What's on in Galway This Week from 29th April 2019We 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!


Dance Event – Beginner Swing Dance – 4-week course

    • Location – St.Patricks Band Hall, Frenchville Ln, Galway
    • Time:  20:30 – 21:30
    • Cost: €35 euro per person for the 4-week course
    • Details:  Swing dancing! If you love jazz and find it difficult to sit still when you hear those swinging tunes then this is what you’re after. Our 4-week beginner course will cover the basics in lindy hop, a fun, energetic and playful swing dance. The course is suitable for complete beginners. You will learn the fundamental steps, moves, rhythms and techniques. REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE is necessary. To register for the course send us an email at swinginoutgalway@gmail.com or message us on Facebook.
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Cultural Event – The Curly Organ Weekly Helpdesk

  • Location -Róisín Dubh, 9 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • 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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What's on in Galway This Week from 29th April 2019Comedy Event – Ruby Wax – How to be Human

  • Location – Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €25
  • Details: We can’t stop the future from arriving, no matter what drugs we’re on.  But even if nearly every part of us becomes robotic, mechanical fingers crossed we’ll still have our minds.  Hopefully, we’ll use them for things like compassion, instead of just chasing what’s ‘better’ like a hamster on a wheel. If we can do that, we’re on the yellow brick road to happiness.
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Beauty Event – How to make-Natural Deodorants, Face Masks & Body Oils

      • Location – Dr Clare Apothecary & Clinic, 9 Sea Road, Galway, Ireland H91 C9YA
      • Time:  18:30 – 20:00
      • Cost: €12.90
      • Details: Learn how to make nourishing, natural skincare products at home. Find out how to blend and formulate beautiful skincare products to suit your skin type. In this class, Annie will be showing you how to make your own natural deodorants, face masks, body and face oils. Treat yourself, family and friends to lovely gifts that are completely free of all synthetic ingredients. Use local and seasonal herbs and essences to personalise your skin products for Spring and beyond.
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Festival Event – Bealtaine Eve

  • Location – Brigit’s Garden & Café, Roscahill, Co Galway, Galway
  • Time: 19:30-22:30
  • Cost: €15
  • Details: Bealtaine is one of the great Celtic fire festivals and marks the start of the summer season of growth and light. At this evening gathering, we will celebrate the coming of summer and share some seasonal rituals. This will include a short meditation to reflect on what is growing in our own lives, creating a May Bush, and setting intentions for the season.We will also light our own Bealtaine fire and drum up some fiery summer energy. The evening will take place in the Roundhouse and the Bealtaine Garden, led by Jenny Beale, Founder of Brigit’s Garden. Participants are invited to bring a drum, instrument or a song if they wish.
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Film Event – The Shawshank Redemption

  • Location – Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway,
  • Time: 18:30
  • Cost: €11.50
  • Details: For our April Cinema Book Club, we revisit Frank Darabont’s classic adaptation of Stephen King’s novella, ‘Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption’. The tale of two imprisoned men who bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Go to Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop and mention the Pálás Book Club to get 10% off your copy, then join us at Pálás to watch the film and discuss the (de)merits of each in the bar afterwards. If you show your Charlie Byrne’s receipt at Pálás you get 10% off your ticket as well!
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Music Event – Lets have a Kiki

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, 9 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
  • Time: 23:30
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Join the Queen of Galway herself Kiki St. Clair of GASS this Wednesday in our upstairs bar for “Lets have a Kiki” night full of pop, camp hits and disco floor fillers. “Lock the doors, lower the blinds, fire up the smoke machine and put on your heels ‘cos we know exactly what you need… Let’s Have A Kiki”
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Children’s Event – TAI CHI for KIDS

  • Location – Galway Rowing Club, Woodquay, Galway, Ireland H91 K072
  • Time: 16:00 – 17:00
  • Cost: 8 week course at €80
  • Details: Enrolling now for KIDS CLASSES starting May 1st at the Galway Tai Chi Academy! *Improves concentration * Boosts confidence & self-esteem *Improves coordination *Teaches kids to center attention
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What's on in Galway This Week from 29th April 2019Business Event – Tax and VAT training for beginners

  • Location – Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway
  • Time: 09:30-16:30
  • Cost: €50
  • Details: Learn how to address a range of taxation issues for startup businesses, the basic principles of taxation, starting a business, tax compliance, allowances, tax relief and legal structures. Learn which correct assessment forms are required by revenue and be guided through their completion.
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Charity comedy Event – Paddy Crazy Horse – Tommy Tiernan Fundraiser for SSNBearna

  • Location -Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo, Galway
  • Time: 20:30-22:00
  • Cost: €30 go on sale Monday 3rd December at 10am through www.ticketmaster.ie & Scoil Sheamais Naofa
  • Details: Aiken Promotions presents Tommy Tiernan in his new show Paddy Crazy Horse at the Connemara Coast Hotel, in support of Scoil Sheamais Naofa, Bearna.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 29th April 2019Music Event – EP Launch @ The Black Gate

