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With the town all abuzz about sliotars and hurls today, there's never been a better time to talk about hurling. From September 18 to 21, the International Hurling Festival will take place in Co Galway, hosted by Ethiad Airways and Aer Lingus. Sixteen overseas teams will participate from far flung places such as New York, Canada, the Middle East and San Francisco. The qualifying games are being played in regional towns such as Ballinasloe, Gort and Loughrea with the big final in Pearse Stadium in Salthill on Saturday 21. The final day will also be full of off-field fun with food and craft stalls in Salthill as well as non-stop entertainment with trad music, street performers and people on stilts. All at www.hurling festival.com.

With the town all abuzz about sliotars and hurls today, there's never been a better time to talk about hurling. From September 18 to 21, the International Hurling Festival will take place in Co Galway, hosted by Ethiad Airways and Aer Lingus. Sixteen overseas teams will participate from far flung places such as New York, Canada, the Middle East and San Francisco. The qualifying games are being played in regional towns such as Ballinasloe, Gort and Loughrea with the big final in Pearse Stadium in Salthill on Saturday 21. The final day will also be full of off-field fun with food and craft stalls in Salthill as well as non-stop entertainment with trad music, street performers and people on stilts. All at www.hurling festival.com.

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