What’s on in Galway This Week from 11th February 2019

We are back with the top picks of Galway Events for this coming week! There are so many amazing events 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!

MONDAY

Self Defence Event – Free 5-week Self-Defence Programme for Women in Ballybane

  • Location – Ballybane Community Resource Centre, Ballybane, Galway, Ireland
  • Time: 1930pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: FREE 5-week Self-Defence Programme for Women in Ballybane. – Learn basic self-defence – Learn about basic fitness – Gain confidence – Have fun!
  • For more details: Click here

Music Event – Matt and Dave

  • Location – The Skeff Bar, 27 Eyre Square, Galway
  • Time: 2200 – 0000am
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: 2 Piece acoustic set based in Galway comprised of Dave Gardiner of “Who Knows” & Mattie Monahan also of “Who Knows” and Tanglewood Artist.
  • For more details: Click here

Bingo Event – The Bingo February 2019 with Steve Bennett & Steven Sharpe

  • Location – Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland H91 N4AP
  • Time: 2000pm
  • Cost: €5.00 The Bingo (one card per round) or €10.00 The Bingo VIP (three cards per round)
  • Details: Join Steve and friends for a night of madcap comedy bingo. It’s a high energy game show with crazy prizes, mystery boxes and bloody good craic! From musical bingo to picture bingo to “normal” bingo that has all the wrong calls to make you laugh but probably frustrate the hell out of your Gran, If you like laughing and winning prizes, then this is the night for you!
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Entertainment Event – The Curly Organ Helpdesk

  • Location – Róisín Dubh, 9 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
  • Time: 2000pm
  • Cost: €3
  • Details: Perhaps better known as one of the creative forces behind Galway’s, My Fellow Sponges, Donal will the leading light of his own weekly event appearing every Monday during the dark, cold, months of January/February, upstairs in the Roisin Dubh. Each show promises to be a unique experience with specially crafted material from the artist, interviews and special guests.
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TUESDAY

Theatre Event – The Artist’s Way Workshop

  • Location -The Nox Hotel, Headford Road, Galway
  • Time: 1930 – 2130pm
  • Cost: €299 per person. Deposit: €90 (non-refundable)
  • Details: Have you ever longed to live a more creative life? Do you long to be able to draw or paint, write or compose music? The Artist’s Way is a 13-week course, based on the teachings of Julia Cameron, which will help you unlock your latent creativity and dispel the ‘I am not talented enough’ conditioning that holds many people back. It demystifies the creative process by making it part of your daily life. Have you ever thought about taking the Artist’s Way? Now is the time – Join this next group!
  • For more details: Click here
What's on in Galway This Week from 11th February 2019

Image Credit: Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

COMEDY EVENT – COMEDY KARLNIVAL WITH KARL SPAIN, EDWIN SAMMON, KEITH FOX, SARAH O’GORMAN

  • Location – Róisín Dubh, 9 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €6 in advance / €8 at door
  • Details: A weekly comedy night, featuring the very best of Irish & international comedy talent hosted by the wonderful Karl Spain.
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  • For more details: Click here

What's on in Galway This Week from 11th February 2019Theatre Event – DECADENT Port Authority

  • Location – Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway
  • Time: 2000pm
  • Cost: €24 / €22
  • Details:  A young boy leaves home for the first time. A man begins a job for which he is not qualified. A pensioner receives a mysterious package. Painting a vivid picture of life in contemporary Dublin, award-winning playwright Conor McPherson (Seafarer, The Weir and Shining City) weaves together a moving and funny tale of loves lost and found, the consequences of big dreams and the significance of even our smallest choices.
  • For more details: Click here

Foodie Event – The Wild West Ferments Workshop

  • Location -Gather Restaurant, Varden House, High St., Tuam Co Galway
  • Time: 1900 – 2130pm
  • Cost: €50
  • Details: Are you interested in adjusting your daily food choices so you can nourish your body and maintain a healthy gut? Living on a diet rich in probiotics and prebiotics will help you balance your mood and may even reduce your risk of anxiety and depression!!
    Wild West Ferments is a workshop geared towards anyone who would like to introduce probiotic rich foods into their life. Discover what to do with milk kefir, water kefir, beet kvass, sauerkraut, fermented dilly carrots, apple vinegar, & a quick look at sourdough! Research shows that fermented foods are rich in nutrients that are easily absorbed by the body, influence our gut flora, strengthen our immune systems & may even reduce anxiety and depression!
  • For more details: Click here

