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Galway International Arts Festival

Hotel Meyrick & the 2015 Galway International Arts Festival !

Hotel Meyrick  has stood tall over Galway’s Eyre Square for over 160 years, securing its position as the city’s most iconic hotel. An excellent base from which to enjoy the 2015  Galway International Arts Festival Programme taking place from th 13th – 26th of July ! Our Gaslight Bar & Brasserie, has the perfect Dining Options for your Pre Theatre or Pre Concert requirements- click here

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GIAF15 features performances at the Festival Big Top by Damien Rice, Sinead O Connor & John Grant, St Vincent and Kodaline- along with a litany of Plays, Exhibitions,  Productions, First Thought Readings and Street Spectacles yet to be announced!  

As well being located in the most central location from which to access all Festival venues throughout the programme, the Meyrick also provides a bird’s eye view of all Street Specacles that will take place throughout the Festival Programme.

The Gaslight Bar & Brasserie, along with the Oyster Bar and our restaurant, No 15 on the Square; ensure that a fantastic variety of food and drinks options are available throughout your stay.

Galway International Arts Festival is the Festival of extraordinary experiences, creative collision of performance, music, visual art, theatre and spectacle. Whether turning a small Irish city on its head for two weeks, taking work on an international tour, or being a forceful year-round presence, every experience of the Galway International Arts Festival is an unforgettable encounter.

Rooted in Galway, the Festival unlocks private passions and unlocks new ways of thinking and doing. They are creative collision makers, sparking connections between the arts, between audiences and performers, between Galway and the world. Every encounter with Galway International Arts Festival is an invitation to join their cultural pilgrimage of seeking new horizons and embracing creativity and the unexpected.

If you want your curiosity stimulated, gain a new perspective on life, and to be part of a collective experience, then traveling to Galway for the Festival this July is a must.

Festival 2015 will see some of the world’s leading theatre companies, directors, actors, musicians and artists to produce and present an exciting, original and diverse programme and develop its role as a producer of new Irish projects.

The Festival will celebrate the best of arts from Ireland and around the world, supports artists in the development of their work and encourage audiences to engage and experience the arts making Galway a key cultural tourism destination in Ireland in summer 2015.

Some events have already been announced on and the full programme will be launch on May 27


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