The 2018 Galway Garden Festival will take place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July, at Claregalway Castle. This will be the 9th year of a uniquely charming garden event which caters for specialist and eclectic tastes.
A wonderful gathering of the very best of rare and special plant traders from all over Ireland, a programme of expert talks, a fine artisan food and crafts arena including the best of ‘Made in Galway ’, as well as a host of musical entertainment and open-air performance is offered.
Musical guests include the renowned Black Magic Band that is made up of a group of at least 15 musicians and a stunning vocalist. Galway’s wonderful St. Patrick’s Brass Band will play on both days as will the Silvermoon Jazz and Dixie band. Special guests include the multi-national folk duo ‘Four Shillings Short’ and more to be announced.The Festival will feature real fights between Knights in Armour from Medieval Armed Combat Ireland; Fanzini Circus Productions will delight with their new show – as will the amazing Nemo The Magician. Youth Ballet West will awe crowds with classical and modern dance, while Yer Mans Puppets will entertain children of all ages.
A range of freshly cooked foods, handmade crafts and assorted wares are available as part of an artisan market. The Irish Botanical Art Expo is a well-established attraction at the festival, and many of the paintings on exhibition are for sale, along with limited edition prints, and cards.
The 2018 8th Galway Garden Festival takes place between 11am and 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, 7th & 8th of July at Claregalway Castle. Entry is €10 and children go free – this entry fee gives access to EVERYTHING on site with gate profits going to support CBM Ireland (Christian Blind Mission ).
There is free parking close-by and a free bus – thank you Bus Eireann - runs regularly from Ceannt Station in Galway City to and from Claregalway Castle. So come to Galway for a very special weekend!.
For all information, including further programme announcements, see www.galwaygardenfestival.com.