Festival Garden

Enjoyed by thousands last year, the Galway International Arts Festival Garden returns this summer for everyone to enjoy.

Soak up the chilled out atmosphere where you can kick back with family and friends and enjoy a great view of some of the spectacular free events taking place in Eyre Square as part of the Festival.

Daily DJ Set

Why not pop in for a listen to our Festival DJ after work or between festival events. Daily from 5.30 - 7.30.

Delicious Food & Drinks

As the new Festival Garden partner, The Skeff will be providing the drinks and there’s also sweet and savoury food to enjoy. You might even rub shoulders with some of the Festival artists. An Information Centre and Festival Box Office is open throughout for all your Festival needs.

Food & Drinks at the Festival Garden brought to you by:

Murphy's ice-cream
The Smoke 'N Grill House
Avo Nice Day
Adare Farm
Traditional Crepes
Mocha Beans Coffee Van
Choc Amore
Collerans Sausages

Unbeatable Location

Right in the centre of Galway City, the Garden's Eyre Square location means you're just a stone's throw from major GIAF venues, including the brand new Festival Gallery on William St and a short walk to the Town Hall Theatre, Black Box and Heineken Big Top.

Eyre Square is also one of the stops for the Galway City Sightseeing Hop-on / Hop-off bus tour.

Public transportation is also easily accessible. If you're joining us by bus or train, the Festival Garden is located just a few minutes from Galway Rail Station and Galway Coach Station.

Your Weekend Hub

Here's a tip: the middle weekend (19-21 July) will be particularly lively, so be sure to pop down. Here's just a taste of what's on: the return of The People Build, acrobatic performances by Les P'Tits Bras, and the unmissable Guru Dudu Silent Disco Walking Tours.

Morning until night, be sure to include the Festival Garden in your plans this July.

Supported by Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen

Open 17-28 July
11am – 10pm

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all ages