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)

Black History Month
February is Black History Month in the USA. African Caribbean Society have several films  being shown over the month as well as other events. Details will appear before the films are shown.
Their Masquerade Ball takes place in the Bailey Allen Hall on the 16th, further details under the actual date.

Fáilte Refugees Week!
Fáilte Refugees Galway
Various locations around Galway
FRS have lots of fun events coming up for you this week! FRS have organised a Fáilte Refugee week from the 19th-22nd that is aimed at raising awareness about refugees and asylum seekers in direct provision and also at promoting community integration. 
This week's events as are follows:
Monday 19th: Panel Discussion on the legal basis for direct provision and the right to work in Ireland.
Join us and Law Soc in the Anderson Theatre at 7pm. The discussion will be lead by various academics and it will be a fun, informative night with free pizza!
Tuesday 20th: Table Quiz in the Róisín Dubh.
Roisin Dubh, Dominick St 7pm. 5 euro entry. Over 18s only and ID required.
The quiz will take place downstairs in the Róisín Dubh at 
Proceeds are in aid of the residents of direct provision centres.
Wednesday 21st: 'A Taste of Home': Clothes Drive and Pot Luck in Teach Solais.
Teach Solais Merchant's rd 6:30pm- 9pm. Bring some clothes or food for entry!
FRS  will be hosting a potluck and clothes drive  
Thursday 22nd: Cultural Food Fair.
he View and Meeing Rooms 1&2 Aras Na Mac Léin, NUIG  3:30pm-6pm 
Fáilte Refugees, the SU and various other societies invite you to a cultural food fair 

The Glass Menagerie
An Taibhdhearc, 19 Middle St.
21 February – 23 February 8pm €15.50/€13
Compantas Lir presents Tenessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. His semi-autobiographical 'memory play'.

Daughters of the Revolution
4elements Theatre Company
The Mick Lally Theatre,Druid Lane 23 February - 24 February 8-10pm €15
Daughters of the Revolution by Kate Harris
Women’s experiences of maternity – vivid insights in challenging performance
Starring Clodagh Downing, Diana O’Connor, and Benjamin Musgrave, Daughters of the Revolution is a challenging theatre piece exploring women’s experience of maternity in Ireland by ambitious theatre-maker/writer Kate Harris with original music by award-winning composer Doc O’Connor.
Everyone knows that Ireland is the best little country to give birth in…or is it? As we follow our heroine Evelyn Murphy down the rabbit-hole of the maternity services…who knows what could happen.

Tools For Transformation
ARD Family Resource Centre, Doughiska Road,
Every Wednesday, 21 February – 14 March 7pm 
The only way to experience true wellness is to turn inward
Begin the practise of:

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.

DIY Student Bike Repair Workshop
Bike Gang Society
An Mheitheal Rothar Workshop (near Cathedral/Huston school entrance)
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

Studio House Open Week
Galway Designers Studio House 14/15 Cornstore, Augustine street,
20-24 February 10-5pm 
The Galway Designers Studio House is a boutique & studio space which is working to promote and encourage the growth of independent clothing & accessory designers from the West of Ireland. We opened our doors in the beginning of December and very soon the Studio part of the store is going to be open! 
From here we will be offering a professional working environment with cutting tables, sewing machines & overlockers to work with, along with other amenities. The space will be available to rent for designers and students, to use the space to enhance their working capacity and also to connect with fellow designers and possibly get their pieces for sale in store also.
We are offering students the space at a discounted rate, and will be opening our doors for a week of 'Open Days', in which we invite all fashion or textile students to come by and see what is on offer, meet us and hear first hand what we can help with. We will also be offering limited further discounts to those those who sign up to the studio that week! 
You are welcome to pop in anytime, however it would be great if there is a group, to drop us an email first so we can schedule you in.
To book a time or to find out more info, please email us @

Cosáin and Amach! Drop In
Teach Solais, Victoria Place, Merchants Road,
Wednesdays Until 28 March 6-9pm
Hosted by Cosáin and Amach LGBT+ Galway
See more about our drop-in partners at
The drop in session is for anyone who would like a safe space to relax.
There are peer-supporters on location, card games, and music

Galway Pro-Choice Open Organisational Meeting
Upstairs Club Áras na nGael 45 Sráid Doiminic, 7.30-9pm Free
*If this is your first meeting, please arrive at 7.15pm so that some of our members can give you an introduction to our group's ethos and structure before jumping into the agenda 😊 
Do you want to get involved in Galway Pro-Choice? Come join us! They are looking forward to welcoming new and returning members and having your involvement as they head toward a referendum. 
They will be: making plans for upcoming events and actions, going over our events of the recent past, discussing pressing issues, and dealing with administrative tasks. 

