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Activities for Galway, Ireland

Although most degree-seeking students will be away from campus during the summer term, there are plenty of ways for you to immerse yourself in the local campus, community, and culture.

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

  • Get involved with the Galway Arts Festival by working with visiting theatre companies or the Arts Festival volunteer staff.
  • Get your feet tapping and your body moving in the sean nós (“old-style”) dance workshop organized by the music class.
  • Practice your Gaelic skills at the Gaelic-language club in the city center.
  • Visit Galway Cathedral, one of Europe’s youngest stone cathedrals.
  • Listen to live performances at one of many music venues across the city.
  • Explore the art of filmmaking with Film Fleadh screenings and director and actor Q&A sessions.
  • Browse local vendors at the weekly farmers market near St Nicholas Church Galway.
  • Take a cruise on the River Corrib for views of castles, coastlines, and natural scenery.