Things to do in Galway
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It doesn’t matter when you go to Galway – it’s always easy to track down fun and entertainment in this friendly, atmospheric city. However, if you’re after a really special version of the famous craic, head here in the summer when the city is buzzing with festival fever. The Galway Travelodge is ideally placed for culture vultures and other revelers to enjoy all the city has to offer at this special time.
Arts Festival: 14-27 July
Galway’s arts festival is the biggest of its kind in Ireland and it’s a colourful, exuberant celebration of all things theatre, dance, comedy and literature. This year, a highlight will be the play ‘Ballyturk’ starring famous Irish actor Cillian Murphy. The focal point of the action is the Festival Big Top on the banks of the River Corrib.
Fringe: 12-28 July
Just like the more famous festival in Edinburgh, the success of the Galway Arts Festival has spawned its very own fringe spin-off. This is the place to discover all kinds of weird and wonderful new things and check out the many street performers who flock to Galway to showcase their talents. There’s plenty on offer for children too, making it easy to arrange a fun-filled family day out.
Races Festival: 28 July-3 August
Every year a quarter of a million people arrive in o be part of Ireland’s biggest and most iconic horseracing festival that’s held over seven days annually. It goes without saying the both the bookies and the barmen of do a roaring trade and the party atmosphere is second to none.
Whether you want to immerse yourself in culture, win big at the races or just enjoy the extra buzz of the city, summer is an unforgettable time to visit Galway.
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