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GALWAY FILM FLEADH

5th-10th July 2022

A week-long international film festival taking place every July on the western edge of Europe in Galway, Ireland, The Galway Film Fleadh is returns the 5th-10th July 2022.

Founded in 1989 as a platform for Irish filmmakers to exhibit their work to their peers. The central goal of the Galway Film Fleadh remains unchanged: to be a platform for the boldest new films, and to bring audiences & filmmakers from around the world together, to celebrate a shared passion for film.

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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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