Festivals in Galway
Galway the City of the Tribes has a reputation for artistic creativity, Galway is officially the European Capital of Culture for 2020 and is the true capital of festivals in Ireland. Galway, the festival capital of Ireland showcases Ireland's greatest festivals with visual arts, live music & drama. Home to some of Ireland's most loved events from the Galway International Arts Festival, to the Galway Oyster Festival and the Galway Races.
Additional festivals include the Barbora Children's Festival, Galway Comedy Festival the famous Galway Film Fleadh and a literary festival Cuirt which takes place in April. For the foodies, check out the Galway Food Festival and during the festive season the Galway Christmas Market in Eyre Square has become a regular event in recent years.
Ed Sheeran recently sold out two gigs in Pearse Stadium as part of his 9 day Irish tour. Ed is a regular visitor to Galway and was known for busking on Shop Street when he was 13 returning to the streets of Galway in 2017 to make his legendary video for his song 'Galway Girl', starring Saoirse Ronan.
Come to Galway and be part of the pulse of our city and join and celebrate in our festival heritage.