WEDNESDAY

Charity Event – GAP Table Quiz

  • Location – Massimo Bar Galway, 10 William St West, Galway, Ireland
  • Time: 19:30-22:30pm
  • Details: Shake off the January Blues and give your brain a workout with the GAP Table Quiz – Wednesday 13th February. Gather your friends & family and join us for a night of general knowledge, spot prizes and fantastic raffle prizes. All proceeds will go to your local autism charity and help us to continue to support autistic individuals and families in Galway City & County.
  • For more details: Click here

What's on in Galway This Week from 11th February 2019Wellness Event – Natural Soaps, Shampoo bars & laundry Powder Intro with Beth

  • Location – Dr Clare Apothecary & Clinic, 9 Sea Road, Galway, Sea Road, Galway
  • Time: 12:00-13:00pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Beth Lee will share some of her secrets to making her beautiful 100% natural and earth-friendly; Soap bars, Shampoo bars, Washing Powder. If you have sensitive skin, love natural products, enjoy essential oils or want to ‘green up’ your house come say hello to Beth. She may even give you a nice sample to take home!
  • For more details: Click here

What's on in Galway This Week from 11th February 2019Valentine’s Event – Galentines Day at Hyde Bar

  • Location – Hyde Bar Galway, Forster Street, Galway
  • Time: 2000 – 2300pm
  • Cost: €27.55 (Includes a Glass of Bollinger Champagne, Plus Wine Tasting & Pairings from a host of vineyards to include Louis Jadot, Hugel, Torres, M.Chapoutier and MASI.)
  • Details: Galentine’s Day, Let’s Celebrate Ladies!, “What’s Galentines Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year!”, “Ladies celebrating ladies.” Forget Valentine’s Day and celebrate your girls on Galentine’s Day, Wednesday 13th February. Starting from 8pm, grab your bestest gals and pals to celebrate the best day of the year. Raise a toast with a glass of Bollinger Champagne, followed by a selection of fine wines with perfectly paired nibbles. A little bit of midweek fun with goody bags, live music with DJ til late and a host of great prizes to be won. Nothing beats a good night out with your closest friends!!!! Pre-booking essential.
  • For more details: Click here

Wellness Event – From Worries to Wellbeing

  • Location – Clayton Hotel, Doughiska, Ballybrit Clayton Hotel, Galway
  • Time: 1900 – 2100pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: The National Parents Council (NPC) Early Years Services was launched in May 2018 and is the only National representative organisation for parents of preschool children. NPC exists to support and empower all parents through their helpline, training and website. In this talk NPC will; Explore the possible changes you and your child may experience during this transition, Explain how you can support your child at home through play, Give a brief overview of the primary school curriculum, how and what your child will learn and Support you to prepare for new routines for both you and your child.
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Music Event – Dylan Murphy + Whim

  • Location – The Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis Street, Galway, Ireland H91 R6P3
  • Time: 21:00-23:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Live gig with Dylan Murphy + Whim.
  • For more details: Click here

THURSDAY – Valentine’s Day! 

Movie Event – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

  • Location – Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway, Galway, Ireland H91 F6DF
  • Time: 1300pm and 1830pm
  • Cost: Adult €11.50
  • Details: We asked you what we should show on Valentine’s Day, and this was in the top 2! When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
  • For more details: Click here

Image Credit: Photo by Denise Johnson on Unsplash

Charity Event – Galway Parkinsons Coffee Morning

  • Location – Clayton Hotel Galway, Old Monivea Rd, Galway, Ireland
  • Time: 1000 – 1300pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Join Galway Parkinsons Association at Clayton Hotel Galway on Thursday 14th February for their annual Valentines coffee morning from 10am to 1pm.
  • For more details: Click here

