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GALWAY THEATRE FESTIVAL

29th April - 7th May 2022

Galway Theatre Festival draws on the West of Ireland’s unique theatrical heritage, and is dedicated to platforming and developing independent theatre and performance.

Find out more about our mission. Galway Theatre Festival features a week of exciting and unique independent theatre, circus, spectacle, and storytelling, showcasing and celebrating the vibrant performance, creativity and culture of the City of Tribes.

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KEITH BARRY - RECONNECTED

29th April 2022

Keith Barry, the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker, returns with his new show 'Reconnected'.

The internationally acclaimed Mind Magician, will reconnect the people of Ireland with this magical, mystical and emotional mentalism show. His most interactive and immersive theatre show to date, ‘Reconnected’ is packed with mind-reading, audience participation and laughter. Has there ever been a more appropriate title for a tour than ‘Reconnected’?

Keith Barry’s last live show was on 7 March 2020 where he played to a packed 3Olympia theatre, ending the show with a loud, raucous standing ovation.

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CONNACHT RUGBY VS ZEBRE PARMA

21st May 2022

Connacht Rugby play host to Zebre Parma at The Sportsground in the United Rugby Championship

Kick Off 1:00pm

Located a short distance from the Connacht Rugby Sportsground, we are the ideal location to stay or dine if you are planning to go to this United Rugby Championship game.

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BLACK EYED PEAS AT PEARSE STADIUM

4th June 2022

The Black Eyed Peas have announced plans to play a concert in Galway in their first Irish gig in a decade. The six time Grammy winning group will take to the stage at Pearse Stadium in Salthill on June 4 2022, over the bank holiday weekend.
With over 35 million album sales worldwide, and nine number one singles, the Black Eyed Peas have enjoyed incredible success with hits like I Got A Feeling and Boom Boom Pow. This will be the first gig by the group in Ireland since they played at Oxygen music festival back in 2011.

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GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL 2022

11th - 24th July 2022

The annual art festival that boasts a collision of artists, musicians, actors, writers etc. should definitely be on your checklist! Next year, GIAF will take place from 11-24 July 2022 and will include an exciting hybrid programme of live and online events!

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GALWAY RACES, 2022

25th - 31st July 2022

Galway Racecourse plays host to one of the greatest race meetings in the world! The iconic Galway Races meet takes place next year from Monday 25th July to Sunday 31st July 2022. This meet in Summer traditionally draws hundreds of thousands of people from all over Ireland and worldwide.

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TOWN HALL THEATRE

Located in the heart of Galway, a staple of the city, The Town Hall Theatre presents an extensive and eclectic mix of theatre, concerts, musicals, dance, film, comedy and family shows year-round. The venue attracts audiences in excess of 100,000 annually making it the most successful theatre of its size in Ireland. With a variety of shows available, the Town Hall Theatre is perfect for a getaway with the family, with friends of for a solo visit to Galway!

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THE GALWAY CITY MUSEUM

Ranked the 11th most popular free tourist attraction in Ireland, Galway City Museum has three floors of exciting exhibitions engaging visitors in the archaeology, history and sea science. The attraction is one of Galway’s most popular cultural hotspots!

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THE PÁLÁS

Designed by Architect Tom de Paor, Pálás is a three screen arthouse cinema and cultural space located in the heart of Galway, just a short walk from The Residence Hotel. Showcasing the best of new and classic films, along with the best of Irish and international independent films, the Pálás is the perfect space to share a quiet evening.

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DRUID THEATRE

Founded in 1975, Druid Theatre is a writers theatre, exploring ambitious projects, reimagining classics and premiering new work annually. If you're looking for a night of culture, this is the perfect place to start!

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AN TAIBHDHEARC THEATRE

Pronounced ‘Taiv-yark’, meaning ‘ghostly vision’ – formed from two Irish words, ‘taibhse’ meaning ghost, and ‘dearcadh’ meaning ‘view’ – the founders of An Taibhdhearc wanted to achieve an otherworldly vision on the stage of their theatre. With a variety of music, drama, film, comedy, conferences, seminars, workshops and launches, the Taibhdhearc showcase some of the finest entertainment in Galway.

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NUN'S ISLAND THEATRE

Nun's Island Theatre is a small intimate, fully equipped theatre located in the heart of Galway City. The theatre showcases a variety of functions from Theatre and Film, to workshops and readings. A small theatre, Nun's Island has is ideal for a quiet night of culture and theatre.

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126 ARTIST-RUN GALLERY

126 Artist-Run Gallery is Galway's only devoted to emerging, risk-taking, contemporary visual art. The gallery is run by a board of professionals who volunteer their time to put together a year-round programme of exhibitions, talks, publications, research and other events. If you're visiting Galway, this gallery is a must see for all art lovers!

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