What's on in Galway This Week from 24th September 2018

We 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!

2018 Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival

28th – 30th September 2018. Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival will celebrate its 64th Birthday in September 2018 with a 3-day programme of fantastic events in the festival marquee on Nimmo’s Pier, Galway City! A three-day event celebrating oysters, seafood and our local heritage. The festival is also the proud hosts of the WORLD OYSTER OPENING CHAMPIONSHIP and has been described by the Sunday Times as “one of the 12 greatest shows on earth”. For full details of the programme visit here.

What's on in Galway This Week from 24th September 2018

The first ‘Loving Galway’ sustainability festival

The first ‘Loving Galway’ sustainability festival will run from the 20-30th of September 2018, in celebration of the ‘Green and Blue’ spaces breathing life into Galway City. The festival is a unique collaboration and the festival builds on decades of activity by the City’s environmental community and is a legacy of Galway’s European Green Leaf designation in 2017. You can see the full line up here and here.


Theatre Event – DruidShakespeare: Richard III

  • Location -Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway
  • Time: 8 pm start time. No latecomers will be admitted – no exceptions allowed.
  • Cost: €24 / €20
  • Details: When peace descends, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is not a happy man. Crippled from birth and intensely ambitious, he sets about bending the world to his own desires. No bond is too sacred, no blood too thick – nothing will stand between Richard and the crown.
  • For more details: Click here

What's on in Galway This Week from 24th September 2018

DJ Event – Kettama

  • Location – The Club, 36 Upper, Galway
  • Time: 23:00 – 02:00
  • Cost: Tickets On The Door
  • Details: KETTAMA is coming to town! There’s no doubt that this guy is one of the most in-demand DJs in the country right now after the release of his sold-out Bucklyn Bridge-EP & topping the Juno House charts.
  • For more details: here


Book Event – Pálás Cinema Book Club: The Little Stranger

  • Location -Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 18:30 – 21:30
  • Cost: €11
  • Details: Like films? Like books? Like talking about films and books? In association with Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Pálás Cinema Book Club selects the best (and worst!) book to film adaptations to watch and discuss in our unique monthly book club. Each month we’ll pick a different book and film adaptation for discussion. Read the book, then join us for the film and a discussion afterwards in our bar. Great chats, great people and great fun on the last Monday of every month. Our very first book will be Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger and on September 25th we’ll be watching Lenny Abrahamson’s brand new adaptation.
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Charity/Foodie Event – Charity Cookery Course

  • Location -56 Central Restaurant, 5/6 Shop Street Galway, Galway
  • Time: 19:00-21:30
  • Cost: €26.83
  • Details: On the night we will show you simple ways to make tasty lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks covering Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan options. You will get to taste some seriously good food and of course we will share recipes and book ideas too. This promises to be a very enjoyable night. All money raised from the night will go directly to the Galway Simon Community.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 24th September 2018

Comedy Event – Jason Manford – Muddle Class

  • Location -The Black Box, Dyke Rd, Terryland, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €29
  • Details: Jason Manford is delighted to announce his “Muddle Class” Irish tour for Sept 2018 which will see him travel to many corners of the country delighting audiences with his infectious wit, charm and humour. Jason said: “I’m really chuffed to be coming back to Ireland. It’s gonna be a great laugh and I can’t wait to get back to some cracking venues. Come along, bring your pals, your teenagers, your folks and I promise we will have a cracking night together.”
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Exploring Event – ÈALÙ: Walk and Talk

  • Location – Midway Point of the Wild Atlantic Way – The Village Salthill, Palmers Rock, Galway
  • Time: 19:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Don’t miss out on this weeks Ealu walk. We’re bringing back our wonderful series of FREE inspiring walks and talks. It starts at 7pm this Tuesday meeting at Palmers Rock.
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Charity Event – Mid-Autumn Festival Culture Night in aid of Western Alzheimers

