What's on in Galway This Week from 09th July 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!

To start – a note has to be said for the 30th Galway Film Fleadh 2018 which runs from the 10th to the 15th of July – you can see a full line up of their events here. There is an amazing film line up so this is certainly worth checking out!

What's on in Galway This Week from 09th July 2018


Music Event – Phoenix Girls Choir

  • Location – St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, 7 Lombard Street, Galway
  • Time: 17:00 – 18:30
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: The Phoenix Girls Chorus, founded in 1981, is an established choral organization for girls and young women from every community in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. The Chorus is a private, not-for-profit organization that offers an exemplary choral music education to girls between the ages of seven and eighteen in the program of five choir levels. The focus of the Chorus is to provide a nurturing environment where singers develop their music skills to the best of their ability, form lasting friendships, develop strength and independence, and create lifetime memories. This program transforms girls into outstanding young women who are skilled musicians as well as leaders who serve their community joyfully. Our singers perform in six major concerts each year as well as for invited public appearances and community service activities. The upper three choirs tour the USA and abroad every year, participating in festivals and performing concerts while meeting new people and exploring a variety of geographical and cultural riches. This year we presented our sixth annual women’s chorus festival, Songfest, which brings together intergenerational female singers from all over the state to unite and celebrate their voices in song.
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Health Event – Complete Body Scan and Overhaul package

  • Location – Michelle’s Skin & Beauty Clinic, Seamus Quirke Road, #Unit 1, Galway
  • Time: 10:00 – 21:00
  • Cost: €80
  • Details: Would you like a Complete Body Scan and Overhaul? Are you stressed and wishing to know what you could do to become more vibrant and healthy? Do you feel stressed all the time? Do you feel tired? Do you have pains all over or in certain areas? Do you feel like your body needs something extra but you don’t know what? How about using state-of-the-art technology to help uncover what you need to feel 100% again? Then this clinic is perfect for you- we can look all over your body and highlight areas that need to be worked on. What to expect: The first session with Shirley is a consultation, initial scanning and overall treatment. The next three sessions will delve deeper into where the body requires specific treatment. Depending on what shows up and what level of stress and dis-ease in the body will determine how many sessions are necessary. There are up to forty treatments to chose from including electro-acupuncture, brain training, emotional release, food intolerance testing to name just a few!
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Music Event – Bounce Club Night

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €5
  • Details: That’s Life is proud to present Bounce Club Night- a new club night for people with intellectual disabilities. Our aim is to create a fun, safe and accessible space for young adults with intellectual disabilities to socialise, listen to music and dance in a club environment. All our DJs and VJs with intellectual disabilities are supported by experienced Galway DJs and VJs and play a wide range of music including pop, rock, hip hop and RnB. Note – it is wheelchair accessible.
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Fitness Event – Climbing trial session

  • Location – Galway Climbing Coop, Bóthar na Míne, Galway
  • Time: 19:30 – 21:30
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Climbing Trail Session to see if you want to join, you can have 3 trial sessions before you have to join.
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Networking Event – Coffee, Chat, Connection – Women who want to Rewire!

  • Location – The Connaught Hotel, Old Dublin Road, Galway
  • Time: 10:30–11:30
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: To celebrate summer & sun and to get a dose of positivity, are you up for a coffee to connect with other women who want to Rewire and not Retire! Would love to see a few there and catch up. Let me know if you can come along! All are welcome.
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Festival Event – Westside Arts Festival Parade

  • Location – Youth Work Ireland Westside, Corrach Bui, Galway
  • Time: 13:30 – 14:30
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Come along to the first ever Westside Arts Festival parade. If you can, wear black clothes and bring swimming goggles…
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  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:45
  • Cost: €5
  • Details: A brand new weekly comedy night, featuring the very best of Irish comedy talent hosted by the wonderful Karl Spain.
  • For more details: Click here


Cocktail Event – Too hot for the Gym, enjoy some Gin!

