Top 5 Things To Do In Galway This Weekend

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1. The Ardilaun Hotel Exclusive Wedding Showcase

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Attention weds-to-be! This event could potentially be a sneak peek into YOUR big day. Newly-engaged couples attending will be taken on a private tour of the different celebration venue areas. They will also experience one on one food and wine tasting in great company and can expect lots of exclusive advantages!

Booking is essential! Speak to Maureen on 091 519735 or

For more information click here

Date: Saturday,18 January

Time: 10 a.m – 5 p.m

Venue: The Ardilaun Hotel, Co. Galway


2. Pop-up Wine Tasting

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Whether you have little or great knowledge of wines, anyone is welcome to this wine-tasting experience which will be both an enjoyable and educational time for all to share. The event promises an hour and a half of dicussion, discovery, tasting and most importantly, a great time.

Date: Saturday, 18 January

Times: 5:30 p.m – 7 p.m

Venue: The Black Gate, 14 Francis Street, Galway

Price: 25€

Booking is essential!

For more info, click here


3. January Live Music at the Quays

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The Quays, as part of their January Live Music event, will dedicate this weekend to wedding bands. The Pearls will kick the event off on Friday and will be followed by the Pat Fitz Band on Saturday and the Weightless Astronauts on Sunday. With these masters of cover songs, you better get ready to sing along!

Date: Friday, 17 January – Sunday, 19 January

Time: Various times

Venue: The Quays Music Hall, 11 Quay Street, Galway


4. Midwinter Festival

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If you’re feeling more lyrical, this three-day long festival organised by Music for Galway is a special edition, celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The event will showcase talents from Galway and Ireland in a series of classical concerts as well as welcome prestigious musical guests.

Date: Friday,17 January – Sunday, 19 January

Time: 8 p.m

Venue: Town Hall Theatre

Price: 25€

To purchase tickets, click here

5. Operation Transformation Nationwide Walk

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Image: Twitter @OpTranRTE

This initiative launched by RTÉ’s Operation Transformation in partnership with local communities will get thousands of people in Ireland walking for 5 km together to promote physical activity and health and encourage people to go out and move.

Date: Saturday, 18 January

Venue: SuperValu Loughrea, Galway

Time: 10 a.m

Have a great weekend!