What’s On: New Years Eve in Galway

Whether you’re looking for a nice sit-down dinner to ring in the New Year, you want to dance the night away or you’re just after a good night out, there’s something happening for everyone.

Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Ball at the House Hotel

It’s  New Year’s Eve throwback celebration, so bring your best masquerade costume! Live music followed by a DJ and late bar — with some of the finest cocktails in Galway! You can reserve an area for your party, enjoy a four course New Years Eve meal with a cocktail for €40 or go for some finger food instead.

No cover charge // info here 

Galway Fringe Festival presents: New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball

A mesmerising evening including a red carpet entrance with a jazz pianist performing on arrival, complimentary Prosecco and canopes on arrival. Live music and DJ till late. It’s definitely going to be a party! Dress to impress and don’t miss out.

€15 // tickets here

NYE Cocktails


For an all-night party you don’t need to pay to get into, head to one of these spots! There will be DJs or live music, cocktails, prosecco, and big celebratory countdowns to midnight — so make sure you’ve got your New Years’ kiss sorted! Or shift whoever’s closest. Make sure you get in early, wherever you’re going!

– The Dáil Bar // Special surprise at midnight (We’re not sure if we should be scared) // From 9pm
– The Front Door // Late Bar & DJ // From 9pm
– Seven Bar // Late Bar & Cocktails // From 9pm
– Busker Browne’s // Complimentary glass of Presecco for first 50 people // From 9.30pm
– King’s Head // Complimentary glass of Presecco for first 50 ladies // From 8pm
– McGettigan’s // Complimentary bubbles @midnight // From 9pm
– House Hotel // Prize for best mask // From 8pm

Roisin NYE


If dancing your little heart out all night long is more your thing, then there’s no shortage of live music and clubs for you to see in the new year in proper style…

New Year’s Eve at the Róisín Dubh

The Róisín Dubh will host And So I Watch You From Afar, Paddy Hanna, Ryan Vail, and Anna Mullarkey for an amazing line-up that will send you into 2018 the best way possible: on the dance floor with loads of great tunes and great company.

€25 // tickets here 

Monroe’s Live New Years Party

The Madisons will be playing live at Monroe’s to ring in the New Year so you can dance the night away with them, and a DJ til late. If you get in early you’ll even get a nice prosecco reception!

€10 in the door // tickets here

New Year’s Eve at Electric

The man behind “Claudia’s Trip” & “3 AM Jazz Club” plays Factory with Palmms frontman Paddy Hogan. You can also catch Electric resident Paul Belton on the main floor ⚡

€15 // tickets here

New Year's Eve Galway

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