  • Location – The Skeff Bar, 27 Eyre Square, Galway
  • Time: 18:00 – 19:15
  • Cost: €5
  • Details: Join award-winning mixologist and brand ambassador Conor Ryan in the cozy and shaded surround of The Skeff Gin Parlour and enjoy an introduction to Míl & Ha’penny Gins in the form of two refreshing cocktails, a couple of unusual G&T’s along with some complimentary amuse bouche and round it off by making your own ice cream with Arctic Stone!
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What's on in Galway This Week from 09th July 2018

Film Event – Short Shorts at Galway Film Fleadh

  • Location – Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 10:00 – 12:00
  • Details: Action, animation, drama – expect this and more from Short Shorts – a selection of European short films from the home countries of seven members of EUNIC Ireland (European Union National Institutes for Culture).
    Let Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the UK entertain you with a variety of genres from contemporary, cutting-edge filmmakers. Galway Film Fleadh, the Cork Film Festival and the IFI will also present short films from Ireland at the event.
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Film Event – A Year in Burgundy

  • Location – The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Lough Atalia Road, Galway, Ireland, Galway
  • Time: 20:00 – 21:30
  • Cost: €30
  • Details: What lies within the rhythm of a year? The vines bud, grow leaves and tendrils and are trained and cared for. They make grapes, and a small, diligent army of hands comes to carry them away. The stripped vines die back, dry and brown, and turn to brush. The brush is burned, going into the wind as a curl of smoke and into the ground as ash. This is A Year in Burgundy. Presented in association with Thomas Woodberrys, the Fleadh is proud to present this unique, synaesthetic wine-and-cinema experience, featuring a carefully curated selection of quality wine… with a twist.
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Short Film Event – 30 Years of Winning, Short Film Retrospective.

  • Location – The Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis Street, Galway
  • Time: 13:00 – 18:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: To celebrate our 30th anniversary and three decades of exhibiting shorts, we are delighted to be screening some of our festival’s award-winning short films. Daily programmes of the Fleadh’s winning films from 1989 to 2017, will be screening in the Black Gate Cultural Centre Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th, from 1pm – 6pm, for FREE! So, join us in the Black Gate, grab a drink or some nibbles and catch some films! This screening is free and on a first-come-first-serve basis. Each programme will be a mix of genre, medium, production year and rating.
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Music Event – Tune-Yards, Æ MAK

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €24 (€22 members)
  • Details: “What should I do?” That’s the question Merrill Garbus asks herself halfway through “ABC 123,” the stunning centrepiece of the new Tune-Yards album, I can feel you creep into my private life.  The new album is an unflinching examination of modern identity, intricately rendered in the manically infectious way that only Tune-Yards can. Drawing on a recent foray into DJing and inspired in part by C.L.A.W. (Collaborative Legions of Artful Women), her radio show highlighting female-identifying producers, I can feel you creep into my private life finds the band flirting with the dancefloor more than ever before, as four on the floor kick drum underpins wild polyrhythms and slinky bass grooves. The atypical arrangements seem to defy gravity, bursting like fireworks one moment and retreating inwards the next as the band blends pop, hip-hop, soul, folk, rock, 80’s house, African, and Caribbean music.
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Film Preview Event – Incredibles 2

  • Location – Pálás, 15 Merchants Rd Lower, Galway
  • Time: 14:00
  • Cost: Tickets €10 Concession €9
  • Details: One of the most highly anticipated sequels of the year, Incredibles 2 picks up moments after the first film ends, in a world where the use of superpowers is illegal and super folk are forced to get ordinary jobs and live ‘normal’ everyday lives. Helen Parr aka Elastigirl (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob Parr aka Mr Incredible (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of ‘normal’ life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack – whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.
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Art Event – PaINTCLUB Galway – ‘West End Sunset’ –

  • Location – Tribeton, 3 Merchants Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 19:30 – 22:00
  • Cost: €35
  • Details: So July in Galway is pretty Awesome between the Galway Film Fleadh, the Arts Festival and the Races so for our one and the only event in July, we are bringing you a cracker! An original Paintclub painting and Galway themed, here is ‘West End Sunset’ and a view you Galwegians will be familiar with if you cross the bridge to go ‘back west’ of an evening. Join us for our only Galway event in July (don’t worry, we’ll be back to regular scheduling in August!) on Thursday 12th July 2018 in Tribeton, tickets will go on sale for this amazing event Friday 22nd June 2018 at 6pm. With all materials provided and step by step instruction given, make your way from blank canvas to finished masterpiece by the end of the night. So why not join us for a fun night of painting, a few drinks, create and take home a masterpiece at PaINTCLUB. No Experience Necessary, we promise!
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Charity Event – Steven Sharpe//Katie O’Connor//To Gaze Upon Us – GRCC Fundraiser

