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Galway Festivals & Events

2015
Festivals to look forward to in 2015. Why not plan ahead? There is always something exciting happening.
   
Subtitle Film Festival
31st January - 01st February 2015
Subtitle is a film festival at the Town Hall Theatre of popular, accessible comedies and dramas which were huge hits in their own countries, they just happen not to be in English!
more info: www.tht.ie
   
Galway International Rally
07th - 08th February 2015
Galway International Rally, sponsored by Colm Quinn BMW has a notable place in Ireland's road racing history, as it was the 1st round of the Irish Tarmac Championship which was first held in 1978. Today, the rally serves as the season opener for the championship.
more info: www.galwayinternationalrally.com
   
Galway Astronomy Festival
21st February 2015
Oscar Wilde reminds us that although we are all in the gutter, some of us are looking at the stars. The Galway Astronomy Festival now in its 11th year, has become one of the most popular events in Ireland of the Iirsh astronomical calender
   
  Tedfest - Fr. Ted Festival
26th February - 01st March 2015
The Fr. Ted Festival which is popularly known as Ted Fest, is a celebration of the life of comedian Dermot Morgan and his 1990's cult TV sitcom Father Ted created by Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews. The event sees large numbers of fans take to the islands, most dressed as characters from the show. The event involves taking part in many themed events associated with the comedy series including fancy dress, five-aside football (nuns against priests), toilet duck comedy awards, buckaroo speed dating, lovely girls contest and A Song For Europe.
more info: www.tedfest.org
   
  Cúirt International Festival of Literature
07th - 12th April 2015
The Cúirt International Festival of Literature is Ireland’s premier literary event. The festival annually brings approximately sixty authors of local, national and international repute to Galway for readings, workshops, discussions, book signings and much, much more.
more info: www.cuirt.ie
   
Galway Food Festival
02nd - 05th April 2015
Celebrating Galway as a good food destination, 2015 will be the 4th year of the Galway Food Festival and is sure to build on the success of the 2014 event. The festival will promote good food and good food outlets in Galway, as well as showcasing food producers based in Galway and in the West. The festival takes place in April primarily as it is the time of year when some of the best local ingredients become available, such as Connemara Spring Lamb, and trout and salmon caught locally.
more info: www.galwayfoodfestival.com
   
Bealtaine Festival 2015
01st - 31st May 2015
The Bealtaine Festival 2015 will see hundreds of events for, by and featuring older people all across Ireland, offering theatre, visual arts, music and more. This year’s theme is ‘And catch the heart off guard’ from Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘Postscript’. The Bealtaine Festival is Ireland’s unique nationwide celebration of creativity as we age and is an initiative of Age & Opportunity.
more info: www.bealtaine.com
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