Looking for some fun activities to do with friends, family or just by yourself? Charity cycles, reliving important events from our history, indulging in some delicious pastries with an Irish twist and being transformed by art are just a sample of what Galway has in store for you this week.
Relive The War of Independence with Fíbín Theatre Company
With the stunning backdrop of Connemara and 50 performers, be transported back in time to feel heartache and humour in Cogadh na Saoirse, an outdoor theatre production for the Galway Arts Festival, 2021. Follow Michael, a character from Cathleen Ní Houlihan as he negotiates his way through the tumultuous years during Ireland’s fight for independence. With the use of the Irish language, experience new perspectives on the events that shaped our country in this deep and visceral outdoor spectacle which breaks down the barriers between actor and audience. The show will run from 28 August – 5 September and tickets on sale here.
Be Transformed by Entropy
Entropy finds its roots in Greek and Italian entropia meaning a transformation, constant change. Inspired by art being a process of transformation, Olga Magliocco’s Entropy closes this year’s Oughterard Arts Programme with her equally captivating and beautiful pieces. Running from August 13th to 22nd from 10am – 5pm on weekdays and Saturdays and 12pm-5pm on Sundays. For further information on exhibitions and events visit www.ocap.ie.
Kneading A Bit Of Dough?
Galway’s Tartare blends their talents with Bread 41 in Dublin to create new Irish twists on pastries. Try the classic sourdough croissant with a seaweed twist, featuring milled dillisk from Connemara. If you have a sweet tooth, sample a pain au chocolat topped with dillisk. Both limited edition pastries are available from Saturday 21st August at Bread41, Dublin and Tartare on Dominick Street, Galway. Keep watching Tartare and Bread41‘s Instagram for more exciting collaboration dishes which combine the flavours of the Galway coastline with the traditional, artisan methods that Bread41 is known for.
For 25 years, Baborò has been flying the flag for child-focused art experiences. Set to return again this October, the festival will be bursting with murals, live performances and exhibitions which will be accessible to all children. Supporting Irish artists and allowing children to express themselves as participants has always been at the core of Baborò and this year will be no different. The full programme of events will be announced later this month so keep an eye on their social media platforms here.
Pedal To The Metal For Down Syndrome Galway West
Cycle your heart out with Challenge Cycling Club Etape Invitational 2021 this August 28th. Take on the 115km or 165km challenge in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. With a shiny medal to show off, barbeque for all participants and after party at the Arches Hotel, what’s not to love? All proceeds raised with go towards Down Syndrome. Register here.