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Galway Events Guide

Galway Events Guide

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For inclusion in the guide email info[at]flirtfm.ie - 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)

Rabbit Cúirt International Festival of Literature Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square 8pm €14/€12 25 April – 28 April www.tht.ie https://www.facebook.com/events/158904694802970/ NUIG Drama and Theatre studies and Galway Arts Centre co-present Nina Raine’s debut play 'Rabbit'. “It’s Bella’s 29th birthday. Friends and former lovers meet for a drink to celebrate. But as the drinks flow, the bar becomes a battlefield... In the uncivil war between the sexes, what happens when the females have the real fire-power, stockpiles of testosterone, lethal wit and explosive attitude? And what happens when patriarchy gets personal; when it’s your own father who is tragic and terminal? When the only man you really love is dying?” Terrestrial/Satellite 126, Artist-run Gallery, St Bridget's Place, The Hidden Valley 27 April – 13 May Free admission Launch friday 27th April 6pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/379472749197627/ ‘Terrestrial/Satellite’ is a new body of work that explores contact between civilization and a dynamic planet. Beginning as a study of digital spaces, the work evolved into considering the physical components of technology, particularly seeing it as an extension of the geological world. Digital space is created from a combination of geological matter gathered and changed to produce an ephemeral place. Materials quarried from, and cables grounded in the Earth’s surface transmit a fabricated world, invisible & present. Using CGI of primordial objects the colour, texture, form & spatial positions are re-mixed between these worlds. The Glass Menagerie An Taibhdhearc, Middle St. 8-11pm €20 30 April - 1 May www.antaibhdhearc.com Compántas Lir return to Galway with their multi-award winning production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Tickets available


Exhibition: Extended Reading – Writing as a Visual Art Cúirt International Festival of Literature Galway Arts Centre, Dominick St Free entry 23 April – 29 April Mon – Fri 10am – 5.30pm Sat & Sun 12pm – 5pm An exhibition of prints and works by Sam Winston, including his award-winning project with Oliver Jeffers, A Child of Books. Combining the rich landscapes of children’s literature with intricately detailed typographic art, this exhibition looks to celebrate the power of classic stories through letterform and the art of the book. The Cripple of Inishmaan at An Taibhdhearc An Taibhdhearc, Middle St. 8pm €20 27 April – 28 April www. antaibhdhearc.ticketsolve.com This powerful show, directed by Micheal Irwin, is bound to be as much as a hit with #Galway audience as it was with their home crowd in #oranmore. Expect a great night of theatre!!!

Typing. - An Original Play by Eibhleann Caffrey O'Donoghue Centre, NUIG 8pm €3 20 April – 22 April "Typing" is an original play written and directed by Eibhleann Caffrey. This story follows the lives of five teenage girls through social media. However, close-quarters rumours and lies spread quicker than the girls can keep up with. Brought to you by Good Food Ireland: touRRoir18 NUIG


23 April – 24 April https://www.facebook.com/events/1540998815955820/ touRRoir is a cross sector global forum on food tourism and culture in NUI Galway on April 23rd and 24th 2018. “…where the worlds of food, tourism and culture meet …” The name "touRRoir" is a portmanteau of the two words “tourism" and “terroir.. You will hear from leading international speakers from 3 continents, on the future of the giant and increasingly cross-dependant roles of Food, Tourism & Culture. So come and join us at touRRoir1 Galway Art Fair Galway City Gallery, New Dock Street 1 August - 5 August Wednesday 1st August . preview 6pm-9.30pm thursday

Sunday 2nd- 5th August 11am-7pm GAlway City Gallery are delighted to present the third edition of the Galway Art Fair which will showcase the work of of over 20 Artists from Galway and beyond. There are prices to suit every pocket , first time buyers and avid collectors alike. If you would like to participate in the Galway Art Fair 2018 please email galwaycitygallery1@gmail.com

Fragmented Shore
14 April – 28 April, Just Art It, Dominick Street 
Just Art It is delighted to present our first guest exhibition Fragmented Shore by members of Engage Art Studios. The work for this exhibition has been created in response to an excerpt from The Earlie King & The Kid in Yellow (Granta, 2018) by author Danny Denton. Engage artists will talk about their work on Thursday April 26th at 5pm at Just Art It, all are welcome!

