An Púcán
Bar/Restaurant

We are an award winning pub and a well-known traditional music venue, just off Eyre Square, where you can find a session every day of the week. The ideal place to visit if you want that authentic traditional Irish bar.

Well known for its excellent food and selection of drinks, An Púcán boasts it’s own whiskey a collaboration with Teeling Whiskeys amongst its selection of over 210 whiskeys and its very own Gin, called Eglinton Gin. The venue has one of the most impressive outdoor areas of any bar in the country, known locally as The Garden, this area has quickly become the place to be seen in Galway.

A late night venue at the weekend with great live bands, it’s one of the most popular places to watch sport with ten tv’s including two large screens it’s the place to follow your favourite team.

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The Connacht Hotel
Hotel

10% discount to all accommodation booked through the Fleadh use promo code “DIRECT” to avail. Click here to book online now.

The Connacht Hotel is a popular Galway hotel, located on the main Dublin road as you enter Galway City Centre. The hotel has a great advantage of extensive free parking and a regular bus route close by the hotel entrance with direct access to the city centre and business parks.

Due to its prime location, The Connacht Hotel is the accommodation choice for many people who visit Galway, for business and pleasure. Within close proximity to the city centre, tourist attractions, hospitals and Galway’s largest corporate business parks and industrial estates.

The Connacht Hotel has recently launched a new lunch menu and its spacious and comfortable restaurant is ideal for groups of any size. Bar Solo is a popular bar with locals and residents alike serving a top selection of drinks including an extensive cocktail menu. Active Fitness the leisure centre in the Connacht Hotel is Galway’s only 24 hour gym. In addition to the gym itself Active has a fantastic swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room for guests.

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Alcom Telecommunications
Phone solutions partner

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Eventival
Festival Information System Services partner

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Town Hall Theatre
Venue/ticketing partner

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iSupply
Print solutions

Available for all sizes of jobs, from one-off single documents to large scale, large quantity print runs of banners, brochures, posters, pull-ups and other printed materials.

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Galway Rowing Club
Festival HQ (after party venue)

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Design Associates
Graphic Designers

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Róisín Dubh
Late Bar/Venue

Undoubtedly one of the best music and comedy venues in the country, we bring established talent to the city while also providing a stage for emerging artists. With a great atmosphere, wonderful staff, and a real commitment and passion to music and comedy, it’s one of the best places to see the best national and international acts around.

Róisín Dubh has long been the home of comedy in Galway. Many great acts including Stewart Lee, Phill Jupitus & Rich Hall, list it as being one of their top 10 venues in the world.

For over 12 years, Strange Brew has been running on Thursday nights. One of Ireland’s longest running club nights, it has been instrumental in providing a stage to the more alternative spectrum of artists that would not have a platform to play otherwise in a town where most venues prefer to take an easier, blander approach to live music. Many of the most successful alternative acts in Ireland today, such as Two Door Cinema Club, Villagers, Le Galaxie, Delorentos, Jape & And So I Watch You From Afar, all started out playing free shows at Strange Brew in Roisin Dubh on Thursday.

Roisin Dubh is one of the most Popular Late Bar in Town – for good reason.

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Hyde Bar and Gin Parlour
Restaurant/Drinks Parlour

An ultimate dining experience like no other!

is an exciting addition to the Galway social scene. After conducting extensive research we have created a venue unlike any other in the city. Hyde is elegant stylish and refined, just like the customers we are here to serve. Outstanding service is our core value.

The best form of marketing is word of mouth and we intend to deliver a product that speaks for itself, from a genuinely and heartfelt welcome when you enter this building, right through your dining or drinking experience.

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Thomas Woodberry's Wines
Fine Wines

We are about wines with personality – wines that can be enjoyed any time with or without food.

It is important for us to stock wines that are about value for money, meeting certain prices; if that means sourcing wines direct from winemakers and producers – that’s what we do. Our range has developed over the last 10 years, additions to our range reflecting both traditional and innovative producers.

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Tigh Neachtain
Bar/Food

Stocking a large and varied selection of drinks at the bar, from little known craft beers to rare and vintage whiskey’s and scotch we are positive there is something for everyone at Tigh Neachtains. And if you're looking for something special we also stock our own home brewed beers which we hope you will love as much as we do. To learn more about our beers click here.

Here at Tigh Neachtains we are always getting involved with something, we love supporting local cultural festivals and groups. We are big advocates for arts and music and we live to celebrate the wonderful offerings from some of the best home grown talent there is! View our up-coming events here.

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Caribou
Bar/Restaurant

This trendy craft beer bar is one of the best places to get in early and hang out with your mates. There’s a trunk full of board games to break out across the tables, and the massive craft beer selection on tap is always changing, featuring breweries from across the world.

