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Concerts, Entertainment and Festivals in Galway
This atmospheric medieval city has it all: music, festivals, horse racing, pubs, restaurants, shops, theatres and most of all Galway people. Galway is the perfect spot for a short break or linger longer and explore the heart of the West of Ireland

One of the fastest growing cities in Europe, it has become the third city in the Republic of Ireland after Dublin and Cork. It began as a small fishing village on the estuary of the River Corrib. The river is traditionally called Abhainn na Gaillimhe after Galvia, a mythological princess said to have drowned in its waters and it is from the Gaillimh river (River Corrib) that Galway takes its name.

Unique among Irish cities, Galway retains the strength of its Irish language, music, song and dancing traditions. Well known for its ‘Irishness’ and on the doorstep to the Gaeltach (Irish-speaking area). The language is visible on the city streets, with bilingual signage on display on shops and road signs, and can be heard by locals around the city.

Upcoming Events in Galway
 
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Galway Arts Festival
The Menlo Park hotel in Galway is a great place to stay when you are in Galway city for the annual International Arts Festival. The Galway Arts festival has been going since 1978 with over 150,000 people attending each year.With so many writers, artists, performers and musicians creating theatre, spectacle, street art, music, comedy, literature and music, you are guaranteed a fortnight of culture, celebration and fun. Have a look at their website www.giaf.ie for up to date information and bookings.
Lots more informationcan be found below for this great event and great Galway city hotel offers on http://www.menloparkhotel.com/offers/
 
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Galway Races
The best racing festival in Ireland takes place in Galway each year. Ballybritt race course will have as many locals as national and international visitors over the seven days. The first racing festival held in Ballybrit was a two-day event with the first race meeting in 1869. The summer festival was extended to a 3 day meeting in 1959, 4 days in 1971, 5 days in 1974, 6 days in 1982 and, most recently to, 7 days in 1999. The summer festival is the highlight of the business year for most local businesses as crowds and horses flock from all over the world to attend one of the world's biggest race meetings.It is hard to describe the atmosphere over the week and really we would say come once to experience this festival and you will come again and again. If you are a lady who loves hats and glamour then Thursday is your day. Hotel accommodation books up fast for the Galway Races( www.galwayraces.com)  so have a look at our great offers for Hotel deals in Galway for the festival. www.menloparkhotel.com/offers/

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Trad on the Prom
Trad on the Prom is now has been entertaining us for the last 8 years. Tripadvisor rates it as one of the best attractions in Galway. Definetly worth seeing and to make it easy to book you can buy your tickets desk at the Menlo Park Hotel Galway. Further information available on http://www.tradontheprom.com/


Town Hall Theatre www.tht.ie
Druid Theatre www.druidtheatre.com
The Galway Advertiser http://www.advertiser.ie always has great information on what's on in Galway , visit “The Week” Section to get up to date informatio

Festivals & Events

Concerts, Entertainment and Festivals in Galway
This atmospheric medieval city has it all: music, festivals, horse racing, pubs, restaurants, shops, theatres and most of all Galway people. Galway is the perfect spot for a short break or linger longer and explore the heart of the West of Ireland

One of the fastest growing cities in Europe, it has become the third city in the Republic of Ireland after Dublin and Cork. It began as a small fishing village on the estuary of the River Corrib. The river is traditionally called Abhainn na Gaillimhe after Galvia, a mythological princess said to have drowned in its waters and it is from the Gaillimh river (River Corrib) that Galway takes its name.

Unique among Irish cities, Galway retains the strength of its Irish language, music, song and dancing traditions. Well known for its ‘Irishness’ and on the doorstep to the Gaeltach (Irish-speaking area). The language is visible on the city streets, with bilingual signage on display on shops and road signs, and can be heard by locals around the city.

Upcoming Events in Galway
 
arts fetsival absolut big top
Galway Arts Festival
The Menlo Park hotel in Galway is a great place to stay when you are in Galway city for the annual International Arts Festival. The Galway Arts festival has been going since 1978 with over 150,000 people attending each year.With so many writers, artists, performers and musicians creating theatre, spectacle, street art, music, comedy, literature and music, you are guaranteed a fortnight of culture, celebration and fun. Have a look at their website www.giaf.ie for up to date information and bookings.
Lots more informationcan be found below for this great event and great Galway city hotel offers on http://www.menloparkhotel.com/offers/
 
galway races
Galway Races
The best racing festival in Ireland takes place in Galway each year. Ballybritt race course will have as many locals as national and international visitors over the seven days. The first racing festival held in Ballybrit was a two-day event with the first race meeting in 1869. The summer festival was extended to a 3 day meeting in 1959, 4 days in 1971, 5 days in 1974, 6 days in 1982 and, most recently to, 7 days in 1999. The summer festival is the highlight of the business year for most local businesses as crowds and horses flock from all over the world to attend one of the world's biggest race meetings.It is hard to describe the atmosphere over the week and really we would say come once to experience this festival and you will come again and again. If you are a lady who loves hats and glamour then Thursday is your day. Hotel accommodation books up fast for the Galway Races( www.galwayraces.com)  so have a look at our great offers for Hotel deals in Galway for the festival. www.menloparkhotel.com/offers/

trad lg
Trad on the Prom
Trad on the Prom is now has been entertaining us for the last 8 years. Tripadvisor rates it as one of the best attractions in Galway. Definetly worth seeing and to make it easy to book you can buy your tickets desk at the Menlo Park Hotel Galway. Further information available on http://www.tradontheprom.com/


Town Hall Theatre www.tht.ie
Druid Theatre www.druidtheatre.com
The Galway Advertiser http://www.advertiser.ie always has great information on what's on in Galway , visit “The Week” Section to get up to date informatio