Fringe Shorts
Galway Fringe Festival Every Wednesday, 4 April – 25 April 8pm 
Galway Filmhouse presents a bi-weekly screening of short films from local and national film-makers.
If you would like to submit a short film please email info@galwayfringe.ie with film in the headline.

Fuzzy Air, Multidisciplinary Theatre Show by My Fellow Sponges
An Taibhdhearc, Middle St,  7.30pm,  5 – 7 May Tickets 
€14/€12
Over three nights on 5th 6th and 7th of May, My Fellow Sponges and their guests will be taking to the stage of An Taibhdhearc to present a new theatre show entitled Fuzzy Air. Fuzzy Air is for lovers of music and theatre alike, providing a multi-disciplinary live art experience. It is a show that defies genre: a coming together of musicians, writers, performance artists, jugglers, videographers, animators, conductors, designers and doers, in celebration of chance, openness and improvisation, resulting in a unique ‘live music video’ experience.

What Have The Pythons Ever Done For Us? - Monty Python Season
Pálás Galway 1 April – 22 May 8.30pm 
https://palas.ie/events/what-have-the-pythons-ever-done-for-us
In April and May The Pálás cinema is paying tribute to the Monty Python team by bringing you a season of films from some of the greatest and silliest minds in the history of comedy.

Sew Last Season 
Ozanam House, Augustine Street
Call 0872948837
Mon &Thur 10am-1pm, Fri 1-4 / Mon & Wed 7.30pm-9.30pm
Sew Last Season  is a public sewing room in Galway city for upcycling and embellishment of preloved clothes. It is a slow movement, adding time and effort to garments to imbibe them with meaning and longevity.

Feminist Discussion Group
Teach Solais,Victoria Place, Merchants Road, 7-8pm Every other Monday
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
An Mheitheal Rothar Workshop, Earls Island, Galway
https://www.facebook.com/AnMheithealRothar/
Wednesdays 6-9pm, Fridays 12-3pm  
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".

Revolve Wednesdays at Electric
Electric Garden & Theatre Upper Abbeygate Street 11pm-2am
Hip Hop and R'n'B www.Uniphinights.com

Hoolie; Thursdays in Electric
Electric Garden & Theatre Upper Abbeygate Street 11pm-2am
www.Uniphinights.com

The Hub, Áras na MacLéinn, Fridays 1-2pm 
Join the NUIG Community Crafting Corner and learn a crafting skill! Paper Crafts, Yarn Crafts and Sewing! Take a break from the crazy week and relax with free tea and sweet treats!

Tiny Traders Village
https://bit.ly/2E9kcZW
Saturdays 11-6pm, Áras na nGael, Dominick St, Free
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
https://www.madcraiccomedy.com/
19:00–21:00 The Stock Exchange, 34 Shop Street
New lineup every week, with rotating regular presenters John O'Hare & Ross McCarthy. Online group tickets €6.50 per person for groups of 4+. Online regular tickets €8 per person. Tickets €10 on the door.

Friday 20th April

Friday 20th April The big friday show best buddies 10th birthday special Flirt FM, Áras na MacLéinn, NUI Galway, 101.3FM 12noon-1pm Big Friday show are celebrating 10 years of best buddies galway do the outside broadcast and two lucky winners win the best buddies ball golden ticket Paul Currie: Cats In My Mouth Róisín Dubh Comedy Dominick St 8-10.30pm €14 www.roisindubh.net The next great show from this hairy idiot man-child, strap in for more fun and nonsense as the entire audience is taken by the hand into a true circus of silly and a rollercoaster of emotions. Currie pushes the rules of "Stand Up" comedy to their extremes. Ciaran Lavery Monroe’s, Dominick Street, 8.30pm €12 www.TicketWeb.com/ www.monroes.ie singer-songwriter with support from Tom Joshua & Ailbhe Reddy. Chasing Abbey w/ Tullamore D.E.W Live An Pucan, Forster St 9pm-2.30am Free entry Beggars Velvet Live From 9-11 DJ Trev From 11-12 Chasing Abbey Set 12 - 12.30 DJ Trev 12.30- close CLUB GASS Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street, 11.30pm-2.30am €10 April has Dublin DJ Legend Conor Behan firing up the Decks kiki is back with her Galway Gurlz for another amazing Drag Show with special guests Miss Taken and Heiress Blackstone. Be sure not to miss this glamour show.

