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).
MULTI-DAY EVENTS (DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS BELOW)
INISH:Island Conversations Table Quiz Series
The Black Gate Cultural Centre 20:00–23:00 August 1st - September 19th
They will be hosting 8 fundraising table quizzes from Tuesday the 1st of August for 8 weeks (Every Tuesday). There will be prizes on the nights and the winner of the league will win tickets to next year's festival and a basket of other goodies! The questions will be very hard. Very hard indeed.
August 7th – August 13th
Galway Community Pride will be leading the celebrations this year with another week long festival.
Monday 7th - Flag raising followed by official launch of Galway Pride 2017!
Tuesday 8th - LGBT+ Educational talks
Wednesday 9th - Mental Health Workshops & Speakers
Thursday 10th - BTQIA day
Friday 11th - Comedy Night in The Loft
Saturday 12th - The Galway Pride Parade! :D followed by the festival Family day then finishing off with the Pride Street Party!Sunday 13th - TBC
Galway Cup 2017
Drom Soccer Park, Rahoon 18:00 August 9th - August 12th
The Galway Cup kicks off Wednesday 9th August and has become an outstanding tournament, with four pitches, side by side, in action for ten hours each day.
That's 48 teams and 112 matches over the four days, including teams from the UK and USA. There will also be a pop up Active Sportsware store and plenty of entertainment off-pitch over the course of the event as well.
Mise Eire - I Am IrelandRunning until 27th September Town Hall Theatre 20:00 Select nights
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.
WEDS 9th of AUGUST
Race Week Recovery Disco Yoga
Terryland House 18:00-19:00
Race week is coming and things are already getting hectic. After a week of blocked roads, busy pubs, too much betting, high heels and hats, we all need to find our balance again. Book your mid-week escape now for Wednesday, 9th of August, 6pm at Terryland House Galway. Come early to get all glittered up! Bring you own mat welcome, limited mats available.
Mental Health Awareness & Candlelit Rememberance Walk
Teach Solais 19:30–21:30
Talks and a question & answer session about LGBT+ mental health followed by a candlelit remember walk to Eyre Square with a short service. Speakers TBA
THURS 10th of AUGUST
Pride Btqia+ Tea Party
The Secret Garden Galway 4 William Street West, Galway 16:00-19:00
Galway Community Pride are hosting a tea party in The Secret Garden Galway for our BTQIA+ community members, with Bi Ireland kindly assisting us with all things hosting-related. Relax, enjoy some of the best tea and cakes in Galway, and make some new queer besties! Free admission. Kid Friendly
Roisin Dubh 20:00-23:00
Reid is a remarkably talent, assured, clever and confident singer-songwriter..... a devastating youthful wisdom that gives her songs a feeling of lasting profundity." The Guardian.
FRI 11th of AUGUST
Roisin Dubh 20:00
The legendary Pop Punk band originally from Derry who celebrated their 40th anniversary last year return for what should be a scorching gig.
Roisin Dubh 23:00
Friday night they're running a club night with DJ John. Kiki is bringing you a fab show with special guest Regina George.
SAT 12th of AUGUST
Galway Clinic Streets Of Galway 8k
Claddagh Hall 19:00
2017 sees the 32nd edition of the famous Galway Clinic sponsored Streets of Galway 8km road race. This is one of the top road races in the country, and will be held Saturday 12th August in Galway City at 7pm. The route runs through the city centre and Salthill, taking in all the sights of the City of the Tribes, and is one of the biggest and best events in Galway each year!
A Pint with Steven Sharpe... It's like An Audience with, but with more pints.
Roisin Dubh 21:00
Steven Sharpe Solo Set In association with Galway Community Pride
For more info go to https://www.citogrecords.com/
Roisin Dubh 21:00
They are kicking off with a Cabaret Show with the legendary Mr. Pussy supported by some old school queens suc as Dusty Flaps and Eileen D'over. Kiki is on from 10 with some amazing guests. Regina, Donatella and Athena to name a few.
From 11 we are kicking off our UV party with body painting and dj by Swim. Get ready to glow. Tickets available on door.
Baile An Salsa - Galway
Monroe's Live 21:00–23:59
Formed in 2012 in Galway City, Baile an Salsa is an international band comprised of ten world-class musicians. The band seamlessly blends their passion for traditional Irish music with Latin Rhythms, creating a fusion which they call “Salsa-Trad." Its appeal is apparent in the band’s growing Irish and international fan base.
Streetwise Galway Hospice Band Night
Donelon's Bar and PJ's Niteclub Dunmore, Galway, 22:00–1:00 €10
Dunmore Annual Festival presents Streetwise as our Charity Band Night in aid of Galway Hospice.This event is kindly sponsored by Costello's Motors. Tickets €10 from pubs and shops in Dunmore and Quinns Shop Tuam.
Survival Skills Summer Camp (9-12yrs) August 14th - 18th
Brigit's Garden Roscahill : Monday to Friday 10am -1:30pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 091 550905 to book
Brigit's Garden offers an excellent opportunity for children to run wild, get their hands mucky and make some new friends. The Celtic Gardens, woodlands, meadows, polytunnel and lochán provide a unique setting for kids to explore the wonders of nature, guided by our experienced staff.
MON 14th of AUGUST
Roisin Dubh 21:00
Canadian Electronic kosmische band who formed in 2004 and play heavily improvised instrumental grooves come to Galway for what should be a stunning gig.