What's on in Galway This Week from 06th August 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!


Festival Event – The F Word – Feminist Festival Galway

  • Time: 6 Aug at 19:00 to 12 Aug at 16:00
  • Location / Cost: Varies according to event
  • Details: This year’s F Word Feminist Festival takes place between August 6th -12th and there will be many great actions and events taking place throughout the week. There will be a feminist art exhibition and open mic, a storytelling night, bike repairs, swims, zine making, a reclaim the night march, collaborative events with other grassroots groups, a day full of informative workshops ranging in topics, a night of music by women musicians and DJs, and films and discussion reflecting on the pro-choice movement.
  • For more details: Click here for all the event listings – there is loads on!

What's on in Galway This Week from 06th August 2018 Floralesque

Foodie /Discussion Event – Death Café Galway

  • Location -The Secret Garden Galway, 4 William Street West, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: Suggested donation of €5 for the event, this is to cover costs, any proceeds over and above costs will be donated to Galway Hospice.
  • Details: At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, enjoy café-type drinks and discuss death. Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. There are no ”experts” at a Death Café, therefore no guest speakers etc. Our Death Cafés are always offered: – On a not for profit basis – In an accessible, respectful and confidential space – With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action – Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake! The evening will be gently guided & facilitated by Eric Van Lente. Eric enjoys creating spaces in which people can explore their thoughts, feelings & experiences in relation to challenging and emotional topics such as death. Eric has been working as a researcher in the social sciences and health for many years and is currently doing a PhD in psychology on mindfulness and the experience of oneness/non-dual awareness (‘being at one with everything’.)
  • For more details: Click here

Classic Cinema Event – Wild Atlantic Films: Man of Aran

  • Location: Pálás, 15 Merchants Rd Lower, Galway
  • Time: 12:00
  • Cost: €9.50
  • Details: Showing of the Classic Film; Man of Aran. In this blend of documentary and fictional narrative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland’s unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail.
  • For more details: Click here

Foodie Event – Summer Barbeque in Rinvile Park, Oranmore

  • Location – Rinvile Park, Oranmore
  • Time: 12:00 – 15:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Summer Barbeque in Rinvile Park, Oranmore
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Charity Event – GGT Retro GAYming Fund Raiser in Aide Of Galway Community Pride

  • Location – The Cellar Bar Galway, 12 Eglinton Street, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 23:00
  • Cost: €3
  • Details: We’ve got a special event coming up featuring a ton of retro gaming hardware from the 90s, from Crash Bandicoot to Tekken 3. We’ll be announcing tournaments and prizes on Galway Gaming Tribes’ Facebook page the run-up to the show, along with what games you can expect to see.
  • For more details: Click here

Music Event – Silent Disco Street Party

  • Location – Galway’s Westend, 3 William St. West, Galway
  • Time: 20:00 – 01:00
  • Cost: €20 (inc. €10 refundable deposit)
  • Details: The world famous SILENT DISCO STREET PARTIES in Galway’s West End are the stuff of legend! The most fun you can have. On a street. Don’t wait to get your tickets for this one as the last Street Parties all sold out in advance.
  • For more details: Click here

Post-Race Week Event – Race Week Service Industry Party w/ Basshunter

  • Location – DNA, Eyre Square, Galway
  • Time: 22:30 – 01:00
  • Cost: €11.40
  • Details: Basshunter headlines Galway’s biggest Race Week Service Industry Party! There are a VERY limited amount of SIN Tickets available for Service Industry Staff priced at 10 Euro and provide you with THREE free drinks, so make sure you get yours now!
  • For more details: Click here


Children’s Event – Kids Badminton Summer Camp

  • Location – Galway Lawn Tennis Club, Threadneedle Road, Salthill, Galway
  • Time: 7 Aug at 10:00 to 9 Aug at 13:30
  • Cost: €45 for members of GLTC, €60 for non-members
  • Details: Brand new kids summer camp from TUESDAY, August 7th to Thursday August 9th! Excellent coaching from our new coach Declan and loads of fun for all the kids! For more info or to sign up, please contact the GLTC front desk on 091 – 522 353 or email info@gltc.ie!
  • For more details: Click here
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Skincare Event – Vegan Beauty Skincare by Petite Beauté & Bliss Bites

