Easter in Galway 2023: Your Easter Bank Holiday Events Guide
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Easter in Galway 2023: Your Easter Bank Holiday Events Guide

Spend your Bank Holiday Easter weekend 2023 enjoying delicious spring roasts, partying at events and - most importantly - stuffing your face with some seriously good chocolates! From Easter egg hunts to spring festivities, there’s so much to do this Easter in Galway! Don’t believe us? Discover it here..

 

Where to get your Chocolate Easter Egg

Over The Moon’s Easter Special
Over the Moon is back with a brand new Easter creme egg special and it looks absolutely divine! A chocolate egg filled with ice cream, sauce, crunchy toppings, creme eggs and more. This is every sweet tooth’s dream, so be sure to pop in over the weekend and try it before it's gone. Check it out here and try not to drool all over your screen.
Eyre Square Shopping Centre, Galway // more here

Shelves of Easter Eggs at McCambridge’s
Ahead of the busy Easter weekend, McCambridge’s of Galway have a huge selection of deluxe Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies of various shapes and sizes. This spot is well known for having chocolate eggs that suit all dietary requirements so regardless if you’re buying for yourself or someone else, McCambridge’s will have the perfect egg. They also can tailor make a special Easter/Spring hamper for yourself or for a loved one ensuring that you and your family are snacking away on all your favourites this Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
38-39 Shop St, Galway // more here

Easter takes over at Aunty Nellie’s
Lent is finally over and for those of you who’ve been avoiding sweeties, you can reward all your hard work with a well deserved trip to Aunty Nellie’s Sweet Shop. This year they have gone all out to help you to celebrate the occasion, call in today to shop their range of chocolate Easter eggs, mini egg gift bags, caramel filled bunnies, chocolate bars and more.
10 High St, Galway // more here

Alternative Easter Egg at Kylemore Abbey
Springtime can only mean one thing.. Sister Genevieve’s Lucky Lambs are back at Kylemore Abbey. Within each lamb is an extra chocolate and a fun Easter message - you see, they’re not called lucky lambs for nothing! Throughout the Easter break they’ve got loads of fun lineup for the whole family, >with an exciting Spring Garden trail, Kylemore Colouring Station and loads more. Discover the full lineup here.
Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Galway // more here

Truffle’s Easter Collection
When looking for chocolates in Galway go to an expert - Truffle. This French chocolaterie has put together a delicious chocolate collection ahead of Easter weekend. Easter eggs (vegan and non-vegan), chocolate figurines, and boxes of chocolate praline eggs. Shop it all here.
15 Abbeygate Street Upper // more here

Get the House Ready for Easter Weekend

Yes Flowers
Add a bit of Easter joy into your home décor with the help of Yes Flowers' glittering bunnies. Available in 3 different sizes and different colours, give your house a little sparkle this Easter weekend. The amazing Easter range at Yes Flowers doesn't stop there! They have loads of bunnies dotted around their store that are just waiting for you to bring them home. Shop in store today at 5 Eglinton St, and treat yourself to a lovely springtime gift.

Party the Weekend away at these exciting Easter Events

Easter Egg Hunt at Brigit’s Garden
Guess who's back! The friendly Easter Bunny makes a return to Brigit’s Garden this April Saturday, Sunday and Monday and with them comes the traditional Easter Egg Hunt. Follow the egg clues around the trail – solve the Easter-themed puzzle and go to the Roundhouse to get your reward! Every child receives a chocolate nest with little eggs as a prize. It’s amazing fun for the whole family so book your slot here and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for hidden surprises.

Easter Adventures at Wildlands
This year, Wildlands has a egg-citing lineup of family-friendly activities for you to enjoy. From April 1st right up until the 16th they are open from 9am until 6pm to help you keep you little ones entertained throughout the Easter break. They are running a special Easter-themed Junior Orienteering circuit in the woods and there will be Easter colouring in the Olive Tree Kitchen to keep all the children entertained! You won’t want to miss paying a visit to Wildlands this Easter season.