The Human Side of Healthcare
 NUIG Healthcare Society
Wednesdays 7th Feb to mid March
Aras Moyola, UCHG 6-7pm
Each week will focus on a different health topic and highlight the perspectives of a Healthcare professional, a student and a patient. 
Come laugh, cry and be inspired by a series of talks that you will never forget! 
See you this Wednesday for Week 1 of : The Human Side of Healthcare 

WORKSHOP: Aran Knitting Course
Galway City Museum, Spanish parade 
Saturday 17th, 24th Feb 3rd & 10th March 10 am - 12 noon €10 for 4 sessions to cover the cost of needles and yarn. Places are strictly limited so early booking is essential.
Ireland is renowned for its knitting and Galway is famed for its iconic cabled Aran sweaters. In fact, an Aran hand knit is currently on exhibition at the MOME (Museum of Modern Art) in New York, taking its place on a  world stage alongside more than a hundred items considered powerful and enduring examples of 20th century clothing and accessory designs.
Join Anne Ó Máille of Ó Máille’s traditional clothing shop for a four-week knitting course at Galway City Museum for those who have intermediate skills. Hailed as the ‘Guardian of Aran Knitting’ by the Irish Times, Anne will lead participants from simple to more complex cabled patterns. 

Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square,
and  Black Gate Culture Centre,Francis Street
10 February - 24 February
official launch is Saturday the 10th at 4pm in the Town Hall Theatre Gallery then moving to Black Gate at 6pm
A group exhibition exploring the theme of erotica and sexuality.
Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and poetry will make up the show from seventeen artists and over fourty pieces and two venues 
The visual artists involved are Charlie Cullen, Tom Mathews, Hughie Friel, Liam Delaney, Caoimhe LaVelle, Ciara Nolan, Sabina Ñiguez, Margaret Nolan Stephan Roche, Tony Carragher, Patrick Rodgers, Piotr Bienazse Finbar McHugh and Dean Kelly.

Ex-Voto the body + the institution
 Galway Arts Centre,  47 Dominick Street,
19 January – 10 March 10am -5pm
the body + the institution

Lucy Beech
Jenna Bliss
Cecilia Bullo
Judy Foley
Sinéad Gleeson
Rajinder Singh

Ex-Voto is a group exhibition that addresses the colonisation of the human body, the treatment of the body by State, corporate, medical and pharmaceutical institutions .
This exhibition also explores the subjective experiences of health and illness in the context of institutions. The relationship between Institution and the individual, the role of power and the impact of capitalism and commerce are investigated in works by five contemporary visual artists and a writer.
The exhibition frames the artist as witness, mirroring Michel Foucault's theories in The Birth of the Clinic, that clinical medicine is fundamentally an encounter between people. Michel Foucault's The Birth of the Clinic addressed the patient's corporeal experience and vulnerability in the context of modern medicine:

Galway Jive Weekend 
The Ardilaun Hotel, Taylors Hill, 5pm  
23-25th February €60 for weekend, 
Arrive and Jive Jive Workshops all weekend with Ireland’s Top Dance Teachers.Beginner to advanced classes. Also,Quickstep- Old Time Waltz.Dancing each night 10pm Jive competition Saturday €300 to Winner.No partner or experience required. Learn to Dance in a Weekend

Sing with the Ad Hoc Choir
Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street
Every Thursday, until 22 March 7-9pm Free
Kate Duignan is a Natural Voice facilitator.
Through a series of weekly workshops anyone can sing. This Natural Voice workshop will guide participants through the world of singing. Enjoy singing in a group, learning harmonies from around the world.
Everything is learned by ear.
There will be a chance to learn about our own voices and to explore singing with others in a relaxed, friendly setting.

Galway - Free CBT Based Programme
The Connacht Hotel, Old Dublin Rd 
When: Wednesday Evenings
Date: 31 Jan & 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb & 7 Mar 2018 7:30–9pm
Register now for this CBT-based programme to learn practical tips to manage feelings of anxiety, stress or depression.
This 6 week programme is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about ‘how we think’ and how this can influence our behaviour in helpful or unhelpful ways. The programme is a proven useful resource for anyone who is experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.

6 Week Knitting Course for Beginners and experienced knitters
Galway Designers Studio House,14/15 cornstore, augustine street
Saturdays at 2:30pm from 10th February €60 for course, €20 deposit at registration
Knitting classes for beginners and the more experienced knitters who would like to pick it up again! 
With warm drinks and nibbles, and bit of chit chat, sounds like perfect way to spend your Saturday afternoon. 

