Weekend Agenda

A promising jam-packed weekend ahead for kids, adults and everyone in between. Whether you’re looking for your cultural fix with ‘Architecture at the Edge’ and Wine Tasting or looking for a good old fashioned boogie, we’ve got the best of the best rounded up for you here.


Architecture at the Edge
With an ‘Adapt Reuse Reimagine’ theme surrounding the Architecture at the Edge festival this year,
it is no surprise to the people of Galway why. Born out of the current debate regarding the future of the former Post Office (used by GIAF as a Gallery this year!), there are multiple guest speakers and locations throughout the weekend. If anything is bound to get the gears in your head spinnin’, this is it.
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Weekend Agenda

Kick Start Your Weekend

Start off your weekend right by heading to An Pucán this Friday. With a mahoosive prize up for grabs (A trip to Cologne!!), all you have to do is hold a Stein – and we know you’re an expert at that. Make sure you’ve bopped down to register for the competition before 8pm so you don’t miss your chance! Oh – and did we mention they now have Bratwurst in the bar?
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Dance your way into the weekend at the Cellar this Friday as Beggar’s Velvet made their return. From influences like Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones and Alice in Chains, they bring something different to the cover band scene and their energy is unmissable.
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From Markets to Merlot

Galway Flea Market is back this weekend, and what better place to fuel your shopping addiction than with a couple of good aul’ sustainable purchases. From jewellery to antiques to clothes, we know well you don’t want to miss out on a good bargain! Bring the whole fam as an excuse to get out into town and have a spin around.
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Get your wine on this Saturday with a Pop-Up Wine tasting event in The Black Gate. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to taste wine instead of taste wine, this is your chance. From 5:30 – 7pm you’ll be a GUARANTEED expert.
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If you’re in for a classic Saturday night of singing, dancing and pinting – we have the thing for you. Smash Hits! 90’s tribute band are transforming Monroe’s into a 90s dream for the night and they’ll be giving you the very best from The Spice Girls all the way to The Prodigy. After hitting up Oxygen and Electric Picnic throughout their career, you know you won’t be let down.
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However, if you’d rather not party your weekend away, avoid staying at home and go check out the ‘Howl At The Moon’ walk. With the longest trail being 17k for you night owls, it’s one of the most interesting ways you can spend a Saturday night. Traipse through the Galway Windpark under the full moon with friends or family, not only will you be getting your monthly workout in, you’ll be supporting Galway Mountain Rescues!
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Lazy Sunday

After that jam packed Saturday you would’ve had, there’s really no other option than to have yourself a lazy Sunday. Whether it’s the cinema, brunch or shopping, we have your lazy-style to-do list that won’t have you feel like you wasted the day watching Netflix.
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If you fancy a traipse around the shops, why not change it up a little bit and pick up your next favourite book? One of our favourite things to do on a Sunday is stroll through the bookshops of Galway, and we have our recommendations for you, from Charlie Byrne’s to Kenny’s, get ready bury yourself in literature.
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If you’ve a little more time on your hands however, ditch the cosy bookshop for…. wait for it…. cosy pubs! While they may be off the beaten track, they’ll be more than worth your while – and give you the ultimate comfort experience, with a pint in hand. Perfect end to a perfect weekend.
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