  • Location – Petite Beauté, Bóthar Bhreandain Uí Eithir, #Unit 2, H91 P0E0 Galway
  • Time: 18:00 – 21:00
  • Cost: €47.29
  • Details: Join us on Tuesday 7th of August to learn everything about Vegan Beauty with Petite Beauté & Bliss Bites Bakery! * Welcoming drinks & Sweet Bites *Eating for Beauty talk by Andrina from Bliss Bites Bakery *Mini Vegan Facial *Skin care testing station *Goodie Bag!!! Bring your Vegan friend and enjoy a evening of cruelty free pampering
  • For more details: Click here


Cultural Event – Just in for the one – art show launch by Ryan Lavin

  • Location – Siar, Brogan House, The Quay, Kinvara, H91 P6PP Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 22:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Irelands newest oil on canvas work comes to Siar in Kinvara on 9 August with an exhibition titled ‘just in for the one’ by Galway artist Ryan Lavin. The show will coincide with the 40th Cruinniú na mBád in Kinvara and will run throughout August. The exhibition features 22 previously unseen works by Lavin, raised in Ballinderreen, who then lived in Virginia where he spent six years playing banjo. This is his first full show and depicts Galway pubs, music and people, the beautiful hookers (turf boats) of Galway and some of Kinvara’s iconic places and people. “I think it was my mother who first suggested I should paint pub scenes and my father who actively encouraged it. It was certainly from my mother that I got the artistic gene. I was always keen to return home to Galway. Delighted to be living back here again! If it weren’t for the seagulls I’d give it a nine.” The exhibition will be opened by dancer, actor, singer and Kinvara native Stephanie Dufresne at 7pm, Thursday 9 August with music by Phillip Lonergan and will run throughout the month. For further information please contact Mike Considine on siarkinvara@gmail.com
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Music Event – The Glory of Brass & Organ

  • Location – Galway Cathedral Recitals, Gaol Road, Galway
  • Time: 20:00 – 21:30
  • Cost: €15
  • Details: Dublin Brass Ensemble, comprising Ireland’s foremost brass players, is joined by Galway Cathedral organist Raymond O’Donnell in a programme which shows the Cathedral’s marvellous acoustic at its best. Full details on the Galway Cathedral Recitals website.
  • For more details: Click here

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Fitness Event – Pole Basic Course

  • Location – The Pole Garage Galway, First floor, Tuam Road Retail Centre, Tuam Road, Galway
  • Time: Depends on the course chosen
  • Cost: Massive savings with over 25% discount for any beginner at only €99, saving €37!
  • Details: This Pole Basic Course is perfect for any beginner or for those who have taken this course before and would like to refresh. The course is open to all ages, shapes and sizes to workout out in a supportive and social setting. Our course includes 8 classes. After your course is booked, (via the studio app) you will receive 8 class credits on your account. Each time you book into a class, you use a credit. It’s very easy. Pole fitness classes are much more than an exercise class. Many benefit from a social aspect, because participants are often sharing a pole, spotting each other is actively encouraged, so you get to know each other fairly quickly and can establish long-lasting friendships.
  • For more details: Click here


  • Location -The Dew Drop Inn, Mainguard Street, Galway
  • Time: Doors 21:00 Show 21:30 – 23:00
  • Cost: €5
  • Details: Welcome to Ireland’s Smallest Comedy Club Galway in the heart of Ireland’s most vibrant city – With Stephen Ryan, Danny Ryan and Stephanie Leonard. Pizza or finger food served at the break
  • For more details: Click here / here


Exhibition Event – A Brand New Darkness

  • Location – Galway Arts Centre,  47 Dominick Street, Galway City
  • Time: 18:00–20:00
  • Cost: Not Noted
  • Details: Abridged is once again delighted to be in Galway, very possibly our favourite city. We’re bringing A Brand New Darkness exhibition to Galway Arts Centre as Abridged once again moves beyond the magazine format. An exploration of various micro and macro apocalypses the exhibition features Lorna Simpson, Kelly Richardson, Zoe Murdoch, Fiona Hession, David Haughey, Ian Cumberland. And needless to say the darkness is older than anything else…
  • For more details: Click here

