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)

Galway International Arts Festival.
Daily, 19 Jul – 29 Jul.
Hosted by Vox Motus.
O'Donoghue Centre for Drama,Theatre and Performance
National University of Ireland, Galway.
https://www.facebook.com/events/675227629475106/
Vox Motus is delighted to bring our award-winning production FLIGHT to Galway International Arts Festival in July 2018.


Trading Trebles.
Hosted by Galway Fringe Festival
6 dates · 17 Jul – 25 Jul.
Tickets;   www.galwayfringe.ie
17:00–19:00
Trading Trebles is a new and exciting music and dance event showcasing the very best of the future of Irish dance and music. With champion dancers, viral sensations and broadway performers Trading Trebles has it all. Trading Trebles will take you on a journey from the very beginnings of Irish dance and music to what it is today. We are pushing the boundaries with our tips, trebles and tricks. We are reinventing our dancing to fuse Irish dance with many other styles including tap and contemporary. The youthful ensemble makes for a more vibrant and energetic experience. Cairde Dance Company is a group of friends from every corner of Ireland. From the hills of Donegal, to the far side of the Shannon, we have come together to create a spectacle not to be missed.


Apoptosis | Galway Fringe Festival.
Daily, 20 Jul – 22 Jul.
Columban Hall, Sea Road, Galway.
20:00
https://www.facebook.com/events/1836215843354615/
Whether you're a millennial or a baby boomer, the way you were raised affects the way you see the world now. "Apoptosis" follows members of different generations to see how they deal with the same problems in different ways. There's also a PowerPoint presentation unlike any you've seen before.
You can buy tickets at The Galway Mechanics Institute, Middle St., and at the Galway Fringe Festival kiosk in Eyre Square. If you want to buy tickets online, just click this link: http://www.galwayfringe.ie/event/apoptosis/2018-07-20/


GIAF Laughter Loft
Daily, 16 Jul – 29 Jul
Hosted by Gerry Mallon's Laughter Loft.
The Kings Head, 15 High Street, The Latin Quarter, Galway.
12:30–14:30
Intimate festival comedy at its best. Enjoy the comedy stylings of top comedic acts, all under the tutelage of MC Gerry Mallon.

Mon July 16th: Karl Spain Comedian
Tues July 17th: Danny O Brien
Weds July 18th: Foil Arms and Hog
Thurs July 19th: Foil Arms and Hog 
Fri July 20th: John Colleary
Sat July 21st: Patrick McDonnell
Sun July 22nd: Colm O'Regan
Mon July 23rd: David McSavage
Tues July 24th: Alison Spittle
Wed July 25th: Neil Delamere

Art of Protest
14 July - 28 August
Hosted by The Kenny Gallery and Galway International Arts Festival
The Kenny Gallery, Liosbán Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway
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.
The exhibition will run during the Galway International Arts Festival and through August, 2018 at the Kenny Gallery, Galway.

Summer Study Bootcamp
July 16th & 17th
NUI Galway is running a free Summer Study Bootcamp, a two-day programme in July for all students completing assignments or exams over the summer. Register your interest and find out more at https://www.nuigstudents.ie/smartlife 
Free
 breakfast included too!

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
https://www.facebook.com/AnMheithealRothar/
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. https://bit.ly/2E9kcZW

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.

Wednesday 11th July 

Short Shorts from Europe
22:00-00:00, Galway Film Fleadh, 36 D Merchants Dock, Galway.
At a joint evening of selected European short films, seven members of the EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) Ireland cluster each present a short film from their country in Galway Film Fleadh, at the IFI in Dublin and the Cork Film Festival. The audience will be asked to vote for their favourite film after the screenings. Dare to have a good time with the best European short films!

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

Open Mic Night
21:30–23:30, Harry's Bar, 77 Bohermore, Galway.
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!

Thursday 12th July

Screening: Galway Film Fleadh: Mother and Baby 
Hosted by Mother & Baby
We're delighted to invite you to the Official Selection of our short documentary Mother & Baby at the Galway Film Fleadh 2018.

Paintclub Galway - 'West End Sunset'
19:30–22:00
With all materials provided and step by step instruction given, make your way from blank canvas to finished masterpiece by the end of the night. So why not join us for a fun night of painting, a few drinks, create and take home a masterpiece at PaINTCLUB. No Experience Necessary.