Tiny Traders Village Saturdays
11:00 - 18:00, Aras 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.
Currently on a break until the Marquee is repaired, back soon though.

Feminist Discussion Group
Galway Feminist Collective
Teach Solais,Victoria Place, Merchants Road, 7-8pm Every other Monday from 29th January
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. This is why they seek to promote an open space for people to share their views and experiences. We hope these discussions will bring a sense of understanding and compassion for those who are marginalized or oppressed at some point in time, space or situation.
We look forward to changing the world and making it a better place for everyone. 

Tango Classes! Monday nights
Galway Rowing Club,Woodquay, 
Beginners Tango Classes 7:00-8:00pm
Continuation Tango Classes 8:00-9:00pm
With Quique and Ciara

Thyroid clinic
 HoneyBee Health Store, lower Abbeygate street
8 dates · 24 January – 29 August
JAN 24, FEB 28, MAR 28, +5 11am 
Thyroid clinic
Set program over 3 months to improve the symptoms of your thyroid issues.
Nutritional plan
Herbal medical program
Booking essential!
Get professional advice and finally start feeling better

MFG PorterShed Sessions
 Music For Galway
PorterShed, Eyre Square,  Feb 28, Mar 28  Free
Artists play 1pm in O'Donoghue Theatre NUIG and 6pm in Portershed Eyre Square
Music for Galway presents the PorterShed Sessions. 
Every last Wednesday of the month in January/February/March at 6pm. This series presents a range of artists who are either Irish or based in Ireland and range from young performers at the very beginning of their careers to seasoned musicians. Admission is free.
Generously sponsored by KPMG, DAVY and RDJ. 

Rock N' Rolla - €4 DVRB Tuesdays   
Carbon Nightclub Eglinton Street 23:00–2:00
€4 DVRB's and a mix of the finest Indie & Rock music - is there a better combination on a Tuesday? 

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,  
Hip Hop and R'n'B

Hoolie; Thursdays in Electric
Electric Garden 23:00–02:00

Operation Transformation
Local area walking groups, Saturdays 
Notably Ard Community Centre in Doughiska rd 11am Saturday mornings with 10.45am sign up & Salthill 1pm, Salthill Car Park.
Now has a branch active in NUIG, check individual dates for update.

Mad Craic Comedy Galway Saturdays
19:00–21:00 The Stock Exchange, 34 Shop StreetNew lineup every week, with rotating regular presenters John O'Hare & Ross McCarthy.
 Online group tickets  only €6.50 per person for groups of 4+. Online regular tickets only €8 per person. Tickets €10 on the door.

Wednesday 21st February

Spring Clearance - Stock Clearance Sale
Petmania, Wellpark Retail Park, Dublin Road, 9.30am-9pm Free entry
Spring Stock Clearance Sale!
Petmania are clearing the decks to make way for some exciting new stock so it's your chance to grab a bargain with up to 75% Off selected lines across the store. 
Stock are limited so come early!

Emerging Tech & MakerSpace
Digital Champions NUIG
Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Aras na MacLéinn, 12noon-2pm
Emerging Tech & MakerSpace Workshop: In this session will take a look at a wide range of emerging technologies and what is available for us to utilise in our everyday lives. They'll also get a tour and overview of the MakerSpace and the facilities on offer at NUIG.

What is Blackstone Launchpad
Blackstone LaunchPad NUIG 1-2pm Free
Discover what Blackstone Launchpad is all about and what they do to support and encourage students and staff to come up with new ideas! Successful projects will be discussed and some of their interns will speak about their experience. There'll be food from Mr.Waffle and an origami workshop too.

Overcome The Fear Of Not Being Good Enough
PorterShed, Eyre Square 6-8pm Free
You may have gotten that promotion this year, or a key client has finally sent a new project your way. Or the opposite happened.
You might still be at your old job, or a contract fell through.
Where ever you are in life and your business right now, you share the same fears: 
"I may not be good enough, and if I fail, I will not be respected, loved or liked."
Fortunately, a few simple techniques will help you gain and portrait confidence instead.
Learn a few of them at this Meetup 

Stand Up for GAP!
Galway Autism Partnership GAP 
Sult NUI Galway 7.30-10pm 
Tickets are €5 for students (NUIG and GMIT) and €10 for the public,
Comedy Soc are hosting a night of comedy and music to raise funds and awareness for the Galway Autism Partnership, who provide support and information to families living with autism.
Performing on the night are Bláithín de Burca (Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit Talent Search finalist), Sean Nolan (RTE New Comedy Awards), Brian Gallagher (YouTube's Facts), Niall Horisk (Show Me The Funny 2017 finalist, Vodafone Comedy Carnival), Ashley Manning (UCC Comedy Soc, Cork Comedy Club) and special guest headliner Fred Cooke (Electric Picnic, The Savage Eye, Republic of Telly, The Tommy Tiernan Show)! With music from Rachael Browne Music. Hosted by Michael Rice. More surprises to be announced!

