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Galway Festivals & Events

Galway Jazz Festival
07th - 11th October 2015
The Galway Jazz Festival returns for its tenth year, with an expanded programme with shows to be held in An Taibhdhearc, Druid Theatre, The Black Cat in Salthill, the Meyrick Hotel, The Electric Garden, various schools in the city and county, as well as public spaces around the city.
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Baboró International Arts Festival for Children
10th - 19th October 2015
Ireland’s premier international arts festival for children and families runs in Galway city and county in mid October, featuring Theatre, Dance, Literature, Music, Puppetry, Workshops and Visual Art for all ages. See the magic of well-known stories come to dazzling life on the stage. Special treats are also in store for everyone with beautiful exhibitions, readings and workshops. Come to Galway to experience this delightful Festival and explore this beautiful family-friendly city.
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Oscar Wilde Festival
04th - 06th September 2015
This September, a festival dedicated to Oscar Wilde will take place in Galway from the 04th to the 06th September to showcase Wilde in a west of Ireland setting. Not much is widely known of the huge influence the west of Ireland had on him and his family.
  Bake Fest Galway
03rd - 04th October 2015
Galway sees the return of the unique baking phenomenon that is Bake Fest Galway 2015. The two day national baking festival is set to return to Leisureland Galway.
Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway
20th - 26th October 2015
With several shows each day and night you are guaranteed to see well known comedians and a decent number of ‘faces from the telly’ there too.
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Galway Aboo Halloween Festival
24th, 25th & 31st October 2015
Something spooktacular is taking place in Galway’s Latin Quarter this Halloween Weekend. On Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Saturday 31st October, the city’s medieval streets will host the country’s biggest Halloween Festival with many fun and free events planned for the weekend with high-spirits guaranteed.
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Tulca Festival of Visual Arts
06th - 22nd November 2015
The Tulca Festival of Visual Arts is an annual festival taking place in Galway each year. Tulca features dynamic and exciting work from national and international visual art practitioners.
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Galway City On Ice
Late November 2015 - Early January 2015
Galway City On Ice brings Christmas Ice Skating on a real ice skating rink to Galway City for Christmas 2015. Visitors can expect to see Galway’s Harbour area transformed into one of Ireland’s premier Christmas attractions with one massive 500m2 ice rink.
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Galway Christmas Market
20th November - 22nd December 2015
The Galway Christmas Market will take up residence in Eyre Square in the centre of the city from the again this Christmas season. Sample Christmas treats from all around Europe including a Santa’s Grotto, a German bier keller, numberous gift and snack stalls and an entertainment area.
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