Hotel Meyrick & the 2014 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 2014 Galway International Arts Festival Programme taking place from thy 14th – 27th of July !
GIAF14 features the premieres of three new plays, Ballyturk by Enda Walsh, Chapatti by Christian O’Reilly and Be Infants in Evil by Brian Martin; two new temporary galleries as part of the Festival’s ABSOLUT Visual Arts Programme, with major exhibitions from John Kindness, Janet Cardiff and Patrick O’Reilly; the Royal Court Theatre’s trilogy of Beckett’s Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby; The Waterboys; Brooklyn-based indie rockers The National; a series of conversations and discussions on creativity, health and well-being First Thought Talks; Rossi’s opera Orfeo in a new production by Resurgam and Atlantae; A Night at the Proms with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra; and a series of concerts Live at the Festival Big Top. Just some of the highlights of the 37th Galway International Arts Festival, which will run from the 14th-27th July 2014
Hotel Meyrick offers a very special “Ballyturk” overnight package this year ! Come & Enjoy Overnight Luxurious Accommodation with Tickets to Ballyturk - a new play by Enda Walsh - Staring Cillian Murphy , Mikel Murfi & Stephen Rea. Gut-wrenchingly funny & achingly sad & featuring jaw-dropping moments of physical comedy from one of Irelands leading playwrights . Show on Friday 25th July & Saturday 26th @ 7 pm . Limited number available
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 performances that take place on Eyre Square.
Hotel Meyrick sponsors the “Hallali” Grand scale spectacular performed on a gigantic architectural structure on Eyre Square this year. With free performances at 6pm on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of July, Hallali is based on a new acrobatic, freestyle technique & recalls the circus imagery of fantasy, flight, escape and suspension of time in a beautifully playful and thrilling circus performance.
With the new addition of the Gaslight Bar & Brasserie, along with the Oyster Bar and its restaurant, No 15 on the Square, a fantastic variety of food and drinks options are available throughout your stay.