May Events Guide
Lunchtime Recital @ St. Nich'sTues 1st May 2018Taking place at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church - features The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet.
Bealtaine Festival 1st - 31st May 2018Celebrating creativity in older age. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases talents and creativity.
Connemara Mussel Festival4th - 7th May 2018A celebration of local mussels takes place on the glorious Renvyle Peninsula in North Connemara.
Leenane Mountain Walking Festival4th - 7th May 2018High-level mountain walks or a low-level option - There will be transport to and from the mountains.
Galway Theatre Festival4th - 12th May 2018Exciting theatre, circus, spectacle, and storytelling, showcasing the vibrant performance culture of Ireland’s festival city.
Burren Slow Food Festival4th - 6th May 2018Sample local artisan foods, meet the producers, mix with fellow foodies, see cookery demonstrations from well known chefs.
Inishbofin Arts Festival4th - 7th May 2018This Arts Festival is a colourful and eclectic mix of music, dance, visual arts, crafts, heritage, poetry, creative workshops.
Connemara Adventure Challenge5th May 201832.5km stand-alone sprint race through the magnificent scenery around Killary Harbour - trail running, cycling and kayaking.
Portumna Forest Run12th May 2018 (TBC)Takes place in the beautiful Coillte forest of Portumna in Co. Galway. The event includes 5km, 10km and Half Marathon.
Cliffs of Moher Seabirds FestivalMay 2018Over 60,000 seabirds can be seen at the Cliffs of Moher including Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes and Fulmars
Galway Early Music Festival25th - 27th May 2018Old world music and arts - concerts, workshops, street performances of music, dance and historical re-enactment.
Galway County FleadhMay 2018Features a wide variety of events including competitions, traditional Irish music sessions and dancing.
Galway African Film FestivalMay 2018Showcasing the rich diversity of African films, animations, shorts, and documentaries - held at NUI Galway.
Claddagh Hooker Regatta Late May 2018Unique Irish boats - currachs and Galway Hookers traditionally used throughout Galway Bay.
Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon 26th & 27th May 2018One of Ireland's hidden castle treasures overlooking Europe's largest privately-owned lake, south of Galway city.
Tour de ConamaraMay 2018Irish leg of a new international cycling sportive held in Clifden Connemara, with the option of 140km and 80km routes.