Top Choice Cultural in Inisheer

Craiceann Inis Oírr International Bodhrán Summer School

The island reverberates to the thunder of traditional drums at the end of June when bodhrán masterclasses, lectures and performances are held. Craiceann takes its name from the Irish word for 'skin', referring to th…
Art in Inishbofin

Inishbofin Arts Festival

The island's creative and cultural juices start flowing during this weekend festival, which includes accordion workshops, archaeological walks, art exhibitions and concerts by high-profile Irish bands.
Cultural in Aran Islands


Inishmór has seized upon Ted-mania for itself and each year hosts Tedfest, a Father Ted festival. Held during the purgatory of tourism (late February or March) this three-day carnival of nonsense has been a huge hit…
Sports in Galway City

Galway Race Week

Horse races in Ballybrit, 3km east of the city, are the centrepiece of Galway's biggest, most boisterous festival of all. Thursday is a real knees-up: by night the swells have muddy knees on their tuxes and are miss…
Performing Arts in Galway City

Tarot-card Reader

Sports in Clifden & Around

Connemara Pony Show

Food in South of Galway City

Clarenbridge Oyster Festival

A long-established festival in the South Galway town takes place in the second week of September.
Boat Races in Kinvara

Cruinniú na mBáid

Traditional Galway hooker sailing boats race here each year in the Cruinniú na mBáid (Gathering of the Boats).
Music in Kinvara

Fleadh na gCuach

Kinvara's other big date on its annual calendar is the Cuckoo Festival, a traditional music festival that features over 100 musicians performing at upwards of 50 organised sessions. Spin-off events include a parade.
Cultural in Ballinasloe

Horse Fair