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Galway summer calendar, this fifth annual event which runs from 11am to 6pm each day, has it all free guest lectures, family entertainment and music, trade stands, exhibitions, and, for the first time, a period costume competition.
Galway Garden Festival continues to blossom
Family entertainmentChildren of all ages will be entertained by the delightful Tommy Bakers Puppets. The Gombeens make a welcome return, bringing mayhem and anarchy, while the fabulous Franzini Brothers will bring Converse Chuck Taylor Buy Online Uk
The Botanical Art Exhibition, now in its third year, is one of the most popular displays and this year will boast more artists many with international reputations and from as far away as Korea.
The most imaginatively dressed person will be awarded a special prize by judges between1pm and 4pm.
This year much awaited Galway Garden Festival will take place on July 5 and 6 at Claregalway Castle.
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Hazel Hendy from Galway Simon with Daniel and Jonathan from Clowns without Borders who will be entertaining visitors to the popular Galway Garden Festival which takes place at Claregalway Castle on July 5 and 6.
Nurseries and garden suppliers from across Ireland will offer a range of plants, trees, seeds, garden furniture, and equipment, including Converse New Arrival 2017 Garden Landscape Designers' Association, Radharc landscaping, and garden designer Anne Byrne who will offer tips on how to improve your garden, so bring photos of your garden for free design advice.
Period costume competitionA new highlight this year is the Period Costume Competition with visitors of all ages invited on Sunday to dress up in the period of their choice from the Mesolithic period to the 1930s.
On Sunday the Serenadus Quartet will perform at lunchtime, followed by The Army Band of 2nd Command at 2.30pm.
their wonderful Cannonball Circus on both days.
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Among the trade stands the in Galway which is supported by the Galway County Council, will feature the work of local craftspeople and artists, in addition to the craft tent.
Climate change, food safety, sustainable gardening and sustainable living are the main themes for this year festival, in addition to planning and cultivating beautiful gardens.
Whitbread Award winning poet and scholar, Bernard O' Donoghue, is the special guest at Saturday wine reception which begins at 7pm a ticketed event costing euro and early purchase is advised.
And the revelry continues with a packed music programme that includes a Saturday lunchtime concert by Galway much loved St Patrick Brass Band, followed by the renowned RTE Contempo String Quartet at 3pm.
Oddie Bradell will also return in what promised to be an action packed entertainment programme.
And this year visitors can expect guest appearances by Galway composer and performer Julie Feeney at 4.30pm, in addition to The Galway Baytones, Strictly Dixie, Colm O and Lucca Virgi and friends.
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