Frequently asked questions

How to get tickets? Where to stay? Where to eat, drink and be merry? We've got you covered.
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ARDILAUN HOTEL, Taylor’s Hill, Galway
(091) 521433

CLAYTON HOTEL, Ballybrit, Galway
(091) 721900

CLYBAUN HOTEL, Clybaun Road, Knocknacarra, Galway
(091) 588 088 |

(091) 592108

THE CONNACHT HOTEL, Old Dublin Rd, Galway
+353 (0)91 381 200

GALWAY BAY HOTEL, The Promenade, Salthill, Co. Galway, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 91 520520 

THE OAKS HOTEL, Bishop O’Donnell Rd, Galway
(091) 589680

GLENLO ABBEY HOTEL, Bushypark, Galway
(091) 526666

FLANNERY’S HOTEL, Dublin Rd., Renmore, Galway
(091) 755111

HOTEL MEYRICK, Eyre Square, Galway
(091) 564041

EYRE SQUARE HOTEL, Eyre Square, Galway
(091) 569633

(091) 569600

IMPERIAL HOTEL, Eyre Square, Galway
(091) 563033

JURYS INN, Quay St., Galway
(091) 566444

MENLO PARK HOTEL, Terryland, Galway
(091) 761122

PARK HOUSE HOTEL, Forster St, Galway
(091) 564294

PILLO HOTEL, Headford Road, Galway
(091) 513200

RADISSON BLU HOTEL, Lough Atalia Rd, Galway
(091) 538300

SALTHILL HOTEL, Salthill, Galway
(091) 522711

(091) 563173

VICTORIA HOTEL, Eyre Square, Galway
(091) 567433

WARDS HOTEL, Salthill, Galway
(091) 581508

(091) 521442


ADARE GUESTHOUSE, 9 Father Griffin Place, Galway
(091) 582638

LISKEA HOUSE, 16 Whitestrand Avenue, Salthill, Galway
(091) 584381


BARNACLES, Quay St, Galway
(091) 568644

KINLAY HOUSE, Eyre Square, Galway
(091) 565244

SLEEPZONE, Bothar na mBan, Galway
(091) 566999

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The Galway Film Fleadh
How do I book tickets?

Tickets will begin to go on sale in early June for a selected number of screenings. The full programme will be available to purchase from 6p.m. G.M.T. on Tuesday June 26th.

All bookings are handled by our ticketing partner, The Town Hall Theatre Galway. Tickets may be purchased in person at their box office, by phone (091 569-777 / open 10a.m. – 7.30p.m.)  or online at

Ticket Prices

Opening Film (including reception) €22.50
Closing Film (including reception) €22.50
Special Presentations €12.00 (€11.00 Conc.)
Daytime Screening (before 17.00) €10.00 (€9.00 Conc.)
Child tickets for Fleadh Families films €6.50 (daytimes only)
Evening Screening (at and after 17.00)  €11.00 (€10.00 Conc.)
Fleadh Featurettes €6.50
One Minute Film Festival €6.50
Special event: A Year In Burgundy €30.00

What venues do you screen film in?
The Town Hall Theatre

Courthouse Square, Galway
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+353(0)91 569777

Houses our largest screen and the festival box office. Festivals guests need to arrive here to register.

Pálás (Palace)

15 Merchants Rd Lower, Galway
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+353(0)91 394 800

Galway’s new arthouse cinema, housing 3 state-of-the-art screens.

How do I submit my film, project or pitch to the festival for potential inclusion?
  • The Galway Film Fleadh invites submissions of short and feature film for inclusion in its annual programme
  • The Galway Film Fair invites submissions of finished/unfinished projects for consideration for meetings at the Marketplace, and script pitches for it’s pitching competition
  • The Junior Film Fleadh invites submissions from young filmmakers and writers.

To view all submissions and applications, their deadlines and related terms & conditions, please visit this section.

The Galway Film Fair
What venue does the Film Fair take place in?
The Galmont Hotel & Spa

Lough Atalia Rd, Galway, H91 CYN3
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+353 (0)91 538 300

How do I apply to attend a masterclass?

Masterclasses are announced and applications made available in mid-June. Further information will be made available in this section.

General questions about Galway
How do I get to Galway?

By air

Shannon Airport (85km/53 miles) and Knock Airport (89km/56 miles) are the closest airports to Galway. Both handle UK and European arrivals, while Shannon also handles some transatlantic traffic.

If your local airline doesn’t land in either of those airports, Dublin Airport is only a little bit further (215km/133 miles) away and connected to Galway via motorway.

By car

Galway is:
215km/133 miles from Dublin and Dublin Airport
85km/53 miles from Shannon Airport
203km/126 miles from Cork Airport
383km/238miles from Belfast Airport

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By bus

Citylink and GoBus operate regular express services between Dublin and Galway, including early mornings and late night.