  • Location -Salthill Hotel, The Promenade, Galway
  • Time: 19:30 – 21:00
  • Cost: €6.01 – €22.20
  • Details: As part of a cultural exchange, the city of Shanghai-Pudong brings amazing drummers, acrobatics and dancers from the award-winning Shanghai Empireast Culture Group to Galway, Ireland on the 26th Septemeber. ”Rome wasn’t built in a day, so as the construction of traditional cultural ecology. In promoting the development of cultural industry and cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries on the road, we always make a pious wader, to make sure this stick will have a positive and far-reaching impact on the development of Chinaʼs traditional culture” Mid Autumn Festival Culture Night in aid of Western Alzheimers is organised by the Irish Chinese Society Galway. All proceeds will go to Western Alzheimers.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 24th September 2018

Business Event – Brexit Masterclass

  • Location – Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Athenry Rd,, Loughrea Galway
  • Time: 07:30am – 9:30am
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa will host a Brexit Masterclass Breakfast with RTÉ’s Europe Editor, Tony Connelly and President of the IFA, Joe Healy on Wednesday 26 September at 7.30am. The theme of the event will focus on the impact of Brexit on the business community in Galway, both indigenous and multinational and the event will be particularly noteworthy as there is an informal leaders’ summit on Brexit next week. The broadcaster and historian, John Bowman, will moderate the event.
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Cinema Event – Little Cinema

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:30
  • Cost: €5
  • Details: Little Cinema is a short film showcase running since 2010, set up by three film-maker friends who met in college in Galway. It showcases films of all genres made by talented local film-makers of all levels from beginners to professionals. Over the 4 years it has screened over 400 films from over 170 film-makers and has provided an invaluable platform for film-makers and film-lovers to meet, network, showcase their work and simply enjoy films.
  • For more details: Click here


Photography Course starting – Digital Photography Course for Beginners with Louise Manifold

  • Location – Galway Arts Centre, Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 21:00
  • Cost: €110.50
  • Details: Digital Photography for Beginners by artist Louise Manifold is a 10-week evening course for adults. The course is intended to provide a general introduction to photography and is suitable for both absolute beginners and people with a little basic photographic knowledge wishing to develop their potential as photographers. This 10-week course aims at working creatively with digital photography to give the practical hands-on experience of working with your digital camera to gain confidence and gain knowledge of what your camera has to offer. Click here for more information.
What's on in Galway This Week from 24th September 2018
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Foodie Event – Healthy Treats Kitchen Taster Morning

  • Location -Dr Clare Apothecary, 9 Sea Road, Galway
  • Time: 12:00 – 14:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Anita makes these amazing healthy treats in her Monivea kitchen. They contain dried fruit, nuts and seeds. No additives, no preservatives! Just vitamins, protein, minerals and lots of taste! They do not contain any processed sugars and they are Celiac friendly & vegan. So come along on the day for free tasters and a chance to win a hamper!!!!
  • For more details: Click here

Gin Event – Galway Gin Ramble

  • Location – Blakes Bar Galway, 25 Eglinton St, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 23:00
  • Cost: 30
  • Details: Are you a fun loving, gin drinker who likes going out in Galway city? If so, clear your diary on Thursday, 27th September for the inaugural ‘Galway Gin Ramble’, taking you on a trail through the best gin bars in the city! Starting at 7.00pm, it’s the dream for gin drinkers as you’ll party the evening away sampling the best G&T’s and gin cocktails on the market. To make sure your GINuinely entertained there will be plenty of games, giveaways, gin infused-foods and sampling, with some gin-inspired surprises along the way! Be prepared to shake up cocktails, forage through treasure hunts, enjoy blind gin tastings, hear some tricks of the trade from gin experts and of course, have a lot of laughs. You’ll bar hop your way through the city stopping in some of the most popular gin joints in Galway including; Blake’s Corner Bar, Tigh Nora Gin Bar, The Front Door Pub, The Dail Bar Galway and The Liquor Lounge. Each experience in the bar will be very different and so too will the drinks, ranging from premium blends such as Monkey 47, classics including Cork Dry Gin & the Beefeater family, along with a true original gin like Plymouth.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 24th September 2018

