Galway Events Guide
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).
Mise Eire - I Am Ireland
Running until 27th September Town Hall Theatre 20:00
Mise Éire incorporates stunning visuals of Ireland’s magical landscape and brings together some of Ireland’s best vocalists, musicians and traditional Irish dancers for a beautiful selection of Irish music, song and dance.
THURSDAY 22nd OF
in Australia Information Session
14:00-16:00 ICE Jobs
Here you will be able to find out what is involved if you are moving to Australia to work as a Nurse or Midwife. This is a chance to get an overall view of the process and ask questions. The information session will cover: Registering as a Nurse or Midwife in Australia, what are your visa options and things to consider when travelling to Australia. More information can be found on ICEjobs.com
Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra
16:00 Galway Cathedral
They will be performing a selection of pieces from throughout the year including:
Sibelius - Andante Festivo, Williams - Schindler's List, Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture Sibelius - Valse Triste, and Faure – Elegie.
The Call Pal Summer Party
18:00 O’Connells Bar
You can mingle with local entrepreneurs and like minded people to celebrate your SME this summer. The night will be full of laughs, chats, dancing and Pizza from Dough Bros guaranteed! Ticket information can be found on the callpal website.
Open Meeting – Galway Feminist Collective
19:00-20:30 Teach Solais
If you're interested in joining the collective, helping out with this year's F Word Feminist Festival or you just want to hear more about the Galway Feminist Collective, then you can go along to their upcoming open meeting. An open meeting is a chance for new and existing members to come together in order to be inclusive of all communities of women, both cis and trans, living in Galway.
Summer Wine and Writing
19:00-22:00 The Black Gate Cultural Centre
Bring your own writing, or if you don’t currently have a project you can utilize writing prompts that will be provided This evening is for anyone who is looking to meet, write and share work with fellow writers around Galway. Come by, have a glass of wine, and enjoy an evening of writing and literature.
19:30-22:00 Dock 1 Seafood Bar & Restaurant
For all you Abstract & Palette Knife lovers, they present a 'Bluesy Butterfly' Paintclub. You will be shown how to create a version of this beautiful abstract butterfly painting while enjoying a few drinks of a Thursday evening! More information on their Facebook Page
Kudos Summer Shesh
Kudos Teen Disco Summer is starting on the 22nd of June and to kick it off they are bringing Summer Sessions with a Bang! More information on tickets can be found at securetickets.com
Melt-Banana, SHITHäTT + Sebi C & Noid
20:00 Róisín Dubh
Melt-Banana is a Japanese noise rock band that is known for playing extremely fast grindcore and noise music mixed with experimental, electronica and pop-based song structures. Since forming in 1992 the band has released ten albums and toured worldwide extensively.
Shkyup to The Quays. CÚLA BÚLA & Lonesome Dolemen
22:30-2:30 Quays Bar Galway
Cúla Búla take to the stage on their return from the Uck, Headlined by the magnificent Lonesome Dolemen.
FRIDAY 23rd OF JUNEJigsaw Heros Golf Classic
09:30 June 23rd – 17:00 June 24th
Galway Bay Golf Resort Play golf on the stunning shores of Galway Bay. After experiencing the challenge this wonderful golf course provides, enjoy a three course dinner with your team in the Salthillwater Bar and Grill in the Galway Bay Golf Resort Clubhouse. More information about tickets at Jigsaw.com
Men and Toddlers Event
10:00-12:00 Little Hands Surestart
Calling all daddies, grandads and uncles! Little Hands SureStart is holding a Men & Toddler Event ‘Father’s Day Celebration’. Come and join the fun with your child, grandchild or niece/nephew (aged 0 – 4 years) for a morning of messy, creative and sensory play experiences with light refreshments.
Sustaining Your Practice-Mid Career Artists
10:30-16:30 Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway
The session aims to address questions around how we sustain and continue to grow in our practices as artists beyond mid career. How do we keep our work and selves energised and connected with new opportunities, platforms, modes of working and with peers and make the best of our livelihoods. More information can be found on their Facebook Page
Atlantic Bake and Snack Sale
12:30-13:30 Atlantic Language School Galway
There will be plenty of cakes and snacks and some live music entertainment. All proceeds raised will go towards the new community inclusion group called One Table that hosts 'potluck' style dinners in Galway city, bringing together residents of the direct provision centres and members of the public to share food and culture in an informal way.
