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).


Galway Fringe Festival
15 July – 30 July Various Locations Around Galway; multiple events, be sure to check their website for the full listings, we [Flirt FM] have included just a sample, with particular attention to multi-day events.

And They Flew V (Galway Fringe Festival)
14 July - 27 July Renzo Gallery Cafe Galway
The talented students of award-winning artists and teachers Denise Hogan & Gill Christie will be on show in Renzo Café Gallery, Eyre Street. 'And They Flew' is a wonderful cacophony of oils, watercolours and acrylics at affordable prices which has become an eagerly awaited annual event in the city amongst art lovers.

A Sense of Place (Galway Fringe Festival)
15 July - 28 July Galway City Museum Foyer
Friday 28th July, 13.00-14.30 - A slideshow and lace-display by members of The Headford Lace Project with questions and answers session. Location: Education Room, Galway City Museum, Bookings: 091 532460 (limited places can be booked through museum).
Saturday 29th July and Sunday 30th July 13.00-15.00, Foyer Galway City Museum - Bobbin Lace Demonstration.

Galway Rooftops (Galway Fringe Festival)
15 July - 28 July Galway Mechanics Institute, Middle Street
Roofs of Galway is a collection of Darius Ivan's photographs captured using 360 degrees camera equipment. The poster prints are designed to become the gate to virtual reality space of Rooftops of Galway.

Dmitri Nesterov (Galway Fringe Festival
15 July - 28 July Galway Mechanics Institute, Middle Street
This Exhibition is brought to you by members of the Photo Artists Union of Russia and the Creative Collective 'Tasma' in celebration of the October Revolution Centenary. This show illustrates lives of soviet people from various social backgrounds, how they worked, their everyday life, their education and culture. 

15 July - 30 July Columban Hall, Sea Road
Though the installation’s title of Dúinín refers to the place where it was filmed on Dingle’s Slea Head peninsula, the narrative relates to a tragic story of a young woman. This was 1950s rural Ireland — a difficult place for many and in particular women. The narrative emerges through a three-panel installation with a complex overlay of history, geography, myth, memory and contemporary detail.

Galway Mechanics Art Group Exhibition (Galway Fringe Festival)
15 July - 30 July Galway Mechanics Institute, Middle Street
Galway Mechanics Art Group now has 10 members, made up of artists with varied experience. The artists exhibiting this year are Annette Kelly, Maura Burke, Bernadette, Catherine Kelly, Miriam Browne and Nuala Nolan.

16 July - 31 July The Blue Note Galway
The Hearts Festival runs for two weeks and one day from 16th to the 30th of July making it Galway's longest Arts Festival of the year. Music, Dance, Art from the people who spend week in week out doing and not talking about how much goes on in this silly city of ours. Most events free admission. Strictly over 18's.
Full Festival Lineup -
Sunday 16th July, 7pm – Opening Party with Citóg (free)
Friday 21st July, 7pm - Tracy Bruen & The Blue Notes (€6 + Booking Fee)
Friday 21st July, 9pm – Festival Club with Origin (free)
Saturday 21st July, 9pm – Festival Club with Anthony Collins (free)
Sunday 23rd July, 2pm – Holy Hour (€6 + booking fee)
Thursday 27th July, 7pm - The Story of.... The Little Fish (€6 + booking fee)
Friday 28th July, 7pm - Berrill & Briscoe's North Galway (€6 + booking fee)
Friday 28th July, 9pm – Festival Club with WUA (free)
Saturday 29th July, 9pm – Festival Club with 110th Street (free)
Sunday 30th July, 7pm – Closing party with Good Ol Trusty (free)
Sunday 16th to Sunday 30th – exhibition by Grey & Ginger

The life Before Death (Galway Fringe Festival)
17 July - 20 July Busker Brownes
The Life Before Death is an original one-act play written and directed by Kelby Guilfoyle. A heavy drama with undertones of comedy that brings the taboo topic of mental health to the forefront.

Shakespeare in Connemara (Galway Fringe Festival)
17 July - 23 July Seven Bridgestreet
Shakespeare in Connemara's theme is how and why Shakespeare came to write his famous Scottish Play, Macbeth. The inspiration for this masterpiece was , of course, Connemara. Where else could it have been? The show was written by and features Gerry Conneely along with Neil Bairead and Jacky Roantree.

Golden Record (GIAF)
17 July - 30 July Galway Arts Centre
An exhibition addressing our need to record, document and create objects to make sense of the world and our place within it
Dorothy Cross | Laura de Búrca| Ed Devane | Jane Locke| Susan MacWilliam| Lucy McKenna | Suzanne Mooney | Lorraine Neeson | Paul Nugent | Niamh O'Malley | Richard Proffitt | Jennifer Walshe. Curated by Maeve Mulrennan.

Galway Pride – 2017 August 7th – August 13th Galway Community Pride will be leading the celebrations this year with another week long festival. Following on from the success from last year's festival, there will be a similar format with some minor tweaks but also some fantastic additions. For more information regarding the festival, visit their Facebook Page

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.


