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June 2005

Salthill Air Show (26th June)

The Salthill Air Show is one of the few free Air Shows in Europe and is held every year along the Salthill Promenade on the shores of Galway Bay. Up to 100,000 people have lined the Salthill promenade in years gone by and this years promises to draw the same numbers. For more details click here!

Clare Island Singles Weekend (10th - 12th June)

This weekend is specifically aimed at single people of all ages over 25, looking for a weekend away to socialise and meet other single people. Events will also include - Ballroom of Romance, Blind Date, Most eligible male/female, most matched couple, and speed dating. Contact: Mr Dónal O`Shea. Tel: 00 353 98 26525.

Spancilhill Fair (23 June)

Traditional Annual Horse Fair that the famous song of the same name was written about. The annual fair attracts 1,000 - 2,000 horses and a lot of foreign buyers. Contact: Ms. Eva Considine. Tel: 00 353 65 6835483.

Siamsa - The Galway Folk & Theatre Group (14 June - 1 September)

Irish singing, dancing, music and drama, Monday to Friday, 8:45pm to 10:30pm, Claddagh Hall, Nimo's Pier, Galway. Siamsa - An evening of Irish traditional music, song and dance. The 16th year of Siamsa gives us a wonderful concert of harp, fiddles, flute, whistle, concertina, accordion, banjo, mandolin and bodhrán. Dancing is seen in traditional form, the "sean nós" style, set dancing and step dancing - which is now popular throughout the world. Children and adults intermingle on stage in a most natural family atmosphere. The one and a half hour Show concludes with folk drama depicting the major festivals of Ireland - no language is used as music, mime and dance are the perfect medium. For more details click here!

Guinness Blues Festival, Castlebar, Co. Mayo (6 - 7 June)

International Blues Festival with free entertainment in many venues over the June Bank Holiday weekend. Headline concerts in Royal Theatre and Linenhall Arts Centre. Contact: Mr. Pat Jennings Tel +353 (0)94 9023111, Email

Westport Horse and Pony Show (6 - 7 June)

Fifth two classes ponies and horses. Dog show. Trade stands. Dancing and music. Show jumping on the Monday Bank Holiday. Contact: Mr. Frankie Staunton Tel +353 (0)98 26206 or Paddy Joe Foy Tel +353 (0)98 25616, Mobile +353 (0)87 6553005

The Murphy's Cats Laugh Festival (2 - 6 June)

The cat's back for his eleventh festival in Kilkenny. Details here!

Ragús (10 June - 9 September)

Spectualar Irish Dance and traditional music show, which takes place on The Aran Islands. Following a hugely successful sell out run in Ireland, the Ragús show has taken to the road. To find out more click here!

Guiness Castlebar Blues Festival (3 - 6 June)

Festival details are still being finalized; as soon as they are they will be available on this website: