Loughrea Medieval Festival 2016 Poster

Loughrea Medieval Festival

‘Loughrea 780’ – Commemorate 780 Years Of Loughrea

26th – 28th August, 2016

Loughrea Medieval Festival is a fun and educational family free event, which will take place from Friday, 26th August to Sunday 28th August, 2016 in Loughrea, County Galway as part of The Irish Walled Towns Network celebrations of National Heritage Week.

The town of Loughrea in County Galway is home to Ireland’s only functioning Medieval town moat. Last year, over 15,000 people attended Loughrea Medieval Festival events including mass in 1300 Abbey, Hurling Match, children’s medieval workshops, medieval museum collection, puppet show and a food and inn trail. Loughrea Walled Towns Day on Sunday featured battle re-enactments, craft demonstrations, children’s archaeological dig, medieval music, grand clan parade, hand on traditional crafts, food & crafts market and lots more.

Join us as we celebrate 780 years since the foundation of our medieval town
3rd Annual Award Winning Loughrea Medieval Festival – August 26th – 28th, 2016


Applications to get involved with Loughrea Medieval Festival 2016 are now open. Calling Living History, Traditional Crafts, Artists & Performers with a medieval theme.

Catherine's Kitchen Loughrea


Are you a Food or Craft Vendor? Apply to be a 2016 County Market Vendor at Loughrea Walled Towns Day, Sunday 28th August.

Full Listings For This Years Festival Is Currently Being Compiled. Here is a flavour of what was on offer last year