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Culture

In Galway, we are fiercely proud of our deep cultural, artistic and traditional arts heritage.  We invite you to share it with us by joining in the fun during festivals and events, or by spending time at some of our visitor centres and historical sites to get a deeper understanding of our heritage.

One of the most important elements in our culture is the Irish language.  Ireland’s West is fortunate to have Gaeltachts, or Irish-speaking areas, in both Galway and Mayo.  In these areas, you will notice the Irish language on signs and shop-fronts as well as in everyday speech. Here, people still play music, sing and dance in the old traditional manner.

The west of Ireland is also an area of great physical beauty – from the beautiful islands and glistening beaches of the Atlantic coastline, to the dramatic mountains of County Mayo and Connemara, County Galway, and the rich landscape of Roscommon and Galway East.

We look forward to welcoming you to the west of Ireland, and hope that the unforgettable landscape and vibrant culture of our region will make memories that will last you a lifetime.

Upcoming Events in Galway


Galway Aboo Halloween Festival (28th - 31st October 2017)
Something devilish is taking place Galway this Hallowe'en...expect the streets to come alive with some free wicked entertainment.
Vodafone Comedy Carnival (24th - 30th October 2017)
Tickle your funny bone! The Vodafone Comedy Carnival is bringing leading Irish and international comics to Galway again this year!
Baboró - International Arts Festival for Children (16th - 22nd October 2017)
Ireland’s premier international arts festival for children and families featuring Theatre, Dance, Literature, Music, Puppetry, Workshops and...
Connemara Green Festival (06th - 08th October 2017)
The ecology & biodiversity of the Connemara region to be celebrated with this new festival in Letterfrack, Co. Galway.
Clarenbridge Oyster Festival (05th - 08th October 2017)
The Clarenbridge Oyster Festival of fine food and drink celebrates its 63rd anniversary in 2017 in the beautiful village of Clarenbridge in South...
Galway Jazz Festival (05th - 08th October 2017)
The 12th Galway Jazz Festival is a 4 day festival of leading local, national and international jazz artists involving 24 performances in 12 venues...
Galway International Oyster Festival (22nd - 24th September 2017)
Enjoy 3 days and nights at the world renowned Galway International Oyster Festival with Guinness & Oysters, sensational live music, entertainment,...
Clifden Arts Festival (13th - 24th September 2017)
Clifden Arts Week is the longest running community arts festival in Ireland and celebrates it 40th year!

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Connemara Day Tours

Connemara Day Tour

Discover Connemara, a beautifully scenic region just north of Galway City with Lally Tours. This tour includes stops at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Gardens, Leenane Village, Killary Fjord and the village of An Spidéal overlooking Galway Bay.


Connemara Tours


Cliffs of Moher Day Tours

Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Day Tour

The unmissable Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour with Lally Tours includes up to 2 hours at the cliffs and includes stops at the lunar-like Burren region, Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Caves & Birds of Prey Centre and the charming village of Doolin overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.


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Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

A Non-Stop Express Shuttle Service to the Cliffs of Moher with Lally Tours. Experience Ireland’s natural, mysterious, 214m (702 ft) high cliffs and interactive visitor centre. You’ll have 2 full hours to explore on your own before heading back to Galway.


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Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Explore Galway with one of Lally Tours' friendly guides to learn about this colourful city and see it from the best vantage point: an open top bus! You’ll see everything from medieval walls in the city centre to the sandy beaches of Salthill. Hop on and off as much as you’d like and your ticket is valid for 24 hours.


Cliffs of Moher Sightseeing Tours



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