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

Inspired by the fabulous Sarah from the blog I Come Undone (who I would highly recommend checking out here), I have decided to start sharing the top Galway Events that are coming up in the following week check Sunday. When I started the Galway Guide section on Floralesque I wasn’t quite sure which direction to take it – but this seems perfect. 

Galway always has amazing events on – from theatre to music to street performances to amazing food events. It can, however, be hard to find out the details of what’s on in one place. So enter the Galway Guide Section on Floralesque! And we are here with this week’s top picks of upcoming fun and entertaining events – this post being a taster of suggestions to come.


Cultural Event – Kerry Manning Art Exhibition opening party

  • Location – Spiddal library, Spiddal.
  • Time: 18:00–19:30
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: The opening of Kerry Manning’s solo art exhibition. Kerry loves colour and texture and has had so much fun creating images that reflect her past and my now. This exhibition of encaustic works (painted in pigment, beeswax and damar resin) is her exploration of belonging.
  • For more detailsclick here

Music Event – Shane Hennessy live in Galway

  • Location – The Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Time: 18:30–21:30
  • Details: Shane Hennessy is a virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and composer from Carlow, Ireland. His energetic contemporary guitar playing style and his cinematically vivid compositions tie in multiple influences from the various world and ethnic music.
  • For more detailsclick here

Cultural Site – FREE Entry to Aughnanure Castle Heritage Site

  • Location – Aughnanure Castle Heritage Site, Aughnanure, Co. Galway Oughterard
  • Time:  09:30am – 1800pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: June 6th is the first Wednesday of the month so you know what that means – FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL!! We’re still enjoying the glorious sunshine here in Connemara so make the most of it with a trip out west. Explore all four floors of the tower house on a guided tour or just take it easy and relax!
  • For more detailsclick here


Festival Event – The Latin Quarter Galway Gin Fest (7 June – 10 June 2018)

  • Location -The Latin Quarter, Galway
  • Details: Do you love gin? Well mark your diary as The Latin Quarter Galway will play host to ‘Gin Fest’ a 4-day celebration of all things related to Gin & Tonic from Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th June 2018, with the pinnacle of the festival being World Gin Day on Saturday 9th June. Promising a weekend of gin-enjoyment, a range of events will be taking place in the bars & venues throughout the Latin Quarter including; a Gin Cruise, Gin Forage, Gin Village, Distillery Visits, Master Classes and Tastings, Gin Trails, Gin & Food Pairings, Gin Cocktails & Competitions, New Gin Launches and Gin Experiential to name just some of the GINteresting events planned.
  • For more detailsclick here

Wellness Event – Relax and Rejuvenate Yoga

  • Location – Urban Wellbeing, Tuam Road Retail centre, Galway, Ireland
  • Time: 20:00–21:00
  • Cost: €12 drop in rate
  • Details: This is a slow moving class that involves holding certain postures for up to five minutes to allow the body to open up, releasing any tension in the body. Yin inspired, targeting connective tissue through deep stretching. Breathing exercises, meditation and guided visualisations, paired with calming music and slow-moving disco lights will help you re-connect body and mind and will leave you feeling completely calm and rejuvenated.
  • For more detailsclick here

Night Time Event – Schweppes Bubble & Ice at Tigh Nora!

  • Location – Tigh Nora, 8 Cross Street Lower, Galway, Ireland
  • Time: 19:00–21:00
  • Cost: €20
  • Details: Experience the unique Schweppes 1783 Bubble & Ice Experiential at this year’s Latin Quarter Gin Fest!
    Guests can expect eye-catching science experiments using the New Schweppes 1783 Premium Tonic Range which features five new naturally flavoured mixers, all crafted by world-class mixologists!
  • For more detailsclick here

Comedy Event – Deirdre O’Kane, A line of O’Kane

  • Location – Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, Galway
  • Time: Starts 20:00
  • Cost: €20/€18
  • Details: Deirdre O’Kane has really hit her stride. Footloose following a glittering turn on Dancing with the Stars and revelling in her return to stand-up, don’t miss Deirdre at her hilarious best in a straight-talking look at twelve frantic months in the life of this tango-tripping, family-minding, telly-making, house-moving, comedy dynamo.
  • For more detailsclick here
Brunch at Dela Restaurant Galway
If you need to stop for Brunch at the weekend – Dela is delicious! You can read my full review here.


