What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018We 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!


Design Event – Artist’s Talk Conor McGarrigle

  • Location – Cluain Mhuire, Ccam, Centre for Creative Arts and Media Campus, Gmit
  • Time: 1400: – 16:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: TULCA’s popular Artists’ Talk series continues for this year’s edition of TULCA Festival of Visual Arts ‘Syntonic State’ curated by Linda Shevlin. The Centre for Creative Arts & Media, GMIT will host a talk by a Syntonic State exhibiting artist every Monday for 5 weeks. Conor McGarrigle is a new media artist, researcher and lecturer in Fine Art in the Dublin School of Creative Arts at DIT. He holds a PhD from the Dublin Institute of Technology, an MFA from the National College of Art and Design Dublin, a BSc from University College Dublin and was an Irish Government-funded Research Scholar at GradCAM Dublin from 2008-2012.
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Charity Event – Table Quiz in aid of  Domestic Violence Response Ltd

  • Location – Crowe’s Bar, 90 Bohermore, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 22:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Charity fundraiser night in aid of Domestic Violence Response Ltd on Monday 19th November in Crowe’s Bar. Bring your friends for a great night with some great raffle prizes!!!
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Quiz Event – The Quiz That Shall Not Be Named

  • Location – Nova Bar Galway, 1 William Street West, Galway
  • Time: 19:30-23:59
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: So Muggles; I hope you’re ready for the ultimate Harry Potter Quiz Night here at Nova Bar Galway. We’re working on the questions as we speak and we’ve some amazing prizes to give away; including 2 tickets to see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We’ll be kicking off at 8 pm so make sure you’re early to get your seats. Some Harry Potter inspired cocktails will be on the way too.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018
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Design Event – Free Basket Making Documentary

  • Location – Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway
  • Time: 14:30 – 15:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: In conjunction with our heritage craft workshops, we invite you to a screening of “Basket Making”, a film from the celebrated “Hands” television series.
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Wellness Event – Healing Demo Evening

  • Location – The Connacht Hotel, Old Dublin Road, Galway
  • Time: 19:30-21:30
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: Eamon Mc Grenaghan, Creator of Healexus Psychoenergetics invites you to join him for an upcoming Healing Demo Evening in Galway Monday 19th November. Psychoenergetics is the direct interaction between human consciousness and the environment in order to cure illness or to influence positively the physical state of a biological system.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018Quiz Event – Simpsons Quiz

  • Location – The Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00-23:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Every time you learn something new does it push some old stuff out of your brain? Is that old stuff mostly Simpsons trivia? Then learn no more, and cease embiggening your horizons, for we have a use for your perfectly cromulent brain. Join us for our first ever Simpsons Quiz on Tuesday( 20th November). Great prizes, wine, cheese, fun people and the perfect outlet for your overabundance of Simpsons trivia. Mostly seasons 1-10, for obvious reasons.)
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Art Event – Taispeántas na bhFlaitheas

  • Location – Galway City Gallery, 15 New Dock Street, Galway
  • Time: 12:00 – 17:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Group show: Ger Coughlan / John Corbett / Tom Moore. Ger Coughlan is a native Galwegian. He has lived in Dublin, Cork and in New York City, where he completed his studies. Ger is a painter and printmaker. He primarily paints portraits, figurative scenes and landscapes, and occasionally still life’s. He studied painting under the well-respected artist Hugh Mc Cormick in Galway R.T.C. (now Cluain Mhuire), where he graduated with a Degree in painting and printmaking. He later completed his Higher Diploma in Art Teaching at Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. He completed his figurative and portrait studies with Mary Beth Mc Kenzie and Joseph Peller at the Art Students League in New York, and with Dan Gheno at the National Academy of Design in New York City. Ger has worked as a portrait and mural painter in New York City. He has exhibited in the past in group shows and at the Kenny Gallery Galway, and in New York City. Tom Moore: ( Retrospective). Tom Moore was the owner of the ‘Travelling light’ Gallery on Quay Street in the 1980’s. he was also the owner of the ‘Halycon Art Gallery in Limerick City. Tom was an avid photographer who created photo montages of Galway City and Connemara. Galway City Gallery is delighted to exhibit a selection of Tom’s work. Other artists participating in this exhibition include and John Corbett.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018Dance Event – The Nutcracker

