What's on in Galway This Week - Starting 17th 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!


Music Event – Seán Keane in concert

  • Location – An Taibhdhearc, 19 Middle St, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • 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.
  • For more details: Click here

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


Comedy Event – Comedy KARLnival with Karl Spain and friends

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:45
  • Cost: €5 (price includes a FREE Jager + stay on FREE for SILENT DISCO after the show!!)
  • Details: A brand new weekly comedy night, featuring the very best of Irish comedy talent hosted by the wonderful Karl Spain.
  • For more details: Click here

Family Event – Mamia Play & Coffee Morning

  • Location – The Ardilaun Hotel, Taylor’s Hill, Galway
  • Time: 10:30 – 13:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Come and join us for a coffee, meet with other parents and enjoy an interactive Gymboree music and play session with your baby. You will also be able to speak with our Baby Sleep and Baby Development Specialist, Fiona O’Farrell. Fiona is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist and can help you identify the real reason why your baby is not sleeping using a Baby-Focused Approach. Mamia Mum Sile Seoige will be attending the event.
  • For more details: Click here

Craft Beer Event – Tuesday Craft Beer Tour

  • Location – Meet at Liam Mellows Monument located in Eyre Square
  • Time: 18:30 (Expected duration 3-3.5 hours)
  • Cost: €45
  • Details: Galway Craft Beer Tour – Guided small group (maximum 10) tour to taste some of our favourite craft beers around Galway City, Walking tour to visit four craft beer venues and try at least 10 different beers, from Ireland, with a focus on the West of Ireland.
  • For more details: Click here
Afternoon Tea Sneak Peak with Radisson Blu, Galway
And if you would like an afternoon treat – I love the Afternoon Tea Option in the Galmont – You can read my review here.


Music Event – Beckett, Howe, Redmond Jazz Piano Trio.

  • Location – The Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis Street, Galway
  • Time: 21:00
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: Often mentioned as Ireland’s greatest jazz export after Louis Stewart, Darren Beckett has played and performed with some of the greats of the jazz and music world. High profile artists he is currently playing behind are Brandon Flowers of The Killers, French pop/movie composer Émilie Simon and for the last 10 years, Madelaine Peyroux. Just looking at his Website gives you an indication of some of the prodigious people and places he is associated with.
  • For more details: Click here

Comedy Event – Steven Sharpe & the Broke Straight Boys

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Steven Sharpe is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets but has made a name for himself in the Galway’s thriving music scene, performing his own brand of out’n’proud music with a live show that must be seen to be believed.
  • For more details: Click here

Educational Event – Dyslexia and Academic Writing

  • Location – James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Time: 11:00–13:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: This workshop is for students with dyslexia. If you would like to attend, please email some of your recent work to irina.ruppo@nuigalway.ie three days before the workshop. They will go over your writing and develop a workshop that suits your needs. In addition, they will spend some time sharing tips and techniques. Workshop participants will also get additional written feedback on their writing after the workshop.
  • For more details: Click here

Music Event – Open MIC Night

  • Location – Harry’s Bar, 77 Bohermore, Galway
  • Time: 21:30–23:30
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Are you a singer, musician or band and want to get some experience in front of a crowd or test out some new material? Harry’s open mic night on Wednesdays from 9 PM is a great place give it a try! We’ve had some excellent musicians in over the past number of weeks so if you want to discover Galway’s next big music talent Harry’s at Water Lane is the place to be on a Wednesday night.
  • For more details: Click here


Fitness/Environmental Event – Plogging at the Beach

  • Location – Blackrock, Upper Salthill Road, Galway
  • Time: 18:30–20:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Plogging! It’s all the rage these days. It’s simply is a combination of jogging with picking up litter as you go. Win – Win!! On the evening of Friday, June 22nd, we’re going to Plog our way along the beach (from Blackrock to Nimmo’s pier and back again).
    Low tide is at 6.40pm so there’ll be plenty of beach to cover.
  • For more details: Click here

