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10th Galway Garden Festival

Claregalway Castle

Sat 6th & Sun 7th July 2019
11am – 6pm


Festival Admission €10.00 pp per day

Children FREE

Supporting CBM (Christian Blind Mission) Ireland

Get Ready for the 2019 Galway Garden Festival – This is a flavour of what your may be in for, have a look at the video below. It is going to be another great year!!!!!
A video collection from the two days of the 2015 Galway Garden Festival.

Speakers Programme 2019

Please see further information on Speakers on the Main menu

Saturdays Speakers:

  • 12.30pm  Gerry Hussey                ‘Landscapes of the Mind’
  • 1.30pm  Fionnuala Fallon (Irish Times Gardening Editor)  ‘The Flower Arranger’s Garden’        
  • 2.30pm  Joy Larkcom                  ‘A Life just Vegetating’
  • 3.30pm  Dr Colman O’Clabaigh   ‘In a Monastery Garden:  Monks and Healthcare in Medieval Ireland’

Sundays Speakers:

  • 12.30pm  Mary O’Malley (Poet)   ‘Earthly Delights’
  • 1.30pm  Dr Cillian Roden            ‘The Wild Flowers of East Galway’
  • 2.30pm  Dr Matthew Jebb           ‘A view from the Palmhouse: the cultural landscape of the National Botanic Gardens
  • 3.30pm  Enda McEvoy & Seamus Sheridan  ‘Flowers and Food’

Live Music (times to be confirmed)


  •  12.30pm  Four Schillings Short
  •  1.30pm  Coole Minstrels
  •  2.30pm  St. Patricks Brass Band
  •  3.30pm  Silvermoon Trad Jazz quartet
  •  4.30pm  Barcelo Brothers

Guest appearance by Freddie White


  •  12.30pm  Silvermoon Trad Jazz Quartet
  •  2pm  St. Patrick’s Brass Band
  •  3pm  Black Magic Big Band
  •  4pm  Barcelo Brothers

Entertainment Saturday & Sunday

  • 1pm & 2.30pm – Nemo the Magician
  • 3pm & 4.30pm – Your Mans puppets
  • 1.30pm & 3.30pm – Medieval Combat 
  • 2pm & 4pm – Marco the Alchemist
  • Fanzini Brothers – (Guest appearance on Saturday)
  • All day in the banquet hall – The Botanical Art Expo

Festival Highlights

  • Rare and native plants, seeds, trees, garden furniture, tools, pots, sculptures and craft work can be viewed and bought at the many stands
  • Live Music and Entertainment
  • Expert speakers, eminently knowledgeable in their fields.
  • Enjoy delicious Artisan Food, freshly cooked

Shuttle Bus Times – 
Depart Ceannt Station to Claregalway Castle – 10.30, 12.30, 2.30 & 4.30
Depart Claregalway Castle to Ceannt Station – 11.30, 1.30, 3.30 & 5.30

Festival Layout
(2019 layout to be updated in the coming days)

Festival Site Layout




Bígí linn ag an deireadh seachtaine speisialta seo.
Recipients of gate proceeds from the Galway Garden Festival The Galway Garden Festival Supports Galway Simon The Galway Garden Festival supports CBM
The Christian Blind Mission to alleviate avoidable blindness


Míle buíochas to our sponsors below.

  • Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe
  • Déanta i nGaillimh
  • Bus Eireann
tn sponsors Bus Eireann - ag choimirciú ár féile. Déanta i nGaillimh - supporting Galway food and craft producers. Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe - friend an sponsor of the Galway Garden Festival.

Video Clips