Yoga Every Monday and Thursday for the summer
Hosted by Yoga Roots
Salthill Park 
It seems like this is going to be one of those deliciously hot summer years. The kind you reminisce on during other years! 
Yoga outdoors has many benefits for your mental, physical and emotional health. Connection with nature and the elements also has deep and lasting benefits for the spirit! 
These classes are focused on meditations through the senses and elements which are ideal in this setting. Relax, renew and commune deeply with nature. 

Muse: Drones World Tour
Hosted by Eye Cinema Galway
Wellpark Retail Park, Wellpark, Galway.
Central to the tour’s visuals were the Drones, which flew autonomously above the stage and across the audience, alongside giant projections which interacted with the band members on stage. This spectacle, featuring LEDs and lasers perfectly complimented the band’s celebrated repertoire. 
Don't miss the one-night-only screening of this fantastic concert movie!

Friday 13th July

Kevin Duffy - ‘Songs and stories of a misspent life'
Hosted by Massimo Bar Galway
Massimo Bar Galway, 10 William St West, Galway, Ireland.
20:00–21:30
Kevin Duffy is a musician who has been active on the Galway music scene over the last 30 years. As a multi-instrumentalist he has played in many of Galway’s best loved bands, including Shattered Ego, The Nest, Love Biscuit and The Saw Doctors. Kevin has also worked in theatre playing music in shows by Macnas, Druid Theatre Company, Little John Nee and Seán Tyrrell.

The Souljazz Orchestra
hosted by Róisín Dubh
Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway.
 20:00–23:00
The Souljazz Orchestra back in Galway, for the kick-off of our Euro tour!

Festival Gala Opening
Hosted by Galway Fringe Festival
18:00–21:00
The fun and madness of the Fringe - it all begins here and now! Months of hard work, preparation, and gallons of coffee - its all been leading to this. The countdown has ended and we're lighting the fuse for this explosion of creativity in style! The heart of the Galway Fringe - the Galway City Gallery on New Dock Street - plays host to the event that will fire you headlong into the festivities. Food, drink, special guests - help us start this one the way it should go on: with fun, frolics, and fabulous fringeness 

Shorts Retrospective
Hosted by My Bonnie
36 D Merchants Dock, Galway.
13:00–16:00
“My Bonnie” is a short film adapted for the screen by Hannah Quinn from the 
Tiny Play “Sanctuary” written by Liz Quinn.

Saturday 14th July

Art of Protest
Hosted by The Kenny Gallery and Galway International Arts Festival
The Kenny Gallery, Liosbán Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway
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.
The exhibition will run during the Galway International Arts Festival and through August, 2018 at the Kenny Gallery, Galway.

Carrabane of Love
Hosted by Ben Turner
The Village Theatre, Carrabane, Athenry, Galway.
21:00–22:00
Ben Turner joins forces with pianist and powerhouse singer Jenny O'Brien for an evening of stories and songs in the intimate surroundings of the Village Theatre. Not to be missed, early booking is advised.

Accelerating Gender Equality: Time for Quotas?(Panel discussion)
Hosted by Women in Film and Television Ireland
Galway Rowing Club, Woodquay, Galway.
14:00–15:30
A panel discussion on gender equality in the Irish film/TV industry will debate whether it’s time to introduce quotas here. Are quotas an effective way to accelerate change or a dangerous ‘threat to quality’? Join us and add your voice.

SDGI's Animation Party at the Galway Film Fleadh
Hosted by Screen Directors Guild Ireland.
Electric Garden & Theatre 36, Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway.
18:00–00:00
Join the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland for a very special celebration of Irish animation! Our annual drinks reception will take place at the Glasshouse by Electric Galway beginning at 6pm. Mix, mingle, and celebrate the successes of our industry over the past year. Catered by Biteclub and sponsored by Jameson Whiskey.

Sunday 15th July

Collection of Ink Works Terri Kelleher
Hosted by Galway City Gallery and Galway Fringe Festival
Galway City Gallery, 15 New Dock Street, Galway.
10:00–19:00
As an artist, I feel drawn towards history and culture of both ancient civilisations as well as the contemporary world. I want the viewer to be able to identify with some aspect or character within the piece, and in so doing, I find that my attention is directed towards creating detail both in the background and the main focal point so that the viewer is drawn in closely to the art developing a deeper bond. I also love to introduce humour and a sense of fun into the piece if the situation presents itself.

