Join us in Claregalway castle for 


The 2023 Autumn Garden Plant Fair will take place on Sunday the 3rd of September, at Claregalway Castle.

This unique and charming event has something for all.

A wonderful gathering of Irelands best rare and special plant traders, artisan food and crafts producers.


The Botanic Art Exhibition is a well-established attraction at the festival featuring the work of Irelands best known Artists; many of the paintings are for sale, along with limited edition prints. 

Food and Craft of the highest quality are a major part of this eclectic Festival. Freshly cooked foods will be available from Handsome Burger. Handmade crafts and Artisan foods are available and include the best of Galway County Councils ‘Made in Galway’


Claregalway Castle Shield and International Medieval Armed Combat Tournament will be held on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of September from 11am to 6pm.


 Entry is €5 and children go free with some parking available on-site

The 2023 Galway Garden Festival takes place between 11am and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, 1st  & 2nd  of July at Claregalway Castle. Entry is €10 and children go free – this entry fee gives access to EVERYTHING on site – music/talks/entertainment , with gate profits going to support CBM Ireland (Christian Blind Mission). There is free parking close-by and a FREE BUS –courtesy of Bus Eireann – runs  regularly to and from Ceannt Station in Galway City. So come to Claregalway for a very special weekend!. Thank you Galway County Council for supporting this event.

Admission €10 per person Children Free Entry
All profits go to CBMireland

Specialist Nurseries and Garden Suppliers from All over Ireland

Street Theatre & Children’s Entertainment

Artisan Food and Drink Stalls

Botanical Art Exhibition

Distinguished Speakers Panel


13.00 Dr Dermot O' Flynn

'Enhancing your Healthplan'

14.00 Kitty Scully

'The Abundant Low-Impact Kitchen Garden'

Join Kitty for an informative and inspirational talk full of tips on how to create and maintain an abundant food garden that threads lightly on earth whilst feeding your soil and soul.

15.00 Professor Finola O'Kane

'Digging new ground, the Irish Country House Garden
1650 - 1900'


12.00 Carl Wright

Award winning Plantman, will present

‘Creating a garden in the West of Ireland – 

a visit to Caher Bridge’

13.00 Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington

'How did the iconic Arbutus arrived in Ireland... could it date from the Bronze Age... and why?'

14.00 Tanguy de Toulgoet
'Manage your sustainable and productive kitchen garden
with biodiversity in mind'

Environmentalist, gardener and beekeeper who came from France to Co Laois with his wife, 

Isobelle 25 years ago and created the famous Dunmore Country School and Garden.


15.00 Oliver Schurmann

'Reflections on Garden Design'

Recent Bloom gold medal winner from the acclaimed Mount Venus Nursery 



Saturday July 1st

12.00 Claregalway Community Choir

12.45 ‘Strictly Dixie’ Trad Jazz Band

14.00 Jackie Daly & Eileen O’Brien

14.45 St Patricks Brass Band

15.45 Galway Baytones

Sunday July 2nd

12.30 ‘Strictly Dixie’ Trad Jazz Band

14.00 St Patricks Brass Band

15.30 The Barcelo Brothers



Garden Theatre

Saturday and Sunday, July 1st & 2nd

‘Yer Man’s Puppets’
13.30 & 15.30 each day (Beech Tree Stage)

 Fanzini’s ‘Circus Poulet’

12.30 & 14.30 each day


Nemo the Magician on walkabout each day


Medieval Armed Combat Ireland (by the Big Marquee)


‘The Snails Tale’ Sunday 13:00 & 15.00


Past Events



Our Partners

our location

Silver Moon Jazz Band
St Patricks Brass Band
Barcelo Brothers

Galway Baytones
Claregalway Community Choir
Special Guest Appearance by Jackie Daly and Eileen O’Brien