Arts & Culture,  Attractions,  Festivals,  Residence Hotel

Wave Goodbye to Winter and Welcome in the bright, fresh days of Spring…

Wave goodbye to winter and welcome in the bright, fresh days of spring with a short break in Galway City. Soak up the city, just to wander around the medieval streets and the fresh, crisp air. Or whittle away an evening in a cosy pub with friends.  


March and April are a great time to visit Galway. Top attractions won’t be as busy as in the summer season, and you can get lucky with the weather to get out and about. Still, this is Galway – and it’s best to come prepared for all 4 seasons in a day!

A city you’ll fall in love with…
Galwegians really know how to enjoy themselves and the city has a reputation for artistic creativity and an infectious lively vibe.

Tourism Ireland

We’ve put together some events that are not to be missed this March and April in Galway. If you don’t know by now, I’m sure you have heard that Galway is the joint European Capital of Culture for 2020, so we’ve listed quite of few of the upcoming events here. Visit Galway2020 for the Full Programme of Events.

Savage Beauty

14th – 18th March 2020

Kari Kola’s Savage Beauty will illuminate the Connemara landscape on an epic scale for St.Patricks Weekend.

This is a ”once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity”, which you shouldn’t miss, smiles Light Artist Kari Kola. To celebrate the Galway European Capital of Culture, I want to create something that all Irish people and people around the world will remember for the rest of their lives !

Kari Kola

St. Patricks Festival

16th – 18th March 2020

St Patrick’s Festival Galway is a platform to showcase local artists and community groups. It aims to celebrate the cities diverse culture and talent through an inclusive programme of events. They aim to create a carnival atmosphere that the whole city can be part of and they do.

Following the parade, family-oriented entertainment is expected to be held at the plaza on Eyre Square including live music, a vintage carousel and amusements and children’s entertainment which will continue over the weekend.

Full details about Parade Route and Events

Sruth na Teanga

2nd – 29th March 2020

Branar Téatar do Pháistí invite you to join them on an immersive theatre adventure through the story of the Irish Language, Sruth na Teanga.

Experience a true sense of adventure with cinematic levels of detail as you travel from one room to the next in five other-worldly experiences combining live performance, puppetry, music, video mapping, breath-taking design and beautiful imagery. Branar’s world-class brand of storytelling will enchant audiences of children aged 8 plus and adults alike.”

National Tourism Day

17th April 2020

Visit some of Irelands Top Tourist Attractions for FREE on National Tourism Day – 17th April 2020.

Make sure to book your tickets in advance and include a trip to one of the following attractions while on a break in Galway;

  • The Hall of the Red Earl.
  • Dun Aonghas, Inish More
  • Dunguaire Castle, Kinvarra.
  • Patrick Pearse’s Cottage in Connemara


25th April – 3rd May 2020

Cellissimo, a major new international triennial cello festival, will celebrate one of the world’s most beloved and versatile instruments in all its diversity. 

This 9 day festival is a major event of International standing, presenting many of the world’s finest cellists in collaboration with pianists, orchestras, quartets and interacting with diverse music forms, from Bach to the 21st Century.

Residence Hotel Galway

Welcome to The Residence Hotel Galway, a boutique, townhouse located in cultural Latin Quarter of the vibrant Galway city. Our neighbourhood is recognised as the most vibrant and historic area of Galway City, spoiling its visitors with an array of boutiques, cafes and restaurants., including our own 1520 Bar. A Traditional Irish bar, inspired by our medieval past but with a 21st Century kick!

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