SeaFest 2018 will take place in Galway Harbour from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July. Galway is one of Ireland’s most popular holiday destinations. The vibrant city is located on Ireland’s western coast, looking out over Galway Bay and the North Atlantic Ocean.

How to get there


By Car

Galway is easily accessible by car from locations around the country.

From Dublin, take the N4 and then the M6 motorway west to Galway.

From Limerick, take the N18 and M18 north to Galway and follow signs for Galway city.

From Cork, take the N20 north and follow the signs for Galway. This route passes through Blarney, Mallow, Buttevant, Charleville and Limerick. At Limerick, take the N18 and M18 north which will bring you into County Galway and then follow signs for Galway city.

From Sligo/Donegal, take the N17 south to Galway.

There is no car parking available directly at the Galway Harbour and Docks location. There is on-street parking (Pay and Display) and several car parks in Galway city – for more information, visit Galway City Council’s parking page here

By Rail or Bus

Return rail services operate regularly between Dublin and Galway, and between Limerick and Galway – for more information, visit Iarnród Éireann. Ceannt Station is Galway’s train station – located close to Eyre Square and a few minutes walk away from SeaFest’s location in Galway harbour.

Galway is well served with coach services from around the country – these include Bus Éireann, Citylink and GoBus.

By Air or Ferry

If you’re flying into Galway from overseas, the most conveniently located airports are Ireland West Airport Knock in Charlestown, Co Mayo or Shannon International Airport in Co Clare. Both airports are about an hour’s drive from Galway city. You can also fly into Dublin Airport or or Cork Airport and travel by road to Galway.

The nearest ferry points are in Dublin, Rosslare and Cork.


Visit Galway Tourism for options on where to stay in Galway and ideas of where else to visit in the county. You may also want to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, a spectacular driving route along Ireland’s Atlantic coast.

We have lots of ideas on what to do in Galway city on our Festival App – find out how to download it here.