Bright Club Galway
The Black Gate,Francis Street, 7.30-10pm  €5
Bright Club Galway announces another great line up of interesting and funny folk. With biochemistry, sociology, biomedical engineering and the AMAZING Gearóid Farrelly headlining - what more could you want in an evening?! Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Moth & Butterfly Storytelling & Improvisation February
Katie's Claddagh cottage, Upper Fairhill Road 7.30-10pm €5 - tickets on the door.
Our theme for February is 'Windows & Doors'
The Moth & Butterfly Creative Crew is made up of professional performers, writers and storytellers. They were inspired by the transformational nature of improvisation (Butterfly) along with many 'true tale' traditions from around the world, particularly the wonderful ‘Moth’ tradition that originated in the USA, and thought that the two combined would make for a very special night. They are delighted to share this with Galway Audiences.

Fontaines D.C. & The Clockworks
Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street 9-11.30pm Free
Fontaines D.C. met as a quintet in Dublin, influenced and driven in equal measure by the rich history of their hometown’s counter-culture, their response has been to make concise and immediately authentic indie-punk that has done anything but fall on deaf ears.

The Matthew Berrill Jazz Trio ~ Free Event
The Black Gate, Francis Street 10-11.30pm Free
fantastic opportunity to catch Clarinetist Matthew Berrill joined by Pianist Greg Felton with Sean Carpio on Drums.

Thursday 22nd February

Occupational First Aid Refresher Course
Irish Red Cross
Menlo Park Hotel,Terryland, 9.30am-5.30pm
Please contact the IRC First Aid team at or 01 642 4679 or lo – call 1890 502
Certification: QQI Level 5 cert, 
Irish Red cross cert is valid for 2 years.
Modules Covered: Defibrillator training, CPR, Choking Procedures, Wounds, Bleeding, Altered levels of consciousness, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Burns, Scalds, Electrical Shock and Poisons. 

Please Note **For all refreshers you must email us a copy of your previous certificate.

NUIG Road Safety Day
NUIG Sláinte Society 
NUI Galway Students' Union, Áras na Mac Léinn, 11am-3pm Free
Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator + Bike Clinic 
• Practice your driving and hazard perception skills on our simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle) 
• Take part in the roll-over simulation which demonstrates how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision. 
• Practice the driver theory test.
• Get FREE High Vis stuff. 
• Practice safe cycling skills on our state of the art bicycle simulator
• See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer.

Characterisation with The Corn Exchange’s Annie Ryan (Dublin by Lamplight)
Studio 3 in the O'Donoghue Centre, NUIG  11AM -2PM €5, available at the Socsbox
A workshop on Characterisation with The Corn Exchange’s Annie Ryan (Dublin by Lamplight). 

Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time,
Reception and book launch
Hardiman Research Building, NUIG 4-5.30pm Free
groundbreaking anthology of poetry and lyric essays on personal engagement with place around the planet. Brief readings will feature Irish contributors. Three editors will be there to share a little about the book's creation. Books on offer at deep discount. Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time, just released by the University of Nebraska Press, combined selections from an international group of writers and poets to weave something new and intriguing in the world of environmental writing and eco-conscious ways in the world

Movie Night "Janaan"
NUIG Pakistani Society
D'Arcy Thompson Theater, Main Concourse NUIG 6-9pm Free
Screening of the Rom-Com "Janaan"
Nihari will be served.

Galway Launch of Rocking the System
Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street 6-8pm Free
Rocking the System by Siobhán Parkinson and illustrated by Bren Luke is a collection of twenty illustrated essays on Irish women, historical and contemporary, who have defied cultural norms around femininity and achieved great things. The subjects include Irish women from Queen Medhbh to Garry Hynes, from Constance Markievicz to Sonia O'Sullivan, covering stateswomen, artists, writers, activists and rebels of all kinds. The book is suitable for readers aged 11+, but will also have a great appeal to teenagers and adults.
This book is published to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage, and Irish women’s remarkable achievements over the centuries.

From learning to practice for a fairer world
Global Citizenship School
Galway Education Centre,Cluain Mhuire, Wellpark, 6.30-8.30pm
Workshops, discussions, sharing of ideas on teaching the Global Goals

Boycott Israel Debate
Literary and Debating Society of NUI Galway
Kirwan Lecture Theatre, Arts Concourse, NUIG 7-10pm Free
Lit& deb Soc will debating the motion that "This House Would Boycott Israel". If you are a die hard Zionist, BDS enthusiast or anything in between you are more than welcome to come and speak.
From 7pm they will be hosting private members time. A chance for anyone to propose a motion about anything they would like to discuss before the main event.
Social to be held afterwards. All are welcome.

