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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The Galway Film Fleadh has revealed its very first titles in its 31stFestival Programme. The Fleadh will take place from the 9th–14th of July 2019 with this exciting array of premieres just the beginning of a series of announcements with the full programme revealed on 25th June.  

The International Premiere of Never Grow Old is the closing film at this year’s Fleadh, a terrific old-fashioned western, starring Emile Hirsch and John Cusack. Shot in Connemara, this is an exciting fast-paced action movie set on the infamous California trail during the 1849 gold rush, where anything can happen and loyalties spin like the barrel of a gun. It also marks director Ivan Kavanagh’s return to the Fleadh since his 2014 film The Canal

A double bill starring Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey,Spiderman: Homecoming, Judging Amy, Cagney & Lacey) and James Marsters (Buffy, the Vampire Slayer): A Bread Factory, Part One and A Bread Factory, Part Two show that American indie cinema is alive and well in this year’s lineup. Director Patrick Wang makes a welcome return to the Fleadh following the success of previous features In the Family and The Grief of Others.

We follow the compelling characters of Dorothea and Greta, who, 40 years ago transformed an abandoned bread factory in the sleepy town of Checkford, transforming it into a vibrant arts space. It quickly became the heart of their local community, showcasing theatre, dance, music and film. Suddenly their very existence is threatened as a suspicious big business celebrity couple, with questionable motivations move into town and construct an enormous competitive arts venue, sucking up funding and audiences overnight. The Fleadh is delighted to welcome television icon and multiple Emmy Award and Tony Award winning actress Tyne Daly to Galway to present this comic, touching double bill. 

Bringing some big belly laughs to Saturday night is black comedy Extra Ordinary, directed by Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman. The story follows a driving instructor who must use her supernatural gifts to save a lonely man’s daughter from an aging rock star hoping to use her for satanic sacrifice. This is a must-see comedy starring comedian Maeve Higgins, Will Forte (Saturday Night Live, Nebraska) and Barry Ward (Maze, Jimmy’s Hall). 

The Irish Film Institute returns to the Fleadh with Glimpses of Galway, a wonderful new programme of archival films made in and about Galway. These precious snapshots of Irish life range from the silent movie era in the 1920’s, right through to the 1970’s. Includes compelling and rarely-seen amateur and professional footage of Galway city and county. The screening will be accompanied by live music and introduced by the IFI’s Sunniva O’Flynn. 

My Foolish Heart also has a strong Galway connection, a stunning modern noir film starring Galway’s own Steve Wall (The Stunning, The Walls, Vikings, Silent Witness, Moone Boy) as jazz legend Chet Baker.

This year the Fleadh is honoured to present the final film from French New Wave pioneer, Agnès Varda. As a special tribute to the legendary filmmaker who passed away earlier this year, the Fleadh will screen six of her classic films alongside her latest, including Cléo de 5 à 7, a Varda classic capturing Paris at the height of the 60s in an intriguing tale expertly presented in real time about a singer whose life is in turmoil. L’une chante l’autre pas traces the intertwined lives of two women during the struggle of the 1970’s French women’s movement, with which Varda was personally involved. Vagabond includes an unforgettable performance from Sandrine Bonnaire as the free-spirited Mona, Varda’s splintered portrait of this enigmatic woman is told through flashbacks from those who encountered her. The Gleaners & I features interviews by Varda with all types of gleaners in France, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris. La Pointe Courte is Agnès Varda’s directorial debut and it remains as fresh and original as the day it was made. It will screen before Varda par Agnès, Varda’s last film, completed just before her death, in which she sheds light on her experience as a director, bringing personal insight to what she calls, ‘cine-writing’, travelling from Rue Daguerre in Paris to Los Angeles and Beijing.

Galway Film Fleadh is a world-renowned platform showcasing the very best Irish and international cinema. For 31 years we have brought the cream of Irish and international features and documentaries from around the world to Galway and this year doesn’t disappoint.

Speaking about the selection of films, Galway Film Fleadh CEO Miriam Allen said, “We are delighted to announce these films that we hope will whet the appetite of our audiences for the variety of cinema screening at Galway in July.”  

Also speaking about the announcement programmer William Fitzgerald said “I’m thrilled we can peel back the curtain a little bit and give people a chance to jump on these early release titles, across our Irish Cinema, International Cinema, Documentary and Repertory programmes. They represent a good taste of what’s in store – comedy, classics, Irish talent blowing up the big screen and the final film from the inestimable Agnès Varda.” 

To view and book tickets for all films, please click here.