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8th Galway Garden Festival,

Claregalway Castle,

Sat & Sun, July 1st & 2nd 2017
11am - 6pm.


Festival Admission € 10.00 pp per day

Children FREE

Open daily 11 am - 6pm

Supporting CBM Ireland

Get Ready for the 2017 Galway Garden Festival - This is a flavour of what your may be in for, have a look at the 2015 programme below. It is going to be another great year!!!!!
A video collection from the two days of the 2015 Galway Garden Festival.

2017 Speakers Programme

Saturday July 1st 2017

  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00

Sunday July 2nd 2017

  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00

Live Music

Galway Garden Festival also offers a feast of outdoor melody
St Patricks Brass band will play on Saturday and Sunday


Fanzini Recording Company presents a new limited edition long player “Circus Jukebox”, the greatest circus hits this side of a 45! Inspired by the glory days of vinyl, dance floors and diners, we bring a bespoke stage, a human size jukebox, where the audience choose who plays and who stays.

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
  • Shuttle Bus Times -
    Depart Ceannt Station to Claregalway Castle.10.30, 12.30, 14.30, 16.30
  • Depart Claregalway Castle to Ceannt Station 11.30, 13.30, 15.30, 17.30

2013 Galway Garden Festival movie clip.





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 búiochas to our sponsors below.

  • Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe
  • Déanta i nGaillimh
  • Bus Eireann

2016 Sponsors of the Galway Garden Festival Iarnród 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. Bus Eireann - ag  choimirciú ár féile. Friend of the Festival and supplier of FREE bus travel to atendees.

International Year of Soil Conference 6th July 2015 10am - 5pm

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.

For more information and to secure your place for this excellent Conference please contact Margaret on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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“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.

“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’