What's on in Galway This Week from 22nd October 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!


The Vodafone Comedy Festival is one of my favourite festivals of the year, as there is nothing more fun than spending an evening laughing at some amazing comedians. It’s happening this week and you can Click here for more details!

Retro Galway Movie Drive-In 

Ireland’s Fastest Growing Family Day Out. Retro Drive-In Movies are coming to a city near you in 2018. Rock up, Roll in and watch your favourite movies from the comfort of your car. Grab a Burger, Coffee, Doughnut, Popcorn or Chips & Dips and listen to the movie in your car on your FM Radio! Drive-In Movies are on everyone’s Bucket List! Cinema is an Experience. Watching Movies on The World’s Biggest Mobile LED Screen is a Magical Experience! Starting as a crazy idea written on a beer mat over a few drinks, Retro Drive-In Movies is a cost-effective Family Fun Movie Day Out. Imagine a TV the size of 2 Double Decker Busses parked side by side? Well, Now you can experience it! You can check out all the details here. 

What's on in Galway This Week from 22nd October 2018
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Dancing Event – Swing Taster Class

  • Location – Keanes Bar and Restaurant, Main Street, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Join us for a FREE Swing Dancing Taster Class. Our 8-week course will run on Mondays from 29th of October! Swing Train 7-8pm. Beginners Course 8.15-9.15.
  • For more details: Click here

Film & Photography Event – NUIG 8×8 Festival 2018

  • Location – NUI Galway, NUI Galway, University Road, Galway
  • Time:  Monday 22nd Oct – Friday 26th Oct
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: The 8×8 Festival will visit NUIG campus from Monday 22nd Oct – Friday 26th Oct this year. The film and photography festival gives NUIG students the chance to learn about global justice issues in a creative way by engaging with our outdoor photo exhibition and attending festival events such as film screenings, panel discussions and so on. With the theme for this year’s Festival being Identity & Discrimination, we’ll be looking at issues surrounding LGBT rights, women’s rights, ageism, health status, immigrant rights, ethnicity, religion and poverty. We’ll have an impressive outdoor photo exhibition on the Arts Course by the James Hardiman Library all week! Go check it out!!
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Music Event – The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir

  • Location – Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €30
  • Details: Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America’s premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music. Deeply rooted in the history of the African-American slave trade, black gospel music can be traced back to the 1700s when African slaves brought their unique African musical heritage to America and combined it with their new faith – Christianity. Out of the hardship and the trials of slavery, this unique musical tradition came to be, and forever changed music as we know it. Blues, Soul, and Rock-and-Roll…they all have origins in black gospel music. Harlem Gospel Choir presents modern gospel classics as performed in the black churches of Harlem today.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 22nd October 2018


Psychic Event – Psychic Sally 10 Year Anniversary Tour

  • Location – Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €25
  • Details: World-renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award-winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10-year anniversary show. Sally is one of the Uk’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 10 years. Sally’s jaw-dropping show has attracted amazing reviews from theatregoers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial; The 10 year anniversary tour showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation’s best-loved medium.
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Film Event – Pálás Cinema Book Club: The Witches of Eastwick

  • Location – Pálás Cinema, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 18:30 – 21:30
  • Cost: €11
  • Details: Like books? Like films? Like talking about books and films? Join us for our monthly Cinema Book Club where we read the book, then watch the film and meet for a chat in the cinema bar after the screening. As it’s the season of Halloween, we’re screening The Witches of Eastwick. Adapted from John Updike’s novel of the same name, this satirical horror-comedy looks at female sexuality, empowerment and spiritual growth through the unique lens of an encounter with a very attractive man who may or may not be the devil. A classic!
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What's on in Galway This Week from 22nd October 2018
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Bingo Event – The Bingo with Steve Bennett