Blood Horses - Cúirt International Festival of Literature
The Kenny Gallery, Liosbán Retail Park, Tuam Road, 6pm Free entry
Official opening of BLOOD HORSES exhibition. Including a free poetry reading by Moyra Donaldson. Blood Horses is an exciting collaboration between artist Paddy Lennon and poet Moyra Donaldson culminating in an exhibition of drawings and the presentation of a suite of poems.

Saturday 21st April

ILLUSTRATED TALK: The 1918 Conscription Crisis in Co. Galway Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade 2:30-3:30 pm Free entry In April 1918, as the Great War dragged on, the British Government attempted to impose conscription (military draft) in Ireland. The move was strongly opposed by trade unions, the Catholic Church and all nationalist parties. Join Dr Conor McNamara, NUI Galway, as he discusses the crisis and its far-reaching implications, with particular reference to Galway.

Dani Rúni The Secret Garden Cafe, William St West 8.30pm Free entry singer-somngwriter performing songs from my 'Fawkes' album and some covers. Lisa Canny - Monroe's, Dominick Street 8pm €10 www.monroes.ie singer-songwrioter with support from Blackbird & Crow  Admission also includes entry to Monroe's Late Night show

Mercury Rev : Deserter's Songs 20th Anniversary
Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street,  8 €32.50 (8pm sold out, 3pm performance added)
www.roisindubh.net
An intimate, acoustic evening featuring many of the stories and songs surrounding the Mercury Rev's heartbreaking 1998 classic 'Deserter's Songs'. Performed in the fragile 'whisper and strum' way they were originally written, this promises to be an extraordinary glimpse into the forces that nearly destroyed a band and the strange events leading toward a most unexpected return.

MTG Dominaria Pre-Release Party Dungeons and Donuts Galway, Unit 2, The bridge mills, Lower dominick street https://www.facebook.com/events/446266839165106/ the highly anticipated Dominaria pre-release. Not only will they be having all the usual pre-release happenings like the super doper waffle and Jerry’s amazing presentation of the new set......it is also the stores 6th birthday....hip hip hooray!!!

Sunday 22nd April

 Malinke dundun, djembe & dance (Galway) Public · Hosted by Slí na Croí - Malinké music of upper Guinea Galway Wellness Studio, Terryland House, Terryland Retail Park, Headford Rd, 1-4pm https://www.facebook.com/events/239199733292387/ The group are on the road, first stop Galway town. The topic is the village style drumming & dance of the kassa (farming) rhythm by the name of Soro from upper Guinea ,West Africa Attendance needs to be confirmed in advance please Registration by mail to slinacroi.gatherings@gmail.com to secure a place NC GREY: THE MAGIC TOUR The Black Gate ,Francis Street 6.30pm €11.40 www.Eventbrite.com https://www.facebook.com/events/209026406517627/ NC GREY is a rising British-Nigerian singer and songwriter. Listing greats like Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone & Sade Adu among her influences, Grey has studied the best and has developed her sound; the perfect blend of Jazz, Soul and R&B. Big Jelly Tigh Neachtain, Quay street, 9pm-midnight Free entry Get to the roots of Ska & Rock Steady music with this 9-piece Galway outfit Big Jelly. Formed in the summer of 2014 by several members from well known local acts ‘The Timbertramps’, ‘My Fellow Sponges’ and ‘Mikey & the Scallywags’ their aim was simple “get the audience on the dance-floor”. Don’t let their love of Jamaican roots artists such as ‘The Skatalites’, ‘Prince Buster’ and ‘Toots & the Maytals’ fool you, mellow or laid back are not the words to describe them. With their loud and lush 5-piece brass section balanced atop the solid dance grooves of their rhythm section, a Big Jelly show is a frenetic experience that will grab the audience’s attention and fling it about the dance floor. If you don’t find yourself dancing when these guys are on then you might want to ask a friend to check your pulse.

Monday 23rd April

I Believe Her - Informal Support Group Galway Feminist Collective Youth Work Ireland Galway, 41-43 Prospect Hill, GFC are creating a space for women and non-binary people to come together and talk about how you are feeling following the harrowing recounting of the Belfast trial in the media. This will be a safe space in which we can support each other and talk about our experiences and difficult emotions that have arisen.