Cultural Event – Scaramouche Jones

  • Location -Town Hall Theatre, Galway
  • Time: 20:30
  • Cost: €12
  • Details: This award-winning production shows the mysterious white-faced clown emerging from the circus ring for the very last time on Millennium Eve to tell his life story. It’s a life of service and sacrifice which encompasses many of the actual events of a century, at times hilarious, at times heart-breaking. A must see for theatre lovers.
  • For more details: Click here

Fitness Event – International Yoga Day – Free Morning Outdoor Class

  • Location -Leisureland, Salthill, Galway
  • Time: 11:00–12:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: To celebrate International Yoga Day, we will be training OUTDOORS to experience Yoga in its most natural environment – fresh air, blue sky and sounds of nature. This OPEN LEVEL class is completely FREE of charge as it is a Celebration of the 4th International Yoga Day. Its aim is to promote Yoga and Healthy Life Style – so tell your friends about it and let’s have fun together. The event will be hosted at very green SALTHILL Park – green meadows – right beside LeisureLand.
  • For more details: Click here

Fringe Festival Event – A midsummer’s night ball

  • Location – Galway Rowing Club, 10 Waterside, Galway
  • Time: 20:00 – 01:00
  • Cost: €15 which includes a three-course buffet.
  • Details: Join us for our Summer fundraising gala Midsummer’s Night Ball at Galway Rowing Club for an extravaganza of everything Fringe! A mesmerising night, complimentary prosecco and canopies on arrival. Live music and DJ till late.
  • For more details: Click here

Charity Event – Baboró’s Throwback Table Quiz Fundraiser 2018

  • Location – Monroe’s Galway, 14 Dominick Street, Galway
  • Time: 19:00–23:00
  • Cost: €42.89
  • Details: Dust off your shell suits and ease on down memory lane at Baboró’s Throwback Table Quiz Fundraiser! Test your 70s, 80s, 90s and early 00s smarts and be in to win lots of brilliant prizes – all while cuttin’ a rug to some rockin’ tunes and revelling in retro fun…
  • For more details: Click here

Film Event – The Opera House

  • Location – Eye Cinema Galway, Wellpark Retail Park, Wellpark, Galway
  • Time: 21:00–23:00
  • Cost: €24
  • Details: Opera fans cannot miss this one-night-only screening of this stunning documentary about how The Met came to life! The Opera House’, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the ’50s and ’60s.
  • For more details: Click here


Musical Event – Twisted Ninja

  • Location – Mainstage, Monroe’s Live, 14 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
  • Time: 23:00 – late
  • Details: Live covers band ’til late
  • For more details – click here

Comedy Event – Paraic Breathnach : Straight Outta Connamara

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: Straight Outta Connamara is a new version of Stand Up Comedy by Páraic Breathnach in which he tells the story of his long and difficult journey from the wind swept shores of South Connamara to Henry St.
  • For more details: Click here

Event – PaINTCLUB X Aperol Spritz, Galway – ‘Sail Away’

  • Location – Tribeton, 3 Merchants Road Lower, Galway
  • Time: 19:00 – 22:00
  • Cost: €45
  • Details: We are delighted to announce the second event in our new PaINTCLUB X series in association with Aperol Spritz on Friday 22nd June 2018 downstairs in Tribeton, Galway! Join us for a Friday night PaINTCLUB to paint ‘Sail Away’ a brand new original Paintclub painting with refreshing Aperol Spritz on arrival, step by step instructions and a Friday night to remember! With all materials provided and step by step instruction given, make your way from blank canvas to finished masterpiece by the end of the night. So why not join us for a fun night of painting, a few drinks, create and take home a masterpiece at PaINTCLUB. No Experience Necessary, we promise!
  • For more details: Click here
What's on in Galway This Week - Starting 17th June 2018
Photo by Ashim D’Silva on Unsplash


