6th April - 12th April 2020: Cuirt International Festival of Literature
This annual literature festival has been held since 1985 in Galway
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19th April 2020: Connemara International Marathon
Comprising a half marathon, a full marathon and a 39.3 mile ultra marathon, this is your chance to enjoy the scenic Irish countryside as your body screams at you to stop. Book early if you want to take part.
13th July – 26th July 2020: Galway Arts Festival
First held in 1978, the Galway Arts Festival has grown into one of the biggest arts festivals in Ireland. Attracting local, national and international artists, the festival features parades, street performances and plays, musical concerts and comedy acts.
27th July – 2nd August 2020: Galway Races
Held at Ballybrit Racecourse over seven days, this is one of Ireland's longest race meets. You can bet on horses based on a complex study of their recent form, ground conditions and jockey... or simply pick the one with the best name.
18th September – 23rd September 2020: Galway Oyster Festival
Best known for the World Oyster Opening Championships, the festival is a great way to try the legendary local seafood while enjoying a festive atmosphere.
13th October – 22nd October 2020: Galway Comedy Festival
A selection of the best comedians in Ireland performing in different venues and in the Spiegel tent.