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)

Flea Style Winter Markets
12 November - 17 December
Club Áras na nGael/Arts Centre Sráid Doiminic, 

In colaboration with Galway Arts Centre on four dates over the Winter. There will be three floors of thrifting, a vegan cafe , Arts and Crafts. It will be full to the brim of Christmas gift ideas from Flea Style Vendors , Stunning Art Stalls from around the country, a Vegan cafe by Bliss Bites Bakery where you can come in have a cuppa & some of Andrinnas haaamazing cake and chill out or walk around and browse through the all the stalls. 

Keeping in Touch - Group Exhibition
20 October - 30 November, Foyer UCHG Newcastle rd 
'Keeping in Touch' is a collection of paintings by a group who together completed a degree in Fine Art at GMIT. The group has successfully collaborated on several common projects in the past and as individuals have had solo exhibitions and group shows including the RDS Visual Art Awards, The Galway Arts Festival and Irish Arts Review. 

Teaching with Technology: Learning Design for Online and Blended Learning
Hosted by LearnTech Galway
Arts Millennium Building NUI Galway, 
22 November - 24 November 10am-
Exploring how we might systematically design our course materials (e.g. Blackboard sites) to promote learning.
Teaching with Technology Workshops are offered twice, one on Wednesday (10am) and one on Friday (2:30pm) in AM207 in the Arts Millennium Building.
Places are limited.

Local Food & Craft Gift Fair
Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road,,
2 dates · 25 November – 26 November
NOV 25 Sat 10:00
NOV 26 Sun 11:00
Check out the finest of Galway's local craft, design and artisan producers. This family friendly craft and food event is the essential gift stop for your Christmas shopping. The Black Box theatre will be open on Saturday & Sunday 25th & 26th of November to faciliate this exciting free event.  

Making an Entrance, Leaving the Stage. Acting Wkd
 Hosted by Chekhov Training and Performance Ireland
Blue Teapot Theatre Company, Silkes, Munster Avenue
3 dates · 24 November – 26 November 80€
Booking. email to book your place with a 40euro deposit or phone 086 330 7325 for more info.
Friday Evening 7-10
Saturday 1 - 6
Sunday 10 - 5
Read for more information.
tutors Max Hafler
(some experience)
​This weekend is useful for Actors, performers and directors who consider that decisive moment when you enter the world of the play and when you leave it. When you go onto a stage you are leaving the offstage world of the play behind for the onstage world of the play. But you as the actor are stepping into a new space, not only into another room but into the world of the theatre. You are walking into the atmosphere of the scene which in turn is amplified by the gaze of the audience. We will fully explore these moments by looking at a number of given scenes through the practise of some of the Chekhov work. We will look at and experience how the weight of the past follows the character into the room. this is not to create a kind of soap opera moment but a powerful and meaningful arrival or departure.

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

Club OA2 Fridays
Final night 1st December
Aras Na nGael Dominick st  Friday Nights 21:00-00:30 €5 after 10pm
Friday night dance club in the Gaelic language club. Initially meant playing non-English language music and evolved into playing some fine fine ethnic funk, reggae and other grooves.

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.

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.
11th November: Headliner Ashley Bentley
18th November: TBC
25th November: Headliner Donal Vaughan
2nd December: TBC
9th December: Headliner Michael Porter
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 22nd November

Digital Scholarship Seminar 35: Ioanna Kyvernitou
Hardiman Building 1001 (The Bridge), NUIG 2-3pm Free
Ioanna Kyvernitou (English & DAH, NUIG)
From Primary Sources to Semantic Web Applications: Representing Arguments of Early Modern Women Philosophers
This talk presents the methodology for deducing key elements and modeling arguments of two early modern women philosophers, Damaris Masham (1659-1708) and Mary Astell (1666-1731), from their writings on the topic of divine love, a topic that combines philosophy with theology and the history of emotions. This is a proof of concept for enabling the representation of early modern women’s intertextual practices and philosophical argumentations.

Autism Spectrum and experiences in Healthcare
NUIG Healthcare Society and Impacte Soc NUIG
Aras Moyola NUIG 6pm Free
NUIG Healthcare Society have joind up with Impacte Soc to bring together a series of talks on Autism Spectrum and experiences in Healthcare. 
Speakers include :
1. Chloe Walsh: A PhD student currently researching the kind of outcomes people belonging to the Autism Spectrum have 
2. Colman and Paul , two (2) guys from Impacte Soc speaking about Asperger's Syndrome 
3. Brian McDonald : A behavioural psychologist who has worked with many Autism Spectrum persons

Ireland and the Russian Revolution
Galway Mechanics Institute Middle Street,  6.30-8pm Free 
Sinn Fein's 2nd event in this year's Autumn/Winter Political Events programme is a talk with Historian Donal Fallon on "Ireland and the Russian Revolution". This month marks the 100th annioversary of the Bolshevik Revolution which took place a year after the Irish Revolution of 1916 - the first rebellion to take place in Europe in the 20th Century.

NUIG vs GMIT Fight Night
 NUIG Cancer Society and 2 others
Radisson Blu Hotel Lough Atalia Road 8-11pm €15 Students/€25 Non Students
Tickets on sale from NUI Galway Students’ Union Office
All proceeds go to the following charities:
Domestic Violence Response
Galway Hospice
Hand in Hand
Milford Care Centre
Special Olympics Ireland
Spot Prizes on the night


A Clockwork Orange
 Galway Fringe Festival
Galway City Gallery 15 New Dock Street, 8-10pm €11
Galway Picturehouse presents: A Clockwork Orange 
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
Director: Stanley Kubrick

Citóg: Myles Manley
Citóg Roisin Dubh Dominick Street 9pm Free
Myles Manley + The Curly Organ + Sean Gorman
Indie music

Thursday 23rd November

Thanksgiving party at the Oslo
Oslo Bar Upper Salthill, 7-11 pm
Oslo  are having a MASSIVE Thanksgiving party with loads of American Draft, Food and Music. Included in this festive night will be a baking competition with spot prizes AND €200 CASH MONEY for the winning cake! (See below for more info on bake-off!) No ticket required, book early as it's going to be a big night! 

Signup form to enter your dessert in the competition

Aindrias De Staic @ Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club -
The Dew Drop Inn,Mainguard Street, 9pm  €6
Free pizza at the break 
Early booking and arrival recommended!!

Rufus Coates Jess Smith and James Michael Rodgers 
Roisin Dubh, Lower Dominick St 9-11.30pm €5
The Irish dark folk / blues combo RUFUS COATES & THE BLACKENED TREES are a unique, dark and atmospheric blues/folk band from Ireland currently based in Berlin Germany. 
"the gravel-voiced Nick Cave-esque Coates, with a counterpoint of the sweet female vocals of Jess Smith, these are dour blues songs that have enough beauty to lighten the hearth of the home."
James Michael Rodgers is a singer songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland.
With his strong soulful voice and intense intricate guitar playing he weaves honest and timeless songs that have been compared to the likes of John Martyn, Van Morrison, Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley.

All Night Acid Club [Anti Social Acid Club #7]
The Cellar Bar,12 Eglinton Street  10pm-2am €5
The final hurrah before study week comes on the last Thursday of the term. We're taking over the basement of The Cellar for an all-night acid fest, with a couple of local babes to keep things interesting.
Expect all the usual anti-social antics, topped off with general recklessness.
10-11 Eoghan Thornton
11-12 Ciaran Mc
12-02 DJ Octavia & MC Partial Differential Equations

Friday 24th November

Richard III Discovered Exhibit
Galway Science & Technology Festival
O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance, NUIG 10am-3pm
Matthew Morris will give a talk on Friday 24th November at 4pm - venue TBC
The exhibit led by Dr. Turi King shows how science and technology was used to discover a body that had been lost for 500 years during an archaeological dig under a council car park in Leicester which led to the identification through DNA of King Richard III’s skeleton. This event presents a fantastic opportunity to learn how the combination of genetics, genealogy, archaeology, history, forensics and some real-life CSI (crime scene investigation) was used in solving an historical detective story of a missing body.

The Blue Notes at The Blue Note
The Blue Note Galway, 3 William Street West, 7-9pm Free
The Blue Notes are back in the Blue. Following from their stunning debut performance at the Galway Hearts Festival, the Westend's favourite choir are back by popular demand. We have been singing at Jimmy Mc every Wednesday night for the last two months and now we want to sing at you. Join us won't you?

