Galway Events Guide

Galway Events Guide

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For inclusion in the guide email info[at] - private ticketed/commercial events are included at station's discretion. Every effort is made to ensure information is accurate, but do check with the organisers before you set out for any events for the latest updates and prices/registration (where applicable).

Recurring Events (Day-by-day Events Below)

Bellydance enjoy to move freely.
18:30-19:15 Every Monday, until 17 Dec.
Galway Dance Centre, Terryland Retail Park.
Join us to discover eastern dances, it is fun, very relaxing & enjoyable, trial €8.

Feminist Discussion Group
19:00-20:00 Mondays, Youth Work Ireland, Prospect Hill
Rotating between feminist discussion evenings and organisational meetings. 
GFC think it is very important to talk about themes such as feminism, power, queer issues, human rights, capitalism and globalisation (among others), from an intersectional standpoint.

Citation & Referencing
14:00 every Tuesday until November 29th, Library Training Room, Ground Floor James Hardiman Library.
You may know that citation & referencing is crucial to avoid plagiarism; but how do you actually go about doing it? This workshop will help, outlining the typical component parts of a citation and/or reference, where to go to find out the ins and outs of disciplinary styles and some tools to help the process go faster.

ÈALÙ: Walk and Talk
19:00-20:00 every Tuesday from October 2 until October 30th, Salthill.
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. 

Krav Maga self-defence classes for beginners.
19:15-22:15, Every Tuesday, until 18 Dec. 
Connacht Taekwon-Do, Unit 7, Glenrock Business Park, Ballybane 
Learn how to defend yourself and others against various attacks. This is learnt in a great atmosphere whilst burning calories, increasing your stamina, self esteem and releasing stress. Classes are provided by highly qualified Krav Maga Global expert level 2 (2nd degree black belt) instructor.Call on 0870659709.

Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga with Eilis
06:30 Every Wednesday until 19 Dec, An Seomra Yoga, Small Crane Square
Mysore Style is the traditional way in which Ashtanga Yoga is taught in the city of Mysore, India. You will memorise a sequence of yoga postures and move through the sequence at your own pace. This class is suited to all levels - beginners will receive more instruction than an advanced practitioner when they are learning the sequence, but both practise in the same class.

Titans Wheelers - Training Begins.
20:30-22:00 Every Wednesday Until 31 Oct
St. Mary's College.
We are the Wheelchair basketball arm of Titans Basketball Club, if you are male or female, have a disability or not and what to enjoy a fun sport, come and give wheelchair basketball a try.

Wednesday Latino with SalsaSi.
19:00-00:00. Every Wednesday Until 13 Dec.
Monroe's Galway, 14 Dominick Street.
Bachata and Salsa Classes and Social party with a life band and Dj.

Heartfulness Meditation Weekly classes.
19:00 Every Wednesday, until 5 Dec, 18 Mary Street
Amongst all the stresses and strains of modern life, Heartfulness offers a simple and helpful approach to meditation and relaxation which is free and open to all, and where the emphasis is on the experience of the seeker. This is a free event. 

Sew Last Season 
Mon & Thur 10:00-13:00, Tue & Wed 13:30-16:00, Fri 13:30-16:00
Ozanam House, Augustine Street
Sew Last Season  is a public sewing room in Galway city for upcycling and embellishment of preloved clothes.

DIY Student Bike Repair Workshop
10:00-17:00 Tue, Wed & Thur: Services & Repairs (they fix it for you at a cost)
18:00-21:00 Wed & 12:00-15:00 Fri: DIY Workshop (fix your bike with guidance):
An Mheitheal Rothar Workshop, Earls Island
NUIG's Bike society host a repair workshop to teach neophytes and others how to look after their bikes.

21:00 Every Thursday, until 28 Dec, Seven/The Loft, 5-7 Bridge Street
Re-Launching as an 'Independant Performance Collective', Shkyup! aim to encompass more than solely music over the upcoming months. Based in Galway with plans to expand, they'll cover everything from; event management, production & promotion, to providing; bands/artists/acts, sound engineers, photographers/videograpers, along with anything else that's required to put on a show to remember.

Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club.
21:00-23:00 Thursdays, The Dew Drop Inn, Mainguard Street
Weekly live stand-up comedy. Pizza or finger food served at the break. Early booking and arrival recommended.

Shadespire - Fighting Fridays league
18:00 Every Friday, until 8 February 2019, Dungeons & Donuts, The Bridge Mills
Organised play events for Shadespire a fast paced skirmish game based in the Age Of Sigmar universe. 3 rounds over 60 minutes, registration from 6pm first round starting at 6.30pm. Players must bring: Warband, decks, game board, dice and tokens.

Tiny Traders Village
11:00-18:00 Saturdays, Áras na nGael, Dominick St
Best of local producers, food drink and craft. Up to 50 stalls, bilingual market to tie in with the location.

Multi-day Events

Irish SoundSystem Gathering 2018
27-28 October, Leisureland, Salthill
6 SoundSystems <> 2 Days <> 1 Roof
Featuring... Sound Clashes, Exhibitions, Workshops, Live System demos, Film screenings, Kids Dance, Engineer Q & A, Record Fair, Clothing Stalls and Food Area. 
MUSIC STYLES - Roots - Dub - Reggae - Dancehall - Ska - Steppas - Dubstep - Drum & Bass - Jungle

Single Date Events

Wednesday October 17th

SUUNS & Vive La Void
20:00-23:00, Róisín Dubh Dominick Street, €16/14
Strange Brew presents SUUNS  & Vive La Void. 

Thursday October 18th

Dream Wife & Dott
20:00-23:00, Róisín Dubh Dominick Street, €15/13
Strange Brew presents DREAM WIFE & guests

22:00, Monroe's, Dominick Street, €15 / Age 18 And Up
Now a four-piece made up of Sanders, his brother Jonny on synths, Amamiya on drums, and Pete Cattermoul on bass, the process of touring has honed them into a spectacular a live act, fleshing out those studio-forged tracks, so that by the end of the touring cycle, Sanders says, “We’d made up our minds that we wanted to record our next record in a very different way. Just us, in a room, playing together, to each other, in a very live and spontaneous way.” Teleman released their brand new single Submarine Life on April 19th.

Friday October 19th

Saint Sister
20:00-23:00, Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, €22.50/20
Saint Sister, formed in November 2014, is the creation of Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop to create ‘atmosfolk'—a mix of soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp.

Saturday October 20th

Galway Cat Rescue Adoption Day
13:00, Petmania, Wellpark Retail Park
Thinking of Getting a Cat? Come along to meet Galway Cat Rescue in-store and find out how you can offer a forever home to one of their cats. Meet volunteers in-store on the day, as well as some of the needy kittens or adult cats and start the process of finding the newest member to your family. No animals will be re-homed directly on the day but a full adoption application can be commences and home-checks scheduled.

Sunday October 21st

Zero Waste Shopping
13:00-16:00, Eyre Square, Galway. 
We're coming back to Galway, people! This time we're coming on a Sunday so all you weekday workers can stock up on your zero waste goodies!

The Undertones & Oh Boland
19:00-23:00, Spiegeltent Eyre Square, Eyre Square, Galway €35.
The Undertones emerged from Derry in 1976, the result of five friends (John O’Neill, Damian O’Neill, Feargal Sharkey, Billy Doherty and Michael Bradley) learning how to play basic rock and roll.  

John Conneely Late Gig
23:30-02:00, Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway
A late night gathering of Galways epic all singing all dancing audience! Music by the JC Inc band.

Monday October 22nd 

A Stevening for SU Global Week
19:30-21:30, NUI Galway, University Road, Galway.
As part of NUIG SU Global Week, Comedy Soc are bringing you a 'Stevening' with two of Galway's favourite bearded wonders: Steve Bennett and Steven Sharpe, doing a funny and musical and weird-ass show like only they can! Bennett is Comedy Soc alumni and reigning Irish Comedian of the Year and one of Ireland’s most exciting comedic talents. A charismatic and energetic presence, Bennett blends charming wit and musical comedy.

Tuesday October 23rd 

Pálás Cinema Book Club: The Witches of Eastwick
8:30-21:30, Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant's Road Lower, €11.
Like books? Like films? Like talking about books and films? Join us for our monthly Cinema Book Club where we read the book, then watch the film and meet for a chat in the cinema bar after the screening.

