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 35th edition will take place 11th-16th of July 2023.

How can I book tickets?

Our full programme will be announced in the coming months  

You can also sign up for our newsletter for updates.

When does the Galway Film Fair take place?

The Galway Film Fair takes place 14th to the 16th of July 2022. The 27th Edition of the Galway Film Fair will be fully announced in the coming weeks.

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 now open. Further details on Marketplace can be found here.

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 will the festival take place this year?

This year sees a full return to in-person screenings at our favourite venues the, Town Hall Theatre and the Pálás, Galmont, The Galway Rowing club

Special Assistance & Venue Accessibility

Accessibility details for the Town Hall Theatre can be found here, please contact the venue ahead of time if you are using a wheelchair or require any further assistance. Accesibility details for the Pálás can be found here.

Arrival Time

Please note the time of your screening on our programme. It’s always best to arrive half hour before the screening.

Safety + Covid 19

Since Monday 28 February 2022, the use of face masks in theatres and cinemas is no longer mandatory.  However, please be aware that a number of low-key Covid-19 mitigation measures may remain in place in both the Town Hall and Pálás to keep everyone safe. Patrons who wish to continue to wear face masks inside the theatres are more than welcome to do so and we ask that patrons do not attend an event in any of our venues if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

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 a doctor has advised you to self isolate.

Please keep up to date of the HSE guidelines by visiting here

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.

To discover more, visit www.discoverireland.ie/ www.ireland.com 

We thank the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media for their on-going support

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