La Orquesta Kalamares
Hosted by Tigh Neachtain
Tigh Neachtain, Shop St., Galway.
21:00–00:00
La Orquesta Kalamares are back for another fantastic night of live music!

Putin On The Ritz
Hosted by Amach LGBT Galway
Teach Solais, Victoria Place, Merchants Road, Galway.
16:00–21:00
The 2018 soccer World Cup is being held in Russia and while the world celebrates and cheers our LGBT+ brothers and sisters in Russia suffer oppression and violent homophobia. Help us show our Russian LGBT+ family that we stand in solidarity with them by coming along and raise funds for the LGBT+ community in Russia.


Monday 16th July



Arts Festival at Galway Designers Studio House
Hosted by Galway Designers Network and Galway Designers Studio House.
Galway Designers Studio House, 14/15 Cornstore, Augustine street, Galway.
10:00–18:00
For the 2 week period of the Galway Arts Festival, GDSH will be having a series of art displayed, along with arts & crafts workshops, Pop-Up designers shop along with other events...
If anyone would like to get involved with this, get in touch to discuss further!

Anyone 4 Science Camp Galway.
Hosted by Anyone 4 Science.
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Dublin Rd., Galway.
10:00–14:00
Suitable for children aged 5-13 years.
At this 5 day camp the children will have fun doing age appropriate investigations into bubbles, pneumatics, geology, marine biology, geology, separating mixtures and more…
Early bird Price Valid until 20th May - €141.75.
After 20th May price - €157.50.
Multiple Booking Discounts also apply!

Tuesday 17th July

Outflow - Ronnie Hughes & Evgeniya Martirosyan.
Hosted by 126, Artist-run Gallery and Galway International Arts Festival.
126 Artist-Run Galley, St Bridget's Place, Galway.
11:00–18:00
Evgenyia Martirosyan’s current body of work stems from her interest in modern science and philosophy and represents an intuitive response to concepts of time, matter, chaos and transformation. The latest developments in science are raising many philosophical questions and are revealing something about the nature of reality that might elude purely scientific explanation. Working with elemental materials and using a broad range of techniques, she explores the poetic possibilities of the fluid and constantly shifting state of things.


Tuesday Comedy KARLnival.
Hosted by NUIG Comedy Soc.
Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway.
20:30–23:00
Your host Karl Spain will be joined by reigning Irish Comedian Of The Year, Lisa Casey, who is one of the most exciting and fastest rising new comedians on the scene. She is a regular at Ireland's major festivals including Electric Picnic and venues such as the Laughter Lounge, she has also performed at The Stand's 'Best of the Irish’ Edinburgh 2017 and has toured Australia. 
 

Wednesday 18th July

The Curley Organ at Salthill Bandstand.
Hosted by The Curly Organ.
Salthill Road Lower, Gaillimh, County Galway.
19:00–20:00
https://www.facebook.com/events/1571301706326573/
The Curly Organ will give his only Galway shows of Summer 2018 at Salthill Bandstand.
The artist endeavours to improvise 40 minutes of plausible songs using only his voice and the goodwill of his audience.
All welcome!
Entry free. Contributions welcome.

The Domestic Godless - Free Children's Event.
Hosted by Galway Arts Centre.
Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway.
11:00–12:00
Culinary guerrillas The Domestic Godless will be cooking up a storm during their two week residency at Galway Arts Centre creating concoctions to tantalise (or perhaps threaten?!) the taste buds, with presentations such as their signature prawn-head smoothies, gannet confit and deadly 14-allergen mousse cake.
Suitable for children aged 8+
Limited Availability
Register your place today by emailing clairgalwayartscentre@gmail.com

Moth & Butterfly Storytelling & Improvisation.
Hosted by Moth and Butterfly.
Claddagh Arts Centre & Katie's Claddagh cottage, Upper Fairhill Road, Galway.
Moth and Butterfly - A night of Storytelling and Improvisation.
Admission €7 at the door (concessions available - ask if you need)
A night of Storytelling & Improvisation from both the Creative Team as well as contributions from the audience - we'll have the stove lit, the (big) kettle on, and jugs of water in case we had the sun (you never know)!

