Free Live Music / Ceol Beo Saor In Aisce

The Kings Head is one of Galway city’s most popular night spots and it hosts free, quality live music nightly including late on Fridays and Saturdays, from 5 Piece Rock Covers Bands at weekends, to ‘Fred and James’ on a Monday night and ‘Trad at the Head’ every Wednesday night. There’s lots of capacity and menu options for groups and parties, too.

We are also an official venue for some of Galway’s favourite festivals like Cúirt, Galway Sessions, Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Comedy Festival to name just a few.


The Kings Head is famously associated with live comedy and theatre in Galway, both as a breeding ground for comedy talent and as a venue. In the early 1990s, it became home to The Flying Pig Theatre Company whose members included the world acclaimed comedian, Tommy Tiernan.

Today, The Kings Head is proud to be among the venues for the world-renowned Galway International Arts Festival, when it plays host annually to the Laughter Loft series of lunchtime comedy gigs, which has seen it host performances by leading acts such as Deirdre O’Kane, Colm O’Regan, Foil, Arms & Hogg among many others. In addition to the Galway International Arts Festival, The Kings Head is also an official venue for many more of Galway’s amazing festivals including Cúirt, Galway Sessions and Galway Comedy Festival among others. The Kings Head also acts as a venue for many charity events for local and national groups.


The King’s Head is a fantastic spot in Galway to catch up with your favourite big sporting events. With a variety of sports such as GAA, soccer and rugby being shown in the venue on our big screen which is located on the ground level of the venue, combined with our tasty bar menu means there really is no better spot in Galway to show your support and cheer on your favourite team or athlete.