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Galway 2013 Pride

Pride Week has already started but most activities will go during the weekend.

Monroe’s, Roisin Dubh, Bierhaus, The Blue Note and GBar collaborate in the night events but there’s much more. To see all the DJ’s, times and locations just scroll down.


  • Friday at 6 pm Candlelit memorial service. A time to remember all we have loved and lost in Woodquay Park
  • Saturday at 11 am Eamonn Duddy Memorial Soccer cup, in the Kingfisher NUI Galway (the university is also a sponsor of the Pride Week)
  • Also on Saturday, from Eyre Square at 2: 30 pm the Galway Community Pride Parade
  • Sunday at 4 pm, Corrib Princess Pride Cruise (leaving from Woodquay) and the after party from 6 pm in the Pump Lane Marquee. With Dj Tany, Dj Vinny and featuring Linda Loco Lambert

You can check the website for all the details in here.

We also recommend to have a look at the About Us section, explainin the beginning of Galway Pride, started in 1989.


In the pubs this week

2 concerts and one quiz to break the monotony of the week in three big pubs of Galway:

Tonight, Monday, 12th, in The Roisin Dubh:

Midlake stays ahead of its own time by making music that transcends it. The Denton, Texas band’s 2006 release The Trails of Van Occupanther got fans and bloggers re-evalutating dormant ancestors like Fleetwood Mac, America, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Bread – music that has been embedded in the indie worlds unconscious (Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear) ever since. On their 2010 release The Courage of Others, Midlake reinvented themselves with influences from British folk to Russian Cinema – and received rave reviews culminating in the band being named Best Live Act by Mojo Magazine. With Midlake’s fourth LP to be released later in 2013, the band bring their songs of the past, present and future.

Tickets are 24 euros


In Busker Brownes, today, Monday The Black Magic Big Band,  an 18 piece band playing the music made famous by the Dorsey, Basie, Herman, and Ellington bands through to funk and fusion of the modern era.

They start at about 10 pm every Monday. And it is a free gig


And in Kelly’s this Wednesday there’s a special table quiz as a fundraiser for a documentary that’s in the pipeline about Pat Divilly Fitness and the amazing group of inspiring entrepreneurs who attend his classes. They’re taking part in the toughest race in the world, the Tough Mudder UK in 2 weeks time and we’ll be filming their journey!

The quiz promises to be a fun night with teams getting points for correct answers, but also for funny answers if the funny answer gets read out!

Entry is €10 per person with 4 people per table
Doors open at 8pm and quiz starts at 8.30pm



July is my favorite month in Galway; with the Arts Festival everybody is out and the streets bustle with tourists, buskers and artists.

All the business in town try to go a step further and bring us new shows, parties and exhibitions. And this weekend in Dominick Street both Saturday and Sunday we can go to their Street party, an event hosted by Roisin Dubh, Monroes, Bierhaus and Galway’s West End.

Bringing the party out means that if you live in the area… forget about sleeping! But  it is an opportunity to enjoy Galway in a different way as well (For sure, we are going to see millions of pictures of the event).

This is the programme:

street party

I’m sure both days are going to be mad but, for me, Sunday is more attractive as we can listen (among others) to The Converse All Stars. If you haven’t seen them yet they are a rock, blues, soul and funk cover band playing everything from James Brown to Vampire Weekend to Tom Waits to Prince and back to James Brown again.

The party starts at 9, and they will serve food (pig on a spit on Saturday and paella on Sunday) until 11 so I think this weekend we can have it all, the music, the food, the fun.

Enjoy the weekend!

Bits and Bobs

There’s so much going on in Spring and Summer in Galway that we can’t either focus our reviews in one thing only and miss the rest or write a huge review about every event.

So sometimes you’ll find a little melting pot which gathers all that we find interesting and worth to see or visit. That’s not an easy job to do, as nothing is lacking any interest from our point of view.

This week, some of the cultural events we found around the city…choose the one you like most!

Georges Bizet Carmen, in the Town Hall,

Saturday 11th at 8 pm. Tickets: € 20/ €25

photo of With a Tear and a Smile - Galway Percy French Society

Galway Percy French Society, celebrating Irish songwriters

Musical Evening

11 May at An Taibhdhearc

The Sapphires at the Town Hall

Sunday 12th, 8.15 pm
Remember me (when I forget), exhibition

Fang Island play Strange Brew

Thursday 9th, 9 pm

Not enough for you…maybe?