Cardiac First Responder Training (CFR)
09:00-17:00, Croí Heart & Stroke Charity, Croí House, Moyola Lane, Newcastle, €75.
This certified course is designed especially for people working in community settings, parents, school teachers and members of the general public. This course is not suitable for healthcare professionals (such as doctors, nurses, physiotherapists) working in hospitals or clinical settings.

Wednesday October 24th 

Al Murray: Work In Progress
19:45-21:45, Town Hall Theatre Galway, €23.
The UK’s favourite pub philosopher turned pop-up publican, Al Murray brings his unique comedy genius to Galway, serving up his satirical brew of no-nonsense banter.

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human
19:45-21:30, The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, €14. 
She's a regular on 'Mock The Week' and a much-loved figure on 'Live At The Apollo', as well as being all over Radio 4 - for whom she's making her very own series in 2018, after extensive stints on 'The News Quiz', 'Just A Minute', 'The Now Show' and plenty more. All this makes it sound like Zoe Lyons has some sort of idea what she's doing in life. But does she? Decide for yourself, as this hugely popular comic returns with a fresh crop of 'quick-fire observationalgags, delivered with utter conviction' (Chortle), not to mention 'proper laugh-out-loud one-liners' (The Herald). 

Thursday October 25th 

I Can't Believe You Haven't Seen: The Lost Boys
19:00-21:15, Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant's Road Lower, €11. 
The next classic that you should've seen by now, the cult hit of 1987, The Lost Boys. In this hybrid of the horror movie and the teen flick, a single mom and her two sons become involved with a pack of vampires when they move into an offbeat Northern California town. 

Shtax: Misadventures of a Latchiko
20:00-22:30, Seven Bar Galway, 5 - 7 Bridge Street, €16.
Stories, songs and shenanigans from Shtax. The legendary bard and wandering entertainer comes home with a bucket full of tall tales, short stories and tasty tunes. Following last year’s sell out gig, Shtax returns home again to regale uswith his magic dose of Wild Atlantic Wit. Aindrias de Staic has just recently won BEST RADIO COMEDY for his show "The Man from Moogaga" on Newstalk Celtic, Media Awards 2018, WINNER of Three Weeks Editor’s Choice, Edinburgh 2009, Finalist in Irish Comedian of the Year 2016. Nominated for Malcolm Hardee Award for Alternative Comedy Edinburgh 2008. 

Reinier Zonneveld- Live
22:30-02:00, Monroe's Galway, 14 Dominick Street.
Delighted to welcome one of technos top acts, Reinier Zonneveld to Monroes!! With Beatport No.1s & a massive co-lab with Carl Cox, his live set is not to be missed!

Friday October 26th

Dylan Morgan: Dr. Cosmos
19:00, Leisureland, Salthill, €32.
Don't miss the final day of this show from the youngest-ever recipient of the Perrier Award (which he won in 1996), Dylan Moran has been described as ‘the Oscar Wilde of comedy’. His inimitable style - deadpan, witty and crackpot lyricism – always guarantees an unmissable journey through his interpretations of the world, swerving cliché to offer a cutting blow to our idiosyncrasies. 

Rich Hall: Hoedown
19:30-22:30, Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street, €28.
Possibly the grouchiest comedian on the planet, Rich Hall was the original inspiration behind Matt Groening’s character Moe Szyslak from The Simpsons – but that’s just one of many good reasons to go see him. His critically acclaimed deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. 

20:20-23:00, Palas Galway, 15 Merchant's Road Lower, €11. 
As part of our Halloween festivities, Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin & Geena Davis star in Tim Burton's 1988 blockbuster which sees a recently-deceased husband and wife commission a bizarre demon to drive an obnoxious family out of their home. 

Saturday October 27th

Flea Style Market- Autumn Winter Edition
12:00-17:00, Galway's Westend, 2 William st. 
So we have our A/W markets all sorted and we will be hosting them in the two locations we have been using for the last year - Galway Arts Centre & Áras na nGael back in Galway's Westend just over the bridge!!! I am very very grateful to have these two fab locations to bring all of you the Galway people their Style Market every month.