Bus Eireann operate services to Galway nationwide. This website includes a very useful search feature to assist in your journey schedule.

Transport for Ireland operate a nationwide route planner if you need further assistance.

By rail

Check with the national rail carrier, Irish Rail, for up to date timetable and departure information.

Trains to Galway from Dublin are frequent with a regular train service from Heuston Station to Ceannt Station, which is located in the city centre just off Eyre Square.

It is also possible to get trains from Cork and Belfast, but you will have to change. It is not possible to get a train from Shannon Airport, but you can get a bus to Limerick city and get a train from there.

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How can I get around Galway city?

The handiest way to get around the city is by foot because the majority of pubs, clubs and restaurants are situated in a very small area. If you need to travel to the outskirts Bus Eireann operate the city’s buses. They leave from Eyre Square every twenty minutes and fares are €2.20 for any route. Weekly commuter tickets are also available, along with a top-up travel card called a Leap card. Cards are available from the main Bus Éireann station and many shops around the city.

There are several taxi ranks located around the city centre, and you can very easily hail a cab.

Where is the festival club?
Galway Rowing Club

The Waterside,
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What other fun things can I do while I'm in Galway?

Galway is well-known for having all the sought-after qualities of a larger city while maintaining the virtues of a smaller country town. From quaint pubs to the numerous trendy clubs scattered throughout the city, everyone will find somewhere to chill out be it sipping a pint or boogying on the dance floor.

Traditional music sessions can be heard in establishments throughout the city. Some of the more popular venues include Tigh Coili’s, Neachtains, The Crane and An Pucan.

There is a strong arts and culture tradition which appeals to both the young and old. Galway is seen as Ireland’s centre of entertainment and even a short visit to the city is testament to that. There is a huge choice of entertainment on offer geared not only towards tourists, but also the local and strong student population.

What else can I do while I'm in the Galway/West of Ireland region?

Start with the Wild Atlantic Way. A stunning 2,500km road trip along Ireland’s West Coast that stretches from Donegal to West Cork. The Galway Film Fleadh is proud to highlight this experience to all of our European and International visitors to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity. Fleadh film goers have embraced the many attractions the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer in County Galway from the picturesque fishing port of Kinvara to the wild magic of Connemara.

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Atlantic Film TrailThe Quiet Man

The rich tapestry of locations featured in the Atlantic Film Trail provide a unique backdrop to the festival and guests can experience the beauty of the Western coastline first hand. This is a remarkable chance to walk the trail of films such as The Quiet Man, The Field, Into the West, Poitín, Un Taxi Mauve, Man of Aran and take in the spectacular scenery that has attracted so many filmmakers. See this link for more information.

Food & Music

Galway Oyster Festival

In addition to the striking views along the Wild Atlantic Way, there are many gastronomic delights that await you along the trail. Food lovers can discover an abundance of artisan restaurants and sustainable food producers that reflect the Western coastline and it’s lush landscape. Alongside sumptuous food, the Wild Atlantic Way is home to a wealth of music, from traditional music sessions to Galway’s vibrant contemporary music scene, there is literally something for everyone.

The kind folks of The Wild Atlantic Way have prepared A Feast Of Food Stories and also have a section on where to catch music along the Irish west coast, to help in guiding you.

Check out the main ‘How To Fleadh‘ section for a selection of some of our favourite places in Galway to eat, drink and be merry.


Taking in the colour, history and atmosphere of Galway city and following the road along the magnetic coastline the Wild Atlantic Way is a must-see attraction. For visitors to the Galway Film Fleadh, this extraordinary journey brings you to the very heart of the West of Ireland in all it’s natural beauty.

Wild Atlantic Way

Where's good to go have a drink?

For our recommendations on where to go to have a drink, head to our Friends of the Festival section.

How do I volunteer for your events?

Volunteers are an integral part of our crew, we could not run our festival without the amazing group of people who give up their free time and become part of our family for a week (or two!).

Volunteering for our festival offers you the opportunity to be part of an exciting, cultural cinema event. You’ll have the opportunity to make new friends and gain invaluable experience and insight into the organisation and running of a major festival event. If you are someone with an active interest in Irish film and/or the film industry at large, working with us provides an insight into Irish cinema exhibition. Volunteers may be asked to work in one of several areas:

  • Taking tickets/ushering
  • Sales
  • Print transportation
  • Guests registration
  • Working with our Press Officer
  • Media production with Film Fleadh TV
  • Event facilitation

Please note that you must be over 18 to volunteer. 

Applications are currently open, please apply through our Eventival system on this link.

Where's good to eat?

For our recommendations on where to eat, head to our Friends of the Festival section.