As February comes to an end, and Leap Day birthday celebrations begin, there's a lot to be excited for as the weekend approaches. Our weekend guide combines a variety of events and happenings taking place across Galway in order to give you the opportunity to let your hair down and enjoy your few days off. Let's leap in...
Birthday Surprises for Leap Day Babies
This Thursday 29th is Leap Day and for all of you celebrating four birthdays in one, Kylemore Abbey has a present for you! They are offering free entry and a gift to all visitors who have a Leap Day birthday (February 29th) from the 28th of February to the 3rd of March! All you have to do is call into their ticket office with your ID and enjoy your birthday weekend in Kylemore. To discover all that Kylemore has to offer please tap here.
Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series
Beginning this Thursday, 29th of February and running through until April 4th, the University of Galway’s School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies will hold their lunchtime lecture series in the Education Room at Galway City Museum from 1pm until 1.50pm. Kicking off this series, Dr Mags Mannion will host a talk on ‘Faith in small things: The amuletic and curative use of beads in the past.’ For more information please tap here.
M.Fest present Period Museum 2024
Taking place in Obsidian Arts throughout the 4 day festival, this period museum explores the cultural, historical, and scientific aspects of menstruation, showcasing the evolution of societal attitudes, rituals, and products relating to it. The museum will comprise art exhibitions, talks, flash tattoos as well as a creative corner for visitors. More on this here. If you are interested in seeing the full lineup for M.Fest please tap here.
Quizingo at Taylor's Bar & Beer Garden
Experience a thrilling new games night at Taylor's Bar & Beer Garden as they launch 'Quizingo' for the very first time! Quizingo fuses quizzing with bingo and will have you and your friends answering two rounds of mind-boggling questions and two rounds of bingo. It's a combination you never knew you needed but will absolutely love! It's kicking off this and every Sunday from 7pm, entry is €5 and will get you a free pint of either Bulmers or Corona. With over €200 worth of prizes to be won, you're not going to want to miss this!!
The Skeff SpeedQuizzing presents ‘The Big Galway Quiz’
How well do you know Galway? Well, it’s time to find out! The weekly Speed Quiz at The Skeff is taking things up a notch this Thursday by bringing you The Big Galway Quiz. Held in association with Eye Cinema, you know you don’t want to be missing it! Tickets are only €5 per person and with a free pint included in the ticket price, you would be daft to miss it! Get your tickets here.
Ground & Co. Salthill Fives Launch Night
The iconic and historic Salthill Fives soccer tournament is returning to Galway this June 1st & 2nd. Its official launch is taking place in Seven Bar this Sunday from 7pm and you are all invited! The Salthill Fives is always a fun day out for the whole family so come along this Sunday and help them get things rolling. For more information please tap here.
Clarinbridge 5km Run
This Sunday, the inaugural Clarinbridge 5k Race is taking place to raise funds for the local Scoil Mhuire Clarinbridge. This is a chip timed 5K race through Kilcornan Woods, starting from Kilcornan Swimming Pool. By participating in the run, you will help provide students in the school with a wide variety of musical instruments and improved schoolyard facilities. To register please tap here.
Galway Love Festival 2024
Running throughout the weekend, Galway Love Festival is returning to Galway with a bounce in its step! That’s right, this year’s theme is Leap Year Day. Included within the festival lineup are events such as; free Claddagh & Celtic Jewellery Pamper Packs for all couples who get engaged on Leap Year Day, an exhibition of love-inspired artwork throughout the windows of the Latin Quarter and much more. Additionally, you can get the very best of culture, food, drink, entertainment, freebies and discounts from Galway Food Tours. For more on the festival of grá please tap here.
Movie of the Week: Dune Double Bill
It’s the film everyone has been talking about and now at long last it’s arrived in cinemas in Galway! To celebrate its arrival, both Eye Cinema and Pálás Cinema will be showing it as part of an exciting double bill as they bring Dune: Part One back to the big screen. This screening will then be followed by a midnight screening of Dune: Part Two. This is your opportunity to be among the first to see the second instalment of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune series in Galway. Tickets for both cinemas are on sale now – pre-booking is strongly advised. Book for Pálás Cinema here. Book for Eye Cinema here.
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