Swinging out of The Loft.
Hosted by The Loft.
5-7 Bridge Street, Galway.
21:30–00:30
Swinging out of The Loft is a weekly dance night hosted by "Ring Dem Bells". Put on your dancing shoes and come join us!


Thursday 19th July

Galway International Arts Festival.
Hosted by Vox Motus.
O'Donoghue Centre for Drama,Theatre and Performance
National University of Ireland, Galway.
12:45–21:00
Vox Motus is delighted to bring our award-winning production FLIGHT to Galway International Arts Festival in July 2018.


Workshop with Irish Modern Dance Theatre.
Hosted by Galway Dance Project.
St. Nicholas' Primary School, Waterside, Galway City.
11:00–13:30
John Scott, Artistic Director of Irish Modern Dance Theatre will lead a workshop together with dancers Salma Ataya and Mufutau Yusuf, using processes and material from his work Cloud Study, commissioned by Galway International Arts Festival. Following a warm up, Scott, Ataya and Yusuf will explore running dances, performance actions and voice. Salma Ataya has worked with Les Ballets C de la B, Belgium. Mufutau Yusuf is currently dancing with Wim Vandekeybus’s Ultima Vez, Belgium. The workshop promises to be inspirational, physical and fun
€15/€10 email contact@galwaydanceproject.com to reserve your place.


Hormones: Are yours helping or hindering you?
Hosted by Discover Chiropractic.
Unit 12B Liosbaun Industrial Estate, Tuam Rd, Galway.
18:30–19:30
Do any of these sound familiar to you? Would you like to learn how to help yourself return to health and wellbeing? Don’t miss this informative event on natural solutions to hormonal imbalances.


Friday 20th July

Galway International Arts Festival-  FLIGHT.
Hosted by Vox Motus.
O'Donoghue Centre for Drama,Theatre and Performance
National University of Ireland, Galway.
12:45–21:00
https://www.facebook.com/events/675227629475106/
Vox Motus is delighted to bring our award-winning production FLIGHT to Galway International Arts Festival in July 2018.


"Tranquillity" Solo Art Exhibition by Pat Flannery.
Hosted by Pat Flannery ArtWork.
PorterShed Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland Galway.
19:00–21:00
Hi Folks, you are cordially invited to my new Exhibition, "Tranquillity". This would make an ideal opportunity to see my Artwork up close. This exhibition is showcasing paintings from my new collection, which focuses on the emotion of the hidden stories that lie within. I hope to see you there.. Pat.


Indie Label Showcase: Rusted Rail.
Hosted by A Lilac Decline.
Seven - The Loft
5-7 Bridge Street, Galway, Ireland Galway.
21:00–23:30
Rusted Rail is a micro-independent record label based in Galway. Founded by Keith Wallace in 2006 it has had almost 40 releases in that time and has gained coverage in print media as varied as The Wire magazine, Uncut, The Irish Times and The Galway Advertiser, as well as national and international radio-airplay and many music videos.
€5.


Cleite
Hosted by Claddagh Arts Centre & Katie's Claddagh cottage.
Claddagh Arts Centre & Katie's Claddagh cottage, Upper Fairhill Road, Galway.
18:00–19:00
https://www.facebook.com/events/258289214944515/
Following a sold out run at this year’s Galway Theatre Festival, Brú returns for four performances of Cleite, an immersive, site specific piece of masked theatre performed in Katie’s Cottage in the heart of the Claddagh. Performed by Philippa Hambly with live Sean nós sung by Caitlín Ní Chualáin, Cleite tells the story of a Claddagh fisherwoman waiting for her husband to return. 
Running time: 40mins (no Interval)
Tickets from Town Hall Theatre. Price €14/€16*


Saturday 21st July


Song Writing Workshop with John Spillane.
Hosted by Claremorris Town Hall Theatre and Concert Hall.
Claremorris Town Hall Theatre and Concert Hall
Town Hall Road, Claremorris F12 X4E3.
14:00–17:00
https://www.facebook.com/events/2114306671974923/
Claremorris Town Hall Theatre is delighted to offer a song-writing workshop with legendary singer-songwriter, John Spillane. 
John is a vastly experienced song-writing workshop facilitator and the three-hour workshop will be a very enjoyable experience.
“At my song writing workshops we actually write songs,” John told us. “Having attended a few workshops where the participants play their songs to be criticised by experts who talk down to them, I was inspired to invent a novel approach, where we all sit down and write a finished song in one session.

