Stay & Play
the g Hotel is one of the best hotels in Galway
Book a stay in the g Hotel & Spa and soak up the festival vibes of Galway. Choose from their ‘Stay & Play’ offers from €85 per person/€170 per room per night and enjoy a Galway Getaway with a difference. The g Hotel is stylish, sophisticated, glamourous and decadent all at the same time. The hotel - like the Galway itself - is a bold contrast of colours, textures and Philip Treacy’s flair is evident throughout. The Signature Lounges are vibrant and playful, perfect for a pre-gig dinner or cocktails and the award winning Restaurant gigi’s serves delicious menus from €29.50 for two courses. If staying during the Galway Film Fleadh or Galway International Arts Festival, Restaurant gigi’s is ideal for a pre-theatre or post film meal.
Galway is Ireland’s City of Festivals and this you and choose from:
Galway Sessions - 13th to 17th July
Enjoy a memorable week of music, song and dance with wonderful Traditional Irish, Roots and Folk artists in bars around Galway city centre. There will also be traditional Sean Nós Dancing. Many events are free. For the full line up of music events during the Galway Sessions see www.galwaysessions.com
Seafest – 29th June to 1st July
Following on the Volvo Ocean Race and Around Ireland Powerboat Challenge, Galway has built an excellent reputation for maritime festivals and is now the home to Ireland’s national maritime festival each year. There are lots of free events based at the Galway Docks including kayaking and introductory sailing classes to get involved with or watch the flyboarders and cooking demos – for the full line up of free events see www.seafest.ie
Galway Film Fleadh – 10th to 15th July
The six-day film festival features a programme of cinema exhibition screenings, Q&A sessions, panel discussions as well as a series of cinema industry talks and events and a junior film fleadh promoting youth-focused cinema exhibition screenings. To view the screenings and purchase tickets see www.galwayfilmfleadh.com
Galway International Arts Festival – 16th to 29th July
Most definitely the local’s favourite two weeks in Galway, this is one of Ireland's most vibrant and exciting festivals. It can be described as a creative collision of artists, musicians, actors, writers, performers, friends and fans at the edge of Europe with world-class theatre and impromptu performances as well as pop up art galleries and installations, this festival offers the most diverse choice during the summer in Galway. For full Galway Arts Festival line up and to purchase tickets please see www.giaf.ie
Galway Races – 30th July to 5th August
The oldest festival in Galway and the only 7 day horse-racing festival in Europe. If you love style, enjoy the thrill of racing and the energy of the crowd, this week is for you. The Monday evening is a local favourite with excellent atmosphere at Ballybrit and post racing fun in town. Wednesday and Thursday are traditionally the busiest days and the Bank Holiday weekend is a great option when planning to ‘Stay & Play’ in Galway. Purchase your racing tickets on www.galwayraces.com
As you can see, there are a multitude of events in Galway this summer. Book a stay at the g Hotel and experience luxurious comfort in Ireland's most vibrant city. Make the most of your stay at the g Hotel with free parking, gorgeous spa, delicious dining, super comfy beds and huge breakfasts to start your day in style!