich and intimate experience in this timeless medieval city.

Date: 14 May 2015 To 17 May 2015

Location: Galway City, Co. Galway

Conamara Bog Week 2015Village Festivals and Fetes

Conamara Bog Week provides a space for the creative force that is at the heart of Conamara. This award-winning, multi-disciplinary, family friendly festival is now in its 31st year and most events are free.

Date: 22 May 2015 To 01 June 2015

Location: Letterfrack, Co. Galway

Telephone: +353(0)851154629

Lough Cutra Castle TriathlonEndurance Events

A triathlon event held in fairytale castle grounds, there will be three races for children (aged 8-15) and five for adults from Super Starter for beginners right up to the half iron distance Gauntlet!

Date: 24 May 2015

Location: Gort, Co. Galway

Telephone: +44(0)1892870681

Tour de ConamaraCycling

Tour de Conamara is the largest mass participation cycling event in the West of Ireland. The event offers 140km & 80km route options through some of the finest coastal and mountainous landscape in Ireland.

Date: 23 May 2015

Location: Clifden, Co. Galway

June 2015

Bia Lover – Festival of FoodFood Festivals

Bia Lover is a family friendly festival that celebrates all that is great about Irish food. From chocolate to cheese, beer to bread and sea-food to salad there is sure to be something to tickle your taste-buds.

Date: 19 June 2015 To 21 June 2015

Location: Athenry, Co. Galway

July 2015

Féile Traidphicnic FestivalTraditional Music and Dance

The fourth Traidphicnic Festival brings something for all to experience in the Gaeltacht village of An Spidéal with traditional music, dance & arts in a bi-lingual setting. Gigs run on a ‘donate what you can’ basis.

Date: 03 July 2015 To 05 July 2015

Location: Spiddal, Co. Galway

Galway Film Fleadh – Film Festivals

Film festival which enjoys a cult following internationally and was voted one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World in 2014. An intimate venue to meet professionals and see new Irish cinema.

Date: 07 July 2015 To 12 July 2015

Location: Galway City, Co. Galway

Telephone: +353(0)91562200

Galway International Arts FestivalTheatre Festivals

Galway International Arts Festival is a creative collision of theatre, music, visual art, street spectacle, dance, spoken word and discussion. It is one of Ireland’s most vibrant and exciting festivals.

Date: 13 July 2015 To 26 July 2015

Location: Galway City, Co. Galway

Telephone: +353(0)91547000

Women’s Adventure Race GalwayEndurance Events

Ireland’s first and only women’s adventure race, now in its 3rd year, is a fantastic opportunity for women to come together and achieve a personal goal on this spectacular course through rugged Connemara.

Date: 25 July 2015

Location: Leenane, Co. Galway

Telephone: +353(0)9542006

Galway Races Summer Festival Meeting 201Horse Racing

A seven day festival of superb racing, fun and magnificent fashion.

Date: 27 July 2015 To 02 August 2015

Location: Ballybrit, Co. Galway

August 2015

Gaelforce WestEndurance Events

Now in its 10th year, Gaelforce West is still the original and the most unique adventure race in Ireland – the event that everyone wants to complete with many returning to do it again and again!

Date: 15 August 2015

Location: Letterfrack, Co. Galway

Telephone: +353(0)9542006

SugarBeat Music Festival 2015Music Festivals

Galway’s one-day outdoor music festival includes live music stages and a wide range of food and drink. Many fringe events take place all weekend throughout the town of Tuam.

Date: 22 August 2015

Location: Tuam, Co. Galway

Oughterard Agricultural and Horticultural Show – Vintage and Agricultural

Agricultural and horticultural show which attracts up to two thousand visitors. An ideal family day out with a wide range of competitions and exhibits on offer.

Date: 29 August 2015 To 30 August 2015

Location: Oughterard, Co. Galway

Clifden Arts Festival – Arts Festivals

A wholesome feast of culture with a mix of poetry, music, theatre, dance and visual arts.

Date: 17 September 2015 To 27 September 2015

Location: Clifden, Co. Galway

Telephone: +353(0)9521644