The weekend is fast approaching and we all have that Friday feeling! If you’re looking for a way to spice up your weekend, just keep on reading to find our top five picks of where to spend your weekend!
1. Oktoberfest West

Mescan Brewery, Jack and Eddie’s and Gracy’s Pizzeria and Bistro are proud to announce that Oktoberfest West 2018 will be held on the grounds of Westport House at Gracy’s Pizzeria and Bistro on the 6th & 7th October 2018.  Beer and Bratwurst, Lederhosen, Bavarian ceol agus craic will make this a festival to remember. Oktoberfest in Munich is the world’s largest beer festival and lasts for 16 days. This year the Oktoberfest West version will run for two days due to the success of the last two years! It promises to be a lot of fun.

The day will start at 1 pm and continue on until 11 pm. Don’t forget your steins and lederhosen!

Oktober Fest

2. Explore the grounds of St. Brigit’s Garden 

Brigit’s Garden is a place of connection with nature, beauty and Celtic heritage and as a resource for education, reflection and creativity. Brigit’s Garden takes you on a magical journey into the heart of Celtic heritage and mythology, making it one of the truly outstanding places to visit in the West of Ireland. Open daily from 10.00 am until 5.30 pm, what better way to spend your weekend than immersing yourself in the beauty of this sanctuary?

Find out more information from St. Brigit’s Garden’s website.

St Brigits Garden

3. Galway Market

Galway’s famous bustling street market has been trading in Church lane in the centre of the city for literally centuries. You will find hundreds of stalls selling fresh produce and locally produced crafts. There’s a great variety of food available, Madras curry, Yummy Crepes, Japanese Sushi, and mouth-watering handmade cookies among many others or you can buy the ingredients for a delicious gourmet picnic. Browsing through the various stalls and sampling the delicious food makes for the perfect weekend activity!
The market is open on Saturdays from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm and Sundays from 12.00pm to 8.00pm.
St Nicholas Market

‘The Mai’ is an epic tale of three generations of a family inspired by love but shattered by inescapable reality. It is both wildly funny and humorously tragic. The play centres on a formidable forty-year-old woman, a teacher known as The Mai, whose husband Robert, a musician, has always felt stifled by her ideals of perfection. After seventeen years he leaves her, whereupon she sets about decorating a dream house in the hope that he will one day return to her. From her fairytale castle set in the midlands, The Mai waits by the window for him to return. The play opens in this world on the day of Robert’s return after an absence of four years.

With showings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, it is an event not to be missed! Book your tickets on the Town Hall Theatre’s website.
The Mai Poster
Footloose are one of Ireland’s best up and coming cover bands, with infectious energy and an all-inclusive repertoire. The band will be playing live in Busker Brownes on Friday from 10 pm. With two cocktails for €12 being served before midnight, this gastropub in the heart of the Latin Quarter is the place for a good night out this weekend.
For more information, head to the Busker Brownes’ website.
Busker Brownes
As always, if you head to any of these events be sure to let us know! For a chance to be featured on our social media, tag us in your snaps or hashtag #GALWAYnow.
Enjoy your weekend!


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