What's on in Galway This Week - Starting 11th June 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.


Night Time Event – Block Party | Silent Disco

  • Location -DNA Nightclub and Venue, Eyre Square, Galway
  • Time: 23:00–2:00
  • Cost: €5/ €3 members / Student ID
  • Details: BLOCK PARTY | Silent Disco Street Party 🎧Outside: Silent Disco Street Party w/ Darren Purz. 🎧Upstairs: DJ Ozz G w/ fresh beats and hip hop classics! Dress Code Apply.
  • For more details: Click here

Cultural Event – Taster Writing Workshop

  • Location -Soul Pathways, Claregalway, Galway
  • Time: 19:00–21:00
  • Cost: Places are limited. Booking is essential. Send Pauline a private message or email paulinemc12@gmail.com
  • Details: If you love writing and would like to develop your creative writing skills come to Soul Pathways, Claregalway, County Galway on Tuesday, May 29th from 7-9 p.m. Local writer, creative writing workshop facilitator and teacher Pauline Mc Namee will host a taster writing workshop for adults. Pauline’s workshops take place in a fun, creative and encouraging environment. The only requirements are a desire to write, a sense of humour and pen and paper.
  • For more details: Click here

Tourist Event – Shamrock Free Walking Tour

  • Location -Skeffington Arms, Eyre Square, Galway
  • Time: 11:00 & 14:00
  • Cost: Free – they simply ask anyone who comes on our tour to make a donation at the end if they had a good time.
  • Details: Visiting Galway, new to the West, or looking to see a new side to the city? Then our tours are made for you! We try to mix history, legend, theatre, conversation, laughter and our own idiosyncrasies into one eventful walk around Galway City. We drop all of the following sites and talk about their place in Galway’s past and present: Eyre Square, Galway’s Medieval Walls, Lynch’s Castle, St. Nicholas’s Church, Lynch’s Window, Quay Street, & The Spanish Arch. These tours are aimed at individual and small groups of travellers who would find it hard to book private tours. As a result, they are not suitable for groups with more than eight people. However, we do run private tours for these large groups, so feel free to get in contact with us to arrange a private tour.
  • For more details: Click here


Cultural Event – The Midnight Court

  • Location -Town Hall Theatre, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €18
  • Details: David Marcus’ translation of Brian Merriman’s epic poem is brought to life by Ger Howard in a show that enraptures and resonates with the thoughts, mores and preoccupations of every generation.
  • For more details: Click here

Musical Event – Galway Guitar Night

  • Location -Seven – The Loft, 5-7 Bridge Street, Galway
  • Time: 21:00–23:59
  • Details: Rick Harris feat John O’Dywer : Rick Harris is one of Ireland’s finest jazz guitarists, originally from Allenwood in New Jersey, he has been living in Galway for the past 15 years and has been blazing a guitar trail of Jazz, Rock, Country and Blues up and the down the country to the delight of the many fortunate people that have heard him. Anto Drennan and Donal Kirk: It seems superfluous to introduce Anto on a guitarist page as he probably one of the best-known players in the country! Primarily noted for his involvement with ‘Genesis’, ‘Mike and the Mechanics’ and ‘The Corrs’, he has also played with ‘Clannad’, ‘Paul Brady’, ‘Moving Hearts’, ‘Davy Spillane’ and a host of other well-known Irish bands and performers. Anto will be joined on-stage with another Irish legend, Mr Donal Kirk. Donal has been filling venues around the country for decades not just as a duo but also as his own solo act and his full band. It’s a real treat to have him perform here in Galway with Anto and we are thrilled they could take time from their busy schedules to do a spot for us … it’s going to be very special indeed! Ciaran O’Malley and Melia: We truly believe that Melia is going to be absolutely massive within the next couple of years and we look forward to boasting about how they played at our little guitar night in Galway … “No way I don’t believe you” they might say … but it doesn’t matter because they WILL be there, in all there songwriting guitaristic glory!!!
  • For more details: Click here

Charity Event – Zumba® in aid of ACT for Meningitis

  • Location -Ballybane Community Resource Centre, Ballybane, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00
  • Cost: €5
  • Details: Come and dance in aid of a great cause. One of our Zumba® Ballybane Crew, Noreen, is doing Strictly in aid of ACT for Meningitis, and all entry fees will be donated towards this cause. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes (and shoes suitable for a dance workout).
  • For more details: Click here
What's on in Galway This Week - Starting 11th June 2018
From when we went Axe throwing in London – you can read about it here


Wicked Event – Free Indoor Axe Throwing!

  • Meeting point: Tom O’ Hawks Galway, Galway Glamping, Tuam H54XC86
  • Time: 19:00–20:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: International Axe Throwing Day! Try something new exciting and different! Be there 7 PM Sharp to be involved in this free session! And if you don’t know what to expect you can read about my axe throwing experience here.
  • For more details: here

Foodie Event – Wednesday Food Tour

  • Meeting point: In front of Mc Cambridges in Shop Street
  • Time: 10:30 – 12:30
  • Cost: €54.60
  • Details: Galway Food Tours is a 2-hour culinary walking tour of Galway. It gives a great overview of our passionate people and our beautiful produce which combine to make Galway one of Ireland’s gourmet jewels. During the tour you will meet artisan producers and sample their products with experienced guides, giving you insights to our local favourites and treasured ingredients.
  • For more details: Click here

Music Festival – Galway Sessions 2018 (13th -17th June)

There is loads on with this music festival – more than I could cover on here!

Special Guests include: Rick Epping | Frankie Gavin | Andy Irvine | Tin Sandwich (John+Pip Murphy, Benny McCarthy & Donal Clancy) | Mick Kinsella | Josephine Marsh | Thierry Masure | Patrick Bergin | Stephie Geremia | Alan Kelly | Seamie O’Dowd| Cathal Johnson | Gerry Harrington | Andreas De Staic | Paul Moran | Anders Trajberg | Kinlochard Ceilidh Band| Les Trois Blondes| Maciek Zaworenek| Spook of the 13th Lock| Landless| Mick Crehan| Sean Ryan & Greg Cotter| Dave Larkin, Frank O’Boyle & Tony O’Connell.

For more details: Click here


Design Event – Jewellery Design with Emma from Treats & Trinkets

  • Location -Galway Designers Studio House, 14/15 Cornstore, Augustine Street, Galway
  • Time: 11:00–14:00
  • Cost: €35
  • Details: In this class, you will learn the basics of Jewellery Making and designing your own piece of Jewellery. On the day you will be thought techniques such as looping and crimping you will learn how to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces and most importantly what tools to use with what findings and beads. All materials are provided on the day.
  • For more details: here

Comedy Event – Ireland’s Smallest Comedy Club

  • Location -The Dew Drop Inn, Mainguard Street, Galway
  • Time: 21:00–23:00
  • Cost: €5
  • Details: Welcome to Ireland’s Smallest Comedy Club Galway in the heart of Ireland’s most vibrant city – With Stephen Ryan, Danny Ryan and Stephanie Leonard.
  • For more details: Click here

Adults Only Event – Forbidden Nights

  • Location -Town Hall Theatre, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €25
  • Details: Brace yourself for two hours of thrilling action, provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden striptease (and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure). Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented cast of acrobats, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage in this high-octane show.
  • For more details: Click here

Music Event – Launch of the album “UP SHE FLEW” by Stephie Geremia

  • Location -Crane Bar, 2 Sea Road, Galway
  • Time: 21:00
  • Cost: €15
  • Details: Launch of the album “UP SHE FLEW” by Stephie Geremia (Flute/Vocals), with Aaron Jones, (Bouzuki/Guitar), Ben Gunnery (Fiddle)
    Alan Kelly (Piano/Accordion) – Traditional Music.
  • For more details: Click here

Branding Event – How to style your brand?

  • Location -Galway Designers Studio House, 14/15 Cornstore, Augustine Street, Galway
  • Time: 16:30–19:00
  • Cost: €30
  • Details: n this quick workshop, Kaisa, our in-house graphic designer, will give you an introductory course to Brand Styling and all the important elements one should think through when starting a brand to get you started with your own brand. Be it then jewellery, blogging, fashion, personal, consultancy or tech related field you’re thinking of entering or something completely out of this world. No previous experience required.
  • For more details: here


Children’s Event – Bia Lover’s Bake-A-Book 2018

  • Location -Athenry Community Park, Athenry
  • Time: 15 June at 18:00 to 16 June at 17:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Bake-A-Book aims to encourage primary school children to get creative around food and come together in a celebration of their achievements. This year we have prizes to the value of €600. Have a go at baking a cake based on any book you have read – fact or fiction.
  • For more details: Click here

Fitness Event – Oughterard Trails Festival 2018

  • Location – Oughterard
  • Time: Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 18:00 – Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 18:30
  • Cost: €20
  • Details: Oscar Wilde was certainly onto something when he dubbed Connemara “A Savage Beauty.” The Oughterard Trails Festival aims to highlight this beauty by showcasing the wonderful walks, scenery and heritage of this unique area. Oughterard, steeped in history and full of unique character is simply the best place to begin your voyage into Connemara. This small walking festival has it all, a fun-filled weekend walking programme for all the family on the beautiful shores of Lough Corrib. Come along and see what Oughterard has to offer, all only 20 minutes from Galway City.
  • For more details: Click here