  • Location – Town Hall Theatre, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €24 /€18
  • Details:  The magical Christmas favourite The Nutcracker. This Irish production of the festive classic (one of the world’s favourite ballets) is performed by an international cast of world-class dancers and appeals to audiences of all ages. Its fairytale magic, Tchaikovsky’s beloved and sumptuous score, beautiful costumes, and a tale of wondrous adventure all combine to form one of the most delectable Christmas confections imaginable. This holiday season, experience the beauty and magic with the whole family. After all, Christmas only begins once you’ve seen Ballet Ireland’s The Nutcracker!
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Adventure Event – The Camino Voyage + Q&A

  • Location – Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 18:30 – 22:30
  • Cost: Adult €11
  • Details: A crew including a Writer, two Musicians, an Artist and a Stonemason embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat that they built themselves on an inspiring, and dangerous, 2,500 km modern-day Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain. Starring Oscar-winning musician Glen Hansard, Traditional Irish Musician Brendan Begley, Artist Liam Holden, Stonemason Brendan-Pháid Moriarty and Writer and Poet Danny Sheehy. This screening will be followed by a Q&A
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What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018Adventure Event – Mountains on Stage – Galway

  • Location -Eye Cinema Galway, Wellpark Retail Park, Wellpark, Galway
  • Time: 19:00-22:30
  • Cost:
  • Details: The mountain film festival comes to Galway for the very first time! Enjoy a night of adventure and inspiration with the best mountain movies of the year!
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What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018Harry Potter Event – All things Harry Potter night

  • Location – SALT Pub & Grill, 163 Salthill, Galway
  • Time: 19:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Starting this week from 7 pm, every Wednesday night at SALT Pub & Grill, 163 Salthill, will see us celebrating ‘All Things Harry Potter’! We’ll have Harry Potter-themed cocktails and food on offer throughout the night and we’re inviting all ‘Potterheads’ to come and join the party! Every Wednesday night, SALT will be the place to be with great food, drink, popcorn and ice-cream. So, whether you are Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff or just a straight-forward Potterhead, we want to see you at SALT!
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Comedy Event – Stand Up Workshop

  • Location – O’hEocha Theatre, Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway
  • Time: 19:00-20:30
  • Cost: The workshop is free for all NUIG students.
  • Details: Have you ever wanted to try stand up but felt like you needed some guidance before performing? Well, we’ve got the perfect event for you! This workshop will serve as an introduction to the basics of stand up. Elements of both joke writing and performance will be explored, making this workshop invaluable to anyone who wants to get started in stand up. Our instructors for the evening are the hilarious Johnny Graham – Comedian and Bob Hennigan – Comedian! As well as being top-class comedians, Johnny and Bob also run a very successful comedy club in the Dew Drop Inn every Thursday, known as Ireland’s Smallest Comedy Club. Places for this workshop are limited so contact us ASAP if you would like to take part. You can message our page or email us at comedysoc@socs.nuigalway.ie We will reply to let you know if you’ve secured a place or if we are fully booked so keep an eye on your messages/emails once you contact us.
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Music Event – Kiran Leonard

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Road, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €10 (€5 members)
  • Details: Kiran Leonard is a 22-year-old musician from Saddleworth, Greater Manchester. Debut album proper Bowler Hat Soup (2014) and follow-up Grapefruit (2016) were both recorded at home, with Kiran playing virtually every instrument himself. Derevaun Seraun (2017), a concept album in five movements inspired by five pieces of literature and arranged for piano, strings and voice, was an ambitious departure from his usual sound.
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Fitness Event – Free Boxing and HIIT workout

  • Location – Carrie Small Plate Health & Fitness, Galway Hibs Club House, located beside Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Road, Galway, Galway H91 H26E
  • Time: 07:30
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Join us on Thursday morning for an energising, frustration-busting FREE workout!! Places are free but limited so don’t forget to register in advance. Note: * Shower facilities are available * Please bring a towel and water * NO experience necessary * Lots of parking available outside the studio * Bring a picture of someone who’s driving you mad (optional)
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What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018Retail Event – Carousel Galway opening!

  • Location – 2 Cross Street Lower, Gaillimh, County Galway
  • Time: 16:00 – 18:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Carousel would like to invite you to the official opening of their Galway store located on 2 Lower Cross Street. Join us for some sweet treats, a glass of bubbles and 20% off the entire store! This event will take place on 22nd November from 4 – 6 PM.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018Film Event – Tom Hanksgiving!

