Festivals to look forward to in 2014. Why not plan ahead? There is always something exciting happening.
|Father Ted Festival (27th Febuary - 2th March 2014)
Also known as Ted Fest. This festival is a celebration of the life of comedian Dermot Morgan and his 1990’s sitcom Father Ted. SO why not take to the Islands dressed as one of the characters. The event involves taking part in many themed events associated with the comedy serious including fancy dress, Five-aside football, toilet duck comedy awards, buckaroo speed dating, lovely girls contest and a song for Europe.
|Eigse an Spideil (March 2014)
An annual festival of traditional music, Dance, Sean-Nos, Singing, Art and poetry which takes place in Spiddal Co Galway.
|Head of the River Rowing Regatta (March 2014)
This years Boat race event will be organised by NUIG Boat Club. Hundreds of competitors will be involved.
|St Patricks Festival (14th-17th March)
This is a festival to showcase local artists and community groups. Event aims to celebrate Galways diverse culture and talent through many exciting events.
|Clifden Traditional Music Festival (April 2014):
A weekend full of the very best Irish music, Song and Dance with Concert’s , Sessions, Workshops and Outdoor entertainment. The town will be filled with music and excitement throughout the whole weekend. Festival includes workshops, Sean nos Workshops, Youth Sessions, Traditional music mass, pub sessions and farewell session on Sunday.
|Connemara international Marathon 6th April 2014
Comprising of a half marathon, a full Marathon and 39.3 Mile Ultra Marathon. There is a celebration night is held in both Galway and Clifden.
|Galway Food Festival (18th-21st April 2014)
A Festival promoting all the great food outlets in Galway and showcasing food producers based in Galway and in the West.
|Cuirt International festival of literature (Tuesday 23rd-28th of April 2014)
An annual celebration of the best contemporary writing in poetry, fiction and memoir.
|An Tostal festival at Galway Bay hotel (Sunday 5th may 2014)
A festival celebration Irish culture, traditions and music
|Galway Early Music festival (Thursday 9th- Sunday 12th May 2014)
Wonderful concerts by internationally recognised performers featuring medieval, renaissance and baroque music and dance based in the medieval city of Galway. www.galwayearlymusicfestival.com
|Little Havana Festival (Tuesday 21st of May-Sunday 2nd of June 2014)
Experience Cuban inspired music, dance, street entertainment, art and culture events at this free and fun filled festival. www.thelatinquarter.ie
|The Galway film fleadh (Tuesday 9th-Sunday 14th July 2013)
Bringing audience and filmmakers together the Galway film festival is a six day international event which welcomes a diversity of films from around the world. www.galwayfilmfestival.com
|Galway Races - Summer festival (Monday 28 July - Sunday 3rd of August)
Enjoy excellent racing, oyster bars, champagne and beer tents, jazz bands, trade stands, fashion and the exhilarating atmosphere at the Galway races. www.galwayraces.com