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Galway Festivals & Events

Galway Fringe Festival
11th - 24th July 2016
Running alongside with the Galway International Arts Festival, the Galway Fringe Festival aims to provide a platform for local artists, writers, playwrights, poets, actors and musicians to perform and showcase new work.
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Galway International Arts Festival
11th - 24th July 2016
One of Europe's most inventive, vibrant & colorful events. A truly international celebration of the performing and visual arts, music and theatre which takes place in and around Galway City each July. With over 200,000 atendences at the 365 performances,talks and exhibitions in 2015 the Galway Arts Festival is not to be missed.
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Galway Races 2016
25th - 31st July 2016
Ireland's premier horse racing festival. Experience the adrenalin-pumping action, heart-stopping finishes and breath-taking fashion at the famous Galway Races. Situated on the outskirts of Galway city, in the West of Ireland, the Galway Race Festivals are world renowned.
Live Bands at Galway Bay Hotel include:
Declan Nerney - Tuesday, 26th July 2016
Michael English - Wednesday, 27th July 2016
Mike Denver - Thursday, 28th July 2016
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Clarenbridge Oyster Festival
9th - 11th September 2016
Great food, great Guinness, great music and entertainment all in a splendid marquee on the banks of the Claren River which flows through the village of Clarenbridge on the edge of Galway Bay.
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Galway International Oyster Festival
23rd - 25th September 2016
A feast of live entertainment, gourmet food, fine wine and of course Oysters and Guinness are enjoyed by some 10,000 people with guests and luminaries from all over the world.
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