  • Location – The Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis Street, Galway
  • Time:  20:00–23:00
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: On July 12th, The Black Gate Cultural Centre will host a night of music with Steven Sharpe and Katie O’Connor in aid of The Galway Rape Crisis Centre (GRCC). It’s great that, together, we can make a big difference to the lives of others while enjoying delicious wine and great live music for €10! Incredible! How great is Galway?!
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Adult Event – The Dirty Circus, Saucy Summer Show

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time:  20:30 – 23:30
  • Cost: €15
  • Details: Here it comes folks it’s our legendary “Saucy Summer Show ” These long summer nights have us all worked up and here comes another whopper show! The voice of Burlesque and our sugga Moma Ms Kris Kapelli shall be your hostess! Dinky delighted Ms Bella Curve will be swapping her tutu for tassels as she pops her circus cherry. Ms Florence FlickerBean leaveS everything to the imagination and Ms Eve Shadows adds to touch of Italian style to the occasion with Ms Turkish Delight back shaking it again! It’s a not to be missed show with more acts to be announced ….. MissLaura Lavelle adds a touch of the international and Mr Niall Horisk bring some comic relief, Inspirational pole artist Chrome Doll is quality. The Temptress rules the roost while Ms Kitty Satine welcomes you with that beaming smile … Cantina Bop ensures that all the tunes stay saucy and the night swings !!!!!
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Humanitarian Event – Beyond Borders: The fight against racism & for refugee rights

  • Location – Teach Solais, Victoria Place, Merchants Road, Galway,
  • Time: 19:30–21:30
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: In this People Before Profit meeting, we will be joined by Memet Uludag, United Against Racism Convenor, and Joe Loughnane, People Before Profit candidate for Galway West and Galway Anti Racism Network Convenor, to discuss the role of racism and borders in our current system, and how we can win a world free from the suffering that they cause.
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Theatre Event – Furniture

  • Location – Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, Galway
  • Time:  20:00
  • Cost: €26
  • Details: Furniture is a lighthearted new piece about perceptions and possessions. Told through the lives of six individuals, this fresh comedy looks at how the things we own shape our worldview and even ourselves. In an age of rampant consumerism, is it easier to purchase symbols of identity rather than cultivate our own? Written by Sonya Kelly (The Wheelchair on my Face; How to Keep an Alien), Furniture is a humorous, insightful, touching and often philosophical look at who we are and how we’d like to be perceived.
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Foodie Event – Chocolate Lock-In

  • Location – Hazel Mountain Chocolate Galway, 9 Middle Street, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: Chocolate Lock-In, Leave the world behind and join VIP chocolate lock in at Hazel Mountain Chocolate store in 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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What's on in Galway This Week from 09th July 2018

Festival Event – Galway Fringe Festival Gala Opening

  • Location – 15 New Dock Street, The Docks, Galway
  • Time: 18:00–21:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: The fun and madness of the Fringe – it all begins here and now! Months of hard work, preparation, and gallons of coffee – its all been leading to this. The countdown has ended and we’re lighting the fuse for this explosion of creativity in style! The heart of the Galway Fringe – the Galway City Gallery on New Dock Street – plays host to the event that will fire you headlong into the festivities. Food, drink special guests – help us start this one the way it should go on: with fun, frolics, and fabulous fringeness (yes, we’ve decided fringeness is a word).
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Music Event – Brave Giant

  • Location -Monroe’s Live, 14 Upper Dominick Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: Live Gig – Brave Giant – Brave Giant are an indie/folk quartet from Longford Ireland.
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Music Event – Soul Jazz Orchestra

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €24 (€22 members)
  • Details: The Souljazz Orchestra has never stopped pushing the limits of its signature sound:?an explosive clash of Soul, Jazz, Afro, Latin and Caribbean styles, unleashed by blaring majestic horns, dusty vintage keyboards and an arsenal of earth quaking percussion. The multicultural collective maintains powerful lyrics at the heart of its music, delivering biting social commentary alongside core messages of hope. They have shared bills with heavyweights including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and Femi Kuti.
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Outdoor Film Event – Movie in the Park #IntoTheWest

