Get ready to enjoy the first Bank Holiday weekend of the summer. With so much to do and experience we want to give you the low down on all of the best things to do in Galway this weekend. Dive right into our weekend guide ahead of the June Bank Holiday weekend below…
LOVE ISLAND THEMED DRUNCH
If you’re in love with Love Island, get ready for the ultimate Drunch Island experience at Gourmet Food Parlour. Shaking things up – “Drunch Island” Promises to be a Must-Attend Event for Love Island Fans! The event takes place just two days before the show returns to screens! Drunch is the perfect combination of dinner and brunch, so customers can enjoy a variety of dishes to couple up with, while sipping on bottomless mimosas. From 3-5pm on Saturday the 3rd June, join them for the ultimate bottomless experience at GFP. Don’t want the fun to end? Your table is yours till 6pm so stay for some cocktails! Tickets available here.
LOVE ISLAND WATCH PARTY AT EYRE SQUARE HOTEL
If Love Island is all you can think about this Bank Holiday weekend then you simply need to join in all the fun of the watch party at Eyre Square Hotel. It will be played live on the large projector screen in the exquisite Merchant Bar and there will be themed cocktails and complimentary popcorn on the night. It all kicks off from 8pm on June 5th and it’s free entry so call up the gals and make it a night to remember at Eyre Square Hotel.
EDEL FOX, NEILL BYRNE & MACDARA Ó FAOLÁIN AT STIÚIDEO CUAN
The highly popular and sellout Féasta Ceoil an Spidéil ‘23 is coming to an end this Bank Holiday Weekend with the final show taking place on Friday and Saturday with Edel Fox, Neill Byrne and Macdara Ó Faoláin. A testament to the team over at Stiúideo Cuan, this series of traditional music by local musicians continues to be a phenomenal success and celebration of Irish trad. If you like to experience a night of gorgeous music, be sure to get yourself some tickets before they’re gone! Tickets are available here.
THE RETURN OF THE SALTHILL FIVES
This June Bank Holiday Weekend sees the much-anticipated return of the Salthill Fives, one of Ireland's most iconic five-a-side soccer tournaments. The fixtures have been set and there's sure to be a lot of sports action for fans to enjoy, but it's not just about the soccer! There will also be live music on the bandstand, loads of delicious food vendors, group yoga and exercise classes, and so much craic to be had beneath the sun in Salthill. Check out their Instagram page for more details.
TIGH HE HE AT RÓISÍN DUBH
Kick off your Bank Holiday weekend with some comedy provided to you by the hilarious comics over at Róisín Dubh Comedy. Tigh He He features some of the finest standup comedians on our little island and this week's edition is no exception. This week’s special guest Patrick McDonnell, your host Cormac Moore. With support from Ian Burke. Get your tickets here before they are gone!
PRIDE DISCO BRUNCH AT HYDE BAR
It’s time for HYDE’s Pride Disco Brunch – Sponsored by Bacardi. June is all about Pride, an important month that deserves to be celebrated, and HYDE Bar are excited to make the most of it with a fab extravaganza in their chic and elegant location on Sunday, June 4th at 1pm! You’ll savour a delish main course brunch served by our culinary experts as well as two refreshing Bacardi cocktails to get you in good-time mode. HYDE’s Pride Disco Brunch is the only way to enjoy the long weekend as you channel your inner disco diva and strike some party-vibe poses to some great music. Tickets available here, get them before they’re gone.
MAGICAL BOTTOMLESS AFTERNOON AT LOUGH REA HOTEL & SPA
Join the fabulous team of Lough Rea Hotel & Spa on the Rooftop Garden for a special afternoon with the ladies. Expect afternoon tea in style; sweet & savoury treats with a free two-hour pour of prosecco. Your Host for the Afternoon is – Award Winning Oisin Foley; Magician Mindreader & MC. If you’re busy this date don’t worry as Lough Rea Hotel & Spa will be hosting it again on 16th July and 26th August! Simply enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your table. Tickets available here.
VISIT THE GORGEOUS ELEPHANT & CASTLE WITH THE LITTLE ONES
Looking for somewhere to enjoy the bank holiday with family? Elephant & Castle, located in the lobby of The Dean Galway, has something for the whole herd from delicious menus, kids activity packs & from June 4th, face painting will also be available on Sundays from 1-4pm. It’s the perfect spot for relaxing family dining in Galway. From delicious spaghetti to classic burgers and of course, their famous chicken wings, Elephant & Castle has something for all tastes, making it the perfect spot for bank holiday weekend dining. To book your table tap here.
