April 13th- 17th 2017

Celebrating Galway as a good food destination and with a strong community focus on artisan, seasonal and local produce, the festival showcases the best that the city and county has to offer.

Galway Food Festival aims to highlight the diverse food culture of Galway and the many ways in which a vibrant food culture can help people eat better and make good food a permanent part of their lives. Since beginning five years ago, the festival has played an increasingly significant role in highlighting the importance of good food provenance and food education throughout Galway and the West of Ireland.

The theme of this year’s festival is 'Food and Community'. Food is central to the stories we tell each other and is vital for forging a sense of community. Galway is home to many different communites, both local and international. In an age of increased migration, we are witness to show many new people arriving in Galway bringing with them their own food culture. It is central thst we marry these global cultures with our own in order a secure a brighter future for food in Ireland. Together, we can make a change and make food a central part of our daily lives.

As the only city located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Galway is in the pivotal position to animate the food story of the west of Ireland and to showcase to the world the wonderful food offering at the many culinary communities located along this captivating coastal touring route – counties Cork, Kerry, Clare, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal will thus be represented at this year’s event.

Finally, we would like to thank our funders, sponsors and participants without whom the festival will not be possible.
2016 is a special year for a special festival in a special place. We look forward to seeing you in Galway!

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