18:00-19:00 Halo Nightclub Galway
Do you want to bring a night out to your workout? Carrie Small Plate Health & Fitness and Cyril Briscoe host Galway's inaugural Club Workout – it's high-intensity interval training on the dancefloor, with a live DJ playing perfect tunes. Ticket Information at Eventbrite.com
The Beauty Rooms 1st Birthday
18:00-20:00 The Beauty Room
Come and celebrate the beauty room 1st year in business!
SUP (StandupPaddleboard) Yoga. Take your practice to the water every Friday evening, no experience or equipment needed. Wetsuits and board will be provided, all you have to do is bring swimsuit and a towel. More information on their Facebook Page
18:30-20:00 Rusheen Bay Windsurfing
18:30-20:00 Rusheen Bay Windsurfing
An Púcán Turns 3 with The Strypes Lives
19:00-2:30 An PucanCome celebrate An Púcán turning 3 this June 23rd with some amazing acts including: The Strypes LIVE, HotTopic, John Gaughan, and more! This event is over 21s.
SATURDAY 24th OF JUNEBreakfast for Lions-1st Test
08:00-12:00 Skeff Late Bar
Watch the British and Irish Lions face the might of the All Blacks Live in HD in the perfectly situated Skeff Bar in the heart of Galway City. To accompany the great rugby, enjoy one of our beautiful breakfasts to go with it. More information can be found on their Facebook Page
Capoeira Kids Event
14:00-17:00 Creaven House
Grupo Candeias would like to invite you for the Kids Graduation in Galway. We will have a Kids Workshop with a Special Guest and have a lot of fun. Everyone are welcome, Capoeiristas and Non Capoeirista! Come join and bring your friends.
20:00 Monroe’s Live
Ages 18 and up are welcome! More information on tickets and the show can be found on Ticketweb.com
Summer Choral Showcase
20:00-21:30 St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church
Our summer concert- in aid of Cope Galway. Works include choral settings of popular songs, folk-songs and spirituals. Also performing are Scoil Íde 5th & 6th Class Choir (directed by Claire Hynes) and NUIG Chamber Ensemble. Ticket information found on their Facebook Page
SUNDAY 25th OF JUNEBig Breakfast
10:30-12:30 Galway Bay Hotel
This annual "all you can eat breakfast" event celebrates all our swimmers from Pathway 1 squad all the way up to our Senior Squad and everyone in between. There will be an awards ceremony and all swimmers who qualify for the Irish Age Groups will receive their specially commissioned t-shirts. Fun & Games and facepainting will be provided for all.
Annual BBQ & Family Day
15:00-18:00 Liam Mellows GAA Club
The Annual BBQ & Family Day in Ballyloughane! Further details announced in the coming weeks.
Charlottesville High School Orchestra
20:00-22:00 Galway Cathedral
Charlottesville High School Orchestra, from the USA, gives a concert in the Cathedral. The programme includes Tchaikovsky's "Serenade for Strings", Dvorak's "American Quartet", Copland's "Hoedown" and other music.
MONDAY 26th OF JUNESpinathon Fundraiser
19:00 Purefit Galway Spinathon
Organised by Purefit Galway in support of “Let’s Get Talking Galway about mental health.”
Beginner Pole Fitness Term
20:45-21:45 The Pole Garage Galway
Starter term for those who have never tried Pole Fitness before. The course is designed for a complete beginner. There will be: one to one instructions, exercise steps, and only 10 people per class! Have fun getting fit, you won't see time passing. More information on their Facebook Page.
TUESDAY 27th OF JUNEDisciplined Entrepreneurship: Who is your customer?
These two evening workshops are based on the curriculum content that has helped make the MIT spinoff ecosystem equivalent to the world’s 10th largest economy, and tailored it for the Galway startup community wherein the next Creganna or Fintrax is just waiting to be packaged. We use the “Disciplined Entrepreneurship” process from MIT as the basis for these two evening workshops, oriented towards commercialising ideas and/or innovations emerging from passionate entrepreneurs. More information at PorterShed.com
19:00-21:00 Tigh Nora Galway
They are delighted to announce that Tigh Nora Galway is starting a GINjoyment Club! We'll be organising a gin related event every month especially for all you G&T loving folk. More information can be found on their Facebook Page
WEDNESDAY 28th OF JUNE
Nutrient Fluxes and Ecological Functions of Coral Reef Sponges
14:25-14:40 NUI Galway
Jasper de Goeij is presenting his talk on "Nutrient Fluxes and Ecological Functions of Coral Reef Sponges in a Changing Ocean" at the 10th World Sponge Conference.
Disciplined Entrepreneurship: What can you do for your customer?
