Mon, 04 July 2011 festival season

High Street buskers

This trio of buskers were offering up beautiful music on High Street in Galway on Saturday. It was a hot, sunny day, and the start of festival season in Galway.

Actually, from about March onwards Galway is the host of festival after festival, but it reaches its cultural peak during July. Tomorrow sees the start of the Galway Film Fleadh, an internationally-famous film festival that’s an important marker on the Irish film calendar.

The city can’t even hitch in a breath before the two-week Arts Festival descends, and then it’s the annual Galway Races.

Before you know it it’s August and the summer is sliding away and the Oyster festivals (there are two) are beckoning.

If our small spell of good weather continues it will be a merry two months in Galway.

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