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)

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, Galway
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, 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
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.

Galway Art Fair 
11:00-19:00, 2nd- 5th August, Galway City Gallery
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 

Wednesday 20th June

Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys
20:30-23:00 Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Free entry A work in progress. "This gig is kinda like a table read of songs. Mostly new stuff, some old and some I have only played live like once or twice. Maybe its a musical, maybe we'll do it in a theatre someday? " - Steven Sharpe

Adult Learning Information Evening
17:00-19:00, Orbsen Building NUI Galway, Free entry
Find out about the part-time, flexible courses on offer Chat to our staff and find the perfect course for you Free one-to-one career consultations (provided by the Career Development Centre). Available on a first come, first served basis New Courses Talk (5.45pm) - Earth & Ocean Sciences (Diploma), Politics & Society (Higher Diploma) and Learning & Development (Diploma)

Thursday 21th June

A midsummer's night ball
20:00-01:00, Galway Fringe Festival Rowing Club, Woodquay
Tickets must be bought in advance, €15 (includes a three course buffet)
Summer fundraising gala Midsummer's Night Ball at Galway Rowing Club for an extravaganza of everything Fringe! A mesmerising night, complimentary prosecco and canopes on arrival. Live music and DJ till late. Full line-up to be announced shortly.

In The Round w/ Sean O Dálaigh, Joe Junker & Stephen Heffernan
The Black Gate, Francis Street 8-11pm €10 The first in a series of concerts titled 'In the Round' with 3 different artists taking turns performing their own music.Drawing upon a natural and relaxed atmosphere for performance. Sean O Dálaigh, Joe Junker and Stephen Heffernan will start off this concert series with a night of original music. Sean's music is influenced by funk, blues, folk and various singer-songwriters old and new. Joe has a deep love for blues music which you can hear in his voice and his guitar playing. Both Sean and Joe have very unique songwriting abilities and sounds. Steve's piano music comes from spiritual and emotional places as well as an ambient jazz feel.

Bob Skeleton / My Tribe Your Tribe
Roisin Dubh, Dominick st 9pm Free Admission Alternative/indie

Friday 22th June

Puja Sound Bath for Simon
Galway city 56 Central Restaurant,5/6 Shop Street 10pm-7.30am €50 This is a 100% charity event for the SIMON Community This is a collaborative event with four Sound Therapists. Sound therapy is an ancient practice. You will be bathed with the harmonic energy of the gongs on a powerful all night PUJA . One all night session, is the equivalent to TEN single sessions.... it is a DEEPLY healing experience. To book in or if you have any questions please contact Fiona 0872232394

 Club Gass - Kitty Girl Drag Competition
Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street 9pm-2am €8 the biggest Drag Competition in the West. Come watch 10 Galway Queens battle it out for a Cash prize, a monthly paid spot on Club Gass, the Crown as well as the title of miss Kitty Girl 2018. organiser and host for the night is Galway veteran queen and mother of the western Drag, Miss Kiki St. Clair. She wants to find a passionate and exciting queen to take Galway drag to the next level. Judges on the night are GASS fave Donatella D'Burqa, One of our fave Dublin Queens Miss Dizzy and the talent herself Lady Paul Ryder. The 4th judge on the night will be you the audience. You will receive a voting card upon paying entry and your votes will help us choose who gets through to the final. Club Gass will be running as usual after the competition with our fave DJ Dizzy on the decks to continue the party.

 Padraig Jack
 Crane Bar,Sea Road 8.30pm-midnight €10 Padraig Jack will return to the Crane Bar (upstairs)for the first time since playing a sold out show in the venue last November. Padraig will be joined by a band and guest musicians on the night where he will sing old and new songs in English and Irish. Support on the night will be from Niamh Regan and Keith John.

 Vintage Kilo Sale
Galway The Galmont Hotel,Lough Atalia Road, 10am-5.30pm Shop 5 tonnes of vintage and retro clothes by the weight for only €20 per Kilo. Rework & customize your finds at our customization booths!

Wednesday 27th June 

Riley Pearce
 Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street 7-10pm alt-folk artist, based in Perth, Australia Raelach Records Live Black Gate, Francis Street 8.30-11pm €15

 Raelach Records Presents: Jack Talty (concertina and piano), Shane Mulchrone (banjo and tenor guitar), Saileog Ní Cheannabháin (voice, fiddle, viola, and piano), with Mick McCague (guitar and bouzouki). Booking advised.

Friday 29th June 

Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street 8-11pm €5 JANAJ are an alt-rock band hailing from Galway. Their eclectic style takes influences from prog, acoustic, and classic rock styles, and mashes them together to create a modern sound.
 Jamie Harrison
 Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street 8pm €10 Galway born Singer/Songwriter

Wednesday 11th July 

20:00-23:00 Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, €24/22
U.S. avant noise duo play the Róisín this summer