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Galway Events in May

Tues 2nd May 2017 - Lunchtime Classical  Music Recital
Taking place at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church off the main pedestrian street of Galway, the Lunchtime recital is a popular and long-standing event which features The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet.

1st - 31st May 2017 - Bealtaine Festival
Celebrating creativity in older age. Thousands of older people now take part in the Bealtaine festival. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists.

28th April - 1st May 2017 - Connemara Mussel Festival
A celebration of local mussels takes place on the glorious Renvyle Peninsula in North Connemara. Eat your fill, enjoy the music, and bring the family.

Sat 6th May 2017 - Gaelforce Connemara Adventure Challenge
32.5km stand-alone sprint race through the magnificent scenery around Killary Harbour in Connemara, Co Galway. This race involves trail running, cycling and kayaking.

19th - 21st May 2017 - Galway Early Music Festival 
Celebrating its 22nd birthday in 2017 with old world music and arts and features concerts, workshops, street performances of music, dance and historical re-enactment.

19th -21st May 2017 - Galway County Fleadh
Features a variety of traditional Irish music sessions competitions and dancing events.

Late May 2017 - Claddagh Hooker Regatta (Galway City)
Regatta displaying unique Irish boats, such as currachs and Galway Hookers including the Bád Mór, Gleoiteog, Leathbhád and Púcán classes of boat traditionally used throughout Galway Bay, along the coast of Connemara and North Clare.

Sat 27th May 2017 - Tour de Conamara
This is the Irish leg of a new international cycling event held in Clifden Connemara, with the option of 140km and 80km routes. A 14km Family cycle with free cycling tuition for kids will be hosted during the weekend making it a cycling weekend with something for everyone.

26th May - 4th June 2017 - Conamara Bog Week
The annual Conamara Bog Week 2016 festival takes place in the Quaker village of Letterfrack. This is the 32nd year of the festival and the organisers Conamara Environmental Education and Cultural Centre are promising an exciting line up as usual.

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