Visit the Galway Arts Festival from 16th - 29th July
09 July 2012
Galway Arts Festival is Ireland's largest international arts festival. Founded in 1978 it has grown into an event with a significant reputation where, in 2011, there were 162,000 attendances at 176 performances, talks and exhibitions in 27 venues over 14 days. The Festival showcases a wide variety of international artists alongside the best of Irish talent and includes music (popular, contemporary, jazz, world, classical and traditional), theatre (indoor and outdoor), visual arts, dance, talks, discussions, family events and comedy in its programme.
The Festival has contributed hugely to placing Galway firmly on the map as both a key cultural centre for the arts and cultural tourism destination. In addition the Festival has founded and acted as a seedbed for a number of well known and established arts organisations in Galway.
Getting to the festival in Galway is easiest by train, all festival activities are within walking distance of Ceannt railway station, so you don't have to worry about parking or have the stress of driving, don't forget to book 3 or more days in advance to catch the best prices online!!!
For more information on all the festival has to offer go to http://www.galwayartsfestival.com/