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!

Vodafone Comedy Festival – Ticket Release!

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. The tickets for this year are released on Tuesday 28th August @ 10:00 am. Click here for more details!

What's on in Galway This Week from 27th August 2018


Fitness Event – Capoeira class

  • Location – Unit 11, Kilkerrin Park, Liosban Ind Est, Tuam Rd., Galway
  • Time: 19:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art with its roots originating in Angola and the Congo, that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music, and is usually referred to as a game. It was developed in Brazil mainly by West Africans, beginning in the 16th century. It is known for quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for a wide variety of kicks, spins, and highly mobile techniques.
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  • Location – An Taibhdhearc, 19 Middle St, Galway
  • Time: 20:00 (Doors 19:45)
  • Cost: €25
  • Details: Described as the distinctive voice of Ireland will bring his music to An Taibhdhearc in May, June and August of this year. Seán who comes from a very musical family in Caherlistrane Co. Galway has been performing around the world for nearly forty years. Born in 1961, he won his first of 13 Fleadh Ceoil medals for solo singing at 7 years of age. Seán will be joined by Fergus Feely on Mandocello and Pat Coyne on guitar.
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Comedy Event – 2018 Festival Launch Party!

  • Location – Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway
  • Time: Doors is the earlier than usual time of 8pm, Showtime is 8:15pm sharp.
  • Cost: Tix €6 in advance from Róisín Dubh and OMG at Zhivago Galway on Shop Street, and www.roisindubh.net / €8 at door. Admission includes a FREE Jager + stay on FREE for the world-famous Silent Disco at Róisín Dubh after the show.
  • Details: Róisín Dubh Comedy & Vodafone Comedy Carnival presents the Tuesday Comedy KARLnival with Karl Spain & friends. This Tuesday, August 28th is a very special show at Róisín Dubh as we celebrate the launch of the programme for this year’s Vodafone Comedy Carnival. Joining our regular host, Karl Spain, on the night are 3 fantastic acts who feature on this years festival line up.
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Fitness Event – Climbing Trail Session

  • Location – Galway Climbing Coop, Bóthar na Míne, Galway
  • Time: 19:30 – 21’30
  • Cost: You can have 3 trial sessions before you have to join, each session costs €5 payable when you arrive.
  • Details: Climbing Trail Session to see if you want to join, you can have 3 trial sessions before you have to join. What should I wear? Loose or gym type clothing. We provide climbing shoes, but in case they don’t fit narrow (converse type) runners are fine.
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Film Event – Little Cinema

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, 9 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
  • Time: 21:00
  • Cost: €5
  • Details: The Little Cinema is back with another night of fantastic comedy sketches, short films, music videos and documentaries! We have some really great stuff to screen and are really excited for the night! Thanks to all of the people who’ve submitted so far! If you’d like to submit to future events, get in touch with us at littlecinemagalway@gmail.com
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Art Event – The Materialists

  • Location – 126 Artist-Run Galley, St Bridget’s Place, The Hidden Valley, Galway
  • Time: 12:00 – 18:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: 126 Artist-Run Gallery is pleased to present “The Materialists” a duo exhibition by artists Daire O’Shea and Sophie Gough. “The Materialists” is part of 126’s ongoing project “Un-set In Stone”, conceived in light of recent activities surrounding the destruction of National Monuments overseas. In chorus with this, the theme contemplates an art object which can be considered a ‘monument of sorts’; a symbol of the time in which it was made; a representation of society or societal concerns. Materialism also comes into play here, as the longevity of an object in both meaning and physicality, can disintegrate change or produce new meaning. Through the piecing together of materials in new ways, artworks of this nature can create altered perceptions and new forms of material meaning.
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Music Event – My Fellow Sponges at The Black Gate

  • Location – The Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00 – 23:00
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: Freshly returned after their 10-day tour of Poland, local warriors, My Fellow Sponges give a very special intimate homecoming show for your pleasure.
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Film Event – I can’t believe you haven’t seen; Casablanca

  • Location – Palas, 15 Merchants Rd Lower, Galway
  • Time: 19:00
  • Cost: €11
  • Details: SYNOPSIS: Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country
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Birthday Fun Event – The Big 10 Birthday Party

  • Location – Salt House, 4 Ravens terrace, Galway
  • Time: 19:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: We turn 10 this year, come join us to celebrate this massive achievement! We wouldn’t be here doing what we do, going from strength to strength every year with all our amazing customers! So we’re having a party to celebrate, we’ll have beer cake, free beer samples, beer present give aways, balloons banners and maybe even a pony!! (only joking no pony) but we will have phenomenal new tasty beers lined up! Let’s end the summer in style with this big bash! #wecraftbeer
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Cultural Event – PaINTCLUB X Craft Beer Galway – ‘City Lights’