What's on in Galway This Week from 11th February 2019Art Event –Parallel Worlds art exhibition

  • Location – Galway City Library, Augustine Street, Galway
  • Time: 11:00-20:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Exhibition “PARALLEL WORLDS” showcases in the month of February at the Galway City Library. You can see and buy original art from the ‘X-Ray Flowers’ acrylic art series on canvas and ‘Galaxy Splashes’ watercolour art series created by Kaisa Holsting. PARALLEL WORLDS is an exhibition of two painting series that plays around with the ideas of life’s dualism and opposite sides of each and every one of our souls. Add to it a bit of hopeless romanticism, lots of colour and plenty of watercolour-like brushstrokes and you should’ve got the visual interpretation already.
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Restaurant Option – Valentine’s Celebrations at the Coast!

  • Location – Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo, Galway, Ireland
  • Time: You will need to contact them to book
  • Cost: €40 per person & Specials on Valentines Cocktails 2 for €15.00.
  • Details: Lá Fhéile Vailintín!  Indulge in a romantic meal for two this Valentines weekend. Includes Prosecco on arrival, followed by a luxurious five-course menu including the signature Chocolate Sharing plate for two! After dinner, the guests can enjoy Live Music each night. Reservations are available February 14th – 17th 2019 (inclusive). Pre-booking essential, call (091) 592-108 to make your reservation today!
  • For more details: Click here

Restaurant Option – Valentines Dining at Clayton Hotel Galway

  • Location – Clayton Hotel Galway, Old Monivea Rd, Galway, Ireland H91 D526
  • Time: This special offer is available from Thu 14th Feb to Sat.16th Feb. inclusive.
  • Cost: €32.95 per person.
  • Details:  Valentines Dining at Clayton Hotel Galway. Looking to treat that someone special in your life? Then, don’t forget that Valentines is just around the corner! Enjoy a delicious four-course gourmet meal served in the romantic surroundings of the Tribes Restaurant at Clayton Hotel Galway.
  • For more details: Click here

What's on in Galway This Week from 11th February 2019Music Event – Michael English & Band

  • Location – Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Athenry Rd,, Loughrea Galway
  • Time: 20:00-23:00pm
  • Cost: €25
  • Details: Join us in Lough Rea Hotel & Spa on Thursday February 14th 2019 as we welcome Michael English & his band to the Lough Rea Hotel & Spa.
  • For more details: Click here

Nightclub Event – V Day

  • Location – The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Lough Atalia Road, H91 CYN3 Galway
  • Time: 1930 – 0230am
  • Cost: €22.20 – €38.22
  • Details: V DAY will be the Hottest event in Galway on Valentines Night to end RAG week with top international acts WHTKD, Faul & Wad both acts having millions of YouTube views. The full event will begin with a FREE DRINK reception, a 3 COURSE MEAL and an acoustic set from Kedar Friis-Lawrence. From there Pádraig Ó Fionnagáin will take to the stage performing a live guitar set. After which they will duet together as the doors for the AFTERS OPEN AT 9PM. The dress code is casual , and for those attending the afters we would like colorful party attire!
  • For more details: Click here

Music Event – Electric Eel Shock

  • Location – Róisín Dubh, 9 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
  • Time: 2000pm
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: Electric Eel Shock are a glorious celebration of Classic Rock, Punk and Metal. A true power trio who make fresh and unique music with an attitude from the time before rock became fractured into a diverse multitude of sub-genres and we were all still one big happy rock & roll family.
  • For more details: Click here

COMEDY EVENT – IRELAND’S SMALLEST COMEDY CLUB

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

These are a repeat from the post last Friday – but since some people only look here, I thought no harm sharing again! 🙂 

FRIDAY

Chocolate Event – Valentines Love Birds Chocolate Lock-In

  • Location – Hazel Mountain Chocolate Galway, 9 Middle Street, Galway, H91 CP40 Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00pm
  • Cost: €15
  • Details:  Lock your loved one in a chocolate shop! Valentines Love Birds – Chocolate Lock-In at Hazel Mountain Chocolate store Galway. Get behind the scenes of chocolate with 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.
  • For more details: Click here