Workshop is presented by Dr John Breslin. These two evening workshops are based on the curriculum content that has helped make the MIT spinoff ecosystem equivalent to the world’s 10th largest economy, and tailored it for the Galway startup community wherein the next Creganna or Fintrax is just waiting to be packaged. Tickets at PorterShed.com
Summer Intermediate Theatre Workshop
19:00-21:00 Galway Arts Centre
Summer Intermediate Theatre workshop with NY Director John Farrell. Commencing in late June the Galway Arts Centre will be hosting an Intermediate Theatre course for ages 18+. This Intermediate Class builds on the basics of the Introductory class to explore narrative, story-telling and long form Improvisational work. More information on the Facebook Page
THURSDAY 29th OF JUNE
Super Hero Costume Party
19:30-22:30 Seven Bar Galway
Come dressed as your favourite superhero or make up your own and join Galway City Roller Derby for a night of some of the best superhero cartoons. Ticket information on Eventbrite.com
21:00-23:30 Roisin Dubh
Niamh Regan will play Upstairs, Roisin Dubh with support from the brilliant Steven Sharpe. Doors open at 8pm. More information on their Facebook Page
Shkyup! to The Quays. Big Jelly & Magpie
22:30-2:30 Quays Bar
Upstairs at Quays Music Hall see Ska Legends Big Jelly set to make this a special night to remember. Get your dancing shoes on and bop to the buzzy tunes of these Galway brass heavy beasts!
Friday 30th OF JUNE
Our Ocean Wealth Summit
8:00-18:00 NUI Galway
The ‘Our Ocean Wealth Summit’ will take place in Galway this year as part of SeaFest 2017. Now in its fourth year, the 'Our Ocean Wealth Summit' forms a key part of the Government's integrated plan for Ireland's marine sector, Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth, and will bring together world renowned speakers, industry experts, business development agencies and the Irish business and marine research community for focused discussions on this year's theme of 'Rethinking Boundaries and Innovation for a Sustainable Marine Economy.' More information on their Facebook Page
Pop Up Film Event
10:00-17:00 NUI Galway
Foroige Pop-Up Festival 2017, this is a creative recognition event for Film, Music, TechSpace and Art projects that have taken place over the past year. More information of their Facebook Page
Pop of Pink Fundraiser In Aid Of Breast Cancer Research
11:00-14:00 Bellissimo Galway
The first 20 people in the door will receive a Pop Of Pink Gift. You will then enjoy light refreshments, with lots of amazing spot prizes up for grabs. You will also have the opportunity to pamper yourself to a nail polish in a Pop Of Pink or enjoy an aroma hand massage while the kids are having their face painted.
The Boss UK (A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen)
21:30 Monroe’s Live
Ages 18 and up welcome. The Boss UK brings all of Bruce's best loved hits in a sweat-drenched, ninety-minute show with all the passion, intensity and realism of the true Boss. More information on Ticketweb.com
SATURDAY 1st OF JULY
Breakfast for Lions- 2nd Test
8:00-11:00 Skeff Late Bar
Watch the British and Irish Lions face the might of the All Blacks Live in HD in the perfectly situated Skeff Bar in the heart of Galway City. To accompany the great rugby, enjoy one of our beautiful breakfasts to go with it. Full Irish Breakfast will be served. More information on their Facebook Page
Mini Me Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Workshops
9:00-12:00 Triskel Centre
In this 2-hour Mini Me Yoga workshop, parents, grandparents, childcare providers and teachers learn simple techniques for introducing 15 minutes a day of yoga and positive thinking to preschool and elementary-aged children using games and exercises designed to make it fun and engaging.
No experience with yoga is necessary – anyone can join in the fun! More information on their Facebook Page
Galway Hooker & Independent Brewery
10:30-17:00 Jury's Inn Galway
This trip will take you on a beer exploration to meet the talented folks from Galway Hooker Brewery and Independent Brewing and sample their range of beers with some local foods. Lead by Sheena Dignam of Galway Food Tours, from Eyre Square we will head into the West to Independent Brewing where Kevin and his team brew a range of beer inspired by the sea and marine life of Connemara. Tickets can be found on Eventbrite.com
GLTC- It’s A Knockout
17:00-23:00 Galway Lawn Tennis Club
This is a chance to bring all sections together for fun, entertainment & spot prizes! Free strawberries & cream and food stalls selling beer & burgers and much more! No experience in Squash, Tennis or Bado necessary but you need to be a member of the club or gym. More information on their Facebook Page
Cahergal National School Night at The Dogs
18:30-23:30 Galway Greyhound Stadium
Cahergal National School are holding a fundraising night at Galway Greyhound Stadium. This is a family friendly event. More information on their Facebook Page
SUNDAY 2nd OF JULY
Monthly Poetry Slam
16:30-20:00 Péarla na Mara
At the end of the night, someone will walk away with a cash prize. Sign up starts at 4.30pm and is open to anyone, but there is a limited number of spots. The slam begins at 5pm. For those who wish to perform should be prepared with three poems.