  • Location -The Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen, 27 Eyre Square, Galway
  • Time: 19:30 – 22:00
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: Join Steve Bennett and friends for a night of madcap comedy bingo. It’s a high energy gameshow with crazy prizes, mystery boxes and bloody good craic! It’s a special show as part of #vodafonecomedygalway so there’ll be amazing prizes up for grabs, including tickets to other comedy shows! 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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Foodie Event – Energy Foods- that zap you or help you

  • Location – Dr Clare Apothecary, 9 Sea Road, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00
  • Cost: €11.09
  • Details: Tara has been working in the health and food industry for more than 20 years now. This talk is about sharing her tips about what she has learned along the way to help her Thyroid & Energy clients and to people in general. “More than 75% of my clients complain about low or no energy!” What foods help your energy/what foods don’t? How can I improve my energy levels using my diet? What are the top tips to nourish the Thyroid? How can I boost my metabolism? Book your ticket to this informative talk to empower your health & wellness
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Book Event – Launch of Mary Robinson’s ‘Climate Justice’

  • Location – Kennys Bookshop, Liosban Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway
  • Time: 16:00-18:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Former President of Ireland & UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, Mary Robinson will be at Kennys Bookshop, Galway for the launch of her new book, ‘Climate Justice – Hope, Resilience and the Fight for a Sustainable Future’ on Wednesday October 24th, and all are welcome to attend! The event will be hosted by special guest, Irish poet and novelist, John F. Deane who will interview Mary Robinson, which will be followed by an audience Q&A. Published in October 2018, Climate Justice is about both climate change and social justice and highlights how the two are linked. Robinson meets with ordinary people from communities that are already suffering from the effects of climate change and who, in battling for climate justice, are striving to enforce change and action around one of the key humanitarian issues of today. Admission to the launch is free, refreshments will be served and signed, first edition copies of the book will be available.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 22nd October 2018

Charity Event – Mystery Chef in the AJLA Kitchen for Rosabel’s Rooms

  • Location – Ajla, The Bridge Centre, Galway
  • Time:  19:30-23:59
  • Cost: €75
  • Details: AJLA restaurant, Clarinbridge welcomes a mystery chef this October in support of Rosabels Rooms. Rosabel’s Rooms, in collaboration with The Irish Hospice Foundation, was established by Suzanne McClean and Gary Monroe in memory of their beloved daughter Rosabel Monroe, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in April 2017, aged sixteen months. This project will facilitate the development of family-focused bereavement suites in hospitals around Ireland, which will provide comfort and dignity for families following the loss of a loved one. It will also facilitate therapeutic supports for any individual impacted by child loss and through our Room-to-Heal fund, Rosabel’s Rooms will facilitate direct financial support to families, when a child dies in Ireland. This will help to accommodate taking time off work, paying for funeral costs etc. “The Restaurant for Rosabel’s Rooms” on Wednesday, 24th October from 7.30pm is certain to be packed with surprise, energy and flavour. Guests will be welcomed with fizz and guided through the mystery chef four-course menu which will be accompanied by wines selected for the evening.
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Movie Event –  Funny Girl- The Musical

  • Location – Eye Cinema Galway, Wellpark Retail Park, Wellpark, Galway
  • Time: 21:00 – 23:45
  • Cost: €13
  • Details: Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein. Praised by critics as having “irresistible charm, wit and warmth” (Metro), and hailing Sheridan Smith as “the greatest star by far” (The Daily Telegraph), Funny Girl features a host of iconic and timeless musical numbers including “People,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade.” Hilarious, glorious, and ‘exhilarating’ (The Independent), don’t miss this sensational production from the comfort of your local cinema seat.
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Music Event – Big Red Bridge, Galway Album Launch Night

  • Location – The Crane Bar, Sea Road, Galway
  • Time: 21:00-23:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Niall Teague and The Fast Company performing songs from their latest Album ‘Big Red Bridge’ at the Crane Bar, Galway,
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Music Event – To Gaze Upon Us // Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys

  • Location – The Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:30 – 23:30
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: TO GAZE UPON US made their debut in April of 2015 in the Róisín Dubh in the run-up to the Marriage Equality vote, and now they are back! Sharpe takes O’Connor to more upbeat areas, as she leads him to more sentimental and heartfelt places. Blending their individual styles, Katie’s melodic vocals beautifully complement Steven’s flamboyant sass to create a lush sound. The realness is right here.
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Film Event – Suspiria: 40th Anniversary Screening

  • Location – Pálás Cinema, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 21:00  – 23:00
  • Cost: €11
  • Details: A Halloween special: Dario Argento’s seminal masterpiece Suspiria is a visual feast and one of the most luxuriously lensed horror film of all time. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this gorgeous nightmare, Cult Films have issued a brand new 4k digital print, which we are proud to bring you for one night only on October 25th. Get the coven together and let Suspiria cast its dark spell on you.
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Yoga Event – Knoff Yoga Retreat, Ireland

  • Location –  Castlehacket House, Galway
  • Time: 26 Oct at 07:00 – 28 Oct at 13:00
  • Cost: Price per person: 480€ Price includes Accommodation, all yoga and all meals. 120€ Per day without accommodation, all yoga and meals included. Acupuncture, Massage and other Treatments can be arranged at an extra cost.
  • Details: 3-day Yoga Retreat near Galway in Ireland. Hosted by Joyce (Knoff Yoga Trained Teacher) in her incredible country estate. Why Yoga retreats? Yoga is beneficial for everyone across all levels of fitness. Yoga retreats are suitable for those who have not tried yoga before. Also challenging for those more familiar with a regular Yoga practice. The yoga session combines five traditional Yoga elements: Meditation, Breathing, Posture, Relaxation, and Philosophy.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 22nd October 2018
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Film Event – Beetlejuice

  • Location – Pálás Cinema, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 20:20  -23:00
  • Cost: €11
  • Details: As part of our Halloween festivities, Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin & Geena Davis star in Tim Burton’s 1988 blockbuster which sees a recently-deceased husband and wife commission a bizarre demon to drive an obnoxious family out of their home.
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Design Event – Meet The Designers: Rothlu Handmade

  • Location – Galway Designers Studio House, 14/15 Cornstore, St Augustine Street, Galway
  • Time: 17:00-20:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Meet the designer behind the brand Rothlu Handmade. Frances is from Ox Mountains, Mayo and she is a true artist with big heart and soul. Her trademark of silk scarves and jewellery has unique feel and os once off designs to cherish. CAll to say hello, have some prosecco, nibbles and exclusive designs for great prices. Exclusively we have Rothlu silk scarves also available on the night!
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Wrestling Event – American Wrestling comes to Galway

  • Location – Clayton Hotel Galway (Galway, Ireland), Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway
  • Time: 19:30 -21:30
  • Cost: €15
  • Details: WRESTLING.IE is a family friendly American Wrestling company based in Ireland. All of our events contain fantastic action with lots of crowd interaction. Every tour is different with fresh new characters and exciting new matches. Don’t miss out on the thrills and spills, when wrestling.ie comes to your area!
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Charity Event – A Night for Claire Curran

  • Location – Monroe’s Live, 14 Upper Dominick Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00-23:00
  • Cost: €20 BF / Age 18 And Up
  • Details: Join us for a night of music in memory of Claire Curran in Monroes Live on the 26th of October 2018. This is a fundraising event with donations and proceeds going to Galway Hospice and Rosabel’s Rooms. The night will include spot prizes, a raffle and will feature many acts such as The Brennan Family, Yvonne Flynn, Conor McCarthy, Johnny O’ Halloran, Henry Geraghty, Sean Gavin, Johnny Carroll, Don Stiffe, Frank Kilkelly and Yule+ MCQ performing on stage. Tickets are 20 (for age 18 and upwards) and are available from the online link below, Monroes Tavern, Ardilaun Leisure Club, Salthill Post Office, Supervalu Barna, Nourish Barna, Barna Dry Cleaners, Donnelly’s of Barna, Slemons Service Station Furbo and Padraicn’s in Furbo
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Fashion Event – Flea Style Market – Autumn Winter Edition

