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Galway International Arts Festival

11th - 24th July - Since its beginning in 1978, the Galway International Arts Festival has gone from strength to strength, with its ever-improving talent, popularity and atmosphere. The festival is a ‘creative collision’ of theatre, dance, visual arts, street performances, music, literature and comedy, so it has you covered no matter where your interests lie.

Festival Big Top

Search for a bandb near the Galway International Arts Festival in Galway CityIt’s hard not to be amazed by the sheer quality and quantity of both Irish and international performers that take part each year, with over 500 top-class artists featuring on the line-ups. The festival transforms Galway City into a magnificent stage for famous and undiscovered talent alike. From the lively buzz of the Festival Big Top, to the quiet and fascinating festival galleries, this two week event creates an amazing range of different atmospheres for you to experience.

Top-Class Artists

If the artists that have already been announced are any sort of indication, this year’s festival is going to be out of this world! The programme features an extremely talented music line-up, including The Academic, The Kaiser Chiefs, Sinéad O'Connor, Pixies and The Flaming Lips plus countless other artists, will be taking part in this one epic festival, so it really is the experience of a lifetime.

It is impossible to attend the Galway International Arts Festival and not get swept away by the magic and excitement of it. For this reason, it is Ireland’s largest annual arts festival and has really stood the test of time. Festival organisers set out to make each year bigger and better than the one before so you are guaranteed an amazing, memorable time. The festival attracts visitors from all across the globe and due to its outstanding popularity, it is advised to book accommodation in advance. Why not choose to stay in a Galway B&B, where you will experience friendly hosts, comfortable surroundings and delicious food. 

Book a Galway City B&B search for a bed and breakfast near Galway City for the Galway International Arts Festival


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