Community Skratch Games at Bierhaus 
The annual Community Skratch Games return to Bierhaus this Easter weekend to bring you  the very best turntable music from Ireland and abroad. It’s live skratch music and DJ set, great beer and delicious food. The lineup; Saturday is packed full of tunes and talent, with CSG Battle, OZZ G, Tommy P-Nuts and loads more. On Sunday you’ve got CLM, Baby Nits, Hannah Hession & Rob Rua, Ted Lords, Fixity, Kelsey, and more providing the good times. For more information tap here.

Lineup of Eggcellent fun at Lough Rea Hotel & Spa
The Lough Rea Hotel & Spa have got an amazing array of events to help you celebrate your Easter weekend. Kicking it all off they are hosting a very special comedy dining experience - it is the ‘Fawlty Towers Revisited’ Comedy Dining Show. Where Simon Cowell has put together an Award Show in Torquay. A problem arises when the hotel he has booked for accommodation has to close due to a Boiler failure. Several of the acts now must move to a new hotel… ‘Fawlty Towers’. Basil is not happy; Sybil is over the moon and Manuel thinks this could be his big break! Come along to experience all the madness and fun, including a 3-course meal with tea or coffee. Tickets available here. On Easter Sunday, enjoy an Easter feast with them of a 3 Course Lunch including an all you can eat chocolate dessert buffet. Following this book your spot at the evening performance of Ireland’s No.1 ballad and folk band -The Dublin City Ramblers. For over 50 years, this iconic Irish band have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of ballads, folk, humour, wit, and foot-tapping Irish music and now catch them live in Loughrea, by booking your tickets here.

FUNKTION! at Áras na nGael
A free fun night of funk, soul, disco and reggae from the people who brought you Get the Funk Out last December. If you missed that, don’t miss this!! It all kicks off from 8pm so put your dancing shoes on and we’ll see you on the dance floor.

G TOWN RECS present: Miley Serious b2b Shampain at Róisín Dubh 
After 2 sold out shows in 2022, G TOWN Recs returns to the motherland and what’s quickly becoming its spiritual home in the Róisín Dubh, on this occasion with Paris and New York’s crown jewel Miley Serious in the cut with Galway’s very own, Shampain. For more information on these DJs and to get your tickets (before they’re gone), tap here.


Féasta Ceoil an Spidéil ‘23 - Stiúideo Cuan : Na Casaidigh
The next edition of Féasta Ceoil an Spidéil takes place this Friday with a performance by Na Casaidigh is one of the finest and best-known family bands in Ireland. Originally from Gweedore, Co. Donegal, the group of six brothers is noted for the variety of its material and remarkable harmonies. The group has toured throughout Europe and the United States and are playing in Spiddal this Easter weekend so get your tickets here. For a pre-show meal, the neighbouring Búilín Blasta have you covered with their Pre-Concert Offer of mixed local cheese & charcuterie sharing plate with a select bottle of house wine, for 2 people only €45!

Easter Drama Camp at An Taibhdhearc
Fíbín sa Taibhdhearc are delighted to hold a drama camp for young actors between 8-12 years of age. Using exciting acting techniques, the various workshops will focus on the development of the actors’ skills, as well as their confidence on stage, through drama, music, movement and puppetry. At the end of the week, the actors will get a chance to thread the boards in An Taibhdhearc and show friends and family what they have worked on throughout the week. Register here.

The Black Gate presents; Síomha at An Taibhdhearc 
Irish singer and guitarist Síomha dances the line between folk, jazz and neo-soul effortlessly taking audiences on an unexpected and unforgettable journey with her soulful melodies. Come along this April 7th and watch her in action at An Taibhdhearc by booking your tickets ahead of time here.

