What's on Halloween Weekend - Galway 2018
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With it being Halloween weekend, we thought that we would share our top picks of the Halloween themed events that are on in Galway this weekend! This is a follow on from our normal Galway Events Guide and if you want to read more about where to stay or eat in Galway – don’t forget to check out our Galway Guide!


Galway Pumpkin Patch

  • Location – Castletaylor South, Ardrahan, H91 V2P5
  • Time: Galway Pumpkin Patch will open on Saturday, October 20 at 3 pm (Limited tickets) and on Sunday, October 21 (Sold Out), and over the Bank Holiday weekend Saturday and Sunday, October 27th and 28th (1 pm slot on Bank Holiday Sunday is now sold out).
  • Details: Galway’s newest Halloween event for all the family! We have created the most amazing Pumpkin Patch on our family farm in Ardrahan in South Galway. Pumpkin Patches are a hugely popular tradition in the US where people make it a family day out to go and select their pumpkin. We have created a fun few hours entertainment where you can pick your own pumpkin and enjoy the Halloween themed displays, plenty of games, and take lots of snaps.
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Halloween Fancy Dress in Halo

  • Location – Halo, 36 Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: ⋄ With Promoters ⊳ €7 ⋄ Online ⊳ €7.95 ⋄ AT the door ⊳ €10
  • Details: Halloween Fancy Dress Party in Halo Nightclub
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Halloween Mom & Baby Yoga Fundraiser!

  • Location – ARD Family Resource Centre ( Ardaun, Roscam and Doughiska.), Doughiska Road, Galway
  • Time: 11:00-13:00
  • Details: Its become a bit of a tradition in our classes to celebrate seasonal events by inviting a VIP guest to share all the fun with you and bubs! Partners, Grans, Aunty’s, friends all welcome to this fun Halloween themed Yoga class! Dress up if you wish!😂🦄🎃It’ll be extra special as we’re fund-raising for Mummy’s Star a unique charity which supports women and their families affected by cancer either during their pregnancy or shortly afterwards. Help us to raise awareness of the incredible work this charity does which will help support these amazing women and their families and maybe reach new families that could be struggling and feeling alone. Any donation big or small is very welcome either on the day or online.
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Rebirth | A Dramsoc Production

  • Location – NUIG Dramsoc, Áras Mac Léinn, NUIG, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Details: A Dance/Movement piece written and directed by Jess Harkin. In a mysterious land full of magic, lights and colour, two characters meet who portray a tale of friendship, love and identity. However, even though the land may look so pretty and mystical, deep within lies a darkness that the two girls are fated to meet. Tickets can be bought at Socsbox.
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What's on Halloween Weekend - Galway 2018

Afrobeat Halloween Madness

  • Location – DNA Nightclub and Venue, Eyre Square, Galway
  • Time: Doors Open 11 PM Till Late
  • Cost: €5 before Midnight || €10 After Midnight
  • Details: G_Afro_Vibes brings you “AfroBeat Halloween Madness” Show in the DNA Nightclub and Venue. Dress Code: Halloween Funky Costume (or whatever)
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Halloween Ball

  • Location – The Galway Rowing Club, 10 Waterside, Galway
  • Time: 19:00
  • Cost: Tickets are €12 /€10 concession
  • Details:  Galway Fringe Festival is delighted to present the 3rd annual Halloween Ball at Galway Rowing Club (Woodquay)) on Saturday 27th October 2018. A fantastic fancy dress party at the amazing Galway Rowing Club! Come to join some of Galway’s most successful and talented musicians for a serious night of music, – this is a Halloween Ball with a difference, expect scary songs, craic and divilment! Open until 2 am.
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Murder Mystery Halloween Night

  • Location – Cooke’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, 28 Abbeygate Street Upper, H91 HF51
  • Time: 18:30 – 22:00
  • Cost: €52.01
  • Details:  You’re invited to a very exclusive Hollywood Oscar-themed party in the heart of Galway City! Our murder mystery activity puts you and your fellow party goers in the driving seat as the lead characters! You’ll dine in a fabulous medieval dining room bursting with decorations on a mysterious night where friends become enemies and everyone’s a suspect! Match wits with our detective to find the clues, question your fellow party guests and make your accusation for MURDER! Seating is limited and advance booking is required. Price includes dinner, wine & murder mystery activity. Theme: Hollywood Oscar Night. Come in any fancy dress you like. Special prize for best dressed!
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The Annual Village Salthill Zombie Run