Healthy Galway Plan 2018 - 2020 Consultation
ARD Family Resource Centre, Doughiska Road, 7-9pm Free
The local community is invited to attend this consultation meeting so that you can contribute towards the priorities of the Healthy Galway CIty plan for the next three years

Spanish Soc Table Quiz
NUIG Spanish Soc
Sult NUIG 8-11pm €20 per team of 4
a Table Quiz to raise funds for CRY as well as funds for an inter-varsity week with DCU's Spanish Society!
CRY stands for Cardiac Risk in the Young, and is a humanitarian charitable organisation helping to raise awareness of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD, SCD), including sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS, SDS). 
Rounds will include a Spanish, Music, Film, History questions + more! 

The Way It Is
Eva's Echo Theatre Company
O'Donoghue Centre, NUIG 8-9pm  €10/€8
'When Cane dumps fiancee Yasmine after eight years, he's finished. But a trip back to their apartment to collect his things becomes a lesson in truth... and consequences.'
You are invited to explore the aftermath of Yasmine and Cane's eight year relationship in real time when Cane visits his former home. Yasmine wants justice, a price to pay for time stolen from her. Cane wants peace, to heal the wounds from his past. Will their romance be rekindled or will Cane walk away from Yasmine forever? Yasmine has a question and Cane's answer could change their lives forever.
Contains strong language, sexualy explict scenes and violence. 

Ciara Sidine
The Black Gate Cultural Centre  14 Francis Street, 8-11pm €15
folk, alt country and blues singer-songwriter 

HEELOGRAPHY Dance Workshop
Scouts Den in Renmore! 8.30-10pm €10 per workshop or €50 for all 6
The First workshop in GMS Dance Series is HEELOGRAPHY with GMS choreographer Jay Molyneux! 

Friday 23rd February

Eric Stoller: Cultivating and Supporting Digital Champions to Enhance...
Digital Champions NUIG
G010 James Hardiman Library, NUIG 1-2pm Free
Join Eric Stoller as he shares best practices, communication strategies, and organisational structures for using digital channels for teaching, learning, and engagement.

24 hour lock-in
NUIG Anime and Manga Society
Áras na Mac Léinn
23 February at 5pm to 24 February at 5pm
Join the anime and manga society as we watch anime for 24 hours straight FOR CHARITY. We will be selling raffle tickets at the event to raise money for Jigsaw Galway. It's for charity and you could win some amazing prizes. 
They will be watching Konosuba and Made in Abyss in their entirety. Plus  providing free pizza and snacks to anyone who wants to show up. 

Keith John // Sonny Casey
The Secret Garden, William Street West 8-11pm Free
Keith John and Sonny Casey return to the Secret Garden for an intimate show, full of tea, songs and bad jokes...

Jarlath Henderson Band 
Monroe's Live, Dominick St 8.30pm  €15
Jarlath Henderson from Armagh is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and doctor. Renowned primarily for his extraordinary prowess on uilleann pipes and whistles, while fast emerging as an equally gifted vocalist.

Joshua Burnside
Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street 8pm  €12.50/10
Joshua Burnside was born in Ireland, but cites the music of Colombia, Eastern Europe and North America as the greatest influences on his unique sound. Deftly blending folk textures and melodies with elements of electronica, he has made it difficult for pundits to put him in a box. Now only a month on from releasing his debut record ‘EPHRATA’, he has racked up over 2 million plays on Spotify and 80,000 views on Youtube with the album being heralded a triumph by critics.
Stumbling beats, found sounds, vocoders, Cumbian rhythms, electric guitar loops, devils, lightning and dark matter are just a handful of the various flavours to expect. 

Between the Lines & Elder Druid - 
Sally Longs, Abbeygate Street 9pm-midnight Free
Between The Lines - Galway, Ireland
Hailing from Galway, Ireland, the concept of light and darkness is explored and conveyed through heavy ''gainy'' riffs, enormous tribal drum grooves and a psychologically gritty vocal twist. These often give way to melodic intricate passages and the subtle use of musical dynamic.
Elder Druid - Belfast, N. Ireland
5-piece doom/sludge band that "conjures the fuzzed-out, hazy heft of everyone from Down at their most vengeful, Come My Fanatics-era Wizard, hints of very early Melvins and Kyuss circa Wretch."