Games Event – Diffused Game Night

  • Location – McBrides & Co., Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Time: 20:00-22:30pm
  • Cost: Donation at door
  • Details: Join Diffused fun-filled night, including a raffle with some not to be missed prizes. We’ll also be joined by Galway Gaming Tribes! Competitive attitudes encouraged but not compulsory for entry*  What else could anyone possibly have planned for a Friday night?
  • For more details: Click here

What's on in Galway This Week from 11th February 2019Comedy Event – Foil Arms & Hog – Craicling

  • Location – Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway
  • Time: 2000pm
  • Cost: €25
  • Details: Former children and regular eaters Foil Arms & Hog return to Galway in spring 2019 with their new show. Craicling is a fast paced sketch show featuring a class on how to hold a baby, a Gregorian chant about life as a monk and the assassination of a classically trained actor. Best known for their YouTube videos (100 million online hits), their live show is what they’re most proud of.
  • For more details: Click here

SATURDAY

Creative Event – Irish Lace Workshop with Maire Treanor

  • Location – Knitwits & Crafty Stitchers, Unit 14H, Liosban business park, Tuam Road, Galway
  • Time: 11:00-16:30pm
  • Cost: €40 for the workshop including a €20 booking deposit payable over the phone (091 751945) or in store.
  • Details: Irish Lace Workshop with Maire Treanor a renowned expert in Clones lace and published author. This is a form of fine crochet lace. No experience required all levels welcome.
  • For more details: Click here

Music Event – 3 Saturdays: 3 Kinds of Music

  • Location – The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, Galway
  • Time: 11:00-13:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Back by popular demand, the Galway Music Residency presents the spring 2019 series of 3 Saturdays: 3 Kinds of Music. This unique set of concerts, curated by music mastermind Matthew Berrill, will feature the Galway ConTempo Quartet and some of Ireland’s best emerging and established musicians over three dates. 3 Saturdays: 3 Kinds of Music kicks off on Saturday 16th February with an eclectic programme of trad, folk, and classical music.
    Maria Ryan and Lucia McPartlin of contemporary Irish music ensemble Strung will start the morning off with a bang. Ryan and McPartlin’s dynamic ensemble experience and unique backgrounds allow them to subtly integrate complex harmonies and innovative motifs, while staying true to the deep-rooted authenticity of traditional Irish melodies. Strung’s sound radiates with originality, yets an understated energy that instantly captivates. Guitarist, songwriter and Galway native Niamh Regan will then take to the stage to perform a suite of original songs. Regan, who has been likened to UK singer Laura Marling, creates enthralling reflective pieces that are incredibly powerful. ConTempo Quartet will perform Swan Hennessy’s String Quartet no. 3 Troisième Quatuor à cordes to close the morning of music. This romantic work is true to Hennessy’s impressionist style coloured with Celtic leanings.
  • For more details: Click here

Wellness Event – Every Breath You Take – A Workshop

  • Location – An Seomra Yoga, 2 Small Crane Square, Sea Road,, Galway
  • Time: 12:30-14:00pm
  • Cost: €20
  • Details: This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn how to breathe more efficiently, increase daytime energy levels and sleep more deeply and soundly. It will assist participants in reducing stress levels, anxiety, and help you to regain control of your day to day living and be present in your daily life.
  • For more details: Click here

What's on in Galway This Week from 11th February 2019Charity Event – 2019 Valentine’s Ball

  • Location – The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Lough Atalia Road, Galway, Ireland, Galway
  • Time: 1900pm
  • Cost: Tickets for Valentine’s Ball are €100 per person and can be purchased directly from the charity by calling 091 863917 or emailing hello@breastcancerresearch.ie.
  • Details: One of the highlights of the Galway social scene, this year’s National Breast Cancer Research Institute’s Valentine’s Ball will take place on Saturday, February 16th in the stunning surroundings of the Galmont Hotel (formerly the Radisson Blu Hotel). Always a fun-packed night, the fundraiser will start in a glorious fashion with the Ignite Gospel Choir who will entertain guests as they arrive to a bubbles and canapés reception at 7.00pm. This will be followed by a five-course gala dinner with MC on the night, Ollie Turner from Galway Bay FM, keeping the evening’s events moving along while guests then dance the night away to The Jive Buddies. The annual Valentine’s Ball is one of the major fundraising events nationally for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute, based at the Lambe Institute for Translation Research, NUI Galway. All proceeds from the night will go towards funding the research team led by Prof. Michael Kerin at the Institute.
  • For more details: Click here