MONDAY 3rd OF JULY
NO!SE Promotions Presents: Kurt Travis Full Band with Support
20:00-23:00 Roisin Dubh
The amazing Kurt Travis from (Dance Gavin Dance, Chon and Strawberry Girls) will be over. The show will take place upstairs in the Roisin Dubh and we're gonna be announcing support very soon. Over 18s only. More information on their Facebook Page
TUESDAY 4th OF JULY
Art Journal Evening Workshop
19:00-20:30 The Little Paper Tree
Art Journaling is a fun way to relax and be creative. This is a four-week evening course to help you face your fears over mixed media and art journaling. You can learn how to stop overthinking, relax and play with blendable acrylic paints from the Dylusions range in a fun enviroment. Each week we will create another page and work with stencils and stamps to make this journal your own! Ticket information on thelittlepapertree.com
NYOI Wild Atlantic Way Tour 2017: Galway
19:30-21:30 Bailey Allen HallJoin the 105-strong National Youth Orchestra of Ireland on it's Wild Atlantic Way Tour 2017 this summer! 24-year old Venezuelan-American Ilyich Rivas will conduct the orchestra for the first time as they perform Ravel's La Valse and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 in B major. 25-year-old Irish soloist Patrick Rafter, former Leader of the orchestra, will perform Dvořák's Violin Concerto in A minor. Ticket information on Ticketweb.com
MONDAY 10th OF JULYMandala Shaker Card Class 19:30-20:30 The Little Paper Tree There are a lot of sentiments to choose from. From birthdays and weddings to thanks and congratulations. In this evening workshop, we will be making a gorgeous clean and simple shaker card. thelittlepapertree.com
TUESDAY 11th OF JULY
WEDNESDAY 12th OF JULYSafeguarding 1 (Child Protection Course)
19:30-22:30 Liosban Industrial Estate
Safeguarding 1 is a child protection course for coaches, club officials and parents. This course will be 3 hours in duration. Learn more on their Facebook Page
THURSDAY 13th OF JULYNO!SE Promotions Presents: Brightr and Hangman
20:00-23:00 Roisin Dubh
The amazing Brightr from Eastbourne will be coming to Roisin Dubh! Also joining him Brighton will be the awesome Hangman. The show will take place upstairs in the Roisin Dubh and we're gonna be announcing local support very soon.
Ansgar Wallenhorst, Organ
20:00-21:15 Galway Cathedral
Recitals German organist Ansgar Wallenhorst plays a programme centred around Louis Vierne's wonderful Symphony no. 3. He also plays music by Bach and Franck, and will improvise on a theme submitted to him on the night. More information on eventbrite.ie
Percolator (Penske Recordings)
20:00-23:45 FEAST Roisín Dubh
Dublin-based Krautophiles Percolator return to Galway with their new LP "Sestra" for your auitory and dancing pleasure! More information can be found on their Facebook Page
Shkyup to The Quays. CÚLA BÚLA & Lonely Hearts!
22:30-2:30 Quays Bar Galway
The Invisible Jug Band are coming to the Quays! Steady your horses and get on your hob nail boots an spurrs, this is gonna be one helluva hoe-down. More information on their Facebook Page
FRIDAY 14th OF JULYBasement Project Summer Yard Party
18:00-2:00 Club Aras na nGael
BP Summer Yard Party! We take-over Club Aras Na nGael again for the annual summer yard party with residents & guests. There will be 2 Stages, Funktion One Sound, and an All Day BBQ! More information can be found on their Facebook Page
Galway Fringe Festival Launch Party
19:30-21:00 Compu B Store
The ultimate introduction to the Galway Fringe Festival 2017. Bring yourself and anyone you happen to come across along the way to Compu B store, our new headline sponsors shop on Shop Street, where we will be celebrating the opening of this year’s Fringe! More information can be found on their Facebook Page
Center for Research in Medical Devices Breakfast Event
Faced by health system cost pressures on one side and burgeoning clinical and technological opportunities on the other, medical device companies today face multiple strategic imperatives. In this talk, we'll discuss the winds of change affecting the medical device industry and what some of the smartest companies are doing to adjust to those changes. More information on their Facebook Page
And They Flew V
20:00-21:30 Renzo Gallery Café Galway
Their annual student exhibition which is officially part of Galway Fringe Festival. Fabulous art at affordable prices! Exhibition runs until 21st August.