THE CELLAR APEROL DRAG BRUNCH
The Cellar Bar is proud to announce that they will be hosting a Drag Brunch sponsored by Aperol Spritz on Sunday, June 4th, at 2pm. This is an event that you do not want to miss! Each ticket includes a complimentary Aperol Spritz on arrival, as well as the opportunity to choose a delicious meal from our specially crafted Drag Brunch Menu. Expect a full afternoon of entertainment with Music, Games, Performances, and Karaoke, hosted by the fabulous trio of Devon Diva, Brogan Heels, and Leigh. Tickets for this event are strictly limited, and we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment - tickets available here.
FREE HOUSE FESTIVAL
Bringing together some of the favourite Free House alumni and some new faces for a weekend of music and hanging out at Áras na nGael. Running from June 2nd to 4th, don’t miss it. Tickets here.
ÉALÚ LE GRÁ
The 3rd Éalú Le Grá festival is locked in for the June Bank Holiday weekend from the 2nd to the 5th of June. After a truly magical second outing for the Éalú Le Grá community, they are set for another heartfelt weekend of art, music, passion, love, and creativity this Summer. A mix of stellar Irish talent as well as some of our favourite international artists. Featuring Axel Boman, Osunlade, Youandewan, John Daly, Dylan Fogarty, Martin Roche (Get Down Edits), Delac, John Conneely Inc, Burlie Mac, The Disconauts, BNKRPT and loads of local talent! Discover the full lineup of the 2023 festival here.
GALWAY WESTEND'S WALKING TOURS
An ideal afternoon or evening activity for both visitors and Galway locals, the newly launched Galway’s Westend Walking Tours will unveil a Journey Through Galway’s Vibrant Cultural Hub; Galway’s Westend. These immersive tours will allow visitors and locals to delve into the rich tapestry of Galway’s Westend, revealing the hidden gems, unique stories, and vibrant atmosphere that make it a must-visit destination. The Galway’s Westend Walking Tours aim to showcase this captivating district, guiding participants through its picturesque streets, unveiling its historical landmarks, and providing an intimate glimpse into the thriving arts, food, and music scene that defines the area. Kicking off this June 1st, tours will be available twice daily, at 3pm and 6pm from Ravens Terrace. Participants will be treated to a captivating journey through the district, lasting approximately 75 minutes. Book your spot on the next tour here.
LOVE YOUR BEACH WEEK 2023
Show some love to your local beach with this fun combination of litter clean ups and family fun events, including Drumming, Workshops, Sandcastle Building Competition and Beach Games. This initiative is by Galway City Council and Clean Coasts Ireland to get the public to love their local beaches. More on this year’s lineup here.
HANS ZIMMER SEASON NO TIME FOR CAUTION AT PÁLÁS
Experience some of the most powerful and emotive scores of one of the greatest composers of our time with the Hans Zimmer Season at Pálás this June – featuring a Dark Knight triple bill and a 35MM screening of Dunkirk. Check out the full lineup here and get planning your visit to the movies asap. It kicks off this weekend so check out the full lineup here. Stick around on Monday to enjoy another legendary drag bingo night in their bar with the legendary Blondie from 7.30pm.
A MODERN MOVEMENT
A Modern Movement are delighted to present their 6th ‘Mini Movement”, and this time they’re bringing you a night of alternative garage, post and math rock with a line up made up of acts from both Cork, Dublin and Galway. AMM are bringing back Cork’s The Last Vinci for a special night with some special guests in The Cellar venue. Tickets here.
SPECIAL FEIJOADA WEEKEND AT CHEF LAURA ROSSO
Come along and enjoy a taste of Brazil in Chef Laura Rosso’s Salthill restaurant to mark the start of a new month. Feijoada is a traditional slow cooked pork and black beans stew. Served with rice, vinaigrette, cassava flour, cabbage and pork cracklings. Vegan feijoadas are also available so don’t miss out! More here.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK AT EYE CINEMA: SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE
Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man™: Across the Spider-Verse. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most. Rated PG, this is the perfect movie to enjoy with the whole family this Bank Holiday weekend, tap here to check out the screening times and remember to avail of the Eye Cinema’ phenomenal family offer of 1 2D Family Ticket (1 Adult + 3 Kids/Teens or 2 Adults + 2 Kids/Teens) + Choose one of the two food Combos for only €49.95.
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