  • Location -The Black Gate, 14 Francis Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:30
  • Cost: €5 /€10 with CD.
  • Details: The time has finally come! Paper Moon release their EP ‘ink tides’. Opening act to be announced.
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Charity Event – Conor’s Walk

  • Location -Spanish Arch, Galway
  • Time: 09:00-14:00
  • Details: Conor’s Walk will take place on May Bank Holiday Weekend (Friday 3 May to Monday 6 May 2019). To remember Conor O’Hagan and raise funds for two charities (22q11 Ireland and Cork Simon Community), Kieran (Dad) with his wife (Ann) and Conor’s twin brother Owen will undertake the inaugural ‘Conor’s Walk’ this coming May, from Spanish Arch in Galway to Tullamore. The walk will take place on Conor and Owen’s birthday. Walkers are very welcome to join at Spanish Arch in Galway City, at any point along the route and in Tullamore Town. For more information and to donate, visit: https://conors-walk.com/

Charity Event –  Fundraising Night in Aid of Irish Guide dogs for the Blind

  • Location – Connemara Lake Hotel, The Square, Oughterard, Galway
  • Time: 20:00-23:00
  • Cost: Tickets are €10.00 and are available for sale in the Connemara Lake Hotel or you can pay at the door on the night.
  • Details: Music by Matt Keane and Friends. Raffle on the night.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 29th April 2019Music Event – The BarnYard Quartet

  • Location – The Black Gate, 14 Francis Street, Galway
  • Time: 22:00- 00:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Enjoy two guitars, amazing vocals, clarinet, harmonica and a bass guitar – managed by this wonderful band – The BarnYard Quartet. May 3rd at The Black Gate!
    Mark McConville – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica
    Aidan Curran – Electric Guitar, Vocals
    Donal Cairns – Drums
    Maciek ‘Magic’ Zaworonek- Harmonica, Clarinet, Saxophone
    Eoin McCann – Bass Guitar
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What's on in Galway This Week from 29th April 2019Bird Event – Inishbofin Corncrake Festival

  • Location – Dolphin Hotel Inishbofin Ireland, Inishbofin, Galway
  • Cost: Cost including full weekend of walks and talks:
    3B&B 2 Dinners € 299 pps
    2B&B 2 Dinners € 249 pps
    day tickets available – contact Dolphin Hotel 095 45991 or info@dolphinhotel.ie
  • Details: The first Inishbofin Corncrake Festival takes place at The Dolphin Hotel this May Bank Holiday 3rd-6th May 2019. This exciting new festival, the first of its kind in Ireland, aims to allow visitors to hear and see this iconic bird, while raising awareness of the plight of this endangered species. The call of the corncrake was once a familiar sound in rural Ireland. Intensification of farming practices such as early mowing for silage have pushed these birds out to more remote unspoilt areas of Donegal, Mayo, Connemara and offshore islands. In 2018 Birdwatch Ireland estimated only 151 breeding pairs remained in Ireland.
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What's on in Galway This Week from 29th April 2019Music Event – The High Kings

  • Location – Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Athenry Rd,, Loughrea Galway
  • Time: 20:00-23:00
  • Cost: Not noted
  • Details: Back by Popular Demand – The High Kings!
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Wine Tasting Event – Rosé tinted glasses! – Free Rosé Wine Tasting

  • Location -Thomas Woodberrys, 3 Middle Street Mews,Middle Street,H91 C2V4 Galway
  • Time: 17:00 – 19:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details:Is there anything more Summery than a bottle of chilled rosé? We regulary lament the fact that we Irish will only crack it open when the sun comes out and the temperature rises – and that doesn’t happen very often. We would argue that rosé is a great wine 12 months of the year, and we have a point; rosé goes really well with a variety of foods, including warm-weather salads, but with most chicken and shellfish dishes too. So kick off your May Bank Holiday weekend with a few sips of rosé!
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What's on in Galway This Week from 29th April 2019Craft Event – Inishbofin Island Craft Expo

  • Location -The Expo will run over the May Bank Holiday – from Friday the 3rd until Monday the 5th
  • Details: We islanders are talented people! Inishbofin is bursting with craftspeople so we thought we should showcase our work by holding an Island Craft Expo. As well as beautifully laid out craft stalls, there will be an exhibition, talks, and demonstrations of makers at their craft – all of which will run from Friday to Sunday! On Friday evening the esteemed sculptor John Behan will open our celebration of crafts. We will have some of his work on display and invite you all to come along for a glass of wine and a chance to meet and speak with John – a man well known and loved on the island. Running from 12 – 5 on Saturday and Sunday will be a craft market with locals arts and crafts on display and for sale as well as demonstrations and an exhibit of local, historical arts and crafts.If the weather is fine we hope to hold the event outdoors at the Community Centre, otherwise, it will, of course, be indoors! As you all know, we can only ever wait and see what the weather will do!
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Yoga Event – Yoga on The Prom w/ Dermot Ryan

