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June & July 2018

30th May - 4th June 2018 - Conamara Bog Week

The annual Conamara Bog Week 2016 festival takes place in the Quaker village of Letterfrack. This is the 32nd year of the festival and the organisers Conamara Environmental Education and Cultural Centre are promising an exciting line up as usual.

2nd & 3rd June 2018 - Salthill National Five Asides

The ‘Carlsberg Salthill National Fives’ annual tournament, now in its 41st year has become a highly anticipated date in Galway’s soccer calendar and sees a great mix of Galway natives, visitors and friends gather to enjoy this great footballing festival. 

17th - 24th June 2018 - The Galway Sessions       

The Galway Sessions Festival returns celebrating Irish folk and traditional music and the music Irish emigrants brought with them across the world. As in previous years, the festival’s Scottish connection will be retained with an array of performers travelling from Galway’s cultural partner Stirling to take part. Events take place in the Town Hall Theatre and in pubs throughout the city with sessions planned in The Crane Bar, The King's Head, Tigh Choili’s, Taaffe’s Bar ,The Quays, Tigh Neachtains, and Monroe’s Tavern.

17th June 2018 - Galway Rowing Regatta    

 This year’s Galway Regatta will take place at the NUIG grounds at Dangan. Galway’s oldest rowing regatta, this year it celebrates its 133rd anniversary, and once again entries from all four provinces.

Thurs 28th June 2018 - Seafood Sensations Dinner at the g Hotel

Enjoy five delicious courses expertly paired with exquisite wines in association with The Vineyard wine merchants in Galway. €60 per person - bookings essential via 

29th June - 1st July 2018 - Seafest

Ireland's National Maritime Festival takes place in Galway. Flyboarding, seafood trails, sailing, talks from wildlife photographers and cameramen, free family activities and more await you in Galway during Seafest. All the activities take place around Galway Docks just 15 minutes walk from the g Hotel & Spa.

30th June & 1st July 2018 - Galway Garden Festival 

Held in the beautifully restored Claregalway Castle in mid July. Nursery suppliers from across Ireland will share a wealth of planting experience with all who browse the plant stalls’ extensive range of plants, trees, seeds, and shrubs. Garden equipment, from hoes to glasshouses to woven willow baskets.

10th - 15th July 2018 - Galway Film Fleadh

Film festival for feature films and shorts. 2016 marks the 28th Galway Film Fleadh, and the central goal of the festival remains unchanged: to bring together audiences and filmmakers within an intimate environment and share a common experience.

16th - 28th July 2018 - Galway Fringe Festival

Running in parallel 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.

16th - 28th July 2018 - Galway International Arts Festival

One of Europe's most inventive, vibrant & colorful events. A truly international celebration of the performing and visual arts which takes place in and around Galway City each July. From awe-inspiring visual arts to tantalising theatre, giant puppets snaking through the medieval streets to late-night musical parties in the Big Top, this Galway festival is fabulous from start to finish.

30th July - 5th Aug 2018 - Galway Races Summer Festival Meeting

Ireland's premier horse racing festival. Adrenalin-pumping action, heart-stopping finishes and breath-taking fashion, you are at the Galway Races. Situated on the outskirts of Galway city, in the West of Ireland, the Galway Race Festivals are world renowned. The g Hotel & Spa is the official sponsor of the Ladies Day 'Best Dressed Lady' and 'Best Hat' competitions at the racecourse. Each evening, following the day of racing, the g Hotel also hosts a series of after parties with live music, delicious dining and kicking cocktails



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