Ireland is home to one of the best festivals in the world: Galway International Arts Festival

Prepare to be surprised and inspired at Ireland’s Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF).

Every July, GIAF turns the city of Galway into a two-week explosion of creativity and has become one of the most important cultural events in Europe. An eclectic mix of musicians, artists, actors, circus performers, comedians and more from all over the world descend on Galway to create what The Guardian has called “a powerhouse of ideas and innovation”. GIAF includes world-class theatre premieres such as Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk, record-breaking visual art, awe-inspiring street acrobatics and even strange creatures in the sky. GIAF is the beating heart of Galway’s summer and an unforgettable cultural pilgrimage in Ireland.

Getting here is easy. Get a direct flight from the UK to Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport or Ireland West Airport Knock before hopping on a train, bus, or in a car to make the short trip to Galway.

Start planning your extraordinary experience now. #GIAF2020 happens 13-26 July 2020.