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Galway Rally
8th & 9th February 2019

Galway International Rally 2019

Galway International Rally, sponsored by Corrib Oil returns in 2019. This is a popular event for many people with an interest in rallying, and it serves as a season opener for the championships.
Fr Ted Festival
21st - 24th February 2019

Ted Fest 2019

Ted Fest takes place February 21st - 24th on Inis Mór (Inishmore). It celebrates the hit sitcom Father Ted. Taking place over four days, this event will include a number of competitions some of which are familiar to viewers of the hit TV show such as, The Lovely Girls Competition and The Craggy Cup.
Connemarathon
14th April 2019

Connemarathon 2019

The Connemara International Marathon comprises a Half, Full and Ultra marathon on a course through the dramatic scenery of Connemara. Now in its seventeenth year this event attracts thousands of participants. The Connemara Hostel is the ideal base from which to participate in or watch this amazing marathon.
Galway Food Festival
19th - 22nd April 2019

Galway Food Festival 2019

The Galway Food Festival is 5 days of fantastic food and free, family-friendly events on the Easter bank holiday weekend, showcasing the best that Galway has to offer. Featuring over 100 individual events this will mark the 8th year of this fantastic festival.
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10th - 12th May 2019

Burren Slow Food Festival 2019

A weekend festival celebrating the food and culture of Co. Clare. Markets, demonstrations, BBQs, kids cooking, talks and lots of food and fun for all! From Friday to Sunday you can sample the very best of what Co. Clare has to offer in food and culture. Including indoor and outdoor farmer's markets, cookery demonstrations by local and well known celebrity chefs, gala dinner, talks and information sessions, "LocalSource" helping you source local foods, exhibitions, food activities for children, BBQs with local produce and a huge variety of other local, artisan and organic foods for sale.
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18th May 2019

Night Rider Sportif 2019

This is not a race but a journey, although it is timed. Starting from Clifden just before sunset you will cycle into the darkness. This is the perfect landscape for night cycling. The darkness is complete and unpolluted but the full moon and the stars will help light your way.
Poulnabrone Dolmen
25th May 2019

Clare Burren Marathon Challenge 2019

May 25th 2019 - The Clare Burren Marathon Challenge is a road, green road and trail challenge. Enjoy some of Europe's most unique landscapes and see the riches of the Burren in Bloom. Each participant has a choice of a full, half or mini marathon on the day.
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May 2019 (Dates TBC)

Connemara Mussel Festival 2019

A celebration of local food, culture and heritage this festival is recognised as the premier food event for Connemara. Delicious Killary mussels served throughout the weekend. Artisan food market showcasing the best of local food and craft offerings. Kids’ entertainment: theatre, cooking, sports, art and more. Fantastic live music every night of the Festival.
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May 2018 (Dates TBC)

Connemara Mountain Walking Festival 2019

Formerly Leenane Mountain Walking Festival, celebrates it’s 11th anniversary. Each year the organisers offer stunning walks to suit all abilities and like the name states, they bring people to the summits of the local mountains. Leenane is situated in a unique region of Ireland, where the mountains roll down to the sea and where there are an abundance of mountain ranges to choose from. There will be entertainment throughout the weekend finishing with the much loved Céili.
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4th May 2019

Connemara Adventure Challenge 2019

This event is an adventure challenge with 3 disciplines; trail/mountain running (walking and jogging also accepted!), Kayaking and cycling. The whole challenge will operate from the Killary Adventure Centre which is a short walk from The Connemara Hostel.
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May 2019 (Date TBC)

The Cuckoo Fleadh 2019

A well-established and richly deserved reputation has ensured that the Fleadh has become a showcase for the best in traditional music, attracting musicians from all over. To make a booking at The Burren Hostel during Fleadh na gCuach (The Cuckoo Festival) go to Book Now, email info@sleepzone.ie or call +353(0)91 566 999.
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May 2019

Burren in Bloom 2019

Month of May 2019 - the villages of The Burren are the perfect location for discovering the botanical riches of this unique limestone landscape. The month of May reveals an abundance of flowers throughout The Burren, with spring gentians, mountain avens, turlough violets, spring sandworth and a profusion of orchids, among them early purple orchids, bee orchids, spotted orchids. (Birds Foot Image - Burren Trust)
Doonbeg
June 2019

Doonbeg International Jazz Festival 2019

June 2017 - A weekend of Swing, Dixie, Latin & Jazz, featuring bands and performers from Ireland, U.K and Europe.
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15th - 28th July 2019

Galway International Arts Festival 2019

The Galway International Arts Festival, founded in 1978, is a multidisciplinary arts festival producing and presenting an international programme of theatre, spectacle, dance, visual arts, music, literature and comedy.
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September 2019 (Dates TBC)

Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival 2019

September 2019 - One of the biggest events in Ireland's social calendar. A feast of live entertainment, gourmet food, fine wine and of course Oysters and Guinness are enjoyed by some 10,000 people with guests and luminaries from all over the world.

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