The group will be facilitated by a counselor from the Galway Rape Crisis Centre. In the midst of the #ibelieveher movement that shook the country, our victim-blaming culture and implicit acceptance of sexual violence and misogyny was highlighted. The details of the court case and the degree of entitlement and misogyny the men expressed has triggered many of us and caused deep hurt.
 This informal support group will be a space to share, a space to listen, a space to support each other and a space to begin and continue healing.

 How to Manage the Disciplinary & Grievance Process (Galway) The g Hotel, Wellpark, 10am–1pm Client €195.00, Non-Client €215.00 www.graphitehrm.com https://www.facebook.com/events/198337340741416/ This three-hour workshop is designed for business owners and people managers to provide an overview of how to handle the disciplinary and grievance process. This is a difficult task for any manager and made even more so by the need to protect an employee’s natural rights and abide by fair procedures.


 Red Bird Youth Collective: Speaking Space Cúirt International Festival of Literature Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street 10am-5pm https://www.facebook.com/events/415016718960928/ Red Bird Youth Collective is a visual art group for young people. The group creates youth-led projects in collaboration with professional artists involving a diverse range of media. Red Bird will give a tour and reading from their latest project in collaboration with CAMHS Merlin Park Hospital and facilitator Javier Gimenez. The project investigates how young people interact in public social spaces throughout the city, allowing the group an avenue to create individual pieces within a larger collaborative context.

GALWAY LOVES MUSIC #1 Roisin Dubh, Dominick St. 7pm. Free - but apply for places by emailing info@roisindubh.net https://www.facebook.com/events/210435656384139/ We're delighted to be launching Galway Loves Music this month as we expand our Loves Music series of events throughout the country. Galway Loves Music is a collaborative venture between First Music Contact and the Róisín Dubh in Galway and follows on from our Cork Loves Music and Limerick Loves Music initiatives. The aim of Galway Loves Music is to introduce new avenues of discussion for music makers and fans alike, while providing a forum for planning, listening, debate, and most importantly, talkin' music.

Tuesday 24th April
 The Bancroft Library’s Irish American holdings Room G010 Hardiman Research Building, NUIG 4-4.45pm Free entry www.eventbrite.ie Theresa Salazar, Curator of the Western Americana Collection at The Bancroft Library, at the University of California, Berkeley Theresa Salazar lecture will be about the Michael O’Shaughnessy archive and other collections of Irish interest at the Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley. The Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy Papers represent one of the most heavily used collections at The Bancroft Library.

The Library also has small, but rich, clutches of material related to Ireland's great writers, along with documentation of the contributions of many Irish Americans to the history of California. Ms. Salazar will touch on these holdings along with a more focused presentation on O'Shaughnessy, San Francisco's renowned City Engineer. Launch of “Sparks” ROPES Literary Journal Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, 5pm Free entry
  
https://www.facebook.com/events/154607885232956/ The 2018 class of NUIG Masters in Literature and Publishing is delighted and proud to announce that the launch of ROPES 2018, “Sparks,” will take place on Tuesday 24th (with an after-party hosted by Bite Club) as part of Cuirt’s International Festival of Literature. The launch of this year’s issue of ROPES, a literary and arts Journal produced each year by the student of the MA of Literature and Publishing at NUIG, marks the 26th running year of this publication. Featuring Kevin Higgins and Nuala O’Connor as well as new exciting voices such as Alice Kinsella, this year’s issue is a roller-coaster of emotions with electric written and visual pieces, which, we hope, will set your hair on fire and “spark” your interest. Photo City at the Eye Cinema. Eye Cinema Galway, Wellpark Retail Park, Wellpark, 7-8.30pm €7.80 Early Arrival and Booking are strongly advised!


www.eyecinema.ie https://www.facebook.com/events/772496506277258/ Home to the Kodak company for over 125 years, Rochester, New York is a city uniquely defined by photography. 'Photo City' focuses on the lives of the city’s photographic and creative community as they struggle to maintain a link to their analogue past and to forge an identity in this new digital age. Co-director John Murphy will attend a Question & Answer session with the audience

Wednesday 25th April


Galway Access Action Plan Access for All Galway Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, 11:30am–1:30pm Free entry Everyone with an interest or concern around Access issues is welcome to attend and have input.Together we will identify access barriers and to develop strategies and actions that Access for All can undertake to assist in addressing those barriers in Galway City. The group will use the ideas generated at the meeting to guide their actions for 2018/2019.