Music Event – The Kings of Connaught with special guest Louise Morrissey

  • Location – An Taibhdhearc, 19 Middle St. Galway City, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €15
  • Details: Join The Kings of Connaught for a wonderful night of Irish Ballads and Folksongs in An Taibhdhearc in Galway on Friday, June 15th. Very special guest on the night will be Louise Morrissey from Bansha, Co. Tipperary who has long been regarded by folk and country music enthusiasts as one of Ireland’s greatest vocal treasures.
  • For more details: Click here
What's on in Galway This Week - Starting 11th June 2018
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Film Event – Jeff Goldblum’s Day

  • Location -Pálás Galway, 5 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 16 June at 13:00 to 17 June at 0:00
  • Cost: Call or visit the box office to avail of a marathon bundle ticket. All 5 screenings for just €30!
  • Details: What better day to celebrate the magnificence of Jeff Goldblum than the 16th of June, Bloomsday, or as it’s known in Pálás, Goldblum’s Day! We’re dedicating a full day of screenings to celebrate and give thanks for his wonderful, magical, inspirational, majestic, uh, existence.
  • For more details: here

Fundraiser Event – Family Health and Wellness Day

  • Location -Loughrea Family Resource Centre Ltd., Pigott’s Street Loughrea, Galway
  • Time: 14:00–19:00
  • Cost: €5
  • Details: A family day with a difference! Come along and meet some of the best in the health and wellbeing industry and receive practical information and guidance on all aspects of wellness for the entire family! Get expert advice on natural fertility, pain management, nutrition, mindfulness, mindset, weight loss, complementary therapies, supplements, essential oils, sleep and so much more!!! €5 per adult – children go FREE! ALL MONIES from ticket sales donated to Loughrea Family Resource Centre.
  • For more details: Click here


  • Location -Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00–23:00
  • Cost: €20 (€18 members)
  • Details: Una is known as one-fifth of leading girl group, The Saturdays. The multi-platinum selling band have sold over 5 million records worldwide, scored 13 Top 10 singles (including UK #1 single ‘What About Us’ feat Sean Paul), 5 Top 10 albums and embarked on 4 nationwide headline tours and starred in 3 primetime TV series, including ‘Chasing The Saturdays’ for E! which aired in over 40 countries including the US. Should be a good gig and you can read about her latest shoe collection here!
  • For more details: Click here

Foodie Event – Bia Lover – Festival of Food 2018

  • Location – Athenry, Ireland
  • Time: 16 June – 17 June
  • Details: Bia Lover is one of the biggest regional food events and attracts thousands of food lovers to Athenry. This year’s festival theme is ‘Natures Larder’ and again we will showcase the diversity of food produced locally. Now in our 5th year, we are proud supporters of Galway’s designation as European Region of Gastronomy 2018. The festival centrepiece will once again be its’ producer market in front of Athenry Castle, Co. Galway, where food and drink producers display their wares. This year, along with the usual wonderful mix of local food & drink producers, the festival also welcomes back wine producers from the Anjou region of the Loire Valley in France. There will be music and dance, a multicultural food tasting, baking competitions, BBQ competition, children’s activities and general all round great fun and entertainment.
  • For more details: Click here

Children’s Event – Find Fairies in an Ancient Hazel Woodland

  • Location – Burren Nature Sanctuary & Café, Cloonasee, Kinvara, Galway
  • Time: 11:00–12:00
  • Cost: No pre-booking required. Event included in entry fee
  • Details: Explore the ancient hazel woodland, discover who lives in the magical fairy houses. Dress up in fairy wings. Situated on a 50 acre organic farm, Burren Nature Sanctuary provides an accessible experience of the unique features of this UNESCO designated destination of spectacular beauty.
  • For more details: Click here


  • Location – Rinville, Galway, Ireland
  • Time: 9:25–10:30
  • Details: A free timed 5km run, jog or walk – Every Saturday, 9:30 m (arrive 9:25 am for briefing). If you are new to parkrun, you need to register online. This generates you a unique barcode which you need to print out and bring on the day. Make sure to print it as our scanners will not read a phone screen. You can run without a barcode, but your time won’t be recorded.
  • For more details – click here


Fitness Event – All Inclusive Cycling Event

  • Location -Meeting at the Front Entrance of the Kingfisher Club, NUI, Galway.
  • Time: 11:30–14:30
  • Details: Galway Speeders, in conjunction with the National Bike Week 2018, are hosting an ‘All Inclusive Cycling Event’ on Sunday 17th June at 12 noon, for children and young adults with a physical disability.
  • 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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