Galway has some fantastic events lined up for this weekend, from festivals to European short films! Experience making food in Slieve Aughty to suit various dietary requirements or take a tour of the city while learning about the influential women of Galway through the years!


Galway Cartoon FestIval

The Galway Cartoon Festival is an international celebration of funny drawings, hosted in Ireland’s most sociable city. Along with the main exhibitions, the Cartoon Festival will feature live caricature sessions, a schools’ cartoon workshop and competition. This year’s theme is ‘Science’ as it takes place alongside the Galway Science & Technology Festival 2019, with exhibitions in the Bailey Allen Hall in NUIG this Friday at 4pm. The 2019 Galway Cartoon Festival runs over 11 days and showcases some of the most talented cartoonists from Ireland and abroad across 6 venues throughout Galway city. Check out their WEBSITE for full details.

Dates: 8 – 18 November
Venue: 17 Middle Street
Price: TBA


Europe Film Festival

Enjoy an entertaining screening of European short films. The EUNIC Ireland cluster (European Union National Institutes for Culture) presents a selection from 9 participating countries at the IFI in Dublin, Pálás in Galway and the Cork Film Festival (The Gate). Discover great shorts from Ireland, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain and theUnited Kingdom. The audience will be asked to vote for their favourite film after the screenings. Comedy, laughter, drama & more: dare to have a good time with some of the best European short films! See Palas FACEBOOK event for more.

Start time/date: 9 November 12pm
Venue: Palas Cinema
Price: Free


Cooking Classes at Slieve Aughty

With more and more people requiring special diets for health and/or ethical reasons, cooking for everyone in your household can be difficult.  Especially if you are new to gluten free or other dietary restrictions. Believe it or not, gluten free, lactose free, vegan food can be fun to cook, simple and delicious, and there are lots of ways to make alternatives of your favourite dishes. At Slieve Aughty, they’ll help you make just a few options that everyone can enjoy, including sweets such as chocolate chip cookies and decadent rich brownies, savoury options of pancakes with fillings and winter veggie pesto, and share lots of ingredient options and extra recipes that you can bring home with you in a handy little resource pack. Advance booking required with 50% deposit. Have a look at their WEBSITE for additional information.

Start time/date: 9 November 12pm
Venue: Slieve Aughty Centre
Price: €35 per person


Killian Glynn's 'Starseed'
In this new dark comedy by Killian Glynn, homeless and disillusioned, Iris is far from the goddess she was named for. The streets of Galway transport her to surreal, dangerous and mystifying visions and she finds her past brought suddenly into the present. Armed only with her sharp wit and her best friend Gavrail, Iris must unravel her dreams and step into reality… before it’s too late. Visit the Town Hall Theatre WEBSITE to buy tickets.

Start time/date: 6 – 9 November 8.30pm
Venue: Town Hall Theatre
Price: €10/12


Hear the stories of some remarkable women associated with Galway City with experienced guide and member of Independent Tour Guides Association, Marteen Lane. Tour Highlights:

The Final Journey Statue
Townhall Theatre
8 Bowling Green
Galway Arts Centre

Groups are also catered for. Special rate for groups of 10 or more. Booking in advance is essential and can be done through the WEBSITE.

Start time/date: 3 November 12pm
Venue: Outside The Skeff
Price: €11.09