They've got a bar food/nibbles menu which which pairs perfectly with a cold pint of craft beer! They also have your pub standards like Heineken, and spirits.

For a seriously cool and friendly pub with an upbeat, youthful vibe, Caribou should be your go-to.

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Gaslight Bar & Brasserie
Restaurant

Boasting an unrivalled location overlooking Eyre Square, the fabulous Gaslight Bar & Brasserie at Hotel Meyrick offers the perfect solution for Lunch, Dinner or light bites before or after screenings. Visit their website.

With its vibrant atmosphere; cool, comfortable vibe; abundance of natural light and views out over Eyre Square to watch the world go by, it’s your perfect base for this year’s Film Fleadh

Enjoy honest, delicious food options, paired with an expertly chosen wine list and an innovative cocktail menu.

Enjoy Lunch options from €7.95 for our Daily Soup & Sandwich Special, or 2 course Evening Meal from €23.00 per person. Or indulge yourself and enjoy our limited edition Cocktail Afternoon tea :€25.00 per person. Available from 1p.m. - 6p.m. daily.

The Gaslight opens daily from 10.30am till late. Contact 091 564041 to book.

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Brasserie on the Corner
Restaurant

Located on the corner of Eglinton & Mary Street offers the very best in upscale casual dining with dishes that are expertly prepared and presented simply in a buzzing, yet relaxed atmosphere. Serving the best sea-food dishes created from the freshest fish, top quality locally-sourced steaks, vegetarian dishes crafted from the finest local seasonal produce, every taste tells a story at Brasserie on the Corner. Menus have been carefully created by award winning head chef, Joe Flaherty using the best quality ingredients from local producers such as Renvyle Mussels, Gannet’s Fishmongers & McGeough’s Butchers. This is food with a sense of place from Galway’s great natural larder.

The restaurant also offers an extensive drinks menus with over 40 wines from boutique vineyards around the world, mouth watering cocktails and whiskies.

Brasserie on the Corner opens daily from 11am until 10pm

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McGinn's Hop House
Bar/Pizza/Restaurant

We’ve put a lot of love and effort into creating McGinn’s and we really hope you get to enjoy the fruits of our hard work. The reclaimed interior and our wood fired pizza oven took a lot of graft but it has all paid off.

We had a blast on opening night and every night since… come and see something just a little bit different right in the heart of Galway city. We think you’ll love it!

Great Drinks
We’ve got whiskeys, gins, craft beers and more. We have 19 draught taps to quench that mighty thirst of yours. We are loving McGinn’s cocktails too so get on down and try some for yourself.

Great Food
McGinn’s is most proud of its Wood Fired Pizzas. But don’t be fooled – we got a lot more than that. We have Granny McGinn’s famous brekkie every morning as well as tasty lunches and wood fired snacks all day.

Great Atmosphere
We have a really cool reclaimed interior with furnishings from just about every corner of the globe. We’ve got the pizzas, the beers, the cocktails, the sports and more… all we need now is you!

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Corrib Tea Rooms & Guesthouse
Restaurant/Accommodation

Fresh, locally inspired daily menus bursting with flavour served in a beautiful setting overlooking Galway’s famous Salmon Weir

Step back in time and join us in Corrib House Tearooms for breakfast, lunch, teas and coffee. The beautifully restored Georgian Townhouse is the perfect place to unwind and relax overlooking Galway’s famous Salmon Weir . Corrib House opened its doors to the public in October 2011 and has steadily become a favorite hangout of both locals and tourists alike.

The emphasis here is on fresh, simple and local dishes at reasonable prices. The daily changing menu reflects this with everything made in house each morning. Corrib House serve a selection of breakfast options from 9.30-12am and lunch is available from 12:15 to 3 with an ever changing selection of delicious cakes and treats laid out on our front counter until 5pm daily, such as sponge cake with fresh cream and jam, carrot cake with a lime mascapone icing, caramelized almond squares, gluten free brownies to name just a few.

We are passionate about our coffee and are the only cafe in Galway to carry the distinctive Fixx coffee blend. All beans are ethically sourced from coffee farms dedicated to natural methods of cultivation and quality. All waiting staff undergo professional barista training.

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Gemelle's
Restaurant

Gemelle’s is a cosy family run restaurant in the heart of the Latin Quarter of Ireland’s favourite city, Galway.

