GALWAY FESTIVALS 2014/2015

NOVEMBER 

Galway Masters International Basketball Tournament

1st – 2nd November 2014
The 4th annual Galway Masters International open Basketball Tournament will take place at NUIG Kingfisher in Galway on the first weekend of November 2014. Masters basketball denotes players must be over forty and thirty-five years old respectively for men and women, and the objective of this event is to promote competitive basketball for men and women and to offer players of various nationalities the opportunity to compete and socialise together over the two day event.
more info: galwaymasters.com

Irish Fly Fair and International Angling Show

15th – 16th November 2014
A host of the world’s greatest Fly-dressers, Casters and Angling Celebrities will once again gather in the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill, Co. Galway to participate in the annual Irish Fly Fair and Angling Show.
more info: irishflyfair.com

Tulca Festival of Visual Arts

7th – 23rd November 2014
The Tulca Festival of Visual Arts is an annual festival taking place in Galway each year. Running since 2002, Tulca features dynamic and exciting work from national and international visual art practitioners.
more info: tulca.ie

Galway Science & Technology Festival Exhibition

23rd November 2014
An exhibition of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to bridge the gap between students and industry by showcasing local schools, companies, third level institutes and government bodies. A great day out at NUI Galway.
more info: galwayscience.ie

DECEMBER

Galway Christmas Market

November – December 2014
The Galway Christmas Market will take up residence in Eyre Square in the centre of the city from the again this Christmas season. The market promises to be a highlight of the Christmas Season and will make for a wonderful attraction for visitors young and old. Sample Christmas treats from all from around Europe including a Santa’s Grotto, a German bier keller, numberous gift and snack stalls and an entertainment area.
more info: galwaychristmasmarket.ie

Galway City On Ice

November 2014 – January 2015
Galway City On Ice brings Christmas Ice Skating on a real ice skating rink to Galway City for Christmas 2014. Visitors can expect to see Galway’s Harbour area transformed into one of Ireland’s premier Christmas attractions with one massive 500m2 ice rink.
more info: galwaycityonice.ie

JANUARY 2015

Music for Galway Midwinter Festival
16th – 18th January 2015
Music for Galway’s Midwinter Festival returns to the Town Hall Theatre in January to celebrate classical music with a three day midwinter festival.
more info: www.musicforgalway.ie

Subtitle Film Festival
January 2015
Subtitle is a film festival at the Town Hall Theatre of popular, accessible comedies and dramas which were huge hits in their own countries, they just happen not to be in English!
more info: www.tht.ie

FEBRUARY
Galway Astronomy Festival
Oscar Wilde reminds us that although we are all in the gutter, some of us are looking at the stars. The Galway Astronomy Festival now in its 11th year, has become one of the most popular events in Ireland of the Irish astronomical calendar, where amateurs and professionals meet, essential for exchanging information, successful stargazing and mutual progress. We look forward to seeing you, hopefully under clear skies.
more info: http://galwayastronomyclub.ie

Safety Direct Galway International Rally
Galway International Rally, sponsored by Colm Quinn BMW has a notable place in Ireland’s road racing history, as it was the 1st round of the Irish Tarmac Championship which was first held in 1978. Today, the rally serves as the season opener for the championship.
more info: www.galwayinternationalrally.com

Múscailt                                                                                                                        Mùscailt, meaning to celebrate and inspire is the title of the celebrated spring arts festival hosted by the National University of Ireland, Galway. The 15th Múscailt Arts Festival at NUI Galway invites all students, staff, alumni and the public to enjoy a week of art, music and performance on campus. Múscailt has something for everyone in terms of music, Sculpture and photography, theatre.
more info: www.muscailt.nuigalway.ie

Ted Fest
The Fr. Ted Festival which is popularly known as Ted Fest, is a celebration of the life of comedian Dermot Morgan and his 1990’s cult TV sitcom Father Ted created by Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews. The event sees large numbers of fans take to the islands, most dressed as characters from the show. The event involves taking part in many themed events associated with the comedy series including fancy dress, five-aside football (nuns against priests), toilet duck comedy awards, buckaroo speed dating, lovely girls contest and A Song For Europe.
more info: www.tedfest.org