  • Location – Tribeton, 3 Merchants Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 22:00
  • Cost: €40
  • Details: Join us for a pint or two from one of Ireland’s native independent Craft Beer companies and paint on Friday 31st August, create and take home a masterpiece with PaINTCLUB! And don’t worry, for all you non-beer drinkers out there, we can totally sort you out with some wine instead! Kicking off at 7 pm, join us for a Friday night PaINTCLUB to paint ‘City Lights’ a brand new Paintclub painting (check it out below!) with a pint of Craft Beer on arrival, step by step instructions and a Friday night to remember!
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Sports Event – The Skeff Front Row

  • Location – The Skeff Bar, 27 Eyre Square, Galway
  • Time: 19:00
  • Cost: €20
  • Details: Complimentary Finger Food & plus a pint or bottle of Heineken or Heineken 0.0% when Connacht Play at The Sportsground
    Personalised Membership Card. Exclusive Membership Gift. Complimentary entry to DNA Nightclub on match days. Front Row Fan Zone @ The Skeff for all Televised Connacht Games. Entry to our Autumn International Ticket Draw. Invitation to our Annual Hospitality Table @ The Galmont** Exclusive Prizes throughout the season for all Connacht Home Games
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What's on in Galway This Week from 27th August 2018

Bingo Event – Bingo Loco Galway – National Tour

  • Location – Halo Nightclub Galway, 36 Upper Abbeygate St, Galway
  • Time: 18:30–23:00
  • Cost: €15
  • Details: This is the national tour you’ve been waiting for. We’ve received 1000’s of mails from all four provinces in Ireland to bring our Bingo Loco madness on a nationwide tour. Our Bingo players have spoken and we have heard your call! We’re turbo loading a special edition of Bingo Loco and bringing it to Belfast, Waterford, Navan, Galway, Cork, Dublin, Swords & Tullamore. 8 Nights of scallywaggery. That’s a word, we’ve checked. WHAT IS BINGO LOCO? We are the runaway child of traditional bingo complete with rave rounds, lip sync battles adance-offs. The conventional Bingo Cartel don’t like what we do. We don’t care. We are bringing bingo kicking and screaming into a full on party rave! We’ve got the ball’s… the bingo balls to make your roar so loud you’ll definitely lose your voice.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 27th August 2018

Music Event – Corona Sunsets Presents Kormac & LE Galaxie Live At An Pucan

  • Location – An Pucan, 11 Forster Street, Eyre Square, Galway
  • Time: 20:00–02:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: The Official Summer Closing Party August 31st w/ Corona Sunsets we present LIVE Kormac LIVE & Le Galaxie DJ’s w/ Support from Dakota and FM104 Al Gibbs #CoronaSunsetSessions
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Theatre Event – Aisling?

  • Location – THT, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €15 / €12.50
  • Details: This critically acclaimed multi-disciplinary production features specially commissioned work and ensemble performances from 17 of the best Gaeltacht-based Artists – including Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh from Altan, Johnny Óg Connolly, Méabh Ní Bheaglaíoch, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, Pól Ó Ceannabháin & Seán Ó Flaithearta. Stiúrtha agus léirithe ag Darach Mac Con Iomaire – i gcomhar le hEalaín na Gaeltachta. 80 Nóim / Min. Gan aon bhriseadh / No Interval.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 27th August 2018


Cultural Event – Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

  • Location – Menlo Park Hotel, Headford Road, Galway
  • Time: 10:30 – 13:00
  • Cost: €55
  • Details: Explore a fresh and contemporary approach to the age-old skill of beautiful writing with a revived and reimagined style of calligraphy. Eithna Joyce Artist and Calligrapher will introduce you to the joys of writing with pointed nib and ink learning the basic techniques, letterforms and how to compose words and phrases. A starter kit of all the materials required are supplied for the workshop and to keep afterwards.
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After-Party Event – Connacht Rugby After Party The Riptide Movement

  • Location – An Pucan, 11 Forster Street, Eyre Square, Galway
  • Time: 20:00–02:00
  • Cost: Free gig & complimentary GIN Thanks to Bombay & BACARDI
  • Details: Join us this Saturday after Connacht Rugby take on Glasgow Warriors in the first game of the Pro 14 and enjoy a FREE gig by the amazingly talented The Riptide Movement! There will be complimentary GIN Thanks to Bombay & BACARDI and keep an eye our for our An Pucan Crew at The Sportsground giving our drinks tokens!!!
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Music Event – Druid Sessions #5

  • Location – The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Ln, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €15
  • Details: Padraig Stevens and Leo Moran will lead the next Druid Session at the MLT, this autumn. Padraig and Leo will play songs from their new album News from the Old Country. We recommend advance booking as DruidSessions tend to sell out quickly.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 27th August 2018

Dublin Events

If you would like to know about events coming up in Dublin, then check out Sarah’s website here for events this week. Be sure to check back to her website each week as she creates a new events post weekly!

North Tipperary / Limerick Events

If you would like to know about events coming up in North Tipperary/Limerick, then check out Lauren’s website here for events this week. Be sure to check back to her website each week as she creates a new events post weekly!

If you are hosting an event and would like to submit for possible feature on our events posts then please email the details to Hello@Floralesque.com with the subject line ‘Upcoming Galway Event’. Thanks!


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