  • Location – Galway’s Westend, 3 William st. West, Galway
  • Time: 27 Oct – 16 Dec
  • Cost: Free to attend
  • Details: So we have our A/W markets all sorted and we will be hosting them in the two locations we have been using for the last year – Galway Arts Centre & Áras na nGael back in Galway’s Westend just over the bridge!!! I am very very grateful to have these two fab locations to bring all of you the Galway people their Style Market every month ♥ We may be also adding another xmas date and will keep you all updated with that along the way
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What's on in Galway This Week from 22nd October 2018Outdoor Style Event – The Alesha Experience – Galway

  • Location – Regatta Great Outdoors Galway, Unit 230 Eyre Square Shopping Centre, Galway
  • Time: 16:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: The Alesha Edit is a collection of six opulent outdoor looks from Regatta Great Outdoors. TV presenter, singer and fashion icon Alesha Dixon fronts a premium, stylish outdoor wardrobe, delivering elegance with her own modern twist. We are taking our Alesha experience on a tour of Ireland and we would love you to get involved.
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Handmade Market Event – Handmade In Galway- Indoor Market

  • Location -HandMade In Galway- Indoor Market, Áras Na Gael, 45 Sráid Dominic, Gaillimh
  • Time: 12:00 – 18:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: 11 stalls full of only handmade goodies from your local crafters, artists, designers. We are back on Saturday the 27th of October! All welcome 🙂 Support local 🙂 Love handmade.
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Market Event – Sour Pop Arts: Pop Up Art Market at The Blue Note

  • Location – The Blue Note Galway, 3 William Street West, Galway
  • Time: 13:00 – 18:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Sour Pop Arts are back for their second Pop Up Art Market at The Blue Note on October 27th and we want you to join us! We’ll be using this event to platform independent art in the West of Ireland and abroad— vending with us will be illustrators, printmakers, apparel and accessory designers, comic and zine artists and more. Come to see what new flavours Sour Pop has to offer! It’ll be a party.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 22nd October 2018

Social Media Training Event – Social Media – Instagram 101 with Kemple Media Creative

  • Location – Galway Designers Studio House, 1 Saint Augustine Street, Galway
  • Time: 13:00 – 16:00
  • Cost: €30
  • Details: We are delighted to have Ruth aka The Beauty Kemple and Kemple Media Creative Back with a highly requested course all about the ins and outs of Instagram especially if you are running a business and are a little lost when to post what to post and what time to post!
  • For more details: Click here

What's on in Galway This Week from 22nd October 2018

Halloween Event – The Annual Village Salthill Zombie Run

  • Location – Galway Business School, GCI House, Grattan Road, Salthill, Galway
  • Time: 13:00 – 16:00
  • Cost: €10
  • Details:  The Village Salthill is proud to present their 3rd annual Zombies & Fairies Chase in aid of ACT For Meningitis. Join us to escape a horde of zombies in a family fun event. For the little ones, they can run the prom with the Fairies! Take part in the chase along the scenic Salthill Prom and if you make it to Salthill Park safely then you’ll be treated to some tasty snacks and entertainment. Registration takes place in advance at Galway Business School, including Zombie make up for anyone who wants to take part.
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Gaming Event – GamerFest Galway

