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Galway Garden Festival, Claregalway Castle, Sat & Sun, July 4th & 5th, 11am - 6pm.


6th Galway Garden Festival

Saturday July 4th & Sunday July 5th, 2015

Festival Admission € 8.00 pp per day

Children FREE

Open daily 11 am - 6pm

All gate Profits to charity, Galway Simon Community, CBM Ireland and Claregalway Day Care Centre

Our programme will be updated and added to in the coming weeks, here is a sample of what to expect

2015 Guest speakers' programme

  • Author Alice Taylor
  • Poet John Montague
  • Dr Dillis Clare
  • Klaus Laitenberger
  • Anja Gohlke

Outdoor Music

  • The Army Band
  • St Patricks Brass Band
  • The Baytones
  • Colm 'Stride O Brien'
  • Silvermoon Jazz Band
  • Sonic Strings

Entertainment & Demos

  • Fanzini Brothers
  • The Gombeens
  • 'Your Man's Puppets
  • Maria Auletta
  • Medieval Armoured Combat
  • Bowyer making
  • Archery
  • Fire Dance
  • Botanical Art Exhibition


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
  • Browse the bookshop and meet great gardeners
  • Enjoy delicious Artisan Food, freshly cooked
  • The Botanical Art Exhibition will feature works of Irish and English botanical Artists resident in Ireland.
  • Curtesy Bus from Eyre Sq, Galway with Bus Eireann

 2013 Galway Garden Festival movie clip.





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Logo of Christian Blind Mission Galway Simon Community

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


Míle búiochas to our sponsors below.

  • Galway County Council
  • Made in Galway
  • Bus Eireann

International Year of Soil Conference 6th July

The National Conference on soil will be held at Claregalway Castle on Monday July 6th with Klaus Laitenberger and a panel of expert speakers.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has been nominated to implement the IYS 2015, within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership and in collaboration with Governments and the secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.

Upcoming Events

Sat Jul 04, 2015 @11:00AM - 06:00PM
Galway Garden Festival 2015

Sun Jul 05, 2015 @11:00AM - 06:00PM
Galway Garden Festival 2015

Mon Jul 06, 2015 @ 9:00AM - 06:00PM
International Year of Soil Conference


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“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’

“Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart” --Russell Page.

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

The first three letters of the ancient Irish Ogam alphabet were not A, B, C but B, L, N. Every letter of Ogam had a word associated with it, and many of these words were tree-names.

B was known as Beithe ‘Birch’, L as Luis ‘Rowan’, and N as Nin ‘Ash’. The whole alphabet was often called Beithe Luis Nin.

The letters were termed feda ‘trees’, and a single letter-score was called flesc ‘twig’. The Modern Irish word for ‘hyphen’ is fleiscín.--Seanchas.