Well hello there weekend, nice to see you again. We missed you dearly!

If you’re planning to hang out in the city this weekend and are looking for some great events, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the Top 5 Things to do in Galway this weekend;


Citóg Records Vol 4 Launch
Citóg Records Vol 4 Launch

This Thursday, June 11th, Citóg Records are launching VOL 4 with a gig in The Róisín Dubh. This free event will feature performances from The Curly Organ, Dylan Murphy Musicand Field Trip. All who attend will get a free download code of the new album. Citóg Records is an independent, artist-run, co-operative record label and collective based in Galway city on the west coast of Ireland. Their aim is to support and promote original music from Galway and bring it to a wider audience. We are committed to the ideals of community development, cooperative organisation, and cultural sustainability.

When: Thursday, 11th June 2019

Time: 20.30

Where: The Roisin Dubh, Galway’s Westend, Galway

Cost: Free to all


Extra Ordinary
A still from Extra Ordinary

The 31st Galway Film Fleadh takes place from 9th -14th July in the Town Hall Theatre and Pálás cinema, Galway. This year’s festival includes an unmissable programme of New Irish Cinema, featuring a number of World Premieres from talented Irish directors. This home-grown programme includes the very best in dramatic and comedic features in addition to a range of fascinating documentaries which cover a range of topics across politics, the arts, culinary innovation, and human rights. Tickets and further information for all films and events are now available at Galway Film Fleadh

When: 9th – 14th July 2019

Where: Town Hall Theatre & Pálas Cinema, Galway City

Cost: Tickets available at Galway Film Fleadh


The star of the weekend, OYSTERS

The much-anticipated event (by seafood lovers) takes place this weekend. The Connemara Oyster Festival brings a collection of fantastic chefs, fresh and mouthwatering food and of course the oysters! People who attended the event last year had a great experience of amazing food, great company, and fantastic entertainment. If you’ve never had an oyster before, here is the perfect opportunity! For more information and live updates, go to Connemara Oyster Festival.

When: July 12th to 14th 2019

Where: Keogh’s Bar, Ballyconneely, Connemara, Co. Galway


Calling all fashionistas! This is a PSA – LoveShackFancy will be available to purchase at Brown Thomas Galway for this weekend only! LoveShackFancy is a New York City-based lifestyle brand founded in 2013 by stylist, designer and creative director Rebecca Hessel Cohen. Inspired by vintage finds, it’s rich in detail, flattering silhouettes, soft hues, and intricate lace, with an emphasis on whimsical hand-dyed fabrics and enchanting vintage-inspired romantic floral prints. What a fabulous way to treat yourself (or someone else) this weekend!

When: July 12th to 14th 2019

Where: Brown Thomas, B1-29 William St, Galway


Il Vicolo
Gorgeous river-side seating at Il Vicolo

Located on the banks of the River Corrib, in the basement of the Bridgemills building, is the stunning Il Vicolo restaurant. Their menu is contemporary Italian kitchen, consisting of a mix of seasonal Cicchetti, pasta, risotto, fish, and meat. They are passionate about everything Italian and use the best of Irish produce, local producers and the best exports the Italian peninsula has to offer. With live jazz every Sunday, gorgeous outdoor seating, it’s the perfect spot to perch with an Aperol Spritz and watch the sun go down on the River Corrib. For bookings and more information, phone 091 530 515 or go to Il Vicolo.

Where: Il Vicolo, The Bridge Mills, O’Brien’s Bridge, Galway City