Galway has a reputation for artistic creativity and a vibrant atmosphere all year round. Due in no small part to a full Calendar of Festivals and Events. The atmosphere in Galway is always fabulous, but nothing compares to when there’s a festival on! Festivals in Galway draw in the best talent, from both at home and abroad. From the Galway Food Festival at Easter, the Cuirt Literary Festival in April to action-packed July with the Galway Film Fleadh, the renowned Galway International Arts Festival and the unmissable Galway Races, Later in the year are the Galway International Oyster Festival in September, the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children and the Comedy Festival in October swiftly followed by the Galway Christmas Market from mid-November.
St. Patrick's Day
Galway’s St Patrick’s Day parade in 2024 will be the largest St Patrick’s Day spectacle the city has ever seen. Galway City Council have organised a series of events over the course of the ba...Read More
Cúirt International Festival of Literature
Cuirt International Festival of Literature brings together world-renowned authors, thinkers and passionate readers. Founded in Galway in 1985, Cúirt is one of Europe’s oldest book festivals, and...Read More
Galway Food Festival
The Galway Food Festival is being revived as part of the ‘Blas Na Gaillimhe – A Taste of Galway’ network of food organisations that recognise the distinctive hospitality that Galway provides...Read More
Cellissimo Music Festival
The Cellissimo Music Festival is set to grace the shores of Ireland from May 18 to 26, 2024. Conceived as a triennial celebration, the festival made its debut at the end of March 2021, leaving audienRead More
Galway Folk Festival
After a successful inaugural festival last year, the 3rd Galway Folk Festival, will take place from 5 to 9 June, 2024 over four stages in Monroe’s Tavern and at Seapoint Ballroom in Salthill, Gal...Read More
Galway Film Fleadh
Galway Film Fleadh* is a week-long international film festival taking place every July on the western edge of Europe in Galway, Ireland. Founded in 1989 as a platform for Irish filmmakers.Read More
Galway International Arts Festival
The festival programme includes Irish and international work of the highest quality, featuring theatre, music, visual arts, opera, street spectacle, dance, discussion and comedy. In addition to the ceRead More
The Galway Races
The Galway Races Summer Festival, Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August 2024. Unmissable!Read More
Galway Summer Sessions
The event is set to host 10 acts including headliners such as; Fatboy Slim, Belters Only, The Waterboys, The Wolfe Tones, The Coronas, The Pixies, Two Door Cinema Club, James Arthur and more.Read More
Galway Pride Festival
The annual Galway Pride Festival – the longest continual Pride event in Ireland is expected to take place from Monday August 5 to Sunday 11 2024. This new event will encompass everything that mak...Read More
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children
Ireland’s premier international arts festival for children and families is expected to run in Galway city and county from October 13th – 21 2023, featuring Theatre, Dance, Literature, Music, Pu...Read More
Galway Comedy Festival
Galway Comedy Festival returns in October and is expected to be bigger and better than ever. It is expected to run from the 24th to 30th October 2023 And all on our doorstep in Eyre Square.Read More
The James Hardiman Suite
For your utmost comfort and luxury
Opt for The James Hardiman Suite for the duration of your stay at The Hardiman. This is the historic Presidential Suite which is located on the 3rd floor of the main house with an unrivaled view of...
Spacious and Elegant
Our spacious Deluxe Suites offer generous accommodation, perfect if you are staying a little longer or prefer a little more space. Each of these beautiful suites has its own distinct character and...
Victorian Sash Windows
Classically by design, with graceful drapes, historic sash windows, beautiful Italian marble bathrooms and a host of modern conveniences at your fingertips, our Junior Suites offer all you need for...
In the Heart of Galway City
Recently refurbished, these bright and spacious rooms are a mix of old-world charm and modern comfort. Vintage-style furnishings are offset by sleek, modern lighting and victorian windows, and the...
Contemporary rooms in the heart of the Galway
Rooms in our newer wing are decorated in restful, natural colours and textures. Described as city centre havens perched above the streets of Galway, our standard rooms range from 20m² - 22m² with...
Smaller Rooms for Single Occupancy
These Carriage rooms present a great value proposal for the solo traveller or the young couple who dont mind a cosy room, and just want to stay in a historic hotel in Eyre Square and drop the bags...