  • Location – Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 18:15-23:00
  • Cost: €11.00
  • Details: Over in the U.S. of A, November 22nd is known as Thanksgiving, but here at Pálás, we like to celebrate a certain American icon with Tom Hanksgiving! We’ve got a double bill of some Hanx classics for all the family. In association with Hollywood Babylon. A League of Their Own at 18:15 and The Burbs at 21:00
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What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018CHOCOLATE EVENT – CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATE LOCK-IN

  • Location – Hazel Mountain Chocolate Galway, 9 Middle Street, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00
  • Cost: €15
  • 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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Foodie Event – Terry talks Turmeric!

  • Location – Dr Clare Apothecary & Clinic, 9 Sea Road, Galway
  • Time: 11:00 – 13:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Turmeric is the “new Superfood” but how do you take it? What is it good for? Difference between curcumin and turmeric? How many ways can you use turmeric medicinally and in your cooking? Terry Ralph will be in Dr Clare’s Apothecary to demonstrate a few dishes and tips to use his 100% organic Turmeric Paste. We all love it! So come along on the day and have a taste and learn about the health benefits of turmeric and ways to use it every day.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018Design Event – Crochet Snowflake Workshop

  • Location – Galway Designers Studio House, 1 Saint Augustine Street, Galway
  • Time: 13:00 – 16:00
  • Cost: €30
  • Details: Make your own Christmas decorations, great gift ideas for someone who has everything. All materials included (kit for 4 different snowflakes) Only 6 spots available
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What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018Foodie Event – Dine in the Dark

  • Location – Dillisk on the Docks, Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, H91E9PR Galway
  • Time: 18:30 – 21:30
  • Cost: Tickets €35pp that includes a €10 donation to NCBI
  • Details: Join us at Dillisk on the Docks at the Harbour Hotel on Friday 23rd of November. Head Chef Patrick Anslow will prepare a menu of delights and surprises. The evening starts at 6.30pm. Guests can dine blindfolded and guess the savoury flavours on offer!
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Music Event – Music & Musings with Greg Caffrey

  • Location – The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, Galway
  • Time: 20:30
  • Cost: €15
  • Details: Join ConTempo Quartet for a series of candlelit concerts, in association with the Contemporary Music Centre, featuring new music and conversations with composers and performers. The second concert in the autumn 2018 series of Music & Musings on Friday 23rd November will feature composer Greg Caffrey, and the world premiere of his new work for String Quartet recently commissioned by the Galway Music Residency and Galway City Council Arts Office. The piece, entitled String Quartet No. 4 … borne back ceaselessly into the past will be complemented by additional works, and performances will again be punctuated by discussion between composers and artists with an audience, chaired by Linda O’Shea Farren of the Contemporary Music Centre, with audience participation welcome.
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Music Event – Bel Canto in Concert – Songs of Love

  • Location -An Taibhdhearc, 19 Middle St, Galway, H91 RX76
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €21.50
  • Details: Bel Canto: the distinctive voices of Delia Boyce, Hildegarde Naughton and Sandra Schalks, present a collection of classical favourites, exciting new arrangements and seasonal specials. This programme also includes Special Guest Kenneth Long. The evening’s entertainment, which involves a blend of drama, intrigue, comedy and romance will be accompanied by the Bel Canto Instrumental Ensemble. Bel Canto are directed by Mairéad Berrill.
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Comedy Event – Steve Bennett

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €12 (€10 members)
  • Details: Irish Comedian of the Year Winner Steve Bennett is the happiest man on the planet. But he’s been worn down by the sheer poopiness of Earth and her people. Join Bennett on a magical journey through the scariest bits of modern living, find ways to cope with it all through songs, poems, and razor-sharp stand-up from one of Ireland’s finest comedic talents. Fresh from a packed out run at Edinburgh fringe festival, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne Comedy Festivals and every Irish festival and comedy show you could point a stick at if you had a stick.
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Music Event – The Riptide Movement

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €20 (€18 members)
  • Details: If there were awards for resolutely sticking to your guns, The Riptide Movement’s mantelpiece would be straining under the weight of all the silverware. As Ireland’s newest musical export – but one that has paid its dues over the past eight years in their homeland with three albums under their belt – they have forged themselves a fan base and career from their own grit and determination. So it’s no wonder that they boast the kind of working-man, rabble-rousing, blue-collar rock ‘n’ roll that should see them become the Emerald Isle’s answer to The Gaslight Anthem, Augustines and Frank Turner.
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Festive Event – St Nicholas’ Christmas Fayre

