For those fortunate enough to be planning an up and coming trip to Ireland a venture to the West of Ireland is well worth adding to any travel itinerary. Galway city, located in the heart of the West of Ireland is a vibrant city with a wealth of cultural attractions, activities and festivals which run throughout the year both in the city and the surrounding areas.
Currently taking place and a festival worth noting is the successful Galway Arts Festival, which is established as Ireland’s leading arts festival. Currently running until the 27th July, this festival hosted 165,396 attendees in 2013 along with 190 performances, exhibitions and talks, which took place in 29 venues across the city.
Well worth a visit if you are planning a vacation in Ireland, this established festival which has been running for 36 years has become one of Europe’s premier cultural events and is a vital festival to showcase Irish arts. This year’s festival also promises not to disappoint with hundreds of writers, artists, performers and musicians planning on creating theatre, spectacle, street art, music, comedy, literature and music to produce a stunning fortnight of cultural activity and celebration.