10 things to do in Galway this weekend

Connacht Rugby are back in action this weekend and we’re excited about wreath-making, tons of live music, and Christmas markets to get you in the festive season!

We update this space every Friday with all the best of events, great eats & drinking holes so keep an eye out!


1. It’s Electric!


Disco, funk and soul return to Electric Garden this Friday, from Keith Disconaut, Get Down Edits and more — dance the night away!

Friday, 15 December // Electric // more here

Ryan Sheridan

2. Enjoy the tunes of Ryan Sheridan


From busking the streets to taking centre stage in less than a year, Ryan Sheridan is well-loved as an inventive guitarist, passionate singer and a storyteller.

Friday, 15 December // Roisin Dubh // more here

Deck the Halls

3. Deck the halls at Tribeton


Make a lovely wreath from freshly collected Connemara greens at this morning wreath-making workshop (for you to take home, of course) with a break in the middle for a delicious Tribeton-style brunch!

Saturday, 16 December // Tribeton // more here

Connacht Rugby

4. Cheer Connacht Rugby on to victory over Brive

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Head to the Sportsground at 3pm for the latest Challenge Cup Fixture. Connacht take on Brive in a repeat of last weekend’s European Challenge Cup fixture, and hopefully Connacht can make it two victories in a row over the French team!

Saturday, 16 December // The Sportsground // more here


5. Pick up some local gifts at Galway markets


The Flea Style Market & Art Market and Tiny Traders Village will both be out in Galway’s Westend for some great vintage picks, thrifting grounds, tasty hot food, local made crafts and Irish design. Great stuff!

Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 December // Aras na Gael

Oasis Live Forever

6. Party to the best of Oasis with Live Forever


It’s been years since Ireland’s had a good Oasis concert but this two-hour show from Oasis tribute band “Live Forever” will bring you right back to Slane Castle in ’09!

Saturday, 16 December // The Loft // more here

paddy casey

7. Head to McGettigan’s for Paddy Casey


Popular Irish singer-songwriter will be returning to McGettigan’s for a show of all his popular tunes as well as some great covers for a fantastic night.

Saturday, 16 December // McGettgian’s // more here

Bus King

8. Head to Carroll’s for an intimate pizza-bus gig


Padraig Stevens will play an intimate gig with the Saw Doctor’s Leo Moran. Space is limited but it’s free in so go and enjoy!

Saturday, 16 December // Carroll’s // more here

Nox Hotel

9. Bring the family for lunch and a visit with Santa

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Nox Hotel will be having a festive lunch this Sunday with an amazing roast from 1-4 with the opportunity to meet Santa after your meal! Nox offers a very lovely and cheerful holiday atmosphere — it’s the perfect way to start a week of Christmas festivities!

Sunday, 17 December // Nox Hotel // more here

Disco Brunch

10. Enjoy a disco brunch at Biteclub

// FOOD & DRINK //

If you haven’t been to Biteclub yet, their Disco Brunch is when they’re at their best. Try out their Bacon Ciabatta with Poached Egg, Avocado and Chilli Mayo or one of their famous margarita slushies with their very special blend of disco vibes from DJ Anthony Collins!

Sunday, 17 December // Biteclub Streetfood Discotheque // more here