Cube of Truth: Galway.
Hosted by Anonymous for the Voiceless.
Shop Street Galway.
13:00–16:00
The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; we attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.


Galway Vegan Potluck.
Hosted by Galway Vegan Potlucks.
The Kitchen, Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway.
18:30–20:30
Bring a vegan dish to share! Food can be home made or shop bought as long as it's VEGAN (no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey etc).
It's a nice way to meet other like minded people and to learn more about vegansim and vegan cooking!
Entry fee is €3 - this covers the cost of running the potlucks.


2018 Galway Bay Swim.
Hosted by Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim.
Blackrock Diving Tower, The Prom, Galway.
12:00
The 2018 swim will take place on Saturday July 21st. Please come down to Blackrock diving tower, Salthill to welcome the swimmers home from 12 Noon. More details on: http://www.galwaybayswim.com/


Sunday 22nd July


Eoin Dolan + Dylan Murphy in The Black Gate.
Hosted by The Black Gate Cultural Centre.
The Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis Street, Galway.
20:00–23:00
Eoin Dolan is a singer-songwriter and producer from Galway City on the west coast of Ireland. He released his well received debut EP ‘Placid Ocean’ in September 2014 and has since played a string of high profile gigs including the Breaking Tunes Music Trail, the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival and the MTV Crashes Cork Music Trail.
€5 Admission.
The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; we attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.

Galway Designers Pop-Up Shop.
Hosted by Galway Designers Network and Galway Designers Studio House.
13:00–17:00
Galway's Designers Network next Pop-Up Shop, happening within the Studio @ the Galway Designers Studio House will be during the Galway Arts Festival period on Sunday July 22nd.
Offering the best in handmade fashion and accessories, all by local, independent designers, you are guaranteed to get something unique and stylish!
Free Entry.

Conversations on Making.
Hosted by Engage Art Studios.
Engage Art Studios, Cathedral Building, Middle Street., Gaillimh.
11:00–18:00
Engage Art Studios is delighted to present “Conversations on Making” an exhibition of work by Engage Members. 
The conversation on making started loosely with a discussion on the process of making an artwork. What does this entail? Many artists may begin with a photograph, a film clip, a journey, directly observing an object, person or place, a found object, a thin layer of paint or a word as they begin the new work. The exhibition questions how does an artwork come into being? How is the work made and how do the thought processes transition from the artists thoughts through action into a concrete piece? There will be sketches, works in progress and new work not previously shown in Galway city on display on the studio corridor walls, stairwell and in our Project Space. 

Introduction to sailing course (Weekend).
Hosted by Galway Bay Sailing Club.
Renville, Oranmore, Co. Galway, Galway.
09:30–16:00
This is a great opportunity to sail on Galway Bay, having being inspired by the wonderful maritime event that is SeaFest. The course promises to be great fun.
Cost: €150 - Members or €175 - Non- Members.
Please contact Jack Lee if you are interested in the course; sailingcamps@gbsc.ie 


Monday 23rd July


The Whileaways - Album Launch Gig.
Hosted by Campbell's Tavern.
Campbell's Tavern, Cloughanover, Headford.
20:00–23:00
It's been a busy year for The Whileaways and yes they are back! After many hours in the studio earlier this year and travelling the length and breadth of the country in between, we are very proud to have them home with their long awaited third album "From What We're Made" which will be released on July 20th. 

MEN AT PLAY | Galway Fringe Festival.
Hosted by Good Dog Theatre.
Columban Hall, Sea Road, Galway.
23 Jul at 20:00 to 25 Jul at 20:00.
“Congratulations, it’s a fine healthy boy” declares an off-stage voice, compelling and coercing our characters, Fergus and Fionn, into performing an assigned gender. Follow this amiable duo – a gay man with an alter ego and a straight man with issues – through various stages in life, from childhood to fatherhood, as they react to and perform the male identities assigned to them which don’t always reflect who they are.


