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Events and Festivals

European Capital of Culture 2020

Galway is officially the European Capital of Culture for 2020 and is the true capital of festivals in Ireland.  

Festivals in Galway take place right throughout the year from St. Patrick's Day in March to the Comedy Festival in October. The Galway Film Fleadh preceeds the BIG TWO events of the year, the Galway International Arts Festival and the Galway Races in July & early August. Galway is a popular destination but you can mix it up by visiting Connemara and The Burren!  The Volvo Ocean Race has been hosted by Galway, twice in 3 years!