Hocus Pocus
15:00-17:30, Palas Galway, 15 Merchant's Road Lower, €11. 
They’ll put a spell on you – as part of our Season of the Witch, we’re resurrecting the notorious Sanderson Sisters as they blaze a trail of destruction across the town that put an end to their wicked antics centuries before. One for all the family!

Sunday October 28th 

Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Electric
15:00-17:00, Viteclub, 26 Upper Abbeygate Street, €18.
You are invited to tumble down the rabbit hole and join our head chef Alice in our rooftop Wonderland for a disco brunch this October Bank Holiday weekend. 

Out of the Wild Sky- Macnas Parade 2018, Galway
17:30-19:00, NUI Galway Campus.
Out of the Wild Sky, the 2018 Macnas parade, will traverse through the streets of Galway at 5.30pm on Sunday October 28th, 2018. Beginning at its home on the NUI Galway campus the parade will weave it’s way through the streets of Galway, the Macnas Halloween Parade is a highlight of Ireland’s cultural calendar. It is the largest free event in In Ireland for Halloween with over 54,000 people lining the streets every year to be awed and amazed by this epic scale of storytelling.

The Witch
22:30-00:00, Palas Galway, 15 Merchant's Road Lower, €11.
As part of our Season of the Witch, we have the 2015 period supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his directorial debut.

Monday October 29th 

GamerFest Galway- Gaming & Youtuber Festival Day 1
Galmont Hotel, 11:00-17:30, €16.54.
Ireland’s leading gaming and YouTuber festival returns to Galway City this October Bank Holiday weekend, with 2,000 fans expected to descend on the Galmont Hotel & Spa for the two day event! This year’s festival promises even more gaming action and live entertainment than last year’s hugely succesful event.

Halloween Bonfire and Storytelling
15:00-18:00, Brigit's Garden, €8.
Hallowe’en is coming to the gardens, and we invite all the family to dress in their scariest Hallowe’en outfit and join us for an afternoon of Ghoulish Arts & Crafts, Spooky Storytelling, Hunting for The Púca, Witchery in the Roundhouse and our grand finale, everybody’s favourite - our Bonfire to celebrate Samhain.

Sylvie Simmons and Guests
20:00-22:00, Monroe's Galway, 14 Dominick Street, Galway, €20. 
Sylvie is a singer-songwriter, performer and ukulele player. In 2014 she signed a two-album deal with Light In The Attic Records and released her debut album, Sylvie, to worldwide acclaim ";Poetic, guileless, reminiscent of a female Leonard Cohen" said the (British) Times newspaper; Rolling Stone said, "She'snot only good, she's good"the Guardian newspaper hailed it as "one of the most beautiful albums of the year".

Tuesday October 30th 

GamerFest Galway- Gaming & Youtuber Festival Day 12
Galmont Hotel, 11:00-17:30, €16.54.
Ireland’s leading gaming and YouTuber festival returns to Galway City this October Bank Holiday weekend, with 2,000 fans expected to descend on the Galmont Hotel & Spa for the two day event! This year’s festival promises even more gaming action and live entertainment than last year’s hugely succesful event.

Wednesday October 31st 

Donnie Darko: 4K Edition
18:00-20:00, Palas Galway, 15 Merchant's Road Lower, €11
As part of our Halloween line-up, the chilling noughties classic returns to the big screen for one night only.

The Evil Dead
16:00-18:00, Palas Galway, 15 Merchant's Road Lower, €11. 
The ultimate experience in gruelling terror, The Evil Dead is a movie so relentless that it will stand forever as a landmark in modern horror history.

Top Cat- Halloween Special
23:00-02:00, Der Kesselraum, Eglinton St,
Join us for some spooky tunes on Halloween night in the darkest, most intense music room in Galway! 

Thursday November 1st 

The Murder Capital
21:00-23:30, Roisin Dubh, Dominick St, €10.
Strange Brew presents THE MURDER CAPITAL. Hailing from all corners of Ireland, The Murder Capital are a post-punk band driven by the desire to affect cultural change.

The Kings of Connaught
22:00-23:59, The Skeff Late Bar.
The Kings of Connaught live at The Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen.