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For inclusion in the Galway Events Guide email info[at]flirtfm.ie - private ticketed/commercial Events in Galway City are included at station's discretion. Every effort is made to ensure information is accurate and up to date, but do check with the organisers before you set out for any events for the latest updates and prices/registration (where applicable).

One-off Events

Monday August 12th

Pride Launch Night/Oíche Sheoladh Bród
20:00-23:00, Róisín Dubh
https://www.facebook.com/events/1598019766999057/
Galway Pride 2019's Pride Launch Night/Oíche Sheoladh Bród
*more details TBA

Making Space
10:00-17:30, Galway Arts Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/876666962709925/?event_time_id=876667059376582
Following a collaborative residency with researchers from the Centre of Astronomy, NUI Galway, Brenan, Cassidy, Manifold and O’Brien present new work which interrogates contemporary approaches to astronomical research in collaboration with four scientists in NUI Galway.

Tuesday August 13th

Rocky Horror Pride Night
20:00, Bar Nova Galway
Back by popular demand. Always a highlight of The Galway Pride Week lineup the Rocky Horror Picture Show Night is back this year at Bar Nova. 
Prepare yourselves for a night of camp eccentricity from 8pm over 2 floors. Prizes for best outfit on the night and killer drink promos. 
More details coming soon... 

Father Ted Table Quiz
19:30-21:30, The Skeff 
Our newly crowned Miss Galway winner Emma Healy will be holding a Father Ted themed Table Quiz in aid of Cancer Care West at The Skeff Bar on Tuesday, 13th August from 7.30 pm. There will be fantastic raffle prizes on the night kindly sponsored by local businesses. Table of 4: €40. Table of 5: €50. Fancy dress is encouraged.

Wednesday August 14th

Making Space
10:00-17:30, Galway Arts Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/876666962709925/?event_time_id=876667066043248
This exhibition is part of the Royal Astronomical Society’s 2020 bicentennial celebrations [RAS 200]. This is the only project in Ireland to join four others from the UK that have received RAS 200 Awards to support astronomy and geophysics projects. July 2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of the first person to walk on the moon.

Thursday August 15th

To Gaze Upon Us Galway Community Pride Gig
21:00-23:00, Róisín Dubh
After last year stellar Galway Community Pride show in the Roisin Dubh Katie O'Connor and Steven Sharpe are back with there To Gaze Upon US show. 

Galway: Two Can Do Irish Tour
19:30-21:00, Nuns Island Theatre, €12
Two Can Do present their 'Most Innovative' award-winning contemporary dance duet this summer on their Irish tour 2019.

Girl Power Pride Night
19:00, Bar Nova Galway
After last year’s hugely successful Ladies Night during Galway Pride Week celebrations “Girl Power” night is back; a night of killer hits from all your favourite female artists hosted by the truely gorgeous Eve Shadows.Along with a massive array of drink promos on the night we’ll be having some super pink cocktails with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Ireland. 

Friday August 16th

Puzzle
20:30-01:30, Galway Rowing Club, (€5 before 10pm €7 after)
A night of neurological sensory re-wiring to the theme of some hard-hitting drum and bass muzak with thanks to a handful of your favourite puzzlers, all happening in the Galway Rowing Club, Woodquay. 

Road To IMMF: Galway
21:00-00:30, The Cellar Bar Galway
The road to Iron Mountain Metal Festival has begun and headliners are making a stop at the Cellar Bar!  IMMF is a three day outdoor event in the Iron Mountains of Leitrim. Two stages and a complete non-corporate BYOB event. 
This will take place on May 1,2 and 3rd 2020 and a bank holiday weekend. 

Saturday August 17th

Galway Pride Parade 2019
14:00-15:30
Galway Community Pride's 30th Parade will be taking place on Saturday the 17th of August 2019! More details to be posted.

Puzzle
20:30-01:30, Galway Rowing Club, (€5 before 10pm €7 after)
A night of neurological sensory re-wiring to the theme of some hard-hitting drum and bass muzak with thanks to a handful of your favourite puzzlers, all happening in the Galway Rowing Club, Woodquay. 

Sunday August 18th

Galway Pride Cruise 2019
14:00-17:30, Bar Nova Galway
Wanna go cruising with the one and only Kiki St Clair and Bar Nova?
Bar Nova is teaming up with our lovely friends at Club Gass to bring the Pride Cruise to Galway Pride this year. 
Places are super limited so get your tickets asap from Bar Nova.

Monday August 19th

Making Space
10:00-17:30, Galway Arts Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/876666962709925/?event_time_id=876667082709913
Following a collaborative residency with researchers from the Centre of Astronomy, NUI Galway, Brenan, Cassidy, Manifold and O’Brien present new work which interrogates contemporary approaches to astronomical research in collaboration with four scientists in NUI Galway.

Tuesday August 20th

Making Space
10:00-17:30, Galway Arts Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/876666962709925/?event_time_id=876667086043246
Following a collaborative residency with researchers from the Centre of Astronomy, NUI Galway, Brenan, Cassidy, Manifold and O’Brien present new work which interrogates contemporary approaches to astronomical research in collaboration with four scientists in NUI Galway.

Wednesday August 21st

Making Space
10:00-17:30, Galway Arts Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/876666962709925/?event_time_id=876667089376579
Following a collaborative residency with researchers from the Centre of Astronomy, NUI Galway, Brenan, Cassidy, Manifold and O’Brien present new work which interrogates contemporary approaches to astronomical research in collaboration with four scientists in NUI Galway.