Saturday 24th February

Engineers Week Activity
Galway Atlantaquaria, Seapoint Promenade, 11am-4pm
Engineers Week Rapunzel Tower
This year the activity is focused on fostering engagement between parent/guardian and children, and Atlantaquaria invite you to bring along the ‘engineers’ in the family! 
Budding engineers will be tasked to design a ‘Rapunzel Tower’ made from pasta! The goal is to successfully design and build a tower to a minimum and maximum height that can hold a person i.e. Rapunzel! 
The activity also includes the first screening of ‘Dream Big and it is hoped that this film will encourage young people to start to think about a future in engineering.
Morning & Afternoon Sessions
Numbers are limited, to book a place please see:
For more information please send an email to

Galway’s Digital Heritage
Galway City Museum Spanish Parade 2:30-3:30 pm Free
The opening in 1971 by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), then the world’s second largest computer company, of its first overseas manufacturing plant at Mervue could be viewed as the beginning of modern Galway. Join Brendan Smith, curator of the Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland at NUI Galway, as he looks at the city’s proud technology heritage whilst providing a fascinating insight into some of the more iconic IT equipment used and sometimes produced in Galway over the last five decades.

Theatre Café
Galway Theatre Festival
Just Art It, Dominick Street Lower 4-6pm Free entry
Welcome to Theatre Cafe! An exciting, once-a-month meet up where the Galway theatre community can drop in and discuss issues ranging from the last show they saw to how to fix the world with gaffa. 
Inviting all performers, directors, technicians and audiences to informally meet and discuss what projects they might be up to and what things they’ve seen that’s made an impact on their work.
For the first Theatre Café curated by the multi-talented Sarah O'Toole, GTF are delighted to invite you to join them at Just Art It 

Tracy Bruen & Bluebirds 
Roisin Dubh,Dominick Street, 8-11pm Free
Tracy Bruen is something of a modern day Renaissance woman - singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, band leader, theatre director and actor. Her music blends and bends folk, prog and pop with classical and theatrical influences to create epic compositions of power and vulnerability.
Accompanied by her band and astounding close harmony group The Bluebirds.

Gabriel G. Diges Band 
The Black Gate, Francis Street 9pm
Gabriel G. Diges will bring this musical project to The Black Gate Cultural Centre to showcase some of the new original material surrounded by great musicians and friends Paul McClure (accordion) John Conneely (keys) Esteban Moreno (Guitar) Brian Rags Ferguson (Drums) and the energetic and magical Stephanie Keane dancing. A night of tunes and dance in the heart of Galway!

Sunday 25th February

Galway City Roller Derby Open Day
Arus Bothar Na Tra,Dr Mannix Road, 5-8pm Free
Free Open Skate Day with Galway City Roller Derby. Come along and try some skates! 
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a drink.
NOTE: You won't be allowed to skate without a mouthguard(bring your own or buy for €5 on the day).
Over 18s only.

Dreaming Her Dreams: A Night in Memory of Dolores O'Riordan
Roisin Dubh,Dominick Street 7.30-10.30pm €8/€6 on the door
Come along to a special night in memory of Dolores O'Riordan! The event will feature some of Galway's most talented musicians including Tracy Bruen, Anna Mullarkey, Barbara Vulso, The Flying Head featuring Thesere McManus, Orlagh De Bhaildraithe, Niceol Blue, Steven Sharpe Paul McManus and Coili Mullin performing songs from Dolores/The Cranberries..and why not? a sing along for the craic
the money raised will go towards Chernobyl Children International which Dolores has been supporting for many years

Monday 26th February

Theatre Room: No Theme
Monroe's, 14 Dominick Street, 7-11pm free - Donations are much appreciated.
This month's show will be taking place in Monroe's Live. We have some fantastic scripts this month and we are all looking forward to enjoying them. 
Whether you are a regular, new-comer, or just looking for something to do on a Monday night; make your way down to Monroe's for what promises to be a night of great entertainment.
Be sure to stick around after the performance where the plays for March's Theatre Room will be pitched at our monthly pitching session. Potential directors will also have the chance to audition on the night so be sure to stay for a drink or two.

Tuesday 27th February

Trans Healthcare in Ireland
Galway City, CSI on the UHG grounds  6-7PM Free
GiGSoc will be collaborating with MedSoc for this event which aims to educate the next generation of doctors on the barriers faced by trans people in Ireland when accessing healthcare and how they as doctors can help remove these barriers.   