Music Event – Joe Henry with Special Guest Tony Trundle

  • Location – The Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00 – 22:00
  • Cost: €19.50
  • Details: Acclaimed American singer, songwriter and Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry has announced a string of solo performances in Ireland this coming fall. “The sound of a Joe Henry record is unmistakable… There’s richness to the instruments, as well as depth and warmth that help set his work apart.” – NPR.
  • For more details: Click here


  • 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!!
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Music Event – Albert Hammond In Concert with His Band

  • Location – Leisureland, Salthill, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €33.20
  • Details: Albert Hammond (born May 18, 1944) is a British-born, Gibraltar-raised pop and rock singer-songwriter, best known for the singles “It Never Rains in Southern California” and “The Free Electric Band” and as a prolific songwriter for other artists.
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Latin Carribean Event – Urban Fridays at Monroe’s

  • Location – Monroe’s Galway, 14 Dominick Street, Galway
  • Time: 22:00
  • Cost: FREE ENTRY before 11.30pm, 5 euro after.
  • Details: The one and only LATIN CARIBBEAN URBAN NIGHT in the city!! Where? MONROE’S live venue (upstairs, backstage), Galway. With Dj Blazehitta behind the decks bringing the finest of Reggaeton, Dancehall, Brasilian, Spanish, Hip-hop, Charts, Afrobeats tunes to the table. Drinks and Cocktails promotions all night!
  • For more details: Click here


Bingo Event – Bingo Loco Galway – Back to the 90s

  • Location -Halo Nightclub Galway, 36 Upper Abbeygate St, Galway
  • Time: 18:30 – 22:30
  • Cost: €15
  • Details: We are bringing you right back to the 90s! You can expect some funky prizes -> like your favourite 90s game consoles and even some Furbys. Not only that, but we will be pulling out all the stops with some of your favourite 90s bangers! If you win, you better be ready for a showdown!!! >>>FANCY DRESS IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED<<<
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What's on in Galway This Week from 24th September 2018

Music Event – The Emerald Armada at An Púcán

  • Location -An Pucan, 11 Forster Street, Eyre Square, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 00:00
  • Cost: Not Noted
  • Details: The Emerald Armada is a Belfast based folk-rock beast. Support on the night comes from LARKS & Galway’s home grown Red Tape.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 24th September 2018

Yoga Event – Aerial Yoga Fly/ Flow Workshop – all levels

  • Location – Lets Flyoga, Celtic Eagles, Galway, Ireland Unit 49A Briarhill Business Park
  • Time:  11:30-13:00
  • Cost: €30 – €40
  • Details: We invite you to a 90-min Aerial Yoga Fly/ Flow workshop in Galway – all levels welcome. Come and fly with us! You will float, play, swing and discover unlimited possibilities of aerial yoga. Aerial yoga has many benefits and it will allow you to:-perform deeper and safer stretches -therapeutically traction the spine, which helps to alleviate back pain -strengthen all main muscle groups, especially the core and the upper body -build new neural pathways by challenging the body to learn complex movements -increase self-confidence and self-trust by stepping out of your comfort zone -tone the whole body -relax and unwind
  • For more details: Click here

Cinematic Event – Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Marathon

  • Location – Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 13:00
  • Cost: You can purchase individual tickets for each film for €11 (€10 for members) and there’s also a 3 film bundle ticket to the full Lord of the Rings Marathon for only €30, (€27 for members)
  • Details: The ultimate cinematic challenge – thirteen hours of hobbits, elves, orcs and Legolas accomplishing unimaginably impressive stunts! Spend a day in the comfy Pálás Cinema seats and enjoy these cinematic masterpieces on the big screen with Howard Shore’s immaculate score on our excellent sound system. And don’t worry we’ll provide ample breaks in between films for you to sample our specially designed menu of Tolkien-themed food and drinks. Are you up for the challenge?
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Gin Event – Bottomless Dingle Gin & Tonic Brunch

