Ballygar Carnival

The 80th Annual Ballygar Carnival

August 1st - 6th 2024

View our full line-up of events for Carnival 2024!

Applications are now open for traders and stalls for our Fair Day. More info here

Register for our Busking Competition here!

There are also opportunities to volunteer and assist the carnival sub-committees. Find out how you can help here!

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The annual Ballygar Carnival takes place over 6 days across the August Bank Holiday weekend. It was started in 1945, and having just completed it’s 79th consecutive year, it is regarded as being Ireland’s longest running family carnival.

Music and dances are always a core part of the carnival entertainment. The same is true of Murray’s Funfair, who have been bringing amusements to The Square and loyally supporting the festival for more than 60 years! Other events include performances and demonstrations, walks and talks, arts and crafts, our traditional Fair Day and market, Children’s Fancy Dress, Dog Show and much more! 

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Thank you to the local businesses and Galway County Council for their continued support of Ballygar Carnival

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