Galway Festivals and Events 2012
Galway Festivals and Events 2012
If your coming to Galway via bus or rail or need to find bus timetables this is a great resource.
Galway Arts Festival is Ireland’s largest international arts festival. Founded in 1978, it will take place between the 16th and 29th of July 2012
If your coming to the famous Galway Races y which takes place from the 30th of July to the 5th 2012 of August you can find more information on dates and times on the Galway Races official website.
The Volvo Ocean Race Grand Finale 2011-2012 will be an 8 day festival of marine, sport, culture and arts, entertainment and food.
Galway will extend the festival to include the Global Village across the harbour which will add to the entertainment and hospitality focus of the Race Village with a networking, exhibition and conference area for the business to business sector. The Galway Global Village will feature shows, exhibitions, entertainment and an unprecedented Grand Finale to the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. The In-Port race is on the 7th July, after which the winner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 will be declared.
Will take place on the 5th and 6th of May 2012 the festival will again showcase the very best of Irish coastal traditions and customs through All-Ireland Currach Racing along the promenade of Salthill with the majestic Galway Hookers racing in the background on their native home of Galway Bay.
Ireland’s leading film festival, is a six day international film event held every July and welcomes a mad diversity of filmmaking from around the world.
This year 2012 The Galway Film Fleadh takes place between the 10th and 15th of July.
Cúirt International Festival of Literature is an annual celebration of the very best of contemporary writing in poetry, fiction and memoir. Takes place 24 – 29 April 2012
Takes place from the 17th to the 20th of May 2012 Based in the medieval City of Galway, the Galway Early Music Festival features medieval, renaissance and baroque music and dance.
Takes place from the 1st to the 3rd of June 2012
Children’s Arts classes throughout the year
Situated behind the famous Spanish Arch, Galway City Museum houses exhibitions which explore aspects of the history and heritage of Galway City.
For a great evening out Galway Greyhound Stadium is well worth a visit
International arts festival for children held in Galway every October.
Leisureland has no less than three swimming pools for the family to enjoy on either a day out, Galway holiday or all year-round activity.
Ireland’s National Aquarium, home to the country’s largest display of marine and fresh water life
Macnas, the community based Arts & Theatre Company with exciting Annual Parade during Galway Arts Festival
Award winning centre about the medieval town of Athenrys history (Closed for month of January)
Themed on the Celtic seasonal festivals, Brigit’s Garden is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular gardens in Ireland set within 11 acres of native woodland & wildflower meadows.
Galway’s famous bustling market has been trading in Church lane by St Nicholas’ Church in the centre of the city for literally centuries.
The 11th Galway Music Sessions Festival takes place in multiple venues in Galway City from the 11th-17th June, 2012.
Comprising of a Half Marathon, a Full Marathon and a 39.3 mile Ultra Marathon all taking place on one day which is the 1st of April 2012