With the sunshine giving us all a bit of life and rejuvenation, why not keep that energy going and get involved with some exciting activities taking place around Galway. We have made it easy with our list of top things to do this week.
Get In Conversation

Want to get to know more about your favourite film and screen contributors in an intimate setting? Galway Film Fleadh are offering just that with their In Conversation events featuring Gabriel Byrne, Mark Cousins and Mark Fergus. Writer Kate O’Toole will chat to IFTA winner Gabriel Byrne on Saturday July 24th about his recent role in Death of a Ladies Man. Following this, Irish director Declan McGrath will meet with documentary maker Mark Cousins to discuss his film The Story of Looking, which explores the significance of vision as he undergoes eye surgery. Finally, Mark Fergus will discuss his distinguished career as a screenwriter with screen consultant Mary Kate O’Flanagan. Tickets are free but registration is required here.

Take the Plunge with the Galway Bay Challenge 

Dive in with The Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim. Challenge yourself by taking part in the 13km swim from Aughinish in Clare to Blackrock Diving Tower in Salthill. By raising €100 you will be helping Cancer Care West facilitate services to help those battling cancer and their families. Last year, the event raised over €185,000 and this year hopefully it will be no different. You will receive your own personalised t-shirt to celebrate the event and your achievement. The swim will take place across the world during the month of August. To register click here.


Put Your Best Foot Forward with The Aldi Community Games

Get moving outdoors with The Aldi Community Games. Returning for another year full of outdoor events including soccer, rounders, pitch and putt and more, the games continue to encourage young people to develop healthy habits while having fun. Regional heats will take place around the country for those aged 6-16 with the National final taking place in Carlow IT. For information on how to take part or volunteer click here

Bee-come a Beekeeper

Calling all honey lovers and bee enthusiasts. Lough Rynn Beekeepers are hosting an introductory online course to beekeeping, starting this Saturday July 26th. Over eight weeks you will learn all the basics of beekeeping such as swarm management, equipment and honey extraction. Find out more.