Music Event – Cloud Castle Lake

  • Location – Róisín Dubh, 9 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
  • Time: 21:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Not every new band has to burst out from a bustling scene to be legitimized. In fact, often it’s the artists who exist completely within their own realm that become the most compelling talents. Dublin-based four piece Cloud Castle Lake may make beguiling, complicated and bold compositions, but theirs is a breed of experimentation totally individual to their own searching experience, and they share a common ambition to push the lens of live performance wider, to go outside the constrictions set by genre names, and to explore beyond traditional sonic structures, offering listeners a challenging, immersive escape from the world outside. When lead vocalist, synth player and lyricist Daniel McAuley (27) met bassist Rory O’Connor (27) and guitarist/pianist Brendan William Jenkinson (27) in boarding school as a young teenager, he didn’t have any musical tendencies. He didn’t even realise he could sing, and has only recently taken vocal lessons. For a guy who has a falsetto that seems higher than Thom Yorke and Wild Beast’s Hayden Thorpe combined, that information comes as quite a shock.
  • For more details: Click here


Sailing Festival Event – Cruinniu na mBad Festival

  • Location – Kinvara, Galway
  • Time: 10th – 12th August 2018
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: For a really great festival, get yourself to Galway this weekend for Cruinniú na mBád, the festival of the boats. It’s one of Ireland’s best maritime spectacles, drawing on the regions great boating traditions and is a fantastic way to see out the summer. At Cruinniú na mBád you can see the mighty hookers in action once again as they parade around the bay. There are lots of other types of craft sailing and competing with each other and another highlight of Cruinniú na mBád is the Climin. A Climín is a ‘raft’ made from seaweed blocked and tied for transportation to a collection point on the shore. Seaweed harvesting was once a thriving industry along the west coast of Ireland, including Kinvara.
  • For more details: Click here

Music Event – Esker Festival Orchestra in Galway – 2018 Tour

  • Location – Emily Anderson Concert Hall, National University of Ireland Galway
  • Time: 20:00 – 22:30
  • Cost: €11.40 – €16.81
  • Details: The Esker Festival Orchestra, Ireland’s most exciting and established peer led orchestra, will return this August for its 5th annual residential and summer tour this August. The musicians will be directed and conducted by Peter Joyce (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna). The Esker Festival Orchestra brings together Irish and international emerging young professional musicians of the highest calibre. The Esker Festival Orchestra is supported by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, The Arts Council, RTÉ Supporting the Arts, NUI Galway and CIT Cork School of Music.
  • For more details: Click here

Foodie Event – Chocolate Lock-In

  • Location – Hazel Mountain Chocolate Galway, 9 Middle Street, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: Leave the world behind and join VIP chocolate lock in at Hazel Mountain Chocolate store Galway. Up to 14 vip guests get behind the scenes of chocolate with an exclusive tour and tasting guided by our chocolatier. Discover and taste sweet & savoury side of chocolate as you indulge in cacao champagne on arrival. You will then taste your way through the complexities of chocolate including chocolate canapés, our special hot chocolate cocktail, four different chocolate origins and our two signature truffles.
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Music Event – The Deans

  • Location – Róisín Dubh, 9 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: “Prologue: Schizophrenic Rock; If Jack Kerouac and George Orwell incubated a test tube baby in muddy water, And on its first birthday was adopted by Joe Strummer, Who raised it on a steady diet of rock & roll and Dylan, Then in its adolescent years went to live with uncle Thom and aunt Muse in their fallout shelter in the California desert, Who Clockwork Oranges’ the poor child by brainwashing it with hypnotic and progressive rock music, Until the age of 16 when it ran away from home and hit the road to do some hypnotizing of its own, Then that baby might just be called The Deans.”
  • For more details: Click here


