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2014 Galway Garden Festival, Claregalway Castle.

Guest speakers at the 2014 Galway Garden Festival include

Evelyn Cusack, Deputy Head of Forecasting, Met Eireann,

Fionnuala Fallon, Author, Garden Correspondent and Plantswoman,

Diarmuid Gavin, Chelsea Gold Medalist and Garden Designer,

Michael Kelly, Founder of Grow It Yourself GIY Ireland,

Klaus Laitenberger, Author, Garden Designer & Veg. Expert

Oliver Schurmann, Bloom and Hampton Palace Gold Medalist,

Duncan Stewart, Broadcaster,Architect & Environmentalist.

Another festival highlight will be an evening of poetry with

Whitbread Award winning poet & scholar Bernard O' Donoghue



Rare and native plants, sseds, trees,garden furniture, tools, pots, sculptures and craft work can be viewed and bought at the many stands.

Browse the bookshop and meet great gardeners.

Enjoy delicious Artisan Food, freshly cooked, available daily.

Live Music, Food stalls, kids’ entertainment and much more…...

The Botanical Art Exhibition will feature works of Irish and English botanical Artists resident in Ireland.

The Festival is open from 11am to 6pm each day.


A free Courtesy Bus leaves hourly from Galway city centre Rail Station to the Festival from 10.30 am each day. Thank you Bus Eireann.

Music includes jazz, opera, brass and traditional .

2012 Galway Garden Festival movie clip.

2014 Speakers' Timetable

Saturday, July 5th & Sunday, July 6th

Precise times of the talks and method of pre-booking tickets will be updated soon.


  Summer is the time for travelling,
The great forest trees at peace,
No whistling wind to stir them,
The woodland’s cloak fresh green,
Streams vaporizing
And even the ground is warm.
Fó sín samrad sithaister,
sám fid forard forglide
nach fet gaíthe glúaiséba,
glas clúm caille clithaige,
sóit srotha sáebuisci
tes i fótán fó.
From an Early Middle Irish text.
  Trans. Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha


gí linn ag an deireadh seachtaine speisialta seo.

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All Gate Profits from The Galway Garden Festival 2014 are donated to:
The Christian Blind Mission www.CBM.ie to alleviate avoidable blindness and to The Galway Simon Community


Festival Aided by Galway County Council.

Thanks to Tourism Ireland for their support.Houses Castles and Gardens of Ireland love the Galway Garden Festival.
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“Maireann an crann ar an bhfál ach ní mhaireann an lámh a chuir”. --Seanfhocal

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves" ”.--Mahatma Ghandi’

“Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone”. --Czeslaw Milosz - ‘Longing’

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything” --Cicero.

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