Ireland’s biggest arts jamboree, with all kinds of entertainment, street spectacle, theatre, comedy, literature, music, kid’s, exhibitions, concerts.
The Galway International Arts Festival, founded in 1978, is a cultural organisation which produces one of Europe’s leading international arts festivals. It also produces new work that tour nationally and internationally, in addition to presenting the discussion forum, First Thought Talks. GIAF is managed by John Crumlish, acting as Chief Executive, and Paul Fahy as Artistic Director. The festival maintains non-profit status and insists that at least 25% of the festival programme is free for the public.