  • Location – Galway’s Westend, 3 William St. West, Galway
  • Time:  22:00–23:30
  • Cost: €5
  • Details: On Friday night from 10pm we will be showing the brilliant Into the West in Fr Burke Park. Its BYOB- Bring your own Bean Bag and tickets are €5 with all proceeds going to Blue Teapot Theatre Company
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Fashion Film Event – The Gospel According to André

  • Location – Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 17:30
  • Cost: €11
  • Details: André Leon Talley has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of great style. Kate Novack’s intimate portrait, The Gospel According to André takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated South to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times. Novack’s film draws fascinating, heretofore unexplored connections, between the elegance of André’s beloved grandmother and the Black Church of his youth, and his later iconic, barrier-breaking work at publications like Women’s Wear Daily, W and Vogue. Sidenote – I am so excited to see this film!
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Fitness Event – The Tribesman Triathlon Festival

  • Location – Tribesman Olympic Triathlon, National University Of Ireland Galway Campus, Galway
  • Time: 08:30–14:30
  • Cost: Details here
  • Details: A festival of Triathlon racing, a middle distance and an Olympic on a great challenging course set in the heart of Galway City.
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Festival Event – Galway Fringe Festival Launch Party

  • Location – Compu B Store, 48 William Street, Galway
  • Time: 19:30 – 23:30
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: The ultimate introduction to the Galway Fringe Festival 2017. Bring yourself and anyone you happen to come across along the way to Compu B on William St, where we will be celebrating the opening of this year’s Fringe. Sound too normal and contained? Ye of little faith – the celebration will be spilling out onto the streets, where you’ll find short samples of a variety of the Fringe’s events popping up and drawing you into their creativity. This is the ideal opportunity to really get to grips with what this year’s program has to offer and to kick off the season with fun, frolics, and new friends. Come along, be present where truly anything can happen, and be inspired.
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Pet Event – Petstravaganze at Petmania Galway

  • Location – Petmania, Wellpark Retail Park, Dublin Road, Galway
  • Time: 14th – 15th July
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Join us for a weekend PETstravaganza here in Petmania Galway at Wellpark Retail & Leisure. We will have loads of meet and greets; expert talks and lots of family fun.
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Fitness Event – Wim Hof Method Fundamentals

  • Location – Sharper Fitness, Mincloon, Clybaun Rd, Galway
  • Time: 10.00 – 12.30: Introduction & Breath-work. 12.30 – 13.00: Time for snacks / light packed lunch. 13.00 – 14.00: Focus & Cold Immersion
  • Cost: €90
  • Details: Put yourself in the expert hands of a certified WHM Instructor to learn the 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method: Breathing Technique, Cold Exposure & Commitment. Find out how you can utilize oxygen and cold exposure to optimize body & mind and learn about the underlying physiology. The intimate quality allows for ample personal attention, and feedback tailored to your specific situation. Whether you are looking to improve mental or physical performance, relieve symptoms related to an illness, or are just curious to find out what the Wim Hof Method is all about— a WHM workshop offers something for everyone. The program generally kicks off with an introduction to the Wim Hof Method, followed by a breathing session, a short break, and then an (optional) ice bath. At the end, there is ample room for reflection, and the Instructor is there to answer questions throughout the workshop.
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Children’s Event – The magical Teddy Bears’ Picnic

  • Location -Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, Co Galway, Galway
  • Time: 12:30
  • Cost: Child Ticket €10.00, Adult Ticket €8.00, Senior/Concession Ticket €6.50, Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids) €32.00, Family of 5 (2 adults, 3 kids) €40.00
  • Details: The magical Teddy Bears’ Picnic will take place at Brigit’s Garden on Sunday, July 15th 2018 starting at 12.30pm. Children and their families are welcome to bring along their favourite teddy and join us for a day of fun-filled activities. Schedule of Events: 12.30pm – Teddy Bears’ Picnic Opens, 1pm & 2pm– Musical Stories with Carol, 2.30pm – Teddy Bears’ Disco. All Day Events include Teddy Bear Arts & Crafts: Make a very special beaded necklace for your teddy bear to take home. Get creative and take some time to colour in teddy bear pictures using crayons and pencils and create a teddy bear collage. Honey Bear Treasure Hunt: Little Bears can hunt for honeypots around the four Celtic Gardens and Big Bears can hunt around the nature trail. All children will receive a small prize. Teddy Bear Hospital: How is little Teddy Bear feeling? Meet the doctor at the Teddy Bear Hospital and make sure he is in tip-top shape. Also, there is Pond-dipping, Chalk Portraits and face-painting.
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Art Event – Stamped: Letters from Rijeka

