Charity walks with friends, comedy shows to make you laugh out loud and celebrating your local poets are just a taste of what to anticipate in Galway this week. For all the details and more ideas, check out our list below for the top things to do this week.
Get A Room
Enda Walsh is one of Ireland’s most internationally celebrated playwrights. His most recent success was Medicine featuring Domhnall Gleeson which had its world premier in Edinburgh International Festival. Inviting you to immerse yourself with their evolving Room series written and directed by Walsh and designed by Paul Fahy. Premiering in Columban Hall, Galway at the Galway International Arts Festival this September, Bedsit is the eighth in this series of unique theatre installations. Each Room is presented as 15-minute immersive theatre installation with an audience of one person or a small group, invited to step inside to explore the intimate space. A recorded audio of the story is then played featuring the voices of some of Ireland’s leading actors, including Niall Buggy, Charlie Murphy, Eileen Walsh. Tickets are on sale now on giaf.ie.
See The Grand Auld Stretch
Get ready to laugh out loud with Roisin Dubh’s new show “The Grand Aul Stretch.” Starting on August 13th, laughs, music and people will fill the iconic stage to bring you six Working In Progress shows featuring Galway’s own comedy legend Tommy Tiernan and music from Mick Flannery and Jape. Settled under a tent away from the possible rain with a click and collect bar, top quality sound and stage setup and 200 attendees, the night is guaranteed to be one to remember and not to miss. More acts will be announced over the coming days so stay tuned to social media & roisindubh.net. Grab your tickets quickly as all these shows are sure to be a sell out show!
Have A Slice From the Top Pizzeria In Ireland
Looking for the perfect reason for a takeaway? Celebrate Dough Bro’s win this weekend. Voted Top Pizzeria in Ireland and Best Takeaway Pizzeria in Europe for 2021 by The Top 50 Pizza Guide. Located in Middlestreet, the pizzeria is renowned for their authentic Italian taste, wood fired pizza bases and impeccable customer service. Takeaway, delivery and home pizza kits are just a taste of what they have to offer. To get your tummy rumbling visit their menu here.
Get Your Tickets For Live At Pearse Stadium
Starved of live entertainment? The famine is finally over with a feast of live music events set to blow the roof off Pearse Stadium this month. Christy Moore, Junior Brother, Deidre O’Kane and Mary Coughlan are just a few names that are set to take to the Salthill stage. The four night extravaganza with a click and collect bar will host their opening night on August 26th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow Friday 13th (staggered times due to the expected demand) on their website here.
Snap With Poetry Towns
Snap your fingers with Poetry Towns as they showcase your local talented poets. Celebrate your town’s vibrancy, creativity and community spirit through poetry, collaboration and communal experiences. From September 10th-18th free poetry workshops, public poetry displays, and physical activities called ‘Poems that Move You’ will be held in over 20 towns including Athenry. With local businesses like cafes and chemists getting involved, it really is the place to be (or not to be)! For their list of activities and where to find them, visit the Poetry Town website here.
Walk and Talk With Galway Hospice
Round up your closest friends and family to take a stroll this September for Galway Hospice. Now more than ever, Galway Hospice needs our support to help provide care to their patients. On September 12th Galway Hospice are inviting you to reflect on the time you spent with special ones while strolling through wooded areas, sandy beaches or under city lamps. Sign up before August 20th to receive your own personalised t-shirt with your loved ones name. For registration click here.