  2018 Cúirt Festival / Over The Edge New Writing Showcase Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, 11am-1pm Free entry https://www.facebook.com/events/235926467146507/ Since its inception in 2006 the New Writing Showcase has grown to become one of the most important platforms for emerging writers in Ireland. This year’s Cúirt Over The Edge New Writing Showcase features three participants from the Over the Edge literary series in Galway – Paul Denby, Dara Ó Foghlú, & Vinny Steed – and Eimear O’Callaghan and Eoin Hegarty, the winners of the Cúirt New Writing Prize 2018. The MC for the event will be regular Over The Edge host Susan Millar DuMars. Just Be You NUI Galway Students' Union, Áras na Mac Léinn, NUIG 11am-1pm Free entry a FREE confidence building workshop with Kitty Satine 11am-1pm Wednesday 25th of April in IT 202 NUI Galway. Bring along a cushion, blanket and water. This workshop will be all about empowerment, spreading positivity and boosting your self confidence so you can Just Be You. PUBLIC TALK WITH DECLAN KIBERD Aula Maxima, NUIG 1pm €10/€8 https://www.facebook.com/events/608271216180616/ Declan Kiberd is a leading commentator on Irish society and Irish literature, and Professor of Irish studies at Notre Dame. He is the author of ‘After Ireland: Writing the Nation from Beckett to the Present’, published in 2017, and will be joined by Dr. Rióna Ní Fhrighil, lecturer in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at NUI Galway to discuss Ireland's literary history and its bilingual identity. Modernist Studies Ireland - Works in Progress II Moore Institute, Hardiman Research Building, NUIG 5-6pm Free entry Did you know that Walter Benjamin was an avid reader of Yeats's essays and narrative prose, thinking the poet not only a 'great artist', but 'a profound theoretician' of the allegorical and the symbolic? If you'd like to find out more about the two WB's & their esoteric writings, join us for Works in Progress II & Tiana's talk about the Kabbalistic thought of Walter Benjamin and W. B. Yeats!

Thursday 26th April

Challenging Discrimination Galway City Comhairle na nÓg The Ardilaun Hotel, Taylors Hill, 11am-2.30pm Free entry This is a community event to challenge discrimination in Galway City

Influx Galway City Gallery, New Dock Street 6.30pm the launch of Influx' at the Galway City Gallery. The exhibition will showcase the work of 4th year painting students from GMIT. The exhibition is curated by Kate Molloy. Refreshments will be served. LYRICS OF OUR LIVES: THE ART OF SONGWRITING at CÚÍRT 2018 Róisín Dubh, Dominick St 8.00pm €18/€16

https://www.facebook.com/events/633773513652757/ Lyrics of our Lives is a unique event exploring the art of composing lyrics as a writing practice with five leading songwriters and musicians; Steve Wall (The Stunning); Julie Feeney; Paul Linehan (The Frank & Walters); Brendan Murphy (The 4 of Us) and Sharon Vaughn, an undisputed legend in the world of songwriting.

 SEBASTIAN BARRY and PAUL LYNCH at CÚIRT 2018 Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square 8.00pm , €14 / €12 https://www.cuirt.ie/event/sebastian-barry-paul-lynch/ Cúirt is delighted to welcome award-winning author and The Laureate For Irish Fiction, Sebastian Barry, to the 33rd festival. He will join acclaimed Irish novelist, Paul Lynch. They will both read from their latest works and discuss their writing careers.

