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Vodafone Comedy Carnival Festival Galway 2018

Clayton Hotel Galway are proud partners of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Festival once again this year.

Clayton Hotel Galway is the perfect base for anyone visiting the city with the Vodafone Comedy Festival in mind. As partners of the Festival for the past number of years, we’ve enjoyed the company of Ireland’s biggest comedy fans visiting year after year. Located only a short distance from Galway city centre where the majority of the action takes place, the hotel offers luxurious surroundings, with the added benefit of complimentary parking and a direct city bus outside the door.

Vodafone Comedy Carnival has been running since 2005, 12 years on, it is still attracting the biggest Irish and International names in comedy to Galway. The Carnival is host to comics, improv shows, theatre, mime, table quizzes, hip hop music and even beatboxing. In the past, names such as Tommy Tiernan, Ardal O’Hanlan, Des Bishop, Rubberbandits, Rich Hall, Andrew Maxwell, Beardyman, PJ Gallagher, Al Porter and many more have graced the stages providing both comedy and alternative entertainment.

The comedy festival runs for seven consecutive days. Starting 23rd October and running until 29th October, many local pubs and theatres join forces to create the stage for Ireland’s leading comedy festival. Venues include – Roisin Dubh, The Town Hall Theatre, Blackbox, The Kings Head and many more. For any individuals who do not feel like sitting indoors during the festival, there are many pop up stages available throughout the streets of the city, both during the day and in the evening. With several shows taking place each day, one can be sure to find a host of varied entertainment for all the family.

The line-up for this year’s comedy festival is one not to be missed. If the last few years are anything to go on, there will be side splitting fun to be had. Book a stay and fall into bed laughing each night at Clayton Hotel Galway.

If you would like to go ahead and make a reservation please click here, alternatively you can call the hotel directly on 091 721900 or email



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