Ireland, Neoliberalism & the European Union
Harbour Hotel,New Dock Road, 7.30pm 
Public Meeting: 
Ireland, Neoliberalism & the European Union
Guest Speaker: Prof Terrence McDonough
Followed by Q&A
Organised by The Peadar O'Donnell Socialist Republican Forum
Roisin Dubh Lower Dominick Street 8pm €22.50 (€22.50 members)
Currently making waves as the countries most successful independent bands, Keywest are a 5 piece Dublin based rock band renowned for their explosive live performances.

AnTara album launch Galway
Galway Folk Club, De Burgos Augustine St 9-12pm €15 (with cd)
AnTara are a unique traditional music duo. AnTara literally means 'the space between' in Sanskrit and features two iconic musicians from very different traditions. Tommy Hayes is a legend in traditional music as a percussionist and founding member of Stocktons Wing. While Matthew Noone has carved out a reputation as Ireland's foremost exponent of the North Indian lute called sarode. Most recently, Matthew has become well known for his interpretations of Irish traditional music on the sarode and has toured India with Martin Hayes and appeared at the prestigious 'Masters of Tradition Festival' in Bantry.

Padraig Jack   w. Sarah Buckley & Pa Reidy
Crane Bar, Sea Road, 
As part of his national tour in November Padraig Jack will play The Crane Bar with support form Cork singer songwriter Sarah Buckley - Music and fellow Galway folkster Pa Reidy. Padraig will be joined by geust musicians on the night in what promises to be a magical night of music and storytelling.  

Saturday  25th November

Bus King#6 A Lilac Decline
  Bus King at Carroll's,Lower Dominick Street 3-4pm Free (but limited spaces)
 a performance from A Lilac Decline. The anagrammatic musical pseudonym of visual artist Cecilia Danell who released her album "The Mountain Rages" earlier this year on Rusted Rail, her music has "a ghostly, hazy beauty that is hypnotic and easy to get lost in"  

The Irish Housing Crisis – who is to blame?
Galway Mechanics Institute, Middle Street 2.30-3.30pm Free
Speaker: Catherine Connolly TD 

110th Street is Nineteen
 Bierhaus Galway,  Henry Street  
 The history of 110th Street extends all the way back to the final moments of the twentieth century. Then, one starry November night in ’98, a new club night shot onto the scene in Galway’s Town Hall Theatre bar. Its mission - so typical of club nights ran by zealous, enthusiastic DJs, before and since - was to bring a flavour of Loft-era New York style clubbing to the city’s music lovers and dancers.

Sunday 26th November

King Richard III - Life, Death & DNA Talk by Prof Turi King
The Human Biology Building University Road, 1pm  Free
In August 2012 the University of Leicester undertook one of the most ambitious archaeological projects, called Grey Friars. Archaeologists, historians and DNA experts joined forces to discover the remains of Richard III. 
How did the work go and what was found out – Dr Turi King, this year’s special guest of the festival will tell us. Turi is professor at the University of Leicester, prominent expert in Genetics and Archaeology and Head of the International Research Team working on the DNA identification of Richard III. 

The Routes Quartet ~ Workshop
The Black Gate , Francis St 11am-4pm €10 (with free entry to evening's concert)
As part of their 2018 tour, The Routes Quartet are running a day long workshop in The Black Gate, for students 16+ years to learn, arrange and perform tunes. All instruments welcome. The day ends with all students joining The Routes Quartet in concert that evening.
Routes Is A String Quartet With A Difference; Made Up Of Traditional Folk Musicians,Routes Writes And Performs A Combination Of Contemporary Compositions And Innovative Arrangements Of Traditional Music. The Ensemble Bridges The Gap Between Classical And Folk Music; Exploring The Vast Textures, Tones And Intimate Musical Qualities Which Are Characteristic Of A String Quartet.

Saturday 9th December

MADRA - Annual Art Exhibition and Auction
16:00 The Portershed, Eyre Square
The evening will be hosted by Colm O’Donnellan. Paintings have been kindly donated from artists such as Inge Bergmann, Joe Boske, Dorothy Cross, Rachel Dubber, Jim Kavanagh, Keelin Kennedy, Mark O’Neill, Manus Walsh, Bob Fox, Beth Trepper and many more. The auction will begin at 6pm and will be a fantastic opportunity for art and dog lovers to attain some spectacular paintings at a great price whilst also supporting MADRA.