What's on in Galway This Week from 03rd September 2018We are back with the top picks of Galway Events for this coming week! There are so many amazing events on to choose from – I hope you have a fun week! And if you want to read more about where to stay or eat in Galway – don’t forget to check out our Galway Guide!

Wild West Uke Fest 2018

This is quite an unusual sounding festival but sounds like it will be so much fun!!! YEEEEE-HAW! Join us for the first Wild West Uke Fest 2018! They have a line up of amazing acts, flash mobs, free events and workshops.  Sure what else would you be at? It is on from 7 Sept at 18:00 – 9 Sept at 18:00 and you can find out all the details here.

What's on in Galway This Week from 03rd September 2018

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock

This September and October we’re putting the Master of Suspense back on the big screen with a major retrospective of his classic films. With brand new restorations of Rebecca and Strangers on a Train and screenings of a selection of some of our other favourite Hitchcock classics – this is a great opportunity to discover some of these great films for the first time or to revisit them in all their big-screen glory! For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

What's on in Galway This Week from 03rd September 2018


Dancing Event – Monday Night Social Dancing

  • Location – Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Athenry Rd., Loughrea
  • Time: 22:00 – 00:00
  • Cost: Tickets €10 at the door
  • Details: Back By Popular Demand. Monday Night Social Dancing. 3rd September – John Molloy with Shane Moore & Band
  • For more details: Click here


Business Event – How to Style your Brand

  • Location – Galway Designers Studio House, 1 Saint Augustine Street, Galway
  • Time: 11:00 – 13:00
  • Cost: €30
  • Details: In this quick workshop, Kaisa, our in-house graphic designer, will give you an introductory course to Brand Styling and all the important elements one should think through when starting a brand to get you started with your own brand. Be it then jewellery, blogging, fashion, personal, consultancy or tech related field you’re thinking of entering or something completely out of this world. No previous experience required. Here’s a list of topics that will be covered: Branding 101: What makes for a good brand?, Exercises to help find the right visual and typographic style for your brand, Ideas on how to get started on naming your brand, Logo design process (DIY vs using graphic designer services), Print vs Web and how to navigate that world, Resources for online / offline marketing & research, Extensive knowledgebase to continue working on your branding after the workshop is over as well
  • For more details: Click here

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Fitness Event – Glow In The Dark Dodgeball

  • Location – Kingfisher Nui Galway, NUI Galway Sports Centre National University of Ireland Galway
  • Time: 14:00 – 16:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Join the Sports Clubs for an active, fun afternoon of sports with glow in the dark face paint, tape, and decoration. You will be ready to shine during the game!
  • For more details: Click here

Music Event – John Gaughan

  • Location – The Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen, 7 Eyre Square, Galway
  • Time: 22:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: little man, with a little guitar, trying to make it big. debut EP on iTunes. John uses a guitar loop station to create that full track sound. Building a song up from a simple beat on the guitar body. you can check out all the latest news about John on his Facebook page.
  • For more details: Click here

Music Event – From Europe with Love: France

  • Location – St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway, Mainguard Street/Lombard Street, Galway
  • Time: 13:10-13:50
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: The Galway Music Residency is delighted to announce the first instalment of an ambitious new Lunchtime with Contempo project entitled From Europe with Love. This three-year initiative will celebrate the shared musical heritage of the European Union by exploring the string quartet repertoire from each of its 27 member countries. Part one of the project presents nine concerts from September 2018 to June 2019 (excepting January), on the first Tuesday of each month at 1:10pm in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church. It will feature music and composers from France, The Netherlands, Malta, Czech Republic, Italy, Slovakia, Portugal, Latvia and Denmark. Speakers from the member countries, embassies and local communities will introduce each concert providing unique perspectives on the musical culture of each nation.
  • For more details: Click here