  • Location – Galway Business School, GCI House, Grattan Road, Salthill, Galway
  • Time: 13:00 – 16:00
  • Cost: €10
  • Details:  The Village Salthill is proud to present their 3rd annual Zombies & Fairies Chase in aid of ACT For Meningitis. Join us to escape a horde of zombies in a family fun event. For the little ones, they can run the prom with the Fairies! Take part in the chase along the scenic Salthill Prom and if you make it to Salthill Park safely then you’ll be treated to some tasty snacks and entertainment. Registration takes place in advance at Galway Business School, including Zombie make up for anyone who wants to take part.
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What's on Halloween Weekend - Galway 2018
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Film – The Craft

  • Location -Pálás Cinema, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 00:00-02:00
  • Cost: €11
  • Details: As part of our Season of the Witch, we’ve got a late night showing of the deliciously angsty teenage misfit movie The Craft.
    Sarah has always been different. So as the new girl at St. Benedict’s Academy, she immediately falls in with the high school outsiders. But these girls won’t settle for being powerless misfits. They have discovered “The Craft”, and they are going to use it. This 90’s cult classic stars Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True and Skeet Ulrich.
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Mad Hatters Tea Party at Electric

  • Location – Biteclub – Streetfood Discotheque, 36 Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway
  • Time: 15:00 – 17:00 (Doors 2.30pm with food from 3)
  • Cost: €20.04
  • Details: You are invited to tumble down the rabbit hole and join our head chef Alice in our rooftop Wonderland for a disco brunch this October Bank Holiday weekend. With a menu beyond your wildest imagination here’s a sneak peek through the looking glass: A nibble when you arrive, A Hash brown with Magical Mushrooms, Crispy eggs and Bacon! (By Magical we mean delicious), A terrific tea-inspired cocktail to tickle your taste buds, Hatters House-made Bombolini to finish, **Menu subject to magical changes. Please let us know of any dietary requirements in advance. Alice Got You! Remember it’s Halloween so feel free to come as your favourite Alice in Wonderland character with a prize for the best dressed on the day.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 22nd October 2018

Spooky Wooky at Burren Nature Sanctuary

  • Location -Burren Nature Sanctuary, Cloonasee, Kinvara, Galway
  • Details: Open all week for mid-term including Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday.
    Halloween fun at Burren Nature Sanctuary. Face Painting, Fancy Dress Competition with prizes every day.
    No pre-booking, just come along in your spookiest costume!
  • For more details: Click here

Kid’s Halloween Party in Eyre Square Shopping Centre

  • Location – Eyre Square Shopping Centre, Galway
  • Time: Mr Bones will be hosting a Halloween event on Saturday from 12pm-4pm
  • Cost:
  • Details: Ghostly Greetings to you! Spooky times are ahead with Halloween creeping its way around the corner. Make sure you pop into Eyre Square Shopping Centre On Saturday 27th October 2018 from 12-4 for a ghoulishly good time. There will be Trick or Treat Karaoke, where children can sing or tell a joke to win goodies. A Fancy Dress Competition with Bernardo the Magician. The Old Story Teller and The Wicked Queen will be reading Halloween stories. A professional makeup artist will work on children/ adults in the ultimate Halloween makeovers. Selfie-photo opportunities, and “Bat’s Blood” drinks and Dead-Fly Cookies. It promises to be a frightfully fun afternoon.
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Halloween Haunted House Party at Tom Sheridan’s

  • Location – Tom Sheridan’s Bar Knocknacarra Galway
  • Time: 21:00
  • Cost: No cover charge
  • Details: This Halloween, get ready to wake the dead here at Tom Sheridan’s Bar & Restaurant as we’re turning into a haunted house for one night of chills & thrills on Saturday 27th October. Our annual fancy dress party has become the legendary night out and we challenge you to wear the most creepy, scary or frightening costume you can find with some spooktacular prizes up for grabs. We’ll have a late bar and music ’til late with a live DJ playing some chilling tunes
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What's on Halloween Weekend - Galway 2018