Choir of St. Paul’s College, Hong Kong
20:00-21:15 Galway Cathedral Recitals
A 100-strong choir of boys and young men, singing a programme of music by Stanford, Britten and others. The choir is directed by Sandra Ng and accompanied on the organ by Felix Yeung. More information can be found on their Facebook Page  

Sean Keane in Concert
20:30-23:30 Salthill Hotel Galway
Sean brings his concert tour to the Salthill Hotel for three concerts during the months of July and August. Join him and his musicians for a great night of song and stories. Ticket information on Eventbrite  

Gerry Carthy
21:00-23:30 Galway Folk Club
Gerry Carthy has been a fixture on Santa Fe’s music scene for more than two decades. Whether he’s playing the tenor banjo, mandolin, fiddle, tin whistles, saxophone, flute or guitar, Carthy also has a knack for delivering heartfelt Northern New Mexico folk music and Americana. Ticket information can be found on Eventbrite  

Strange Brew
23:30 Róisín Dubh
Indie beats, alternative rock and good vibrations from the past, the present and the not too distant future with gugai.


Galway Potters Market
July 21st 10:00 – July 22nd 17:00 Spanish Arch Galway
Potters Market is a stimulating 2 day event, now in its 7th year at the Spanish Arch, featuring the original work of some 20 selected studio potters and ceramic artists from around the country. This is part of the Galway Fringe Festival that is going on all throughout July.  

Love and Brain Damage
20:00 – 21:00 The Cellar Bar
Having suffered brain damage as a child it's safe to say that Michael's life has been somewhat different. Living with a "disability" is somewhat challenging specially when it comes to love, trust and misunderstanding. This solo is a follow up to his past production "The Madness In My Method"; this show will be fast, loud and honest, and a lot more personal than his first production. Ticket information can be found on Eventbrite  

Aimee Banks in Concert
20:00 – 22:00 The Augustinian Church
Aimee Banks the young classical soprano will perform a solo concert as part of the  Fringe Festival. Aimee was launched onto the International stage when she represented Ireland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Sofia Bulgaria 2015. More information about Aimee and tickets can be found on the events Facebook Page  

Songs from the West
21:00 – 23:00 Galway Folk Club
This is a night of original music & songs from the West of Ireland. Tony Reidy has gained a considerable reputation as a songwriter, his themes include tales of informers, small town romance, dreamers, losers and clowns. More information on the event and tickets can be found on their Facebook Page    


20:00 Festival Big Top
Passenger will be at the Galway Arts festival in July! Ticket information can be found on Ticketmaster  

Emman of the House
20:00 – 21:00 The Cellar Bar
Emman Idama is originally from Nigeria, having moved to Co. Kildare, Ireland with his family at a young age. Emman Idama has been performing for over 3 years and has performed in clubs around Ireland and the UK as well as festivals in Ireland. He has recently finished writing his solo show which has become a rapid success and has sold out in the venues where he has performed it. This year he will be taking the show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. More information on their Facebook Page  

Fia Rua and Edna Reilly
21:00 – 23:00 The Quays Live
The Fia Rua live show has won Burke the "Best Live Act" in previous Fringe Festivals and this gig will showcase his latest work, which he describes as "a kind of return to a pleasurable sense of being lost, a good scream at the crossroads." Enda Reilly is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Dublin whose projects include New Songs In Irish Amhráin Nua i nGaeilge, his Climate Change Songs Workshops, Arise and Go! a collaboration with poet Stephen James Smith. Ticket information can be found on Eventbrite  

C6 Presents: Boots & Kats
23:00 – 2:00 Carbon Nightclub
Boots and Kats main aim is providing the crowd with a feel-good atmosphere to get people in the groove whether it’s out on a sunny day or they’re playing in the depths of a club. The duo has been thoroughly road tested throughout the city of their hometown, Dublin & beyond. They regularly play in the city’s collection of clubs, big and small, and hold a residency in the club night ‘Toast’ as well as Opium Rooms as a venue.      


Vegan Potluck and BBQ
13:00 – 15:00 Club Aras na nGael
It's simple to be part of the a vegan potluck, just bring some vegan food to share! It can be homemade or shop bought, as long as it's VEGAN (no meat, eggs, dairy, honey etc). More information can be found on their Facebook Page  

Brain Wilson
19:00 Festival Big Top
Brian Wilson will be preforming at the Galway Arts Festival! More information about tickets can be found on Ticketmaster  

Eve Darcy
20:00 – 21:00 The Cellar Bar
Eve Darcy is a stand-up comedian based in Dublin, and has performed in Vancouver, the UK and Edinburgh. Eve performs regularly around Ireland. Eve has also performed at the Iveagh Garden’s Vodafone Comedy Festival, Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Smock Alley’s ‘Scene & Heard’ Festival and most recently the inaugural Limerick Fringe Festival with her show ‘That’s Why’ – a phenomenological and existential look at life and its delusions. More information on tickets can be found on Eventbrite  

Fringe Festival Band Showcase
22:00 – 0:30 The Loft
This event has been a success in previous years because the Fringe Festival Band Showcase provides an exciting platform for the wide variety of talent in Galway, encouraging younger acts to come together & preform. Already on the bill are Conman, Crossing Paths & French Ketamine. With more acts to be added, as always the years Festival Band Showcase is not to be missed. Ticket information can be found on Eventbrite.