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September Events in Galway

Tues 4th September 2018 - Lunchtime at St Nich's

Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St Nicholas Collegiate Church in the centre of Galway city. Caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music featuring The ConTempo Quartet string quartet.

September TBC 2018 - Connacht Rugby v  TBC @ 19.35hrs

Join Connacht Rugby in The Sportsground this September as they kick off the 2018/19 season and the Guinness Pro14. Fixtures to be announced.

Mon 17th & Tues 18th September 2018 - Galway Races September Festival

Adrenalin-pumping action, heart-stopping finishes and breath-taking fashion; you are at the Galway Races. Situated on the outskirts of Galway city, in the West of Ireland, the Galway Race Festivals are world renowned.

Thurs 13th - Sun 16th September 2018 - Shorelines Arts Festival

Ccelebrates art and sculpture from local artists and guest artists, vintage machinery display, art talks and other art events over the weekend in the town of Portumna, Co. Galway

Thurs 12th - Sun 23rd September 2018 - Clifden Arts Festival

Now in its 39th year, this is the longest running community arts festival in Ireland including superb literary, musical and visual art content from creative writing, music and theatre to graphic design and film workshops.

Fri 14th September 2018 - "Sparkle at the g" fashion show

‘Sparkle at the g’ is a fabulous night out for friends and colleagues. Enjoy bubbles on arrival at 7pm with the fantastic Odyssey Band followed by a fashion extravaganza filled with exquisite style and glorious glamour. All proceeds in aid of ‘Tomorrow For Tomás’ which raises funds for 7 year old Tomás McLoughlin who has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.  Born at just 26 weeks, Tomás survived his twin Sean who passed away just 30 days later. He is a wonderfully bright, chatty boy with a huge love of Irish Country music. Tomás has no independent movement and will require life-long support with very costly equipment. All support for this fun loving boy is greatly appreciated and tickets are just €30 per person.

For more information about the gorgeous Tomás, see his website


Fri 21st September 2018 - Galway Culture Night

An annual evening event that provides free access to museums, galleries, theatres and public buildings from 5pm until 11pm. The programme includes tours, exhibitions, readings, performances and films. Drama and poetry, music and dance, workshops and lectures, all free of charge.

21st - 23rd September 2018 (TBC) - Burren Peaks Walking Festival

Enjoy a choice of Grade A, B & C Guided walks taking in this wonderfully rich limestone pavement...the land of the fertile rock with its precious and delicate terrain.

Fri 28th - Sun 30th September 2018 - Galway International Oyster Festival

The world's longest running Oyster Festival - A feast of live entertainment, gourmet food, fine wine and of course Oysters and Guinness are enjoyed by some 10,000 people with guests and luminaries from all over the world.


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