Nightclub Event – AfterParty Live at Halo

  • Location – Halo Nightclub Galway, 36 Upper Abbeygate St, Galway
  • Time: 23:00-02:00
  • Cost: Early bird €7, general €10
  • Details: AfterParty arenon-stoptop party train of funk, disco and pop hits played by Dublin session heads. One of the top cover acts in the country you can expect anything from Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson to Prince and Rick James.  If you’re looking for a reason to dance then you’ve found it. Check out their set-list in the link below. It makes for some good listening – Listen here.
  • For more details: Click here

SUNDAY

Exhibition Event – Maghera Pony Launch

  • Location – Gallery Cafe, Gort, Market Square, An Gort, Galway
  • Time: 09:30-11:00
  • Cost: €5 on the door or €4 if pre-booked.
  • Details: THE MAGHERA PONY – An early morning event to celebrate my first ever exhibition of prints and etchings completed during and artistic residency in the Burren College of Art in 2018. The event is also a pre-album launch for my new solo album also entitled THE MAGHERA PONY which was developed during the same residency. There will be delicious chai and baklava served and I will perform some of the new material from the album.
  • For more details: Click here

What's on in Galway This Week from 11th February 2019Charity Event – Fundraiser for the GSPCA “A walk with a four legged loved one”

  • Location – Merlin Park Woods, Doughiska, Galway
  • Time: 11:00-14:00
  • Cost: We will be there collecting with buckets on the day and every cent goes to the GSPCA. All we need is you, your Dog and a few euro 😉
  • Details: A fundraiser for the GSPCA. A 5k dog walk. Following on from February 14th I plan setting a side a special day to walk your four legged loved one on February Sunday the 17th. This event is open to all even if you don’t have a dog and would be a lovely family fun event, there will be plenty of dogs to see on the day and I am hopeful on the day the GSPCA will be able to bring a few dogs if anyone is thinking of adopting. Plan is to meet at the tennis Courts in Doughiska at 11.00am with a 12pm start.
  • For more details: Click here

Yoga Event – Awake Inside: blindfolded yoga

  • Location – Centre of Light, The Bridge Mills, O’Briens Bridge, Galway
  • Time: 17:00-19:00
  • Cost: €25
  • Details:  Awake Inside: blindfolded yoga workshop will offer you a unique experience; it will allow you to look deeper inside and explore other of your senses, sense of sound, touch, smell, a sense of you within a space and moment, that is here and now. It’s an exploration of the world within. A bridge to trusting oneself, be confident and fearless. A blindfolded practice will remind you, that everything is already there, a sacred space lies within, just look inside, awake and blossom. The workshop will start with a check-in and practice of breathwork, to allow the mind and body to fully arrive at the practice. It will continue with the mindful and blindfolded practice of āsana. The workshop will finish with a deep relaxation of yoga nidra and an optional gentle head massage.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 11th February 2019Meditation Event – Inner Space: breathwork, meditation + tea ceremony

  • Location – The Secret Garden Galway, 4 William Street West, Galway
  • Time: 10:00-11:30
  • Cost: €20
  • Details: Inner Space: breathwork, meditation + tea ceremony workshop is orientated towards opening up and growing into our intentions, and true desires by letting go of thought patterns that are keeping us back as well as releasing physical and emotional tension to grow and bloom.
    FEBRUARY 17 workshop marks also the Full Moon, so during this morning session we will cleanse, release and let go of what no longer positively serves us, fears and doubts. That will create freeing energy within and around us to set and let in new intentions for the season of Spring. Open up and blossom.
  • For more details: Click 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!

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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