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What’s On in Galway 2017

Check out the latest events that Galway has to offer with Snoozles being in the middle of the action – For all events happening in Galway we are always in the know, if you are coming down, give us a call directly for best available rates over festival and event dates


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September – December 2017

September in Galway

Galway Races Autumn Meeting

Adrenalin-pumping action, heart-stopping finishes and breath-taking fashion; you are at the Galway Races. Situated on the outskirts of Galway city, in the West of Ireland, the Galway Race Festivals are world renowned

Clarinbridge Oyster Festival

Great food, great Guinness, great music and entertainment all in a splendid marquee on the banks of the Claren River which flows through the village of Clarenbridge on the edge of Galway Bay.

Cannonball Run

Cannonball Ireland is the annual gathering of supercar enthusiasts who drive in convoy on an adventurous and picturesque road trip around Ireland, raising funds for charity

Galway Tattoo Show

The 3rd Annual & International Galway Tattoo Show will bring together some of the best international tattoo artists in the world and mix that in with the amazing tattoo talent of some of Ireland’s best tattoo artists. The show is not only a celebration of tattoo art, and will feature entertainment, live music, a stunning art gallery, a free tattoo cinema, photo booth, market stalls and traders on show to keep you entertained.

Galway Culture Night

The event is now in its 12th year provides free access to museums, galleries, theatres and public buildings is provided from 5pm until 11pm offering tours, exhibitions, readings, performances and films. Drama and poetry, music and dance, workshops and lectures, all free of charge.

Galway International Oyster Festival

23rd – 26th September 2016

The Galway International Oyster Festival, now in its 61st year takes place from 23rd – 26th September 2016. Events over the 3 days include the Best Dressed Lady competition, Street Party in the Latin Quarter and the Guinness World Oyster Opening Championships. For the best in gourmet seafood, live music and the best Guinness in town, it has to be the Galway Oyster Festival.

Carlsberg Salthill National Fives 03rd – 04th June

Carlsberg Salthill National Fives 03rd – 04th June

The ‘Carlsberg Salthill National Fives’ annual tournament, now in its 41st year has become a highly anticipated date in Galway’s soccer calendar and sees a great mix of Galway natives, visitors and friends gather to enjoy this great footballing festival.

Seafest – National Maritime Festival 30th June – 02nd July 2017

Seafest – National Maritime Festival 30th June – 02nd July 2017

SeaFest is Ireland’s national maritime festival and this year it will be held in the Galway Harbour area in late June 2017. The extensive SeaFest programme of events will include a seafood fair, seafood cookery demonstrations with celebrity chefs and seafaring family fun.

Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017

Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July

Film festival for feature films and shorts. 2017 marks the 29th Galway Film Fleadh, and the central goal of the festival remains unchanged: to bring together audiences and filmmakers within an intimate environment and share a common experience.

Where To Visit

Galway city is full of Art, Culture, Music, Great people, and one thing we do very well in Galway is food and drinks!

Our team will direct you on tourist attractions, restaurants, cafes, art galleries all within a few minutes walk of Snoozles Hostel, as we are located right in the very centre of galway City.

Galway has been announced as Cultural Capital for 2020 #Galway2020


O’Connell’s Bar & Beer Garden Galway

O’Connell’s Bar & Beer Garden (Less than 5 Minutes from Snoozles)

O’Connell’s was once a grocery and a small bar but has been solely a pub since the 1970’s. The décor is truly stunning, with all original features including tiled floors, antique lighting, stained glass windows, solid wooden seating and an amazing pressed tin ornate ceiling in the main bar. Historic photos line the walls with the Best Beer Garden in Galway! A must see to experience a true Galway Bar.

The Dough Bro’s Galway

The Dough Bro’s

The Dough Bros started out as street food truck in Galway in June 2013, serving authentic wood fired pizza at markets, events and private parties. On July 02nd 2014 they opened a pop up restaurant which was so successful they now have a permanent restaurant in Galway serving the BEST pizza’s by a friendly bunch of people.

Spanish Arch/Claddagh

Spanish Arch/Claddagh

The Spanish arch is positioned on the left bank of the Corrib River, and is one of Galway’s historical gems, dating back to pre-medieval times. Today it is always full of life, interesting people, large crowds gather here on a sunny day (Calling it the Sparch) people eat, drink, play music and it is a great place to visit.

Salthill Galway


It’s hard to beat Salthill’s location. Situated on the northern inner shore of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands are visible to the right and Galway City to the left. On a clear day you feel as though you could reach out across the bay and touch the Clare hills though there are also many days when you can’t see them at all. Dive off Blackrock tower or get an ice cream and walk the prom – you are sure to enjoy