Singer songwriter, Denis Mockler, headlines a very special gig upstairs in The Róisín Dubh on Thursday the 26th of April 2018.  Opening the night are Ann Marie Horan and Harold Wolk.Denis Mockler is a singer songwriter from Galway.  His genre is Folk/Americana/Country/Gospel.  Denis is a familiar face at Galway City open mics.  He released a successful EP in 2015. In 2016 one of his songs, ‘A Long Long Way To Go‘, was recorded by Valerie Seale and it received a lot of airplay on Galway Bay Fm.  Denis will play a set list of original inspirational songs on the night. https://www.facebook.com/DenisMocklerMusic/
 
Friday 27th April


 NOVEL APPROACHES TO HISTORY WITH BILLY O’CALLAGHAN & KATHLEEN WINTER at at CÚIRT 2018 Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square 4.00pm €10 / €8 https://www.facebook.com/events/210771192852648/ This event will include readings & a Q&A with authors, Billy O’Callaghan and Kathleen Winter. Their writings integrate historical elements in novel ways; for example Winter was inspired by General James Wolfe’s letters to his mother which she researched in Toronto and O’Callaghan weaves in pre-Famine history into a contemporary ghost story.

Super Silly - with special guest Suli. 
Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street, 11pm-2am  Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/158860838272570/
Four musicians who first met playing gospel in their local church, Super Silly have fast become one of the key names in the ever growing and international acclaimed Irish urban scene. Bringing a rare sense of passion and fun to modern RnB.

Saturday 28th April

 Cúirt Labs: Saturday Workshops Cúirt International Festival of Literature Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street 9:30–5:30pm €15 www.cuirt.ie https://www.facebook.com/events/608717816130211/ This full day of workshops, readings & discussions is ideal for young people with a passion for literature or art – or both! This event is suitable for 12 – 17 year olds. Open Morning Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Dublin Road, 10am–1pm Free Entry www.eventbrite.ie https://www.facebook.com/events/173145499976126/ All GMIT campuses will be represented on the day, and the event is open to secondary school students as well as parents, teachers and mature applicants. Staff and students will be on hand to answer questions on all course options available at GMIT in the areas of Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Film & Documentary/Design/Contemporary Art, Furniture Design/ Manufacture & Technology, Heritage, Humanities, Nursing/Health Sciences & Social Care, Tourism, Heritage and Culinary Arts, Science and Computing, and Outdoor Education.

 Westend Clean Up Day #adoptaspot Galway's Westend 11am–2pm Free entry https://www.facebook.com/events/1776439755997603/ a westend clean up that needs your help. We want to ensure the area gets that deep spring clean before summer hits and we are all too busy tanning on Grattan Beach. So groups are meeting up in the area around Dominick St, Sea Rd and William st West to tidy up the streets We are working with Galway Tidy Towns and will be adopting a spot throughout the neighbourhood. They will provide bags, pickers and gloves. Can you commit to adopting a spot in the west and ensuring that its clean, scrubbed and well tidy on Saturday 28 April? Also happening in various other parts of town. Check your local community centre for further details


ILLUSTRATED TALK: Lynch’s Castle Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade 2:30-3:30 pm Free entry http://www.galwaycitymuseum.ie/event/illustrated-talk-lynchs-castle/ Guarding over the centre of medieval Galway, Lynch’s Castle belonged to the most powerful of the 14 ruling ‘Tribes’ whose family members held the position of mayor 84 times between 1484 and 1654. Join Dr. Jim Higgins, Heritage Officer for Galway City, as he discusses the history and architecture of this iconic building, said to be the finest town castle in Ireland. Age 12+ Circus Scratch Night - Episode 2. Galway Community Circus St Joseph's Community Centre, Ashe Rd, Shantalla, 7.30-9.30pm Entry is free but donations are always welcome!

https://www.facebook.com/events/438836976554114/ Second Scratch Night of the Season is here! Your time has come to show off your circus skills! Whether you are a beginner or a professional, it’s your first time on stage or you could do it in your sleep, our stage at Galway Community Circus is yours! Why should you come and perform? You can experience how it feels to be on stage in front of an audience In a friendly atmosphere Where you can try out your work-in-progress ideas (alone or in a group) With suitable light and sound available You will receive feedback from other circus performers It is a family friendly event, so everyone is welcome!


Monday 30th April

  HFH- Roisin Dubh Charity Gig Habitat 4 Zambia Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street, 7.30-11pm https://www.facebook.com/events/865920420276126/ a charity fundraiser gig in aid of Habitat For Humanity. More Details to come!