Charity Event – StageSchool Ireland Charity Gala

  • Location -The Black Box Theatre, Dyke Rd, Terryland, Galway
  • Time: 15:00 (Duration 2 hrs 15 mins incl interval)
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: In aid of Rosabel’s Rooms and The Irish Hospice Foundation. Students from StageSchool Ireland centres in Galway, Westport and Ennis perform for Rosabel’s Rooms. Following the sudden and unexplained passing of their beloved daughter Rosabel Monroe, aged sixteen months, parents Suzanne McClean and Gary Monroe set up Rosabel’s Rooms, in collaboration with The Irish Hospice Foundation. Rosabel’s Rooms are family-focused bereavement suites which will be established in hospitals around Ireland, beginning with Galway University Hospital. Through its Room-to-Heal fund, this project will also facilitate therapeutic and financial support for families impacted by child loss.
  • For more details: Click here

Foodie Event – Tiny Traders Village

  • Location – Áras na nGael, 45 Dominick Street, Galway
  • Time: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Tiny Traders Village Market began in 2017. The focus of the market is providing space and resources to vendors of all sizes, where they can connect with the public a welcoming and positive space. At Tiny Traders, we emphasise eco-friendly packaging and processes, and we champion our range of conscious food vendors, from local grass-fed meats to a multitude of vegan and gluten-free offerings. At Tiny Traders, shopping and dining are extra satisfying, because visitors are surrounded by authentic, handmade local crafts, creatively re-purposed materials, and vendors who make choices intentionally with both individual and eco-well-being in mind. From local Irish traditions and language to international artists sharing their skills, Tiny Traders is an amazing community of vendors and a perfect place for a Saturday shopping trip in town.
  • For more details: Click here

Music Event – Tan and Sober Gentlemen (Hillbilly music from North Carolina!)

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time: 21:00 ’til late
  • Details: Born and raised in the North Carolina backcountry, The Tan and Sober Gentlemen began taking in the songs, stories, and tunes that make up their beloved state’s heritage before they could talk. Despite having played music together in some form or another for most of their lives, the current lineup was formed in the summer of 2016. Since then, they’ve toured the East Coast from Boston to Savannah, gracing such stages as the Haw River Ballroom. Cat’s Cradle, and festivals such as Shakori Hills. The band aims to explore the Celtic roots of North Carolinian music, and to play it with a fire and intensity they feel is lacking in much of today’s folk music. The result is Scotch-Irish hillbilly insanity they dub “Celtic punk-grass.” As far as folk music goes, they’re about the best drinking and dancing band you’ll find.
  • For more details: Click here

Creative Event – Irish Lace workshop

  • Location – Knitwits & Crafty Stitchers, Unit 14H, Liosban business park, Tuam Road, Galway
  • Time: 11:00 – 16:30
  • Cost: €40
  • Details: Irish Lace Workshop with Maire Treanor a renowned expert in Clones lace and published author.
    This is a form of fine crochet lace.
  • For more details: Click here

Foodie Event – Galway Vegan Potluck

  • Location -The Kitchen, Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway
  • Time: 18:30–20:30
  • Cost: €3
  • Details: Come and join the next Galway Vegan Community Potluck! It’s a great chance to meet other vegans or other veg-curious people. Just bring some vegan food to share – food can be homemade or shop bought as long as it’s 100% VEGAN (no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey etc). You will be asked to label your dish on the day, so to save precious eating time you could write the label before you arrive (include the name of dish, ingredients and your own name) 🙂 Separate table for gluten-free food. Free tea and coffee
  • For more details: Click here

Charity Event – Galway Home & Garden Festival

  • Location -Ballybrit Racecourse, Ballybrit, Galway H91 V654
  • Time: 23 June – 24 June
  • Cost: €10
  • Details: A great day out for the whole family, join us at Ballybrit Racecourse Galway for the GALWAY HOME & GARDEN FESTIVAL, a wonderful showcase of all that’s attractive, exciting and innovative about modern-day interior decoration and gardening. We are also delighted to announce that THE PET SHOW will take place in conjunction with the Home and Garden Festival. A fabulous event for Ireland’s growing pet-loving community, pet owners, families with pets or those looking to adopt or select a family pet.
  • For more details: Click here