  • Location -Salthill Beach, Galway
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30
  • Cost: €5
  • Details: Why not try a nice Yoga Class on the beach in Salthill this Summer?
    All levels from beginners to advanced Yogis and Yoginis welcome.
    The class will begin @9am and will be Hatha Yoga style..nothing complicated!!… Bring your own mat and treat yourself!
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What's on in Galway This Week from 29th April 2019Cultural Event – Exhibition: Impressions By Lara Luxardi

  • Location – The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, Galway
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Lara designed the cover for this year’s Galway Theatre Festival. Her works will be exhibited at the Mick Lally Theatre. “I like to think of the vocabulary of the mixed techniques in my work as a metaphor for our thought process. I absolutely love the Cyanotype technique, a photosensitive iron-salt based process that allows one to create impressions of objects or negatives with a beautiful cyan-blue outcome. I find its randomness endearing, I feel that the sun, the clouds, and the time, are participants in my artwork. My cyanotypes, layered with old photographs, and mixed media illustrations, aiming to depict the way our memory works, selecting details of our experiences, and leaving shadows and undefined areas. Our perception is also imprecise, our eyes take in two-dimensional signals and our brain transforms them into a complex reality, through codes we are not fully aware of. So our memories are imprecise too, built with layers of clues and stored information, and keep changing. This uncertainty can be daunting for our survival instinct, but I believe there is poetry in it. It’s a matter of finding a subjective coherency in the raw materials. This is what I seek in my art, I feel the need to find a process, a technique, a project that feels like me, and embrace the risk of abandoning myself to it.” Lara Luxardi
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What's on in Galway This Week from 29th April 2019Comic Book Event – Free Comic Book Day 2019

  • Location -Sub-City Comics Galway, Unit 10 Corbett Court, Williamsgate Street, Galway,
  • Time: 12:00 – 18:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details:Free Comic Book Day happens each year on the first Saturday in May at participating comic book shops worldwide, with this year’s event taking place on May 4th, 2019. The comics offered feature something for everyone: from superheroes, to popular films and television shows, to beloved video game franchises, and all-ages favorites. The titles come from the industry’s top publishers, including DC Entertainment, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, Oni Press, Titan Comics, and VIZ Media. We also have exclusive Funko Pops released especially for the day, but this wont be for free.
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Clothes Event – Vintage Kilo Sale Galway

  • Location -The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Lough Atalia Road, Galway, Ireland, Galway
  • Time: 10:00 – 17:00
  • Cost: €1
  • Details:tola vintage kilo sale is coming back to galway!! tonnes of vintage clobber for you to pick through at tola vintage kilo sale galway! simply, find what you want
    get it weighed + pay €20 for every kilo of clothes – so what could i get for a kilo of clothes?
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Tractor Event – Annaghdown tractor Run

  • Location – Regans of Clonboo, N84 Headford Road, Clonboo, Galway
  • Time: 11:00
  • Details: In aid of Annaghdown Walking Track & Facilities. Registration is at Regans of Clonboo from 11:30 to 13:00, to start @ 13:15 , All tractors welcome , spot prizes and refreshments on the day. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
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Culture Event – Carve ring making workshop brunch -Galway

  • Location -Tribeton, 1-3 Merchant’s Road, Galway
  • Time: 12:00-15:00
  • Cost: €45 (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!)
  • Details:Join us for a lovely afternoon of fun and creativity where you will design and sculpt your own unique ring over brunch and prosecco (workshop/brunch and prosecco 45 euro – ring additional).You will learn about the ancient craft of lost wax casting and carve your ring out of jewellers wax in the gorgeous setting of Tribeton, over brunch and bubbles to get that creativity flowingAt the end of the class you may then choose to have your finished creation cast in silver and professionally hand 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!
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What's on in Galway This Week from 29th April 2019Brunch Event – Disco Drag Brunch at Biteclub

  • Location -Biteclub – Streetfood Discotheque, 36 Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway
  • Time: 14:30 – 18:30
  • Cost:€27.55
  • Details: Join the divine Miss Taken and Miss Roots once again for another show-stopping, all singing, all dancing all FABULOUS Drag Brunch on Sunday 5th May. This glamtastic duo plan to drink you dry and serve nothing but good vibes so don’t be a drag, or do, and join us for a fun filled afternoon!
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Comedy Event – Tom Stade – I Swear To

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, 9 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €18
  • Details: One of the highlights from the 2017 Vodafone Comedy Carnival, the Canadian comedy legend is back with a new show. Welcome back with ‘I SWEAR TO…’ picking up just where he left off as an hour simply wasn’t long enough.?? Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, join Tom as he attempts to figure out exactly where he fits into this emerging new world of feelings and FaceTime. Exactly when did he, and all his stuff become vintage – and why didn’t he see it coming? ? ?Armed with his usual swagger and playful sense of mischief, join Tom as he explores these generational conundrums, and a whole lot more….
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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 a 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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