Paulie Donnellan, the owner and head chef of Gemelle’s is a local Galway businessman who opened his first restaurant in Middle Street. To celebrate the birth of his twin daughters Paulie moved to Quay Street in 1998 and renamed the restaurant Gemelle’s – Italian for twins. With his son Dylan and the twins, Amie and Sarah, Paulie has ensured that the restaurant stays run by the family, bringing a personal touch to everything done in the restaurant.

Born and reared in Galway, Paulie has seen many changes in the city, however, community spirit has always loomed large in his business ethics. Paulie has vowed to support small local businesses in the food and drink industry.

He sources his product from Galway based suppliers as well as small family run businesses from all over the country. Having been recently refurbished the restaurant brings a mix of old and new school to the table. With an extensive ‘Wine on Tap Menu’ and a range of craft beers Gemelle’s caters for everyone.

Gemelle’s never fails to disappoint on value, every night of the week, making sure that enjoyment is at a maximum.

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Handsome Burger
Restaurant

The Handsome lads have had Galway drooling for burgers from the moment they stepped out on the market scene, and now they’re here to stay.

They started with just a grille and a marquee, and now they’ve graduated to a proper kitchen with a big burger-hungry following. Find them at their recently opened restaurant on Dominick Street.

Their menu is small, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have an easy time deciding. The original Handsome special steals hearts with sticky fried onions, special sauce, homemade pickles and a juicy local beef patty, perfectly paired with homemade potato salad or chips fried in beef drippings. And their veggie Bhaji Burger is popular with vegetarians and burger-lovers alike for its Indian-style goodness. That’s only a taste!
Properly sound, locally sourced and always delicious.

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32nd Galway Film Fleadh Tuesday 7th to Sunday 12th July 2020

Now Hiring: Film Festival Assistant – Digital and Admin Support

The Galway Film Fleadh is seeking to appoint a new team member to provide digital administrative support to the festival. The Galway Film Fleadh is an international film festival and marketplace, receiving open submissions from hundreds of filmmakers annually, as well...

Announcing the 25th Junior Galway Film Fleadh

We are pleased to announce that the 25th Junior Galway Film Fleadh will take place this year from Sunday 10th to Thursday 14th of November at Pálás Galway. The Junior Film Fleadh starts with a weekend full of film premieres and film-making workshops, followed by a...

Announcing the winners of the 31st Galway Film Fleadh Awards

On Sunday July 14, 2019 the 31st Galway Film Fleadh came to a close after another outstanding year of Irish and international film premieres, screenings, workshops and discussions., the annual awards ceremony took place before the screening of the closing film Never...

S02E11: Michael McCormack

Director Michael McCormack's first feature documentary, a biopic of the late musician Fergus O'Farrell called Breaking Out, won the Best Irish Documentary Award at this year's Galway Film Fleadh. In this episode, Michael talks about his background in television,...

S02E10: Brónagh Gallagher, Louise Gallagher and Tess McGowan

Derry women Brónagh Gallagher (actor), Louise Gallagher (producer) and Tess McGowan (screenwriter) talk about the making of their new film, A Bump Along the Way. We talk about 'Derry Fairies,' shedding insecurities, pregnancy as an in-built deadline and the success of...

S02E09: Mark O’Halloran

Through personal anecdote, screenwriter and actor Mark O'Halloran (Adam and Paul, Garage, Viva) discusses 'the substance of things unseen' and the idiom of 'write what you know.' Recorded live at the Fleadh Forum, an annual state-of-the-industry conference taking...

S02E08: Paul Duane

Director Paul Duane talks about going from being a tour guide at the Rock of Cashel to a documentary filmmaker, the appeal of working in documentary vs. fiction, DA Pennebaker, and the challenges facing new filmmakers. Paul's new film Best Before Death plays at the...

S02E07: Tyne Daly

Comedian and Cagney and Lacey super-fan Gearóid Farrelly interviews multi-Emmy Award winning actress Tyne Daly, who helped redefine the way women were represented on screen in her role as the eponymous Lacey. Daly's career spans being an 80's icon to starring in...

S02E06: An Extra Ordinary Film Score

Sarah Glennane (CEO, Screen Composers Guild of Ireland) talks to Extra Ordinary co-director Mike Ahearn and composer George Brennan, about the relationship between director and composer, and their process for deciding on the music for the film’s emotional and action...

S02E05: Karl Golden

Director Karl Golden (The Honeymooners) talks about getting a career wake-up call, his experience of the Irish, UK and German film industries, and how you can never be a virgin again! Karl’s latest film Bruno had its World Premiere at the 2019 Galway Film Fleadh. Film...

S02E04: Lauryn Canny

Actor Lauryn Canny (Amber, Darlin') talks about the physicality of portraying her character Darlin’ in the eponymous new horror film, the differences between being a working actor in LA and in Dublin, and the talented young generation of actors coming up in Ireland....