Crossfit Event – Battle of the West 2018

  • Location – CrossFit Galway, Oranmore Business Park, Galway
  • Time:  08:00–17:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: CrossFit Galway are delighted to announce the return of Battle of the West – the hugely popular beginners competition, which will take place on Saturday 11th August 2018. This is a 1 day INDIVIDUAL event for beginner athletes, with a capacity for 35 male and 35 female athletes. This competition will be a test of fitness, skill and strength for BEGINNERS, using some of the more basic movements used in CrossFit. This will be similar to a scaled competition, but with lower weight standards, no max effort lifts, and no Olympic Lifting (apart from the final where a power clean MAY be used). This competition will suit a first or second time competitor (providing they haven’t placed in the top 10 in a previous competition). This is NOT suitable for a first time competitor with an athletic background. Our main aim is to keep all competitors at a similar level, so if you are fairly new to CrossFit but advancing quite quickly, then you will not need a beginners competition starting out. If you are eager to compete for the first time, but struggling with the weight standards set for scaled competitions, then this is a great starting point. There will be 3 WODs, with the top competitors making it to the final for a 4th WOD. This promises to be a unique and fun event and one not to be missed. Places will sell out so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • For more details: Click here

Art Event – PaINTCLUB Summer Lunch Galway – ‘West End Sunset’

  • Location – Tribeton, 3 Merchants Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 10:30 – 14:00
  • Cost: €48
  • Details: So good we have to do it twice!! An original Paintclub painting and Galway themed, ‘West End Sunset’ proved to be a hit with you so join us on Saturday 11th August for a little bit of painting and a tasty summer lunch to do this one all over again. Tickets will go on sale for this event Saturday 14th July 2018 at 10am. With all materials provided and step by step instruction given, make your way from blank canvas to finished masterpiece by lunctime. So why not join us for a fun morning of painting, a few drinks, a tasy summer salad create and take home a masterpiece at PaINTCLUB. No Experience Necessary, we promise! At PaINTCLUB we have thought of everything, we provide all materials, canvas, paint, brushes, even the aprons, you just need to come along and join 20+ other like-minded, adventurous people. PaINTCLUB is a bi- monthly event where every event there is a different painting to create! Let loose your creativity with us at PaINTCLUB.
  • For more details: Click here

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Fitness Event – Aerial Yoga Beginners’ Workshop

  • Location – Celtic Eagle’s Galway, Until 49A Briarhill Business Park, Galway
  • Time: 11:30 – 13:00
  • Cost: €30
  • Details: We invite you to a 90-min Aerial Yoga Intro workshop in Galway. Come and fly with us! You will float, play, swing and discover unlimited possibilities of aerial yoga.  Check out our video: https://youtu.be/5iUNN-zNVmo
  • For more details: Click here

Market Event – Spiddal Artisan Market

  • Location – Spiddal Artisan Market, Upstairs in Tigh Giblins, Main Street, Spiddal Village, Galway,
  • Time: 12:00 – 17:00
  • Cost: Free unless you buy some wonderful things!
  • Details: This Summer Market will be taking place on every second Saturday, upstairs in Tigh Giblins pub in the heart of Spiddal village from 12-5pm. There’s plenty of local gorgeous handmade food, art and crafts here so please call on by! 🙂
  • For more details: Click here

Fitness Event – Streets of Galway 8k

  • Location – Fr Griffin Road, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 21:00
  • Cost: €25
  • Details: 2018 sees the 33rd edition of the famous Streets of Galway 8km road race. Since its inception in 1986 the event has grown into one of the most prestigious road races in the country, yet remains true to its original motto of Sport for All, as many locals and visitors take on the event year in year out. The event will bring 3,000 participants onto the streets of our city and suburbs into what is a fantastic event and evening in the city. This event is the jewel in the crown of road races in the West and tours through the famous City of the Tribes. The race route starts at Fr Griffin Road in the city and takes in many of the sights of Galway city. including the Spanish Arch, Eyre Square, the landmark Galway Cathedral and NUI Galway, and routes out towards Salthill, past Pearse Stadium and then back in the ‘Prom’ along Galway Bay for a fast section into the finish at the historic Claddagh.
  • For more details: Click here


Market Event – Handmade In Ireland- Indoor Market

  • Location – HandMade In Galway- Indoor Market, Áras Na NGael, 45 Sráid Doiminic, Gaillimh
  • Time: 12:00 – 18:00
  • Cost: Free unless you buy some wonderful things!
  • Details: August edition of our handmade market! 11 stalls full of goodies from your local artists, crafers and designers. Call over, say hi and support local!
  • For more details: Click here
What's on in Galway This Week from 06th August 2018 Floralesque
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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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