Celebrate International Women’s Day in Galway
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Celebrate International Women’s Day in Galway

Calling all Galway girls! Every year March 8th marks International Women’s Day and in celebration of you we have put together a little guide of what's on in Galway to help you celebrate this special occasion. Treat yourself and the women in your life to a phenomenal International Women's Day right here in Galway.

Fundraiser Lunch for Self Help Africa

This Friday, The Kings Head are hosting their annual International Women’s Day lunch fundraiser. The lunch will begin from 12.30pm, and guests will be treated to a 3 course meal with all proceeds going to Self Help Africa projects associated with women’s projects in Africa. Self Help Africa works to provide women and families with the ability to produce more food, earn more from their farming activities and help mothers and fathers to provide a better life for their children. Tickets cost €40 and can be bought by emailing ronan.scully@selfhelpafrica.org.

Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema

This International Women’s Day, Cinephile Paradiso invites you to step into the world of early cinema and celebrate the incredible talent of pioneering female filmmakers who are often overlooked. While the film industry still struggles with gender inequality today, it is essential to revisit the forgotten history of early and silent cinema, where female producers, directors, and writers were working in film from the very start. This evening will comprise two events; the first will feature short films from its earliest days and the second will focus on the transformative films crafted by visionary women between 1919 and 1958. A post-show discussion with female filmmakers and scholars will follow the screenings. Get your tickets here.

Charlotte Tilbury x Queen Street

Ladies, this March 8th, a very exciting collaboration between Charlotte Tilbury and the Victoria Hotel is taking place! Charlotte Tilbury will be teaming up with Peter Marks to bring the latest beauty trends and tips to guests at Queen Street. Whether you’re a makeup pro or just starting out, this event is perfect for anyone looking to up their glam game. Your ticket includes: admission, a glass of Prosecco on arrival, finger food as well as a €75 voucher that is redeemable on Charlotte Tilbury products in Brown Thomas Galway. On the night, they will also be supporting the local charity ‘Hand in Hand’ by raffling amazing prizes. For more information and to get your tickets please tap here.

Empowered Women Networking Event + 50% off at Number Eight

In celebration of both Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day, Number 8 are hosting an empowering, fulfilled and uplifting women’s networking event on the 9th of March with host Louise Nichola Farrelly. On the night, there will be guest speakers including Louise Nichola Farrelly, a Mindset Mentor on Self Image. A style segment with Number 8’s manager Joy Cassidy O’Keeffe. Psychologist and debut Author, Dr. Denise O’Dwyer will speak about her non-fictional work, ‘Psychology with a Sparkle’. Additionally, there will be card readings and spiritual healing with Margaret. There are only a few tickets remaining so get yours today here and don’t miss out on this unique evening. Additionally, Number Eight are offering a sale of 50% off all weekend long! This is your chance to treat yourself to preloved designer items at any even greater discount. At Number Eight, they are all about sustainability and giving new life to vintage pieces so if you want to feel good as you add to your wardrobe, this is exactly where to do so. Instore they've got designer labels such as Chanel, Jacquemus, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and more.

above: photo of Joy from Number Eight

A Weekend Celebrating Women in Clifden

This weekend, in celebration of both International Women's Day and Mother's Day, Ohh! By Gum in Clifden are running three days of discounts and workshops for women in Galway. From 8th-10th of March enjoy 10% off a new outfit at Ohh! By Gum. A 50% discount on the new brunch menu at Clifden Station House Hotel on Saturday and Sunday in addition to 10% off their gift cards. Get your hair done at Hedz Salon any day from Wednesday to Sunday and receive a special treat! Book in for a treatment at Renew Beauty & Spa on Saturday or Sunday for 10% off your treatment and 10% off vouchers purchased online. On Saturday from 1pm, craft your own beautiful spring wreath at Re-wear's living spring wreath workshop, to reserve your place please call 0858000377. For more on this please tap here.

Taylor Swift Bingo Party

Taking over DNA for one night only, Animaniacs presents all things Taylor Swift at their very exciting Bingo Party for International Women’s Day. Simply don your Eras outfit and get ready to join 100’s of Swifties on the dancefloor. Bingo prizes on the night will consist of Taylor’s merchandise, and they will be playing all of her biggest hits. With loads more to be announced, get your tickets here and get your girls together for a fantastic night at DNA.

First held in 1911, International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It encourages the promotion of women’s rights as well as the empowerment of women everywhere.

Feature photo courtesy of International Women's Day

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