Night Event – Club Gass

  • Location – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway
  • Time: 21:00 ’til late
  • Cost: €8
  • Details: Coming out to you monthly in the Roisin Dubh …..Galways LGBT club night CLUB GASS hosted by resident Drag Queen Kiki St Clair with DJ SHAZZA RANKS playing club tracks and hits.
  • For more details: Click here


Music Event – Bay Youth Orchestra of Virginia Free Concert

  • Location – St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Mainguard Street/Lombard Street, Galway
  • Time: 20:00–21:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Free evening concert at St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway featuring the Bay Youth Orchestra, a group of highly accomplished young musicians from Virginia, USA. They will be performing a selection of classical, spiritual and traditional music for string orchestra including works by Holst, Bach, Telemann, Kerr and Adams. Conducted by Brad Shedd and Christina Morton.
  • For more details: Click here

Creative Event – Contemporary Embroidery

  • Location – Just Art It, 33 Dominick Street Lower, Galway
  • Time: 13:00 – 14:00
  • Cost: Price: €45 per session – €25 non-refundable deposit is required to ensure your place in this workshop.
  • Details: Hand embroidery was traditionally a home-based, female and domestic art form that was decorative and private. However, in the act of using needles to create images, it becomes a powerful mode of self-expression. In bringing the private into the public realm, the domestic becomes political the solitary becomes social; from the solitary stitcher emerges the collective. By playing with the origins of hand embroidery this course hopes to expand our understanding of embroidery while creating a social space of shared creativity. Join us as we expand our understanding of embroidery and creative practice through needles and thread. •learn a new skill • expand your knowledge of embroidery • experiment with texture and line • support with technique • design your own imagery and translate it through thread • All levels are welcome – as this is an unstructured event, all levels will be catered for, and suitable guidance will be provided.
  • For more details: Click here

Spiritual Event – Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

  • Location – The workshop will be held at Teach na Tuisceana – House of Understanding, which is a converted barn behind our cottage, near to the sea on a peninsula in Galway Bay. To get there go to Oranmore, then to Marree (right turn out of Oranmore after the church, then two left turns each signposted Marree or Marree Church). Drive past Marree Church and keep going another mile until a sharp right-hand bend with a graveyard. We are the first thatch cottage after this, on the right-hand side with the name Seagal beside the gate.
  • Time: 9:30–17:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: This workshop is suitable for anyone new to Buddhist meditation, or anyone who has done a course in mindfulness and wishes to take it further. It will be a day introducing the various approaches to meditation that are used in Buddhism. Starting with simple mindfulness we will explore how to develop a formal meditation practice and the postures and techniques that can be used for sitting meditation as well as walking meditation There will be discussion of the Buddhist theory and philosophy that underlies the practice. Later in the day other Buddhist meditation approaches, which aim to develop insight, and qualities such as loving-kindness, will be introduced.
  • For more details: Click here

Shopping Event – Pop-Up Swap Shop

  • Location – Galway Designers Studio House, 14/15 Cornstore, St. Augustine street, Galway
  • Time: 13:00–17:00
  • Cost: €5 gives you up to 4 tokens, which can then be exchanged for clothes
  • Details: Due to popular demand we are hosting another Swap Shop in GDSH! It is an opportunity to trade in a couple of your own pieces of unwanted clothes, and take home a couple of New-to-you items! All you have to do is bring along 2-4 items of clothing (good condition only) and you can then choose the same amount to bring home… Please drop clothes for swapping prior to the day or early on the day to give everyone a fair chance to swap!
  • For more details: Click here

Spiritual Event – Radiant Being women’s circle: Summer Solstice celebration II

  • Location – The Secret Garden Galway, 4 William Street West, Galway
  • Time: 09:30–12:30
  • Cost: Radiant Being women’s circle is €45, no refunds offered at this time, and includes all the practices as well as light vegan breakfast, tea + wildflower crown. Places are limited so pre-registration is essential.
  • Details: Radiant Being women’s circle: Summer Solstice celebration with intentional wildflower crown making.
    Come and join us and celebrate the longest day of the year, the day of Sun and fire energy. Reap the energy of the Sun.
  • 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!

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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