GALWAY has so many stories to tell
Having found your favourite spots to see on your next visit to Galway, it’s time to put the wheels in motion. Share your discoveries with your friends and family, get booking and prepare for an incredibly memorable trip.
Whether it’s dinner and drinks, a trip around the shops or a bitta culture you’re after, The Latin Quarter is the epicentre of it all. Cobbled streets, kitschy boutiques, tasty treats – you name it, it’s got it, and with an abundance of medieval heritage monuments scattered about, you’ll see exactly why this is one of the busiest spots in the city.
With this new decade comes a great honour for county Galway as the title of European Capital of Culture becomes officially ours. Breathing new life into the West, Galway 2020 is a celebration of our islands, our beautiful county, our vibrant city, our language, our people, and the collective imagination of Galway.
On Saturday 19th Conamara Sea week ( 19th – 28th ) opens in style at Interface at Inagh – a new exciting arts facility founded by local artist Alannah Robbins featuring the work of Irish and International artists – some of who have been living in Conamara as part of an artist in residence programme.
Macnas will bring their epic storytelling to the streets of Galway on Sunday 27th October, with their acclaimed annual Halloween Parade. The parade is the largest free Halloween event, with over 70,000 people coming out in force every year to line the cities streets for one of the highlights of Ireland’s cultural calendar.
Hey, we know, it’s been a long week, but fear not, we’ve mapped your weekend out for you all in the one place, so you don’t have to spend half of it crawling through Google to see what’s on! With some amazing bits and pieces this week, like The Galway Oyster Festival and The Rugby to name a few, we have you more than sorted.
50 events over 7 days exclusively for children and families including a new world premiere dance show from CoisCéim, a co-production with Music for Galway, theatre and dance shows from Ireland and all around the world, creative workshops for children and families and a rainbow in a box at Galway’s landmark Spanish Arch.
Chances are you’ve already run out of ways to while away the hours over summer, boredom is slowly starting to trickle in and you’ve even contemplated watching reality television. We’ve decided to save you from the perils of monotony, handing you everything you need to fill the rest of the holidays with action packed adventures. Throw the swim suit, hiking boots, picnic blanket and umbrella into the bag, because who knows what kind of weather lies ahead!