Charity Event – Breakfast with Roy Keane – Galway WFC fundraiser

  • Location – Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Old Galway Road, Galway, Ireland Galway
  • Time: 07:30 – 09:30
  • Cost: A donation from the event will be given to the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and tables are available to purchase by contacting the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa at 091 880088.
  • Details: Ireland’s Assistant Manager, Roy Keane, will be the guest speaker at a breakfast fundraiser for the Galway WFC in early June. The breakfast will take place in the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa on Friday, June 8th and will begin at 7:30am sharp.
  • For more detailsclick here

Music Event – The Clandestinos

  • Location – Monroe’s Live, 14 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
  • Time: 23:00 – late
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: Live – Roots, Reggae & Ska ’til late!
  • For more detailsclick here


Fitness Event – Oranmore Parkrun

  • Location – Rinville, Galway, Ireland
  • Time: 9:25–10:30
  • Details: A free timed 5km run, jog or walk – Every Saturday, 9:30 m (arrive 9:25am for briefing). If you are new to parkrun, you need to register online. This generates you a unique barcode which you need to print out and bring on the day. Make sure to print it as our scanners will not read a phone screen. You can run without a barcode, but your time won’t be recorded.
  • For more detailsclick here

Cultural Event – Galway African Film Festival 2018

  • Location – Bank of Ireland Theatre – Red Zone, NUI Galway University Road, Galway, Ireland H91 TK33
  • Time/Date: 9 June at 16:00 to 10 June at 22:00
  • Details: This year’s Galway African Film Festival will take place in the Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway, on June 9th – 10th. Founded in 2008, this year’s festival includes Africa Movie Academy Award-winning “Queen of Katwe”, and Muhr Feature Award winner “Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim”, amongst other African cinematic brilliance.
  • For more detailsclick here

Creative Event – PaINTCLUB Summer Lunch Galway

  • Location – Tribeton, 3 Merchants Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 10:30 – 14:00
  • Cost: €50
  • Details: ‘Keep your Heels, Head and Standards High’ – Coco Chanel. The lady that is Coco Chanel is our hero so here is our ode to Coco with this gorgeous High Heels painting. Join us for a Summer Lunch and painting in the beautiful light-filled venue of Tribeton, right in the heart of Galway city.
  • For more detailsclick here

Fitness Event – Aerial Yoga Beginner Workshop in Galway

  • Location – Celtic Eagles Galway, Until 49A Briarhill Business Park, Galway
  • Time: 11:30 – 13:00
  • Cost: €30
  • Details: You will float, play, swing and discover unlimited possibilities of aerial yoga!!
  • For more detailsclick here


Charity Event – Croí 23rd Tour de Lough Corrib Charity Cycle

  • Location – NUIG Sports Pavillion, Dangan, Galway
  • Time: 07:15 – 18:00
  • Cost: Free but this is a fundraising event, they ask participants to try and raise at least €100 (minimum €50) to help them continue their vital work in communities throughout the region.
  • Details: This fun cycling sportive is the biggest charity cycle in the West of Ireland. Cyclists will have a choice of a 45KM 80KM or a 120KM routes. Roadside assistance, support vehicles and plenty of refreshment stops will be provided on the day.
  • For more detailsclick here

Fitness Event – Colour Dash Galway Race

  • Location – NUI Galway, University Road, Galway
  • Time: 11:00 – 14:00
  • Cost: Adults – 12 & over €30 per adult / Children – (under 12) €5 per child
  • Details: Ireland’s most fun 5k family fun run is back this summer, returning to NUIG on Sunday, June 10 2018! How Colour Dash works: At Colour Dash, participants run, walk or jog as they are pelted by powdered paint at each kilometer along the route. Each km represents a different cancer as well as cancer survivor-ship.
  • For more details click here

Environmental Event – Salthill Cleanup

  • Location -Midway Point of the Wild Atlantic Way – The Village Salthill, Palmers Rock, Galway
  • Time: 14:00–16:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Co-host by JCi Galway and Galway City Cleanup Group, we are bringing you to do a cleanup in salthill this Sunday!! Come and join us!
  • For more details click here

Dublin Events

If you would like to know about events coming up in Dublin, then check out Sarah’s post here for events this week. And 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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