  • Location – The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Lough Atalia Road, Galway
  • Time: Sun, 28 Oct 2018, 11:00 – Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 17:00
  • Cost: €16.54 – €86.15
  • Details: GamerFest returns to Galway City this October Bank Holiday weekend, with 2,000 gamers and YouTuber fans descending on the Galmont Hotel! This year’s festival promises even more gaming action and live entertainment than last year’s hugely successful event. This is a festival for anyone who loves huge games like Fortnite and FIFA 19, YouTubers, Live Stage Entertainment, Virtual Reality, Cosplay and the massively popular Retro Gaming craze! The event welcomes visitors of all ages and skill levels, from casual enthusiasts to the most dedicated gamers! In the PlayerZone, we’ll have everybody covered! Find the latest blockbusters ready to play, or check out the latest virtual reality technology!
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What's on in Galway This Week from 22nd October 2018

Film Event – The Craft

  • Location -Pálás Cinema, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 00:00-02:00
  • Cost: €11
  • Details: As part of our Season of the Witch, we’ve got a late night showing of the deliciously angsty teenage misfit movie The Craft.
    Sarah has always been different. So as the new girl at St. Benedict’s Academy, she immediately falls in with the high school outsiders. But these girls won’t settle for being powerless misfits. They have discovered “The Craft”, and they are going to use it. This 90’s cult classic stars Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True and Skeet Ulrich.
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Creative Event – Carve ring workshop brunch

  • Location – Tribeton, 1-3 Merchant’s Road, Galway
  • Time: 12:00 – 15:00
  • Cost: €45
  • 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. **(Tickets are non-refundable within two weeks of the event. You can, however, transfer the ticket to another person name if you cannot attend the event).
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What's on in Galway This Week from 22nd October 2018

Foodie Fun Event – Mad Hatters Tea Party at Electric

  • Location – Biteclub – Streetfood Discotheque, 36 Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway
  • Time: 15:00 – 17:00 (Doors 2.30pm with food from 3)
  • Cost: €20.04
  • Details: You are invited to tumble down the rabbit hole and join our head chef Alice in our rooftop Wonderland for a disco brunch this October Bank Holiday weekend. With a menu beyond your wildest imagination here’s a sneak peek through the looking glass: A nibble when you arrive, A Hash brown with Magical Mushrooms, Crispy eggs and Bacon! (By Magical we mean delicious), A terrific tea-inspired cocktail to tickle your taste buds, Hatters House-made Bombolini to finish, **Menu subject to magical changes. Please let us know of any dietary requirements in advance. Alice Got You! Remember it’s Halloween so feel free to come as your favourite Alice in Wonderland character with a prize for the best dressed on the day.
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Festival Event – Out of the Wild Sky – Macnas Parade 2018, Galway

  • Location – The parade will begin at NUIG (Aula Maxima), and take to the streets along the following route: University Rd, Salmon Weir Bridge, St Vincent’s Ave, Francis St, Eglington St, William St, Shop St, Church Yard St, Mainguard St, Bridge St, O’Brien’s Bridge, Dominick St Lower, Dominick St Upper, Crossing canal, Raven’s Terrace, Claddagh Quay.
  • Time: 17:30
  • Details: Out of the Wild Sky, the 2018 Macnas parade, will traverse through the streets of Galway at 5.30pm on Sunday, October 28th, 2018. Beginning at its home on the NUI Galway campus the parade will weave its way through the streets of Galway, the Macnas Halloween Parade is a highlight of Ireland’s cultural calendar. It is the largest free event in In Ireland for Halloween with over 54,000 people lining the streets every year to be awed and amazed by this epic scale of storytelling. This year’s story celebrates the act of transformation being unleashed upon the city. A world that is hypnotic and intoxicating, glittering, mysterious and filled with shadowy and noble things. Between the white fire of the stars and the whispering woods, you can hear the breath of small kingdoms rising and falling, dreams floating light as moths among the branches of the trees, where sweetness and tangibility flicker amongst the dark hug of time. Macnas bring Out of the Wild Sky to the streets of Galway, packed full of love and magic, as they sculpt a new cosmos into being, where the language of birds and the stars take flight, bells ring out stitches of lightning burst forth as a new horizon lights up the deep and the wondrous and lifts up the sky.
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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!

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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