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).

Multi-day Events (Day-by-day Events Below)

The Little Prince a Morgan Creative Production
16–19 Aug 19:00-19:45, Nuns Island Theatre
Morgan Creative presents a dramatic re-imagining of Antoine Saint Exupery's "The Little Prince" translated and adapted by Oisín Robbins. This contemporary performance uses multiple different art forms such as music and audio-visual work in order to bring the magical story to life.

Museum Of Broken Hearts
13 Aug at 14:00 to 19 Aug at 17:00, Various Locations Around Galway City
For Galway Pride this year shOUT! LGBT+ Youth Group will host a Museum of Broken Hearts. The idea is that you share not only the story of the love, and heartbreak, but also share a photo of an item that you saved from this relation or reminds you of the loss of this relations. 

The F Word - Feminist Festival Galway
6 Aug at 18:00 to 13 Aug at 12:00, Galway
There will be a feminist art exhibition, an open mic night, a reclaim the night march, collaborative events with other grassroots groups, a day full of informative workshops ranging in topics and to finish it off, we will be hosting a night of craic with performances from different bands and artists. 

Art of Protest
14 July - 28 August, The Kenny Gallery, Liosbán Retail Park, Tuam Road
The opening of a major exhibition by some 30 visual artists at The Kenny Gallery, in association with Galway International Arts Festival.
Artists including Jim Fitzpatrick, Robert Ballagh, Áine Phillips, Maser, Will St Leger, Rachel Ballagh, Shane Berkery, Mick O’Dea, Sean Hillen, Ruby Wallis, Jennifer Cuningham, Shane Crotty, Dolores Lyne, John Behan, Rita Duffy, Dermot Seymour and Bernard Canavan and many more will exhibit.

Sew Last Season 
Mon &Thur 10:00-13:00, Fri 13:00-16:00 / Mon & Wed 19:30-20:30
Ozanam House, Augustine Street
Sew Last Season  is a public sewing room in Galway city for upcycling and embellishment of preloved clothes.

Feminist Discussion Group
19:00-20:00 Every other Monday, Teach Solais, Merchants Road 
Every two weeks, the Galway Feminist Collective will be organizing a discussion group about feminism and related topics or issues happening around the world. 
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.

DIY Student Bike Repair Workshop
Wednesdays 18:00-21:00, Fridays 12:00-15:00  
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

Comedy at the Cellar Wednesdays
21:00 - 23:00 Cellar Bar, Eglinton Street
Live Stand Up Comedy from some of the BEST circuit comedians, from Ireland and abroad, every Wednesday at The Cellar Bar. With a new lineup every week, Comedy at the Cellar is a must see for any fans of comedy, or people just looking for "the craic".

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.

Mad Craic Comedy Galway Saturdays
19:00–21:00 The Stock Exchange, 34 Shop Street
New lineup every week, with rotating regular presenters John O'Hare & Ross McCarthy.

Open Mic Night
21:30–23:30, Harry's Bar, 77 Bohermore
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 9PM is a great place give it a try!

Yoga Every Monday and Thursday for the summer
11:00–12:00 Salthill Park 
These classes are focused on meditations through the senses and elements which are ideal in this setting. Relax, renew and commune deeply with nature. 

Thursday 9th August

Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club.
21:00–23:00, The Dew Drop Inn, Mainguard Street
Pizza or finger food served at the break. Early booking and arrival recommended.
Tickets by Eventbrite Standard € 5.00

Just in for the one - art show launch by Ryan Lavin.
19:00–22:00, SIAR, Brogan House, The Quay, Kinvara, Galway.
The exhibition features 22 previously unseen works by Ryan Lavin, raised in Ballinderreen, who then lived in Virginia where he spent six years playing banjo. This is his first full show and depicts Galway pubs, music and people, the beautiful hookers (turf boats) of Galway and some of Kinvara's iconic places and people.

