Things To Do In Galway This July

There’s always loads of events going on around Ireland, so much so that it’s almost hard to narrow down your options! To make things a tiny bit easier, we’ve rounded up a list of things to do in Galway this July that are sure to fill your weekends with some fun. So grab your sunglasses and your crew – we’re heading out!

Things to do in Galway this July

Galway Garden Festival – July 1st and 2nd

Spend a day this weekend surrounding yourself with lovely bunches and blooms at The Galway Garden Festival! You and your crew can casually stroll around the grounds of Claregalway Castle, pop by the local vendor’s stalls, and enjoy the live music and entertainment. Admission into the festival is €10 per person and helps support CBM Ireland.

Stop into My Shop…granny likes it 


This unusually named shop has all of the quirky, fun, and eclectic art, jewelry, ceramics, and gifts that a girl could dream of. The store, located on Upper Abbeygate Street, is the perfect spot to pick up unique treasures for yourself or for loved ones. If you find yourself at My Shop… granny likes it, be sure to give shop dog Purdy a good scratch behind her ears for me!

Féile Traidphicnic

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Féile Traidphicnic is all about traditional irish music, art, and culture. Expect to see veteran musicians jamming out alongside local bands for a trad experience that you’ll have a hard time staying seated for! You can find more information about the event here.

Check out The g Counter

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The g Counter is a neighborhood restaurant in Wellpark, Galway serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you and your crew check out The g Counter for some breakfast/ brunch action. You should seriously consider ordering the breakfast wrap or the homemade buttermilk pancakes. Things that I love most about this place is their commitment to supporting local businesses and, of course, their on-site bakery and patisserie that turns out all of my favorite sweet treats (looking at you, cupcakes!).

The Boss UK (A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen)


The Boss UK is a tribute band specializing in performing Springsteen’s biggest hits in “a sweat-drenched, ninety minute show with all the passion, intensity and realism of the true Boss”. Catch them at Monroe’s Live on Friday, June 30. Tickets are €10 and can be found here.

Kayak at SeaFest


This is one of our  favourite Things to do in Galway this JulyGrab your friends and head to SeaFest to take advantage of an awesome opportunity to kayak about Galway Harbour courtesy of Kayakmór. Once you’re finished paddling around. Set foot back on dry land to explore the Festival Village orsit in on a part of the speaker series about the marine industry. Most exciting of all, admission into SeaFest is free, as are the hour-long kayak trips! Kayak trips will take place from 11am-5pm on Friday June 30 and Saturday July 1, and 2pm-5pm on Sunday July 2. You can find more on SeaFest here.

There you have it, our top picks for things to do in Galway this July! If there’s other goings-on that you’d like to share, throw them in the comments! No matter where you and your crew are off to, we’d love to see some photos. Share them with us using #girlcrew or by tagging @GirlCrewHQ. and if you are in Galway make sure to download the GirlCrew App it’s available on Web, Android or Apple 

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Jenna Paff

Intern at GirlCrew. Ad/ PR student at Penn State University. Obsessed with sunflowers, snacks, and succulents. Probably off petting dogs somewhere.

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