Galway Film Fleadh – Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Galway Film Fleadh take place?

The Galway Film Fleadh takes place every July in Galway City in the West of Ireland. The 33rd edition will take place 20th-25th July.

How can I book tickets?

See our full programme for details and booking for all 2021 events.  

You can also sign up for our newsletter for updates.

When does the Galway Film Fair take place?

The Galway Film Fair takes place in July each year. The 25th Edition of the Galway Film Fair takes place 21st – 23rd July 2021.

Who can take part in the Galway Film Fair?

The Galway Film Fair is an industry-focused cinema event. Whether your industry experience is just beginning or decades long, there is something for everyone. Applications for this year’s Marketplace are closed.

Where can I get up to date news?

You can sign up for our newsletter CLICK HERE and also keep an eye on our News section of the website www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

If you have any other question please email info@filmfleadh.ie

Where are your Outdoor Screenings?

Fr. Burke Park is the venue for all of our outdoor screenings. The Park is located in the Claddagh in Galway City. Allow 10 minutes walking time from Eyre Square. Walk to the Claddagh / Spanish Arch, cross the bridge and the venue is a one minute walk directly ahead on the right. Follow Galway Film Fleadh signage to the venue.

Visit https://goo.gl/maps/3Yqew3izwPdruHUY8 for directions from your location.

Where are your in cinema Screenings?

Our in cinema screenings will be at the Pálás Cinema located at 15 Merchants Rd Lower, Galway, H91 F6DF. Visit https://palas.ie/your-visit/faq/ for more information on venue policies.

Visit https://g.page/palasgalway?share for directions from your location.


There will be weather cover via a stretch tent. Seats are provided and all screenings will take place regardless of rain.

Bookings can be taken for pods up to 6 people maximum.

Special Assistance & Venue Accessibility

Fr. Burke Park will be wheelchair accessible. Please advise us of any special needs or seating requirements at the time of booking.

Arrival Time

Please note the time of your screening on our programme.

Below are some things to consider before your visit, and we also ask for your contact number, to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience at Galway Film Fleadh 2021.


The safety of our visitors, staff, artists and volunteers is our paramount concern. We have been working hard behind the scenes to put measures in place to ensure that you can enjoy your visit safely and peacefully.

Contact Tracing

We need all ticket holders to provide us with their contact number which, under current guidelines, we will use for contact tracing purposes.

To do this, you can go to your account page on our website and add you phone number.

In the event of an outbreak within a Film Fleadh venue we are obliged, under HSE guidelines to share the following information with the HSE:

Your name, the total number of guests/tickets you booked, a phone number, the date of your visit. In line with the data protection commission this information will be held for 28 days solely for the purposes of contact tracing and will be disposed of after that time in accordance with GDPR.

Download the HSE COVID tracker App

Before you visit we recommend that you download the HSE COVID tracker App.

Please do not attend if any of the following apply to you:

if you are feeling unwell or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
If you are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
If you are self-isolating or restricting your movements.
If you have been diagnosed with confirmed COVID-19 infection in the last 10 days.
If you are a close contact of a person who is a confirmed case COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e. less than 2m for more than 15 MINUTES), or of someone who is awaiting a test result.
If a doctor has advised you to self isolate.
If you have returned from international travel and are not in compliance with government guidance.

If you feel ill while in attendance

Please ensure that you are wearing your mask and notify a member of staff or volunteer while keeping a 2-metre distance from other visitors and staff who will contact the on duty First Aid Responder who will bring you to the isolation space for an assessment.

Thank you for wearing a face covering

Face coverings are mandatory while attending both indoor and outdoor events in Ireland. Please refer to the government guidelines for more information.

Hand Sanitiser

Please use the hand sanitiser which will be available at the entrance and exit.

Social Distancing

Please follow the directions of our staff and volunteers, observe social distancing guidelines, and respect any maximum capacity signage that you see.

If you are attending with others, share the information with members of your party.

If you have any questions regarding the above or need to speak with us about your outdoor screening attendance, please email info@filmfleadh.ie.

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 Trail

The 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.


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.


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