The fastest growing city in Europe,
Galway has long been considered
a centre of cultural excellence,
and this contemporary festival offers
a kaleidoscope of events celebrating
the performing and visual arts.
Surrounded by the rugged west coast landscape,
this cosmopolitan university city with its labyrinth
of winding medieval streets, attracts thousands
of visitors every year and over 100,000 people
attend the festival. Hundreds of writers, artists,
performers and musicians create theatre, dance,
street art, comedy, literature and music
to produce a stunning fortnight of explosive activity.
Participants and visitors alike can enjoy exhibitions
in fine art, pottery, jewellery and fashion, and for
there is street entertainment with puppet shows,
face-painting and exotic parades through the city.
Events are held in various galleries, theatres, hotels
and pubs around the city as well as on the streets.
Galway Arts Festival takes place from 15th -28th July.
Galway Arts Festival 2013 is set to be the ultimate
summer getaway for the festival chic set with
a line-up Live at the Festival Big Top that sparkles
with sensational musical talent. Galway Arts Festival will up the festival fun factor, featuring an inspiring mix of the very best in alternative culture with an eclectic blend of stompingly good tunes from rising stars, established favorites and surprise collaborations.
Pitched in the heart of Galway city centre on the banks of the River Corrib, the Festival Big Top will take prime position at the Fisheries Field, the perfect lounge location for summer evenings.
Sea Breeze Lodge B&B **** Overlooking beautiful Galway Bay !