That Beats Banagher Festival

That Beats Banagher

Sat 20th & Sun 21st July

A Festival Weekend for all the Family

Annual festival focused around the River Shannon and the rich history of the town of Banagher. Each year the festival includes events of historical and cultural significance, workshops and demonstrations, and leisure events on the Shannon. 

This year activities include a local food and craft market, the reopening of the popular Martello Tower Bookshop, afternoon tea, sporting events, and an electric range of workshops and courses including a stilt-walking workshop, children’s and teenagers illustration workshops, pottery workshops and CPR training. 

Following an evening of live music alongside the river, Saturday evening concludes with a fireworks display.

Sunday is packed with events on the Shannon, including Stand Up Paddleboarding, Zorbing, and open Canadian Canoeing.

The big highlight though is the Galway Community circus on Sunday, with workshops for all ages and if you’re lucky you may glimpse 'Monsieur Les Pompadu' around the town. You can’t miss him though, he’s very very very tall and will be giving some kids stilt walking workshops on Sunday morning!

Come along and enjoy a fun weekend on the Shannon.

Please note that some events require advance booking

Brochure: That Beats Banagher .pdf (size 3.5 MB)