Better days are coming! They’re called Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

Like always, the city and county are jam-packed with events this weekend. From comics to wedding fairs, our lovely Galway has it all. Here are the top 5 things to enjoy over the next few days;


Funnyman Fred Cooke is leaving his twinkle toes behind him from Dancing with the Stars and taking to the road for his new comical tour of musical madness. And, lucky for us, his new show “Fred Space” coming to Galway! If you’re looking to laugh your head off this weekend, be sure not to miss the opportunity to see Fred in all his glory at the Town Hall Theatre this Friday. For tickets and more information, go to

When: Friday 6th September 2019

Time: 8.30 pm

Where: Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, Galway

Cost: €15 


2. POP-UP WINE TASTING @ THE BLACK GATEadult-bar-blur-696218

Everyone loves a good pop-up whether it’s vintage clothes, food stalls etc. But the pop-up that caught our eye this week is WINE TASTING at The Black Gate. If you’re passionate or interested in vino and want to learn more, or simply just love the good stuff, then this event is for you! The pop-up will last for an hour and a half and is designed for people who would like to learn about wine and wine tasting while having fun. On the night you’ll be learning top tips such as how to taste wine followed by a scrumptious cheese platter. Booking is essential for this event, so go The Black Gate for tickets and more information.

When: Saturday 7th September 2019

Time: 5.30 pm

Where: The Black Gate, Francis Street St Francis St, Galway

Cost: €20 


3. CLAREGALWAY CASTLE AUTUMN FAIR Garden-Festival-July-2019---Claregalway-Castle--Claire-Sheehan-Creative-..._2

Following on from this year’s hugely successful Galway Garden Festival, Claregalway Castle will host its 4th annual Autumn Garden, Craft, and Food Fair on Sunday, September 8th. The Autumn fair will feature some of Ireland’s finest nurseries and rare plant specialists and, a fabulous range of shrubs, trees, and plants on display. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet the experts, have your questions answered and extend your season right up to the first frosts. For more information, go to the event page

When: Sunday 8th September 2019

Time: 11 am – 6 pm

Where: Claregalway Castle, Galway

Cost: Admission is €5


4. BROWN THOMAS A/W ’19 LAUNCH alcohol-background-beverage-1446320

Brown Thomas Galway will launch the exciting new Autumn/Winter 2019 collections with a fashion show luncheon in partnership with charities Croí, National Breast Cancer Research Institute, and Rosabel’s Rooms. The event will take place in the beautiful five-star surroundings of Glenlo Abbey to raise vital funds for these charities. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception, music by Michelle Lally, and a delicious four-course luncheon. The highlight of the event will be an exclusive fashion show featuring this seasons’ key trends from the most sought after labels including Ganni, RIXO, Victoria, Victoria Beckham, See by Chloé and MaxMara. For tickets and more information, go to the CROÍ event page

When: Sunday 8th September 2019

Time: 2 pm

Where: Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate, Kentfield Bushy Park, Galway

Cost: €90 per person or €800 per table of 10



Soon-to-be newlyweds, this one is for you! The countdown is on for the wedding event of the year, the Autumn Wedding Showcase at the Shearwater Hotel & Spa. The day begins at 12 pm with a drinks reception and will include mini menu tastings, wedding vendors and much more. After undergoing a stunning transformation, the brand-new ballroom offers couples sophisticated elegant décor and great thought has been put into the elegant decorative pieces placed around the room with eye-catching focal points proving an ideal backdrop for your wedding pictures. To secure your place, RSVP to weddings@shearwaterhotel

When: Sunday 8th September 2019

Time: 12 pm

Where: Shearwater Hotel & Spa, Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Cost: RSVP to weddings@shearwaterhotel


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