Friday 10th August

Reclaim The Night!
21:00–00:00, Spanish Arch
Women from every ethnic, cultural and social background can and do experience violence. In the majority of incidents of violence against women the attacker is not a stranger. However Traveller women, migrant women, trans women and non-binary people are at an increased risk of violence from strangers. 
Reclaim The Night (or Take Back the Night) events were first organised in the US in the early 1970s and have since spread throughout the world. They raise awareness using direct action, about the volatility women (both cis and trans) experience by merely being in public spaces at night. 

The Deans
20:30–23:00, Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street
Come one come all to our favorite show of the year! We are live at The Rosin Dubh in our hometown of Galway. Will be showcasing some of our new material featured on our recently recorded EP. Tickets 10€.

Esker Festival Orchestra, Galway
20:00–22:00, Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway
The Esker Festival Orchestra, Ireland’s most exciting and established peer led orchestra, will return this August for its 5th annual residential and summer tour. This unique orchestra which is entirely led and run by its members will be joined by solo pianist Ellen Jansson and will be conducted and directed by Peter Joyce. Further details can be out at Tickets are €15 / €10 concession and are available at

A Brand New Darkness
18:00–20:00, Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street
A Brand New Darkness exhibition arrives at Galway Arts Centre as Abridged once again moves beyond the magazine format. An exploration of various micro and macro apocalypses the exhibition features Lorna Simpson, Kelly Richardson, Zoe Murdoch, Fiona Hession, David Haughey and Ian Cumberland.

Saturday 11th August

Paintclub Summer Lunch Galway - 'West End Sunset'
10:30–14:00, Tribeton, 3 Merchants Road Lower
Don't worry if you haven't picked up a paintbrush since school or ever, there'll be step by step instruction from a master artist to bring you from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece. So grab a friend and come have some fun and paint! For more details see

Reclaiming Housing Rights with ACORN Tenants' Union
16:40–17:30, An Mheitheal Rothar (Galway's Bike Workshop), Earls Island
Despite Galway being within the Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) which should restrict rental increase to 4% annually, there has been a 14% increase in rent in the city over the past year, according to 
As part of The F Word Festival's Day of Workshops, we’ll be hosting a talk with the Galway Housing Support Group and the UK based ACORN Tenants’ Union. Exploring the idea of self-organisation and collective action here in Galway.

Streets of Galway with Galway Rape Crisis Centre
19:00–22:00, Galway RCC, Forster Court
We will be walking, jogging and running to help raise much needed funds for GRCC. Please email or call 091-564800 for further details and fundraising pack, including sponsorship card/T-shirt. Meeting point, before and after the event is Monroe's Tavern where refreshments will be served.

Star Wars Armada Event
11:00-15:00, Dungeons and Donuts, The Bridge Mills, Dominick street
Star Wars Armada Q2 kit tournament, standard 400 point lists. Swiss pairings and prizes and promos for top finishers. Registration 11am and entry €15. Any questions feel free to contact the store.

Sunday 12th August

Fought and Repealed: Film and Discussion
14:00–16:00, An Mheitheal Rothar, Earls Island, University Rd
As The F Word Festival comes to a close, we will take this opportunity to celebrate the year thats in it. We will screen a series of short films as part of the Artist's Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, a compilation of short films dealing with the affects the eighth on the lives of women and their families.

Handmade In Ireland- Indoor Market
12:00–18:00, Áras Na nGael, 45 Sráid Doiminic
August edition of the handmade market. 11 stalls full of goodies from your local artists, crafers and designers. Call over, say hi and support local!

Monday 13th August

Dave & Matt
22:00–23:59, The Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen, Eyre Square
2 Piece acoustic set based in Galway comprised of Dave Gardiner of "Who Knows" & Mattie Monahan also of "Who Knows" and Tanglewood Artist.

Tuesday 14th August

Seisiún 2018
20:30–23:00, Teach Ceoil Renvyle, Tully, Renvyle, Galway
Evenings of traditional Irish Music, Song and Dance. Seisiún plays a host to many of the areas local dancers and musicians as a venue to showcase their talents and provide real Irish entertainment. Doors open at 8.30pm, arrive early to avoid disappointment. Tickets on the door - Adults €13 Children under 12 €7.