  • Location -Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 12:00 – 17:00
  • Cost:€30pp includes brunch main course, a sweet treat + bottomless Dingle Gin & Tonic.
  • Details: Join us on Saturday, September 29th for another BOTTOMLESS Dingle Gin & Tonic brunch! Customers will delight in our special brunch menu featuring a choice between Dingle gin glazed pork belly Benedict, a Chocolate + orange + gin & tonic French toast or a Courgette bhaji w/ beetroot + gin relish and fried egg + Sweet treat to end the meal. If that wasn’t enough we have partnered with Dingle Gin and we will be serving bottomless delicious G&T’s served with zesty orange and juniper berries.
  • For more details: Click here
What's on in Galway This Week from 24th September 2018
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Sports Event – Cyclefordiabetes

  • Location -50 km Charity Cycle For Diabetes – Galway, Diabetes Centre, University Hospital Galway, Galway
  • Time: 09:30 – 13:30
  • Cost: €30
  • Details: This is a 50km cycle starting at the Claddagh hall in Galway, going along the Wild Atlantic way to Barna, then over gentle hills to Moycullen before the final stretch back to Galway. It is aimed at raising awareness about the benefits of exercise for everyone and especially for those with Diabetes. Funds raised go to Diabetes Care West, the charity of the Diabetes centre in Galway University Hospital and will be used to support activities for young people with Diabetes.
  • For more details: Click here

Music Event – Philip Donnelly at The Gallery Sessions

  • Location – Gallery Cafe, Gort, Market Square,, An Gort, Galway
  • Time: 20:30 – 23:30
  • Cost: €15 +booking charge
  • Details: The Gallery Sessions Presents: Philip Donnelly (The Clontarf Cowboy) With Sean Deegan. Musical genius Philip Donnelly has toured with Johnny Cash, John Prine, Nancy Griffith to name a few. A gig not to be missed.
    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s Musical Genius Philip Donnelly toured and recorded with Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, The Everly Brothers, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, and Nanci Griffith. He co-wrote the song ‘Living In These Troubled Times’ which was a Top 10 hit for Crystal Gayle. During the 1990s Donnelly returned to Ireland and continued to record with major artists and to record solo albums.
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Theatre Event – The Fisherwives

  • Location – Spanish Arch, Galway,
  • Time: 15:00 – 16:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Brú Theatre, together with Claddagh Community School, Galway City Museum, Atelier f ür Physisches Theater (Berlin) and Galway 2020’s Small Towns Big Ideas will be creating a street performance based on the Fishmarkets of Galway 100 years ago. Mixing masks, folklore and fish, the Fisherwives will be silently weaving their way through the Claddagh and Spanish Arch selling their catch. Join us on Sunday 30th September at Galway’s Spanish Arch for a very special performance.
  • For more details: Click here

What's on in Galway This Week from 24th September 2018

Cinematic Event – The Greatest Showman Sing-Along

  • Location – Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 17:30
  • Details: In case you missed out on the double-bill sing-along for Culture Night, you now have another chance to belt out the tunes!
    Tickets: https://palas.ie/showing/showing-37620 Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
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Theatre Event – Galway Youth Theatre Open Day

  • Location -Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway
  • Time: 12:00 – 14:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Galway Youth Theatre is holding an open day on Sunday, 30th September from 12 pm to 2 pm in Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street. If you are 15 to 23 and think you might be interested in theatre performance or production, pop into our open day where you will get the chance to participate in a variety of taster workshops and chat to our course tutors and past members to find out about their GYT experience. No experience necessary, beginners are welcome.
  • For more details: Click here

Eurovision Event – Eurovision – The Ultimate Show

  • Location -Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €30 / €27
  • Details: It sold out Our National Concert Hall, in Dublin 2 full months before the date and received a rapturous reception from the audience, including 5 standing ovations! And now it embarks on a Nationwide tour. We are delighted to say, it visits The Town Hall Theatre on Sunday 30 September and tickets are now! A night of sheer enjoyment and nostalgia. Not to be missed…
  • 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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