Parklife (Blur Tribute)
23:30 Monroe’s Live
Parklife is Dublin's tribute to Britpop icons Blur performing all the favourites like Charmless Man, Girls and Boys, Song 2, Parklife and many more. More information about tickets can be found on ticketweb.ie
SATURDAY 15th OF JULYTribesman Olympic Triathlon
08:30-13:00 NUIG Sports Ground
Galway Triathlon Clubs Annual Race, a brilliant standard distance course to test and challenge your Swim, Bike & Run. A fabulous setting on the banks of The River Corrib in the Heart of Galway City. Ticket information on active.com
Battle of the Tribes
12:00-17:00 Galway Strength and Performance
This is a Raw competititon. Weigh-in is day of competition from 9am-11am, please ensure you have checked your rack height prior to the competition starting. For more information and updates visit their Facebook Page
ARGH Meet #28
19:00-20:00 The Blue Note Galway
Come to The Blue Note so we can whisper sweet comic dialogue in your ear so softly it will tickle a little bit.
Our LATIN THING (Back to Classics)
20:00-1:00 The Office Bar
Featuring the music of the Golden Era PLUS Today's most remarkable tunes with Classic Flavour. More information on their Facebook Page
SUNDAY 16th OF JULYLol Tolhurst & Fire in Cairo (The Cure Tribute)
19:00 Roisin Dubh Lol Tolhurst is launching his new book at Róisín Dubh, with a signing, Q&A and followed by FIRE IN CAIRO, a tribute to The Cure. More Information can be found at roisindubh.net
MONDAY 17th OF JULYWCUO at Galway Arts Festival
20:30-23:00 Roisin Dubh
West Cork Ukulele Orchestra is back to one of their favourite places, the Roisin Dubh during the best darn arts festival the world has ever seen. Ticket information can be found at giaf.ticketsolve.com We Raise Bears / Oisin O’ Scolai 21:00-23:00 The Quays Live More information can be found on their Facebook Page TUESDAY 18th OF JULY
Gerry Hanley, Sean and Irene Moloney 21:00-23:30 Galway Folk Club Gerry Hanley hails from Galway and has played Irish traditional accordion from an early age, winning the all Ireland championship at age 21. He now travels extensively and relishes the opportunity to meet musicians from all over the world to exchange tunes and stories. More information on this even can be found on Eventbrite ONGOING EVENTS Galway Fringe Festival July 15th – July 30th Various Locations Around Galway The Galway Fringe Festival provides a platform for local, national and International artists to show off what they got! More information on specifics visit their Facebook Page Fun with Nature Summer Camp (5-8yrs) July 17th – July 21st Bridgit’s Garden At the centre of our summer camp programme is enhancing children's connection with the natural world and growing their skills while having lots of fun! Ticket information can be found at brigitsgarden.ie Survival Skills Summer Camp (9-12yrs) July 17th – July 21st Bridgit’s Garden Brigit's Garden offers an excellent opportunity for children to run wild, get their hands mucky and make some new friends. Ticket information can be found at brigitsgarden.ie Junior Engineers Summer Camp July 17th – July 21st St. Mary’s College Suitable for children aged 6-8 yrs. Structural Engineering Camps using LEGO Education. Our new Junior Engineers camps focus on all manner of tasks from learning how gears, levers and pulleys work to building bridges, skyscrapers and even pyramids. By working on both individual and team projects, children learn the value of collaboration and teamwork, in the process creating some mightily impressive projects. Learn more at learnit.com Senior Engineers Summer Camp July 17th – July 21st St. Mary’s College Suitable for children aged 9-12 yrs. Mechanical Engineers Camps using LEGO Education. Mechanisms camp helps to develop your child’s technical, mathematical, analytical and problem solving skills. Over the course of the week students will work on a number of LEGO Education based projects. More information on learnit.com Youth Academy Summer Camp July 17th – July 21st Youth Academy NUIG Further details are available on our website: nuigalway.ie Clarinbridge Cul Camp 2017 July 17th – July 21st Clarinbridge Camogie Club The best Summer Camp in the country! Not just amazing value, but well-organised, fun and a great way of making and keeping friends.