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 36th edition will take place 9th-14th of July 2024.

What films are playing?

Our full programme will be announced in June.

How can I submit my film?

For up to date information on submissions, visit our submissions page

What is happening at the Galway Film Fair?

All details about the Galway Film Fair can be found on the Industry section of our website 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?

Our film screening venues are Town Hall Theatre and the Pálás,

Our industry events as part of the Galway Film Fair hapen at  Galmont and 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. Accessibility details for the Pálás can be found 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.


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