Halloween Comic Fest 2018

  • Location – Sub-City Comics Galway, Unit 10 Corbett Court, Williamsgate Street, Galway
  • Time: 12:00 – 17:00
  • Details: This year’s Halloween ComicFest is poised to be the best yet! The comics available this year reflect a broad range of tastes. The All-Ages Mini Comics feature popular characters like Splatoon and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, while the Full-Size Comics feature well-known properties like Hellblazer, Spider-Man, and Goosebumps! Halloween ComicFest is the perfect time to introduce friends and families to the wonders of comic shops, and experience them as premiere destinations for Halloween fun!
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  • Location – The parade will begin at NUIG (Aula Maxima), and take to the streets along the following route: University Rd, Salmon Weir Bridge, St Vincent’s Ave, Francis St, Eglington St, William St, Shop St, Church Yard St, Mainguard St, Bridge St, O’Brien’s Bridge, Dominick St Lower, Dominick St Upper, Crossing canal, Raven’s Terrace, Claddagh Quay.
  • Time: 17:30
  • Details: Out of the Wild Sky, the 2018 Macnas parade, will traverse through the streets of Galway at 5.30pm on Sunday, October 28th, 2018. Beginning at its home on the NUI Galway campus the parade will weave its way through the streets of Galway, the Macnas Halloween Parade is a highlight of Ireland’s cultural calendar. It is the largest free event in In Ireland for Halloween with over 54,000 people lining the streets every year to be awed and amazed by this epic scale of storytelling. This year’s story celebrates the act of transformation being unleashed upon the city. A world that is hypnotic and intoxicating, glittering, mysterious and filled with shadowy and noble things. Between the white fire of the stars and the whispering woods, you can hear the breath of small kingdoms rising and falling, dreams floating light as moths among the branches of the trees, where sweetness and tangibility flicker amongst the dark hug of time. Macnas bring Out of the Wild Sky to the streets of Galway, packed full of love and magic, as they sculpt a new cosmos into being, where the language of birds and the stars take flight, bells ring out stitches of lightning burst forth as a new horizon lights up the deep and the wondrous and lifts up the sky.
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What's on Halloween Weekend - Galway 2018
Photo: Samantha Milligan via Wilderness Festival via Macnas Facebook Page

Hallowe’en Bonfire & Storytelling 

  • Location – Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, Co Galway
  • Time: 15:00 – 18:00
  • Cost: Adult €8, Children €10
  • Details: Hallowe’en is coming to the gardens, and we invite all the family to dress in their scariest Hallowe’en outfit and join us for an afternoon of Ghoulish Arts & Crafts, Spooky Storytelling, Hunting for The Púca, Witchery in the Roundhouse and our grand finale, everybody’s favourite – our Bonfire to celebrate Samhain. Due to huge demand last year, we have two dates, 28th and 29th October this year. The event runs from 3 pm to 6 pm. This family event is suitable for all ages.
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Cellar Takeover (Halloween Techno Massacre)

  • Location – The Cellar Bar Galway, 12 Eglinton Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €6 at the door
  • Details: Absolutely nothing but the heaviest, most evil & industrial sounds for our Halloween Takeover special.
    After an insane night @ our September edition, we’re ready for destruction once again, with some of Galway’s heaviest techno hitters. This one is gonna get hectic, so bring the Halloween outfit, along with floor stomping footwear & join us in the smoke-filled techno dungeon, for a night of debauchery…
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What's on Halloween Weekend - Galway 2018

The Boat Inn Annual Fancy Dress Party

  • Location – The Boat Inn, Main Street, Oughterard, Galway
  • Time: 16:00
  • Details: Our Annual Fancy Dress Party. Lots of Prizes for best costume, scariest costume, best makeup and overall winner. DJ Aidan Kenny on hand. Finger food later for everyone.
  • For more details: Click here
What's on Halloween Weekend - Galway 2018
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Baby fancy dress Pumpkin party

  • Location – Baby Sensory Galway, Knocknacarra, Galway
  • Time: 10:30 –  11:30
  • Details: Baby’s first Halloween, let’s make it a super special one at the Baby Sensory fancy dress pumpkin party
  • For more details: Click here

If you are hosting an event and would like to submit for possible feature on our events posts then please email the details to Hello@Floralesque.com with the subject line ‘Upcoming Galway Event’. Thanks!


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