YOU MADE IT! Another week done and dusted, congratulations!
Now it’s time to relax and enjoy a fun-filled weekend. There’s a real party atmosphere building since Galway Pride kicked off on Monday. As always, we have handpicked the best events to attend over the next three days. Get ready, it’s going to be a good one!
GALWAY PRIDE 2019
The annual Galway Pride Festival takes place every August throughout Galway City. This new event will encompass everything that makes our city the cultural magnet that it is. The aim is to encourage involvement from the wider community and to highlight the great variety of people that make Galway such a vibrant and exciting place to live and visit. Events throughout the week will include evenings of information and awareness, arts and performance, music nights and the colorful parade on Saturday 17th August. The Galway Pride Festival committee would welcome expressions of interest from people wishing to take part in the festival, from street entertainers to volunteers. For more information, go to Galway Pride 2019
When: Monday 12th – Sunday 18th August 2019
Where: Various venues in Galway city.
2. GALWAY HERITAGE WEEK – SEASHORE SAFARI
Since our lovely city isn’t that exotic, we were shocked to hear that there will be a ‘Seashore Safari’ taking place this weekend! You are invited to attend a seashore safari on Grattan Beach, Salthill. Join the amazing Aquarists from Galway Atlantaquaria as they show you the wonderful world of tide pool animals and habitats. Who knows what you could find in the rock pools or hiding along the shore. All attendees are advised to bring a small bucket and wear wellies and suitable clothing for the wild Atlantic way adventure! Suitable for all ages. For more information, contact Galway Civic Trust
When: Saturday, 17th August 2019
Time: 12pm – 1.30pm
Where: Lifeguard Station, Grattan Beach, Salthill
3. MOVIE PICK – ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age. For tickets and more information, go to Pálás
When: Saturday, 17th August 2019
Where: Pálás Cinema, 15 Lower Merchant’s Road, Galway
4. BINGO LOCO
IT’S BACK! The Róisín Dubh are delighted to be bringing Ireland’s #1 Bingo Rave to the Black Box Theatre on Saturday, August 17th. Get your squad together for an insane night of Bingo, lip sync battles, silly dance-offs, crazy props, confetti cannons, and bad decisions. A quirky alternative to your standard night out! For more info about Bingo Loco, check out their Facebook page here
Where: Black Box Theatre, Galway
When: Saturday 17th, August 2019
Price: €22.70 (available from OMG Shop Street & Roisin Dubh)
5. DINE @ LANA
Enjoy Asian street food? Looking for a delicious and relaxed dining experience? Then you should head to Lana in Salthill this weekend. Enjoy the tastes of delicious food put together passionately by our team from Thailand, Indonesia, China, and Malaya. Their authentic Asian street food is brought to you at reasonable prices in a fresh and vibrant atmosphere. Call in during an afternoon on the prom or for a no-fuss casual dinner. For more information, go to Lana Salthill
Where: 224 Upper Salthill, Salthill Co. Galway