Conversations on Making.
Hosted by Engage Art Studios.
Engage Art Studios, Cathedral Building, Middle Street., Gaillimh.
11:00–18:00
Engage Art Studios is delighted to present “Conversations on Making” an exhibition of work by Engage Members. 
The conversation on making started loosely with a discussion on the process of making an artwork. What does this entail? Many artists may begin with a photograph, a film clip, a journey, directly observing an object, person or place, a found object, a thin layer of paint or a word as they begin the new work. The exhibition questions how does an artwork come into being?

Tuesday 24th July


Gold, Water and Light , Nikki Cutlar.
Galway City Gallery, 15 New Dock Street, Galway, Ireland.
24 Jul at 10:00 to 25 Jul at 10:00.
Playing with Gold, light and water to access and bring out the light within.
I am interested in using art to open to the bigger picture of beauty, joy and our own personal connection to the Universe.

Creative Makers Galway Pop-Up Shop.
Hosted by Creative Makers Galway.
Corn Store Galway.
08:00–18:00
Creative Makers Galway is a group of established designers and makers selling their work in a Pop-Up Shop throughout the Galway International Arts Festival at the Mall in the Cornstore.

STCW Personal Survival Techniques.
Hosted by Bow Waves.
Bow Waves, 2 Victoria Place, Galway, Ireland.
09:00–18:00
STCW Personal Survival Techniques Course intends to equip people who go to sea professionally with essential basic knowledge and experience that can be applied to maximise their chances of survival in the event of an emergency.
This course is needed for all crew. The STCW 2010 Personal Survival Techniques course in in line with meeting the requirements laid down in, STCW 1978


Wednesday 25th July

Summer Evening Painting Classes with Stephan Roche.
Hosted by Galway Arts Centre.
Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland.
Tickets   www.galwayartscentre.ie
19:00
Each week there will be a focus on a different genre (still-life, landscape, portraiture etc) with short slide-shows introducing various painters’ ways of working within these categories. Classes are casual, fun, with both group and one-on-one learning and tuition. There is an emphasis on developing the individuals’ unique style. Some materials will be provided, and a list of suggested additional painting tools and mediums will be delivered upon booking.

Orfeo ed Euridice.
Hosted by Sharon Carty Mezzo-soprano.
Town Hall Theatre Galway, Courthouse Square, Galway, Ireland.
20:00–22:30
Tickets;  giaf.ticketsolve.com
Irish Baroque Orchestra.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Sew a Souvenir Workshop.
Hosted by Galway Designers Studio House.
14/15 cornstore, augustine street, Galway, Ireland.
11:00 13:00
Have a cuppa and sew your own lovely unique souvenir in the our Studio! Taught by a Galway local, this fun two hour workshop will show you how to hand sew cute key rings, finger puppets and pencil toppers from real wool felt. You will be given step-by-step directions and even if you’ve never even threaded a needle you will leave with a beautiful keepsake handmade by you.


Thursday 26th July

Le Galaxie DJs
Hosted by Le Galaxie.
Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway.
23:30–02:30
Strange Brew Presents: Le Galaxie DJs
Free Entry.

Noel.
Hosted by Galway Fringe Festival.
Tickets:   www.galwayfringe.ie
21:00–22:15
Mature student Oscar seems to have his life on track. Living in a bedsit apartment in Dublin, he has recently landed himself a new job to pay his college fee’s. Romance is also on the rise for him as he is seeing the girl of his dreams, Siobhán. As things seem to be going in the right direction, Oscar’s anxiety kicks in, resulting in a relentless battle with himself and the people closest to him. Will he pull through or fall victim yet again to the tyrant that has tortured him his entire life.

Thomas Gaynor, organ.
Hosted by Galway Cathedral Recitals and Galway Cathedral.
Gaol Road, Galway, Ireland.
20:00–21:30
Tickets: www.eventbrite.ie
This hugely talented young New Zealand organist will play a captivating programme of works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Pachelbel, Saint-Saëns and Wi

Becoming a Coding Tester.
Hosted by EuroSTAR Conferences.
EuroSTAR Conferences, Galway Business Park, Gaillimh.
14:00–15:00
Learning to code positions a tester for long-term career growth, opens up new professional opportunities, and gives them the perspective to be a better tester with a deeper understanding of what questions to ask and how to approach a meaningful testing plan to gain better insights.