  • Location – Galway City Gallery, 15 New Dock Street, Galway,
  • Time: Daily, 15 Jul – 28 Jul
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Rijeka – Galway’s Capital of Culture sister – is an industrial city in the western part of Croatia that many have not yet heard of. But you must have heard of Carpathia, a ship that came to Titanic’s rescue? 76 Croats were on it at the time due to Carpathia sailing towards Rijeka when the ship received the distress call. Rijeka also carries a turbulent history being a part of six different countries in just the last 100 years. Rijeka – otherwise known as the biggest Croatian port, as well as Yugoslavian at the time but also Trieste’s counterpart during the Austro-Hungarian rule – is in many ways very much similar to Galway. And at the same time, not at all. Both cities are known for strong winds and gutsy people. And we must never forget about the people.
    Galway City Gallery is hosting an exhibition of Visual Art on postcards sent to us by various artists situated in Rijeka. However, this is not a one-way street, as, at the same time, a similar exhibition will be held in Rijeka. Just north of Rijeka’s main pedestrian street – much similar to Shop Street – and right next to the Archaeological Park, there is a charming café named Cukarikafe, known between locals by just Cukar (Sugar). The pastel tones and artwork on the walls signed by painter Vanja Tataj give it a romantic and recognizable look in a shabby chic style. Apart from the classic coffee, this charming place offers a wide selection of crafted beers, teas, fresh juices… But what makes Cukarikafe so special is a large variety of events, so it is not unusual to come across an exhibition, a handicraft fair, a concert or a French-themed evening. This summer, in co-operation with Galway Fringe Festival and Galway City Gallery, Cukarikafe will be presenting Visual Artwork by Galway based artists.
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Cultural Event – Traditional Mowing of a Meadow – The Return of the Scythe

  • Location -Terryland Forest Park, Galway
  • Time: 10:00 – 23:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Cut the long grass of a wildflower meadow in the old-fashioned biodiversity-friendly way using traditional hand-held scythes. The grass that is gathered will be bailed into haycocks and be used as nutrient-rich fodder for some lucky cattle on a farm in rural Galway. The meadow was planted a few years ago with a myriad of native wildflowers and has become a haven for pollinators such as bees and butterflies whose populations are declining alarmingly due to intensive chemical-based farming.
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Car Event – Mini Magic

  • Location – Pallas Karting, Pallas, Tynagh, Loughrea, Co. Galway
  • Time: 10:00–13:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Mini fans will gather in Ireland for the inaugural Mini Magic on July 15 – an event designed to enjoy the car we feel in love with the ’50s/60s and remains a favourite to this day. Bring your Mini and be a part of it either on the show or on track. Early entries are encouraged and all age of Minis – and owners – will be welcome. Show and Mini park entries can enter on the day, however, feel free to let us know you are coming.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 09th July 2018
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Fitness/Craft Event – Yoga and Pottery

  • Location – Siobhan Moylan Yoga, Clarenbridge, Galway
  • Time: 11:00 – 18:00
  • Cost: €40
  • Details: By popular demand, we are hosting another Yoga and Creativity event. We gather in a circle at 2pm for yoga and later, using seasonal foliage and clay, we craft our very own works of art. Refreshments & materials are provided for a truly self-nurturing afternoon
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Summer Party Event – Citóg Records Garden Party #6

  • Location -The Blue Note Galway, 3 William Street West, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 22:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Citóg Records invites you to Galway’s Westend for our sixth ‘Garden Party’ in The Blue Note Galway. The line up for this one is brilliant and it’s a show not to be missed. Big thanks to all of you that came out to our last two Garden Parties of this summer, we had a blast! For our next show, we are thrilled to welcome Majestic Bears, New Pope and Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys. Wowza
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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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