  • Location – St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway, Mainguard Street/Lombard Street, Galway
  • Time: 10:00 – 14:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: St Nicholas’ Christmas Fayre with music provided by many Galway choirs. The popular Annual Christmas Fayre will take place on Saturday, November 24th starting at 10 am in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church (beside the Saturday market). All are invited to come along and soak up the atmosphere in one of Galway’s most treasured and historic buildings, as local choirs and the Parish Choir, sing around the Christmas tree. You can also browse the array of Christmassy goodies installs all around the church. Mrs Claus and some Elves will be there to help with writing letters to Santa. Whether sipping a cup of steaming hot soup, or enjoying a tasty coffee with delicious homemade cakes and biscuits, take your time and savour this highlight of the season. With an Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Christmas crafts and cakes, toys, books, homemade sweets, vintage accessories, country produce and flower arrangements, fun activities for the young people, the St Nicholas’ Christmas Fayre has something for everyone. Come and join in the fun, do your Christmas shop – and you’ll be helping to preserve this wonderful medieval building too. For more details: Click here

Wellness Event – Mindfulness & Meditation Masterclass Galway

  • Location – Oranmore Lodge Hotel, Oranmore, Galway
  • Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm
  • Cost: €95 Full Day (Lunch at the hotel included)
  • Details: Jason Gorham of Meditation365 focuses his Workshops on the Simplicity and Practicality required when practising being Present. He understands that it is important to be able to be Present while being at home with the kids, at a meeting at work and driving the car. At these workshops Jason teaches you to be in a state of Presence and Awareness, not only with your eyes closed but also with them open! He will teach you the ability to recognise beyond doubt when you are Present and sometimes more importantly… when you’re not. You can be Present 100% of the time, when you know how!
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What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018Creative Event – Portraiture Painting Workshop with Caitlyn Rooke

  • Location – Galway Arts Centre, Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway
  • Time: 11:00 – 17:00
  • Cost: €75
  • Details: Learn the basics of portrait painting in oils in this 6-hour workshop. This is an opportunity for beginners or professionals who want to freshen up their life painting. This workshop includes demonstrations at each stage of the portrait and with only eight places available, expect individualized thorough feedback throughout the day.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018Clubbing Event – Bingo Loco Galway – Sat Nov 24th

  • Location – Electric Garden Galway, 36, Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway
  • Time: Party Doors 6 pm First game from 7:30 pm
  • Cost: €17.50
  • Details: We are Ireland’s only BINGO RAVE. Think foul-mouthed hosts, DJs, insane games, dance-offs, confetti/Co2 cannons and crazy prizes like lawnmowers, convertible cars and trips to Vegas.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 19th November 2018Design Event – Carve ring workshop brunch

  • Location – Tribeton, 1-3 Merchant’s Road, Galway
  • Time: 12:00 – 15:00
  • Cost: Workshop/brunch and prosecco 45 – ring additional
  • Details: Carve is a fun and creative workshop where you will design and sculpt your own unique ring out of jewellers wax with expert guidance along the way. Learn about lost wax casting in the gorgeous setting of Tribeton, and enjoy a delicious brunch with prosecco to get that creativity flowing. At the end of the class, you may then choose to have your finished creation cast in silver and professionally finished for an additional 50 euro (white/yellow/rose gold plating an extra 15/20) and returned directly to you within 3-5 weeks, ready to wear, show off and inspire the compliments! It’s something absolutely everybody can do. If you’re not entirely sure what you’d like to make we can help you along the way with lots of ideas to make something completely unique and personal to you.
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Environmental Event – Wild – wildlife information and learning day

  • Location -Brigit’s Garden, Pollagh, Rosscahill, Co. Galway
  • Time:  09:37-12:37
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Our inaugural annual awareness day wild comes to Galway whereby we’ll be doing interviews by day and, in the afternoon, will be inviting you to join us and our patrons, Chelsea Flower Show award-winning garden designer, Mary Reynolds, and internationally acclaimed traditional musician, Sharon Shannon, for fascinating talks, top class music and getting to know more about the surrounding, stunning Celtic gardens designed by Mary at Brigit’s Gardens.
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Charity Event – Galway Fire Walk for MS Ireland

  • Location – Galway City, exact location not noted
  • Time: 18:00-22:00
  • Cost: €20 to register your place
  • Details: Join us on the 25th of November in Galway City for a unique experience and challenge!! Take part in a motivational and inspirational seminar, and then walk barefoot across 20 feet of wood embers burning at 800 degrees!! Nothing is impossible. Challenge yourself and help us raise essential funds for our services and research across the country. If you have any questions please get in contact with Caitriona – caitrionah@ms-society.ie.
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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!

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