S02E03: Critics are Fans Too!

Listen to film critics Donald Clarke (Irish Times), Finn Halligan (Screen International) and Boyd van Hoeij (Hollywood Reporter) on a panel moderated by Niall Murphy (Scannain) as they discuss 'film twitter' and the effects of online hype and marketing. Do critics...

S02E02: Andrew McConnell and Garry Keane

Directors Andrew McConnell and Garry Keane talk about working as embedded filmmakers in conflict zones, the challenges of financing and distributing a documentary that speaks truth to power, and their appeal to re-establish the Gaza Red Carpet Film Festival. Their...

31st Galway Film Fleadh Awards

Catch the excitement of the awards ceremony at this year's festival! We chat with Pitching Competition special mention Samuel Steel and winner Roisin Jones, Michael McCormack (director, Breaking Out - winner, Best Irish Feature Documentary) and Kayleigh Gibbons...

The Necessity Of Short Film

We chat to some of the panelists from our Talking Film discussion 'The Necessity Of Short Film' on why they feel short form cinema has a massive place in their hearts.

Bainne

We speak with actor Jack Reynor on his directorial debut, the short film Bainne. Bainne featured in the festival as part of Screen Ireland's World Premiere Shorts.

5050 x 2020

We speak with some of the panelists from our co-hosted Talking Film panel discussion with Women In Film And Television, Ireland: 5050 x 2020 - Where Are We Now? The 5050 x 2020 pledge was taken by numerous film festivals in the past year, and pledges them to...

Gaza

We speak with the directors of the powerful and moving documentary, Gaza, along with some members of the audience who watched it on the day.

The Role Of The Composer

We speak with the Mike Ahern, co-director and George Brennan, composer of the excellent film 'Extra Ordinary' and Sarah Glennane, CEO of the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland about their Talking Film panel.    

Tyne Daly

We chatted with Tyne Daly about her new film 'A Bread Factory', her visit in Galway, her recent work and her regular trips to Ireland.

Best Before Death

We chat with director Paul Duane about his film 'Best Before Death' - a documentary about one half of the KLM, Bill Drummond.

Finky

We chat with actors Dara Devaney and Eoin Geoghegan about their new film Finky, along with audience members that present at the World Premiere of their film.

Interviews with short filmmakers

Short films are a huge part of the Galway Film Fleadh. We chat with Eoin Hernett (director, Our Land) and Gerard Walsh (director, Farmer Michael (The Life and Times of a Social Media Pariah)) about their experiences.

The Best Sommelier in the World

Our screening of 'The Best Sommelier in the World' was a feast for all the senses. Wines from the film were paired with the screening to delight palettes and minds alike.

The Brink

Alison Klayman’s new documentary 'The Brink' is a deeply disturbing expose of Steve Bannon, the chief architect of the Donald Trump 2016 election campaign. We visited the Palas to find out how a Galway audience responded.

Screenwriters Masterclass subject, Allison Anders

Watch “Gas Food Lodging’ Director/Scriptwriter Allison Anders bring the script to life as she discusses script as a blueprint for film making.

Highlights for Sunday

Highlights for Sunday with Galway Film Fleadh’s Programmer, Will Fitzgerald. Check it out here!

Highlights For Saturday

Highlights for Saturday with Galway Film Fleadh’s Programmer, Will Fitzgerald. Check it out here!

Highlights For Friday

Highlights for Friday with Galway Film Fleadh’s Programmer, Will Fitzgerald. Check it out here!

Highlights For Thursday

Highlights for Thursday with Galway Film Fleadh’s Programmer, Will Fitzgerald. Check it out here!

The 31st Galway Film Fleadh

There is a reason why Galway Film Fleadh is considered Ireland’s leading film festival! Here's a little clip with some facts about the festival.

25th Junior Galway Film Fleadh

Sunday 10th – Thursday 14th, November 2019

About

The Galway Film Fleadh

A six day international film event in the West of Ireland. Each July, we welcome a mad diversity of filmmaking from all around the world, here to the very edge of Europe. There are no red carpets at the Galway Film Fleadh, we bring masters of the craft and everyday cinephiles together within an intimate environment to celebrate our shared passion for film.

The Galway Film Fair

Comprised of events for industry professionals, the Galway Film Fair includes Ireland’s only film and television marketplace, an annual state-of-the-industry conference called the Fleadh Forum, as well as masterclasses, a script pitching competition and a program of panels and roundtable discussions.

The Junior Film Fleadh

A film festival for young adults. Entertaining, educating and informing young audiences every November.

Award winners at the Galway Film Fleadh