Dine Out this Easter

The Old Barracks 
Take the stress out of preparing the traditional Easter Sunday roast by booking yourself and your family a table at The Old Barracks in Athenry. For only €16, you can enjoy a traditional roast that has been specially prepared using locally sourced ingredients, served with creamy mash, seasonal vegetables and their famous gravy -YUM! Follow your meal with one of their gorgeous Easter cakes and thank us later.
Cross St, Athenry // more here 

The Hardiman
Combining Victorian elegance and opulent luxury The Hardiman is the perfect place for a delicious lunch with family and friends over the Easter Weekend. Their Easter Menu is available in the Gaslight Brasserie from the 8th to 10th April and features the finest of local produce with classic dishes including local grass-fed lamb, Charleville Beef, Organic Roast Wicklow Venison, Limerick Ham and succulent Silver Hill Duck. Easter Weekend Lunch is €30 for two courses and €38 for three courses.
Eyre Square // Book on info@thehardiman.ie or by calling +353 91 564041.


photo courtesy Elephant & Castle
Elephant & Castle at the Dean
There's something for the whole herd at Elephant & Castle this Easter weekend. With delicious Kids Menu, homemade desserts and in venue kids’ activity packs, they have everything you need to entertain the kids while you sit back and relax this mid-term break. Open daily from 12pm – 9pm, call in and enjoy a yummy Easter treat.
The Dean // more here

Gourmet Food Parlour
Join Gourmet Food Parlour this Easter Sunday to enjoy their set Easter menu. Available from 12pm, this 3 course menu is only €35pp with a glass of prosecco on arrival. Celebrate in style in Salthill with Gourmet Food Parlour and enjoy all your Easter favourites in one sitting. Enjoy!
14 Lenaboy Gardens, Salthill // more here

HYDE Bar 
If you missed out on getting your hands on HYDE Bar’s ABBA disco brunch, don’t worry! You can still enjoy loads of deliciousness at HYDE this Easter with their Easter brunch menu which includes a 2 course meal with complementary prosecco. Only €29pp, this menu is available from 11am to 4pm so get your table book asap and catch up with your pals over a delicious HYDE feed.
Forster St // more here 

Getaway to Galway with the family

Maldron Hotel Oranmore
To help your family enjoy an egg-ceptional Easter break 2023, Maldron Hotel Oranmore are bringing you loads of Spring special offers. These include Easter 2-night package, Happy Easter Bed & Breakfast, and the Hop into Spring with 5% off Bed & Breakfast. These are too good to miss out on so hop on it and book your next stay with the Maldron Hotel Oranmore here.
Carrowmoneash, Oranmore // more here 

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road
Do you want a stress-free Easter break with the little ones? Well, book into the Maldron Hotel Sandy Road to avail of a family getaway that is kind to your coin. Packages include Kids Stay Free Easter Offer & the Kids Stay Free 3 Nights Easter Offer. Book them now ahead of the midterm break to ensure you have a peaceful Easter holiday.
Headford Point, Sandy Road // more here 

The Connacht Hotel
Easter-time at The Connacht Hotel is always one for the photo albums. Even if you aren’t planning on booking an overnight stay with them, they have plenty of other stunning family offers to choose from. Call by over on Easter Sunday to enjoy an Easter family lunch or pop by the day before and indulge with their famous Easter Afternoon Tea. Booking is essential so contact them today to ensure your family has a table on 091 381200 or events@theconnacht.ie.
Dublin Rd // more here 

The House Hotel 
Looking for that special Easter Break in Galway? Well, look no further than The House Hotel’s Bubbles, Treats and Longer Sleep’s package. This is perfect for an Easter Escape. The offer includes; 2-nights accommodation in the heart of Galway City. Breakfast, cooked-to-order on each morning of your stay. A Bottle of Chilled Prosecco with sweet treats for you to enjoy in your room on arrival & Late checkout until 1 pm with 2 complementary Fonté coffees on the day of your departure. It’s too good to miss so get booking here and have a wholesome Galway Easter at The House Hotel.

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