Posts Tagged ‘sally longs’

Race week in the Pubs

Most pubs in Galway are preparing some special event this week. If you don’t like crowded places, please, avoid the city centre, especially the Latin Quarter, because all kind of gigs are happening there. Here you have some ideas for 6 well known pubs in Galway.

MONROES Has created this package for Friday 2nd: Bus to the Races with Bus Eireann, A free ES bet, Race Card & Pen with Boyle Sports & a BBQ & drink/Champagne with us in Monroe’s Live for 50 euros.

Also, for Ladies day  there will be over €1,000 worth of prizes that will be given away on the night with the competition for ‘Best dressed lady’ & The winner will be chosen by Corina Carrick, from covers band Oddity who will be playing on the night & Jeanette Haynes, owner of Body Benefits.


The Dail. Check their website and Facebook page for the little tips for Race week. For example, for today, Monday: 5.40pm Raydari €25 each way.


Live music every night in Sally Longs


Halo has a contest  through their Facebook page to win 6 free tickets (there will be 2 winners and each can go with 5 friends) with a reserved table, table service and some food and drinks. Follow this link if you want to participate.


Kelly’s: DJs every day from 9 pm. You can check all the details in here


Busker Brownes, live music and… the Red Bull Dodge Truck??? I don´t know if this truck is for music, for drinks, if we can go for a ride with it… Please, reader, if you know some more, let us know…


Enjoy the races and good luck!


Angels and demons

It doesn’t matter what kind of music you’re into. There’s always something in Galway that may fill your musical interests. This week we have two completely different options: Classical and Rock, also in two opposite venues.

The first one it’s going to be on Tuesday 23, today, at the Meyrick Hotel and the event is called Schubertiade ‘Softly Shall You Sleep…and the organisers are Music for Galway. It’s not their first time as since they started in 1981 promoting talented musicians around Ireland they come over every year with new artists around the world.

Their 32nd  season is running since last September and has seen many different classical talents from Europe and South America. This Tuesday the show will present musicians from Ireland/ Belgium (Conor Biggs ans Michel Stas) and Romania/ Ireland (ConTempo Quartet).

They will play:

Shubert Selection of Lieder for voice and piano

Shubert String Quartet No. 14, D. 810 “Death ans the Maiden”.

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Music for Galway, Schubertiade ‘Softly Shall You Sleep…

The Meyrick Hotel

Tuesday 23 April, 20.00

Tickets € 20 / €16/ €6

Tickets: at Opus 2, 4 High Street, Galway/ by phone from Music for Galway – tel: 091-705962 or email:

  …You be better off booking a seat before the show it’s over!

If Classical is not your cup of tea (although it’s not the first person I know that likes both sides of the coin) then take your steps to the tough-biker-guys-pub Sally Longs, that pub in the corner with musical icons graffitis on their walls. If you spot its outside wall you know what i’m talking about. Never been there? What are you waiting for? It’s worth it, maybe you’re not really into the rock vibe, then you can still pop in on an early evening and is still quiet enough to enjoy a pint beside the fire (yes! a biker bar with an open fire! Cozy…isn’t it?)

Every week there’s something going on, from industrial techno nights dj’s to metal rock gigs, just try what suit you best.


 If you feel like doing something to wipe away the stressof work, Baby Godzilla can help you. The 4 from Nottingham have a reputation for being as dedicated as unpredictable in their gigs. Noisy, intense, brutal…Otherwise difficult to tag their shouty music. Metal rock, psycho-blues, hardcore metal…It’s up to you to describe what you feel after listening to their music, specially live. We assure you they won’t let you impassive.

Baby Godzilla play at Sally Longs

Thursday 25th  April, 19.30