Launch of The Archives and Special Collections in 2017
James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway 5.30-6.30pm  Free
2017 was an exciting year for the archives and special collections at NUI Galway. The collections featured in many publications by staff from this University and elsewhere and also featured in many exhibitions, seminars and in a range of teaching programmes. They stimulated connections with major institutions worldwide, brought distinguished visitors to the campus and attracted media coverage. Outreach activities, cataloguing and digital innovation all extended the local and global reach of the collections. Major new additions have further strengthened our holdings in areas such as the Irish language, the Northern Ireland Troubles, left-wing politics and local history. 
All of these developments are captured in an annual report, The Archives and Special Collections in 2017. Professor Daniel Carey, Director of the Moore Institute and Chair of the Archives Strategy Committee, will launch the report. This event will also mark the generous donation of rare issues of the Connaught Journal newspaper by Ronnie O’Gorman. Marie Boran, Special Collections Librarian, Dr. Elizabeth Tilley, Senior Lecturer in English, and Dr. John Cunningham, Lecturer in History, will speak about this donation.
Bollywood Movie Night
International Students Society
Charles McMunn Theatre main concourse NUIG 7-9pm  Free
ISS will be screening a Bollywood Movie on Tuesday before celebrating the festival of colour, Holi, with Indian Soc.

Wednesday 28th February

Redmond O'Toole
1pm Cube Theatre,Áras na Mac Léin, NUIG, Free
6pm Portershed, Eyre Square, Free
Redmond O'Toole has been described as Ireland's most distinctive guitarist. His unusual playing technique uses an 8-string guitar held in the cello position.  His Galway recital will include music by Domeniconi, Haydn and Bach.

Friday 2nd March

Growing in Small Spaces, Finding in Wild Spaces  
Galway City European Green Leaf 2017
Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road 2-5pm Free
Have you ever wanted to grow food, but wondered how to do it in a small garden or balcony? Have you ever wondered if berries or plants you’ve seen in hedges are edible?
Find out what you can Grow in Small Spaces, and Find in Wild Spaces, with Mark Ridsdill-Smith of Vertical Veg (UK) and Kathleen McMahon from Black River Wild Foods,
Mark Ridsdill-Smith began to grow food in containers on a balcony in London in 2009. This changed his life, as he started to eat better, tastier food, which connected him to the city and local community in new ways.
Kathleen McMahon forages for wild plants in Headford , and makes delicious jellies, cordials, scones and gin from locally found plants and fruits.

Saturday 3rd March

Mad About Galway? - Adding colour to our city
2D William Street West 10am-5pm Free
Want to add more colour to Galway city?  Kevin O'Brien from Mad About Cork has kindly agreed to visit 2D, hold a public meeting to show how they organise themselves, and bring out any willing volunteers to get started on a few electrical boxes! Join them for what should be a fun day!

Frankly, I Mutate launch party
Róisin Dubh, Dominick St 8pm. Free
Strange Brew label signed singer-songwriter plays songs from his lp in a more rocked up style with a small band.

Sunday 4th March

The Royal Moscow Ballet - Sleeping Beauty
Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, 2 performances 2pm & 8pm €30 per show
 Embarking on their very first performance at the Town Hall Theatre, the internationally renowned Royal Moscow Ballet brings every child’s favourite fairytale to the Galway stage.
This is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score.
Experience stunning choreography, breathtaking costumes and vibrant sets which will transport you straight into this fairytale world and let THE ROYAL MOSCOW BALLET make this fairytale come to life right before your eyes.

Monday 5th March

Examining the Cosmic Microwave Background
Galway Astronomy club
Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, 7.30-10.30pm Free
The Cosmic Microwave Background image is one of the most famous and important images in cosmology, representing the very earliest picture we have of our infant universe, and indeed the earliest image that there can be. 
In this talk Dr. Creidhe O'Sullivan of NUI Maynooth will discuss the importance of this image, what it can tell us about the origins of our universe, and about the latest ground-based investigation being conducted by NUI Maynooth as part of a collaboration with European and Argentinian astronomers. 

Ccam Art Fourth Year and Sarah Lavelle
Roisin Dubh,Dominick Street, 8-11.30pm €7 (available through or
Fundraiser for college of creative arts and media GMIT, end of year show.
Lecturer DJs Austin Ivers, Gavin murphy, Andrew Boyle, Jim vaughan, John Brady, Ben Geoghean, Fionna murray, Blaise Drummond, and Eimearjean Mc Cormack. 
Followed by the magic DJ Will Softly.
Prize for best costume on the night of two full end of year GMIT ball tickets.
A raffle will be held on the night, with many excellent prizes. 

Wednesday 7th March

The Black Gate, Francis Street, 8.30-11.30pm €10
With support from Maitiú O Báiréil and Aengus Hackett.
Combining adventurous free improvisation, tender lyrical moments and heavy grooves, Thunderblender make music where anything could happen. Live, the trio move between order and chaos, surprising each other and audiences alike.

