Barnacles Blog

Upcoming events in Galway

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May & June in Galway sound amazing! From film, music, sport, sea and food festivals to charity swims in a nip – Galway has it all! Besides amazing festivals and events in Galway, make sure to check out Wild Atlantic Way Read on

Galway hooker festival

galway hooker

The first ever “Galway Hooker Festival” will take place over the June Bank Holiday weekend in Galway City in and around the Harbour , the Claddagh And Galway Bay. If you are lucky enough to be in Galway during this Read on

Forbidden Fruit Festival

stay in dublin hostel for forbidden fruit

Bulmers Forbidden Fruit, it is taking place this weekend on 31st May and 1st June at IMMA, Royal Hospital in Kilmainham. This festival is an exciting weekend of music and comedy with dozens of acts across four stages catering for Read on

Win tour of Ireland

win tour of ireland

We have teamed up with our buddies Shamrocker Adventures to give you 5 day tour of Ireland completely for FREE! Enter on our Facebook page, just click here! You can win ultimate tour of Ireland including stays in Barnacles Temple Read on

Local guide to Galway

View from Salthill Promenade as the sun sets over Galway Bay

Next in the series of our local guides, we have some recommendations from lovely Karen who works in our Galway hostel. Our local guide to Galway series is here for you to see what our staff likes to do and Read on