Thanks to the customers, patrons, sponsors & volunteers of Westival 2019 for another fantastic year!

All Events

Kintsugi - McGing's Exhibition

Kintsugi - McGing's Exhibition

Kintsugi; the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery and adorning its scars with precious metals. It is the art of embracing damage and not discarding broken things, of cherishing the imperfect and loving the mended.
Of Birds and Other Beings

Of Birds and Other Beings

Mayo artists Jane Williams and Mags Duffy explore unknown worlds, silent language and metamorphic spaces in this fascinating joint exhibition.
Connacht Coast - Norman Ackroyd

Connacht Coast - Norman Ackroyd

Acclaimed landscape artist and printmaker Norman Ackroyd’s work ranges from minimalist, nearly abstract impressions, to detailed images. A wonderful opportunity to see a masterful collection.
Looking for Ghosts

Looking for Ghosts

'Looking For Ghosts', by Oliver Smith, documents the communities and people involved in the underground rave scene in Ireland. It consists of portraits and environments photographed after the party has ended.
Poetry Pharmacy

Poetry Pharmacy

Inside Westival’s poetry pharmacy, poets and authors will prescribe potions and word remedies for ailing creatives afflicted with writer’s block, lethargy or weak headlines.
Unpublishable - I’m Fine, Help me

Unpublishable - I’m Fine, Help me

An event for young people, their families, writers and anyone interested in the real challenges that younger people face.
Dracula Live & Festival Finale

Dracula Live & Festival Finale

This special screening features a bone-tingling live score. Filled with haunting vocals and nerve-shredding guitar riffs, enjoy this thrilling live show in the comfort of Westport’s Town Hall Theatre.
Behind the Scenes at the Harry Potter Movies

Behind the Scenes at the Harry Potter Movies

Head along to Tertulia and let owner (and former Harry Potter special effects technician) Neil Paul take you on a journey behind the scenes at the Harry Potter sets. 
Faerie Tailor’s Faerie Museum

Faerie Tailor’s Faerie Museum

The Faerie Museum will take you gently by the hand and lead you to a place of wide-eyed wonder. The more you look, the more you see!
Don Stiffe & Anne Marie Kennedy - Spoken Word And Songs

Don Stiffe & Anne Marie Kennedy - Spoken Word And Songs

Together, these gifted Galwegians weave storytelling, songs and poetry, using lived experiences as the binding thread.
Brittle / Fragile

Brittle / Fragile

Through an open call, artists were invited to submit work on Westival 2019’s theme, ‘Brittle / Fragile’.
Vitreous

Vitreous

Westival's ‘Brittle / Fragile’ theme, is beautifully reflected in its main visual-art exhibition Vitreous meaning of nature resembling glass. The exhibition features artworks created by five internationally acclaimed glass artists.