Tuesday 1st May

 Albert Lee and his Electric Band Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, 7.30-10pm €25 www.tht.ie British blues guitarist plus band


Wednesday 2nd May
 
A Cambodian Spring Q&A Eye Cinema Galway, Wellpark Retail Park, Wellpark, 7-9.30pm €7.80 www.eyecinema.ie https://www.facebook.com/events/399616120512169/ Shot over six years, A Cambodian Spring is an intimate portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and aggressive sweep of forced evictions and land grabbing in the name of “economic progress”. The film charts the complexities, both political and personal, of fighting for what you believe, asking the audience: how much would you be willing to sacrifice? Filmmaker Chris Kelly, the star of the film Venerable Sovath and Dr. Kathleen Kavanaugh from the Irish Human Rights Centre at NUI Galway will be in attendance to discuss the film with the audience afterwards.


Thursday 3rd May

Thursday 3rd may Maz And Bricks Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square 8pm €16/€14 https://tht.ie/2899/maz-and-bricks Fishamble’s play Maz and Bricks tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a ‘Repeal the 8th’ demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible. BLESS./Sisteray/The Clockworks live in Galway The Black Gate Cultural Centre, Francis Street 8-11pm €10 www.tickettailor.com https://www.facebook.com/events/130351301108103/ 2 of London's hottest new bands BLESS. + SISTERAY join forces for a sweaty night of Rock'n'Roll as they both make their maiden voyages into the Emerald Isle


Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Presentation
Meyrick Hotel, Eyre Square 6pm €20 
A whole host of fantastic beauty & lifestyle tips and advise, expert talks and demonstrations. Guest speakers on the night will be: Tara O’Rourke; Dr. Hauschka Esthetician, Homeopath and Yoga Instructor, Sene Naoupu; Health & Fitness Professional and Dual International Rugby Player and Claire Grady; Nutritional Therapist and Health & Wellness Speaker. 

ROYAL BALLET: MANON
Eye Cinema, Wellpark Business Estate €17.50
Live sync up of the Royal ballet's performance of a revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece of modern ballet   to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.

Friday 4th May

Ladies in the Blues Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, 8-11pm €20 www.tht.ie https://www.facebook.com/events/1782151278759056/ Ladies in the Blues takes you on a women’s journey through the blues. From the gospel roots of the 1920s to vaudville, jazz and blues rock, immerse yourself in songs by all those great women of the blues - Big Mama Thornton, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Bessie Smith and many more. Stoat Roisin Dubh Dominick St 8-11pm Free

http://www.roisindubh.net/listings.html?cft=&cf=&artist=stoat Slinging wry, incisive, genre-warping indie pop/punk, Stoat have been distilling the everyday into something joyful for 20+ years. They want to help you find happiness in an uncertain world. .


Saturday 5th May ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Founding of Galway Town Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade 2:30-3:30 pm Free entry http://www.galwaycitymuseum.ie/event/illustrated-talk-founding-galway-town/ Dún Gaillimhe was built at the mouth of the Corrib in 1124 at the behest of Turlough Mór O’Connor, King of Connacht and Ireland. In the early 13th century, the Anglo-Norman de Burghs laid claim to Connacht and built a stone castle in the vicinity (the walls of which have recently been unearthed). Join Adrian Martyn, author of The Tribes of Galway, 1124-1642, as he expands on the early history of the town.

Saturday 12th May

   ILLUSTRATED TALK: Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington (1877-1946) Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade 2:30-3:30 pm Free entry http://www.galwaycitymuseum.ie/event/illustrated-talk-hanna-sheehy-skeffington-1877-1946/ As part of the Modern Irishwomen lecture series, Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington discusses her grandmother, the suffragette and nationalist, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington (1877-1946). In 1908, she co-founded the radical Irish Women’s Franchise League (IWFL), a militant suffrage organisation that played an important role in the pursuit of civil rights for women.

Sunday 20th May

Narcos: A Conversation With Steve Murphy & Javier Pena
The Galmont Hotel,Lough Atalia Road, 8pm  €34 + Booking Fees (tickets on sale 9th Feb 9.30am)
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NARCOS - An evening of conversation on the capturing of Pablo Escobar and the Cali Cartel with DEA agents Javier Pena and Steve Murphy who inspired the hit NETFLIX show NARCOS, announce a show in Galway’s Galmont Hotel (formerly Radisson Blu)

Wednesday 11th July 

TUnE-yArDs
Róisín Dubh,Dominick Street 8-11pm €24/22
U.S. avant noise duo play the Róisín this summer