Thursday 8th March

The Galway Energy Summit 2018
Bailey Allen hall, Áras na Mac Léin 3-11PM Mar 08th 2018
The theme for GES18 is "The Future of Energy in Ireland"
The Galway Energy Summit will take place in the Bailey Allen Hall on Thursday the 8th of March. This event will connect future leaders with current ones, through the discussion of energy and innovation. Students from all backgrounds are welcome to network with some of Ireland's most innovative companies. The fair will bring together various industry experts, companies, start-ups, students and lecturers to one venue. This is the ideal situation for students and other delegates to understand and become more knowledgeable of the work being done in industry.   

Timeline of Events

4pm – 5.30pm Future in Energy Conference

5.30pm – 7.00 pm Energy , Innovation and Careers Fair (Refreshments)

7pm - Onwards Networking Event  in  SULT College bar

Abortion Debate
Lit & Deb Soc
Kirwan Theatre Main Concourse NUIG 7-10 PM Free
Lit & deb Society debate the pros and cons of repealing the 8th amendment

Friday 9th March

Pakistani Cultural Night
Bailey Allen hall, Áras na Mac Léin, NUIG 12noon-12midnight Free entry
Celebration of Pakistani culture featuring food, music, games, competitions etc etc

Opening Night: Romanticising The Commonplace
Galway Fringe Festival
Galway City Gallery, New Dock Street, 6.30pm  Free entry
Galway City Gallery is delighted to invite you to the opening of Romanticizing the Commonplace; An exhibition of work by Delaney Davis.
Davis, originally from Reno, Nevada, presents an intimate collection of works that sympathetically explore the commonplace and often overlooked moment.
The collection is homage to the ordinary of both her native Reno and the artist’s current home, Dublin. 
Images of both cities, Dublin and Reno are transformative narratives, suggestions of a beauty in comfort, knowing and certitude. Davis’s images of brash motel signs and mundane kitchens are both humble and mystical, juxtaposing the commonplace perceptions of familiarity. Images illuminate a greater significance in the images we capture with memory. 

Saturday 10th March

Witness To The Future : Hope & Change since Making A Murderer
 Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street, 2-5pm €35 (on sale Monday 5th Feb 9am)
Dean Strang & Jerry Buting
Saturday 10th March. 2pm
Serious political talk by 2 famous American lawyers 

LÉACHT: An Béaloideas Beo / TALK: Living Folklore
Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade 230-3.30pm Free

Sa chaint seo, tugann Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill spléachadh ar sheoda scéalaíochta agus seanchais as Dúiche Sheoigheach agus pléann sí na cúinsí a spreag bailitheoirí béaloidis as Co. na Gaillimhe, ar a n-áirítear Tomás Ó Máille, Seán Mac Giollarnáth agus Proinnsias de Búrca, a n-oidhreacht chultúrtha a thaifeadadh agus a chaomhnú i gcartlanna béaloidis do na glúnta a thiocfadh ina ndiaidh.
Aois 12+

Join Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill as she gives a glimpse of the rich tapestry of oral tales and traditions from the Joyce Country and she discusses the motivating factors which inspired collectors such as Tomás Ó Máille, Seán Mac Giollarnáth and Proinnsias de Búrca to record and preserve the cultural heritage of this area in folklore archives for posterity.
Age 12+

Sunday 11th March

Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street, 8-11pm €20/18
Named after the the child-murdering villain from the classic ballad, Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.
The band was originally formed as an experimental-psychedelic-folk-punk-duo by brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch in the early 2,000’s, and has since progressed through a number of incarnations, culminating in the four piece group playing today  

Friday 16th March

Rootical meets Revelation
Commercial Boat Club,Steamers Quay, Woodquay, 9pm-2.30am €10
Bank holiday weekend Sound System link up.
Rootical Sound System meets Revelation Sound System at the Commercial Boat Club, Galway City.
Two big Sounds in one hall

Wednesday 28th March

Neasa Ní Bhríain (viola) and Kärt Ruubel (piano)
The Cube, Áras na Mac Léin, NUIG 1pm Free
Portershed, Eyre Square, 6pm Free
Dublin-born Neasa and Estonian Kärt met in Germany while pursuing busy careers as soloists, chamber, and orchestral musicians. Their friendship has led them to develop interesting programmes that bridge their countries of origin.

Saturday 21st April

Mercury Rev : Deserter's Songs 20th Anniversary
Roisin Dubh Dominick Street,  8-11pm €32.50 (tickets sold out so Matinee performance added)
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.

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)
TicketWeb / / Ticketmaster Outlets
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 

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