The Christmas lights are on, the John Lewis ad is out and it’s starting to get chilly. Dare we say it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas? Galway is bustling with fun activities this weekend – check out our top picks here!

1. STOUTHAUS @ BIERHAUSE 

stouthaus at bierhausBierhaus in the heart of Galway, famed for its craft beers and delicious hotdogs will be celebrating all things stout this weekend! With flowing stouts and food pairings from TGO Falafel, Sheridans Cheese and Herterichs butchers, this is an event not to be missed!

Dates: 14 – 17 November
Venue: Bierhaus, Henry Street, Galway

2. GALWAY CHRISTMAS MARKET

Light Up Eyre SquareMaking its grand annual return to Eyre Square this weekend is the famous Galway Christmas Market! Hosting over 50 stalls of gifts, food, drink and so much more. The market is Ireland’s longest running Christmas market and will see thousands of international and national patrons attending this year.

Date: 15 November
Venue: Galway City
Price: Free

3. DAMIEN DEMPSEY

Roisin Dubh Damien DempseyAfter a long day exploring the Christmas market, why not pop down to the Róisín Dubh for a world class performance from home grown talent Damien Dempsey.

Date: 17 November
Time: 8pm
Venue: Róisín Dubh
Price: €30

4. THE IRISHMAN AT PÁLÁS

Palas The Irishman Galway
Want to get your cinema fix this weekend? We highly recommend seeing The Irishman at Pálás! Directed by the amazing Martin Scorsese and featuring an almost too good to be true cast including Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, this 210 minute beast of film is sure to blow your socks off!

Date: All weekend
Time: 2-4 screenings a day
Venue: Pálás
Price: Check Website

5. GALWAY GIRL PHOTO EVENT

The Spanish ArchHere’s something you can take part in to help give back this weekend. COPE Galway is asking women across Galway to gather for a group photo at the Spanish Arch in a fundraising and awareness campaign for the new domestic abuse service in Galway, Modh Eile House. This event titled #GalwayGirl is a great way to show your support for a worthy cause!

Date: 16 November
Time: 2:30pm
Venue: Spanish Arch
Price: Free

We hope you have a fantastic weekend, whatever you get up to!

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