Wednesday 15th August

Joan As Policewoman
20:00–23:00, Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street
Following the release of Damned Devotion, Joan As Police Woman is taking her captivating live show on the road and has just announced a three date Irish tour with shows in Belfast, Galway and Dublin, her first time back in Galway since 2006. Tickets on the door €22.50/20.

Oh Ship Wednesdays.
23:00–02:00, DNA Nightclub and Venue, Eyre Square
ID required | ROAR and Dress Code Apply | Doors 11pm.

Thursday 16th August

Galway Pride Gig w/ Katie O'Connor & Steven Sharpe
21:00–23:30, Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street
Katie O'Connor and Steven Sharpe are two of Galway’s most prolific and established gay musicians. On the 16th of August, Sharpie and Katie bring their out and proud act to the Róisín Dubh. Together they make a new song with a show that highlights their strengths and their classic stage banter. Adm: Free.

Conan + support.
19:00–00:00, Seven - The Loft, 5-7 Bridge Street
Conan ( UK) - Battle Doom Metal.
Ten Ton Slug - Connemara Sludge Metal (Galway).
Gourd - Horrendous Filth Noise / Doom (Mayo).
Genuflection - Doom Metal (Galway).
Stonecarver - Drone/Doom Metal (Galway).
online PRE sale tickets: €13

Friday 17th August

Thanks Brother.
21:00-01:00, Monroe's Galway, 14 Dominick Street
Gritty pop duo, €15 / Age 18 And Up

22:30–02:30, Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street
Mother is coming to Galway Pride. From their weekly club night in Dublin, their infamous festival sets from Electric Picnic to Body & Soul, their annual Pride Block Party, the biggest pride party in Dublin to their general hijinks & disco messing, these gays know how to party. Tickets €10:
Tickets also: At the bar / On the door / OMG Shop Street.

Saturday 18th August

Call Me By Your Name // Stop Making Sense Double Bill.
20:00–01:00, Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant's Road Lower
We're celebrating two absolute classics in mid-August with a double bill inspired by (Call Me By Your Name) Elio's excellent taste in music! There'll be 80's tunes and peachy cocktails in the bar and romance, joy, tears and and a hell of a lot of dancing in the screens! Tickets can be purchased for individual screenings or for a discounted double price of €16 (available at box office or over the phone).

Foxy Jangle 3 Record Launch w Tim Reaper - Welfare - Crux.
22:00–01:30, Seven - The Loft, 5-7 Bridge Street
Foxy Jangle is the Jungle-focussed sublabel of Irish crew Rua Sound. After two sellout releases from Kid Lib and Sully, both featuring in the top 5 Drum and Bass records of the year, Foxy-3 arrives from breakbeat maestro Tim Reaper and to celebrate we're throwing a party with the elusive producer performing outside the UK for the first time. Tickets €10 (Pay at event).

Vintage Kilo Sale Galway.
10:00–17:00, The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Lough Atalia Road, Galway.
1 euro entrance. Tonnes of vintage clobber for you to pick through at Tola Vintage Kilo Sale Galway. Simply find what you want, get it weighed and pay 20 euro for every kilo of clothes.

Sunday 19th August

Elves and Fairies Day.
12:30–16:30, Brigit's Garden, Roscahill, Galway.
The Fairy Queen and Elf King are on their way to Brigit's Garden and are inviting all fairies and elves, to join them for a magical day of fairy fun in Ireland's award winning Celtic Gardens. Under 2's go free and there is a 10% discount for Brigit's Garden Members. Please phone reception on 091 550905 for your special members' discount code.

Open Day - The International School of Make-up Artistry.
14:00-16:00, 56 Briarhill Busines Park, Galway.
watch a makeup demonstration by one of our tutors and discuss course options with our college co-ordinator. Book your place to attend the open day by emailing

Monday 20th August

BlacKkKlansman plus Live Satellite Q&A with Spike Lee.
18:30–21:00, Pálás Galway, 15 Merchant's Road Lower
Produced by the team behind the Academy Award-winning Get Out, BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as bracingly relevant in today's tumultuous world.
Followed by a Live Satellite Q&A with the Director Spike Lee.