What's on in Galway This Week from 03rd September 2018


Comedy Event – Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot

  • Location – Town Hall Theatre Galway, Courthouse Square, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €26
  • Details: It’s Tim Vine back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence. The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won’t let up. This is comedy without a message. What an odd person. What a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do? ‘Sunsets are in the sky, milk’s nice, and I’m an idiot.’
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Quiz Event – Connacht Hockey Table Quiz

  • Location – The Connaught Hotel, Dublin Road, Renmore, Galway
  • Time: 19:30 – 22:30
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Table Quiz in aid of the Connacht Hockey u16 and u18s Squads
  • For more details: Click here

Theatre Event – Medea

  • Location – Town Hall theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway
  • Time: 20:30
  • Cost: €12 / €10
  • Details: When Jason, the hero whom she has helped win the Golden Fleece and to whom she was born two children, decides to marry another woman – the broken-hearted Medea exacts a terrible revenge. With his inimitable physical flair and ensemble style, James Riordan directs the students of Galway Actors Workshop in this classic Greek tragedy from Euripides. Duration 90 mins, no interval.
  • For more details: here

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Quiz Event – Quiz Night – Back To School!! for Galway Musical Society

  • Location – The Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen, 27 Eyre Square, Galway
  • Time: 19:00-22:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: The big ‘Back to School Quiz’ takes place at The Skeff on September 6th. Hosted by Galway Musical Society. Relive your Leaving cert, Junior cert or for some Inter cert years!!!! We’re taking you back to school with our fun quiz about the good old days in the classroom along with some general knowledge thrown in. What can you remember!!!! Calling on all past / current pupils (aged 18 years +) & teachers everywhere to join us for a fun filled night. All monies raised will go to Galway Musical Society.
  • For more details: Click here

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Business Event – Design for Presentations

  • Location – Library Training Room, James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Time: 15:00 – 16:00
  • Cost:  Free
  • Details: This workshop will walk you through the design thinking process in the context of presentations. The attendees will leave with knowledge of tools and processes that they can use when creating presentations or other visual communication tools to make sure they are looking their best. Eileen Walsh, the facilitator, has a degree in Graphic Design and a masters in Digital Media. She has worked in the area of design and digital media for the last seven years and will be sharing some of the knowledge and tools she uses when going through the design process.
  • For more details: Click here

Yoga Event – Aran Yoga Intensive with Greg Walsh

  • Location – Inismór, Aran Islands, Galway Bay
  • Time: 6 Sept at 19:00 – 9 Sept at 13:00
  • Cost: Cost: €360. €150 non-refundable deposit to secure your place. To book email: greg@samadhi.ie
  • Details: Yoga Retreat on Inismór, Aran Islands, Galway Bay. Join Greg Walsh of Samadhi for 3 days of Iyengar yoga at the edge of the world! Practice yoga twice daily in a beautiful practice room by the open fire, with warm wooden floors, and views of nearby Dun Aengus and Galway Bay. 13 hours of yoga over 3 days. 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the late afternoon. There is lots of time after brunch to walk, read, chat, swim or go back to bed. This is You-Time, remember! Shared B&B Accommodation & All brunch and evening meals provided
  • For more details: Click here

Art Event – Grand Opening for Into the West by Harrie McManus

  • Location – Galway Designers Studio House, 1 Saint Augustine Street, Galway
  • Time: 18:00 – 21:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: This September, renowned Irish Artist Harrie McManus will be holding the first solo exhibition of her work since moving to Galway at the end of 2017. Inspired by her adopted city and its surroundings, the exhibition, entitled “Into The West”, will run for the month of September in the exhibition space of the Galway Designers Studio House in The Cornstore, Middle Street, with the official opening on Thursday 6th September (See events – GDSH). Born in Dublin a very, very long time ago, Harrie has thought generations of budding artists to draw and paint, first as the teacher in Sutton Park School and Holy Faith School, Killester, then as RTÉ Artist in Residence on Live 3 and P.M. Live for almost a decade. Her TV Appearances and Nationwide curses have given the most unlikely (and often unwilling) artist the courage and confidence to grab a brush and take to the canvas. Indeed, it was the encouragement from her pupils, many of whom she has been mentoring for decades, that prompted Harrie to pick up her pallet knife, rather than ease into her retirement. Harre is hoping her first exhibition in Galway will draw a new audience to her work – not to mention a new group of collectors — and prove it’s never too late to unleash your creativity.
  • For more details: Click here

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Fitness Event – PADI Dry Suit Diver Course

  • Location – Scubadive West, Glassillaun, Renvyle, Co. Galway
  • Time: 09:30 – 17:00
  • Cost: €210
  • Details:  Looking to dive comfortably in Ireland throughout the year; chilly winter months included? A drysuit is the answer. At Scubadive West we conduct the PADI Drysuit Specialty over one day; training includes classroom time, confined water and open water training. Our experienced (and drysuit clad!) PADI Instructors will teach you procedures and techniques for handling and avoiding potential problems; help you master buoyancy control in a drysuit; and teach you about drysuit maintenance and repair.
  • For more details: Click here
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Cultural Event – Kristyn Fontanella Dance – IN Limbo

  • Location – Town Hall Theatre Galway, Courthouse Square, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €15 / €12
  • Details: Sitting in-between the two worlds of traditional and contemporary, IN Limbo takes a journey where few have gone within Irish step dancing. Four live musicians and an ensemble of six dancers have taken the basics of what makes this tradition so attractive and translated it into a new but still recognizable language of music and dance. This production introduces the audience to another possibility within a dance form that they thought they already knew.
  • For more details: here

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Foodie Event – Biteclub Disco Brunch

  • Location – Biteclub Streetfood Discotheque, 36 Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway
  • Time: 15:00 – 17:00
  • Cost: €18 (+ booking fee) which includes two-course brunch and a choice of our Bloody Máire, Biteclub ‘Lushie’ or Bellini.
  • Details: Biteclub Disco Brunch September 9th – Brunch and Disco Rooftop Party ♥ Time for another one. Here’s the story. Boozy Brunch brought to you by Biteclub and DJ Anthony Collins. A two-course brunch consisting of Tunisian baked eggs w/ potato, tomato, chilli & tahini yoghurt, Bacon wrapped sourdough and to finish Bomboloni w/ espresso caramel & malted milk ice cream. Add in a signature Biteclub cocktail and all Vinyl, All Disco Anthony Collins in our heated Rooftop Garden. Good Times indeed.
  • For more details: Click here

Club Event – Riff Shop Live in Halo

  • Location – Halo Nightclub Galway, 36 Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway
  • Time: 23:00 – 02:00
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: We are delighted to welcome Riff Shop, the live DJ / Sax / Percussion trio to Halo on Saturday 8th September.🎷 Riff Shop consists of DJ Steve O on decks, AJ on drums, and Conor on sax. The trio plays massive dance & chart hits from all genres with their instruments as live accompaniment to create a high energy party vibe. 🎷 Riff Shop currently enjoys residencies in Ireland’s biggest clubs, and wow crowds at parties for clients like Apple, Facebook, Google and So Sue Me – Suzanne Jackson’s wedding. We simply can’t wait for this one! There will be VIP Night Out, party bottles, guest list and cocktail giveaways in the event, so get tagging your pals that need to see these guys play in Galway.
  • For more details: Click here

Event – Cube of Truth

  • Location – The Kings Head, 15, High Street, The Latin Quarter, Gaillimh
  • Time: 14:30 – 17;30
  • Cost:
  • Details: The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; we attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach. Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential, and please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one.
  • For more details: Click here

Foodie Event – Bread Baking MasterClass

  • Location – Brazco Coffee Academy, Oranmore, Galway
  • Time: 10;00 – 11:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Want to improve your bread baking skills? Then, drop into one of our baking masterclasses hosted by Maureen & Linda. They will show you how to make Porridge Bread, Fruit Scones & Brown Bread.
  • For more details: Click here

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Fitness Event –  Galway – KBC presents the WellFest Summer Tour

  • Location – Salthill Galway, Promenade Salthill, Galway
  • Time: 10:00 – 14:00
  • Details: On Saturday 8 September, we will be hosting a FREE wellness pop-up event in Salthill Park, Galway. This free pop-up is designed to give you a real taste of what WellFest is all about and is sure to leave you feeling refreshed, inspired and uplifted!
    This event will include: 💃🏻Music and dance-themed workout with Fearless Moves 💪🏼Bodyweight #HIIT workout with Tom Dalton
    🍓Wellness discussion led by GAA fitness coach Brian Keane and registered dietitian Orla Walsh 🧘Yoga flow with Julie B
    😋Plus some of our favourite wellness brands: Fulfil, Glenisk, Bella Bites and Skinny Malinkys
  • For more details: Click here

Bridal Event – Bridal Sale Galway

  • Location – The Connaught Hotel, Dublin Road, Renmore, Galway
  • Time: 8 Sept at 08:00 – 9 Sept at 23:00
  • Cost: Depends if you purchase your dream dress!
  • Details: Bridal Sale Galway At The Connacht Hotel on the 8th and 9th of sept and we are giving away a wedding dress of your choice to one lucky winner. All you have to do is like and share our post publicly and tag as many brides to as you can. Some lucky ladies will be invited to the Connacht hotel and the draw will be done live.
  • For more details: Click here
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Music Event – Eamon McCormack

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €12
  • Details: International Irish Blues-Rock guitarist who has toured, recorded, and played with Rory Gallagher, Jan Akkerman, Johnny Winter, Nils Lofgren, Walter Trout and ZZ Top to name but a few…
  • For more details: here

Sports Event – Cannonball, Ireland

CANNONBALL is a unique three-day road trip around Ireland, taking a different route each year. Now in its ninth year, millions of excited fans have witnessed the crazy Cannonball convoy of cars pass through their town, city or bend in the road with over 190 gleaming supercars, wacky fun cars and monster wheels every year. It’s not only the vehicles that add colour: our Canonballers have a penchant for dressing up – we call it the motorised masquerade! But to really feel the buzz, you have to be there.

The official route can be found here, and it will be going through Galway.


Baby Event – Baby Market Galway

  • Location – Clayton Hotel Galway, Old Monivea Rd, Galway
  • Time: 12:00 – 14:00
  • Cost: €3 per person, 2 for €5 and kids go free
  • Details: Join us at our parent to parent indoor preloved baby market. From travel systems to sterilisers and everything in between, find all you need at this expensive time. Great quality nearly new baby, maternity and toddler related items for a fraction of the new price. Browse our local baby-related business/service/craft and info stalls including Moulded Memories, West Coast Doula, Marie Salaün, Pīgoznīša Homemade, My Cotton Drawer, Kidstar Gifts, West Coast Doulas and more.
  • For more details: Click here

Festival Event – Brazilian Independence Day in Galway

  • Location – Halo Nightclub Galway, 6 Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway
  • Time: 22:00 – 02:30
  • Cost: €7
  • Details: ONE OF THE BIGGEST BRAZILIAN CELEBRATION HERE IN GALWAY… NOW WILL HAPPEN FOR THE FIRST TIME @HALO NIGHTCLUB, THE BIGGEST AND BEST NIGHTCLUB IN GALWAY – DJ Paulo Salut will be playing the best tunes. and the Surprise BAND will make sure that you won’t stop dance!
  • For more details: here

Dublin Events

If you would like to know about events coming up in Dublin, then check out Sarah’s website here for events this week. Be sure to check back to her website each week as she creates a new events post weekly!

North Tipperary / Limerick Events

If you would like to know about events coming up in North Tipperary/Limerick, then check out Lauren’s website here for events this week. Be sure to check back to her website each week as she creates a new events post weekly!

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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