Thursday August 22nd

JAZZGate: The Music of Billie Holiday (feat. Emilie Conway)
21:00-23:30, The Black Gate, €10
Curated by Aengus Hackett Music, our jazz party featuring the finest of local and visiting musicians.
Emilie Conway - Vocals
Aengus Hackett - Guitar
Dan Bodwell - Double Bass
Barry Duffy - Drums

Friday August 23rd

The Realness of Miss Representation in the Roisin Dubh
20:00-22:30, Róisín Dubh, €10
Steven Sharpe will be recording his new live album "The Realness of Miss Representation" in the Roisin Dubh on the 23rd and 24th of August. In the show, Sharpe takes an autobiographical look at being a 30 something gay man in a post yes equality Ireland. With more freedoms, options, obstacles and expectations for the LGBTQ+ community.

Beyond The Horizon (Pink Floyd Experience)
21:00-02:00, Monroe's Galway, (€13, €15 on the door.)
After a stellar performance last January, Monroe's is very pleased to welcome back Ireland's Best Pink Floyd Experience. For first timers or returning guests the Beyond act will not disappoint. These extremely talented musicians will use lasers, a special light rig, projectors and effects to give the audience the full Floyd experience.

Saturday August 24th

Amazing Apples
23:00-02:00, Monroe's Galway, (€8/€10 on the Door )
Amazing Apples Are a 5 piece multi instrumentalist Indie/Folk band from Galway. They released their debut album 'A Little Sense' in 2015, which was produced by Joe Chester (The Coronas, Hermitage Green). The album went straight to no. 3 in the Irish Independent Charts, and 27th overall on the Official Irish Charts. 

Sunday August 25th

Bubbly Colour Run - Galway City
12:00 – 14:00, Galway Racecourse, (early bird secial rate € 19.95)
GALWAY! 
The Bubbly Colour Run is Foaming across Ireland, and is the Must do event of Summer 2019!  Laugh as you walk , run or even crawl through the Bubbles with family and friends , then get covered head to toe in Vibrant Mermaid Colours! Think Unicorns in a bubble bath and you've got the idea! For all ages and abilities 0 -100! 

Friday August 30th

GRAND THEFT AUDIO - Sounds of Vice City - LIVE
21:00-23:00, Monroe's Galway, (€13+Booking Fee/ €15 on the Door)
Monroes are very happy to welcome this brand new LIVE act to our mainstage on August 30th.  Bringing you a one of a kind music experience dedicated to the soundtrack of the famous game series Grand Theft Auto!

Weekly Recurring Events

Open Mic Night
Sundays, 20:30, Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street
https://www.roisindubh.net/listings/
Welcome to the open mic. All musicians are welcome to come in and hone their talents at Open Night at Roisin Dubh. Just join in and sign up at nine pm sharp in the beer garden! The primary focus is to create a good atmosphere for people to come in and try out their ideas and to do so with encouragement. This has been made possible by the truly fantastic crowds that have come in every Sunday over the past few years. Everyone is given attention, support and a chance to do their thing! A house guitar is provided for all.

Feminist Discussion Group
Mondays, 19:00-20:00, Youth Work Ireland, Prospect Hill
Rotating between feminist discussion evenings and organisational meetings. 
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.

The Black Magic Big Band
Mondays, 21:30-23:30, Seven Bar
The Black Magic Big Band is an 18 piece band playing the music made famous by the Dorsey, Basie, Herman, and Ellington bands through to funk and fusion of the modern era. The band is led by trumpeter and arranger John Fleming with fine soloists like Steve Hanks and Bertrand Huvé on sax, 

Sew Last Season 
Mon & Thur 10:00-13:00, Tue & Wed 13:30-16:00, Fri 13:30-16:00
Ozanam House, Augustine Street
Call 0872948837 Group Facebook Page
Sew Last Season  is a public sewing room in Galway city for upcycling and embellishment of preloved clothes.

DIY Student Bike Repair Workshop
Tue, Wed & Thur 10:00-17:00 Services & Repairs (they fix it for you at a cost)
Wed 18:00-21:00 & Fri 12:00-15:00 DIY Workshop (fix your bike with guidance):
An Mheitheal Rothar Workshop, Earls Island
Group Facebook Page
NUIG's Bike society host a repair workshop to teach neophytes and others how to look after their bikes.

Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club.
Thursdays, 21:00-23:00 The Dew Drop Inn, Mainguard Street
Event Facebook Page
Weekly live stand-up comedy. Pizza or finger food served at the break. Early booking and arrival recommended.

Gabriel G Band
Last Thursday of each month, 21:00 - 23:45, Monroe's Galway, €5
Gabriel G Band are bringing something special to Monroe's, starting Thursday 31st of January, and every last Thursday of each month. Gabriel G. is a flute player and piper who has been part of Galwayʼs musical scene for the past 14 years. At the moment this Spanish-Irish musician is regularly involved in musical projects like John Conneely Inc.

Trad on the Prom
Tuesdays, Thursday & Sundays, 20:30, Leisureland Theatre, Salthill 'til Oct 10th
Features the amazing talents of Máirín Fahy on fiddle and vocals, with Chris Kelly, Gerard Fahy, Yvonne Fahy, Padraig Rynne. Featuring the unique sounds of the bodhran, whistles, uileann pipes, accordions, concertina, bouzuki, guitars, keyboards and more. The Trad on the Prom dancers have an astounding 25 World Titles between them. Singers include Eurovision star Marc Roberts, Multi-AIMS winner Sean Costello and Michelle Lally. www.tradontheprom.com / 091 582860. 

Tiny Traders Village
Saturdays, 11:00-18:00, Nun's Ireland Theatre
Best of local producers, food drink and craft. Up to 50 stalls, bilingual market to tie in with the location. Event Facebook Page

40% Off Sundays
23:00-02:00, Electric Galway
https://www.electricgalway.com/
To go along with the tunes we've got 40% off selected drinks to make sure you have the best time among friends...