Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, worry not! Check out the best activities to try in Galway this weekend!
Walk this way- Join the Galway Camino walk
After a successful first year which saw close to 100 people taking part in the inaugural Galway Camino pilgrim walk last September, the Galway Camino Walk is back on Saturday 22nd September. Kicking off from 12 noon from Galway Cathedral, The walk will take in seven holy sites around Galway city. The Galway Camino Pilgrim walk has been organised by the Knights of Columbanus.
Beginning at Galway Cathedral the pilgrim walk will take in seven of Galway Holy sites including The Poor Clares Convent in Nuns Island, St Nicholas Church, Franciscan Abbey, Augustinian Church, Dominican Claddagh and St Joseph’s Church. Each pilgrim will receive a Galway Camino booklet which is to be stamped at each site. Upon returning to Galway Cathedral, with all seven stamps, a Galway Camino Certificate of Completion will be given. The Galway Camino registration office will be open at Galway Cathedral from 12 noon.
Registration is on the day at Galway Cathedral. Price per walker is €5, €10 for a family or €4 for unemployed or for OAP.
For more information check out Galway Camino
Biking and walking around Galway City
A Free Family cycling event organised by An Taisce Green-Schools, Connemara Greenway Alliance, Galway’s Westend, Galway City Council and An Garda Síochána will take place on World Car Free Day in Galway. The event called Kidical Mass 2018 will kick off at 10:30 am on Saturday 22nd September in Galway’s Westend at Fr. Burke Park
Cycle on the streets of Galway City as part of the Loving Galway festival, which celebrates the green and blue spaces of our beautiful City. Children will go on a guided cycle on road over the bridges, along the canal and back to Fr. Burke park. There will be rolling road closures with Garda support. Once back in Fr Burke Park, the bikes will be parked up and there will be music, face painting, a Bouncy Castle and plenty of bike games. People need to bring High Vis vests and, as safety is a priority, helmets are essential.
For more information call Tiarnan on 0857776990
. Stay tuned to Galway’s Westend
on social channels for updated information.
Since the weather has taken a truly autumnal turn – rendering leaving the house without an umbrella next to impossible – what better way to relax on a Sunday night than to imbibe with a hot whiskey in the comfort of Garavans Bar? As the winners of Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year 2017, their reputation precedes them. Nestled in the heart of Shop Street, Garavan’s Bar is an oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle. While you’re at it you may as well sample a marvelous selection of whiskeys from their tasting tray from €11. Warm your body before heading back out into the blustery Galway air!
Hugh Jackman. Zendaya. Zac Efron. Musical. – What more could a person ask for on a Friday night? The musical celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. If This Is Me hasn’t been stuck in your head ever since the movie’s original release, then it is sure to be after this sing-along experience! The show begins at 6.30 pm in Pálas.
For more information on ticket purchase, head to Pálás Cinema
The iconic Galway City Centre bookshop hosts the now traditional Culture Night literary gathering which invites readings by every Galway author who has had a book published in the last year. Encompassing, fiction, non-fiction, poetry and in any language, authors will read a short selection from their books. Concurrent with the event Galway Bay FM’s Arts Show will broadcast live from the bookshop, with ace presenter Vinnie Browne presenting an evening of live interviews and news, recitals, performances and sessions, drawn from the city’s entire Culture Night programme.
For more information, visit Charlie Byrne’s or call (091) 568766