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Both Galway natives and visitors to the city will be kept busy throughout the month of April with the spectacular array of events happening within the city both Easter themed and not.

Whether you are looking for sport, music, theatre or even a bit of magic, Galway is filled with events to suit everyone this month.


April 1st & 2nd


The NoRopes Theatre Company makes their highly anticipated return to Galway this April 1st and Second with Mairéad Folan’s ‘LUKE’.

Directed by Diarmuid de Faoite and described as a ‘classic tale of survival, adventure and love’ Folan’s debut as playwright and performer is sure to be a night not to be missed.

The story follows Luke (Barry Hopkins) and his sidekick Mairéad (Mairéad Folan) as they negotiate the perils of the Irish education system, love, loss & the dance floor. He has always been who she turns to, but can their bond survive the ultimate test?

The April 2nd showing will be a relaxed performance including live captioning.

60 Minute duration with no interval, age 15+

Tickets €18/€16 (Group Rate €14)

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FICAHTFICAHT Conference 2022

April 6th - 9th

Foodies from Ireland and abroad will be delighted to hear that after two years of cancellations, the annual Fiacht Conference will take place this April 6th – 9th in the Atlantic Technological University Galway (Formerly Galway Mayo Institute Of Technology).

The annual forum will launch with the Dairy competition, during which French and Irish student teams will compete against one another following this year’s theme “Sustainability and innovation meals of the future”.

Multiple workshops and keynote sessions will take place throughout the forum, with both French & Irish speakers from tourism, hospitality & catering sectors and institutions.

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Cúirt International Festival of Literature

April 6th - 10th

This April 6th – 10th 2022 one of the oldest book festivals in Europe returns. The Cúirt International Festival Of Literature brings readers & writers together to tell stories, enjoy writing, and to share new perspectives.

Having been originally founded in 1985, this festival has become a staple within Galway & Ireland’s culture, supporting local writers. Throughout its 36 year history the festival has continuously grown into the vibrant week-long event it is today, consisting of events of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, debates & discussions.

The festival has events suited to people of all ages, don’t miss your chance to experience all the magic this literary festival will offer!


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Connacht Rugby VS Leinster Rugby

April 8th

Sporting fans will be delighted this April 8th as local favourites Connacht Rugby take on Leinster Rugby at The Sportsground in the Heineken Championship Cup.

The Match is to kick off at 8:00pm with the stadium promising to be electric with excitement from both Connacht & Leinster fans alike.

Located mere minutes from the Connacht Rugby Sportsground, The Connacht Hotel is delighted to be the hospitality sponsor for the Connacht Rugby Team To find out more about the match, or to see the accommodation options from the official hospitality sponsor, visit


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irish memory orchestraVision & Memory with the Irish Memory Orchestra

April 16th

Classical, Traditional & Jazz music fans alike are in for a treat when Galway welcomes Vision & Memory With The Irish Memory Orchestra to the Black Box. For this performance, the Irish Memory Orchestra is joined by talented young full-sighted, blind and visually impaired musicians and singers. The performance will consist of Dave Flynn’s extraordinary Vision Symphony and excerpts from Flynn’s Clare Concerto, conducted by Bjorn Bantock.

The performance will also include the premiere of two new choral works composed by young blind composers Keri-Marie Kelly and Robert Creed, performed by the IMO Youth Choir, conducted by Frank Kelly.

All musicians on the night will perform solely from memory without need for sheet music, this show promises to be an unforgettable experience for all attendants.

As described by the Irish Examiner’s Fergus Finlay “I’ve never seen musicians work together so brilliantly and with such intensity…”


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looking for americaLooking for America

April 16th

Returning to the Irish stage this April 16th is Janet Moran’s Looking for América. This real life story follows the life of Moran’s writer & performer husband Federico Julián González. Looking for América follows two stories, firstly, the journey Gonzáles faced following his father’s arrest by a Military Junta, leading to five year old Gonzáles and his family having to flee the Salvadoran Civil war and secondly further in the future, Gonzáles and his 74-year-old mother set off on a quest through Havana in search of a Salvadoran ex-Guerilla fighter called América. Their journey in search of América leads to the unfolding of shares and conflicting memories.


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brigits gardenBrigit's Garden - Easter Egg Hunt

April 17th & 18th

For those looking for a festive day out this April, Brigit’s Garden have an egg-cellent day out for the family planned. This April 17th and 18th from 12-4pm.

There are options for both younger and older children, with both a mini and mighty egg hunt happening around the gardens. Children will follow egg clues and solve easter-themed puzzles to find the rewards!

Every child will receive a delicious prize of a chocolate nest full of little eggs. Both the mini & mighty hunt will be happening throughout the day, and children can partake at their own pace.

Outside of the exciting egg hunts, there will be easter themed arts and crafts. Face painting, go-egg fishing, Lego building, beanbag tossing and other fun games! All attendees should also keep an eye out for the VIP guest as the Easter Bunny will be visiting and greeting guests.

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Making A Mark

April 21st

Galway is in for a treat when Making A Mark returns for a national Irish Tour. The show written and directed by Shaun Dunn, featuring and co-created by Mark Smith and Aisling Byrne, follows Mark, having competed in the world games, played the part of King Lear and packing bags in Tesco for 20 years, this is only have of the story of Mark. The show is made up of part live interview and part self-confessional.

Having previously sold out its premiere at the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2019 and having been nominated for multiple awards as well as winning the Judge’s Choice Award, this show is surly not to be missed.


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celine byrne

An Evening with Celine Byrne & Guests

April 23rd

Having made her operatic début as Mimi, in the Scottish Opera’s production of La Bohéme in 2010, Celine Byrne has continued to perform all throughout Europe, the US, China, Russia and Mexico.

An Evening with Celine Byrne will include Celine singing popular arias from around the globe as well as some familiar stunning Irish melodies, music from film and musicals. Joining Celine on the night is her ensemble who will perform a programme including the famous O Mio a Babbino Caro, Moon River, I Could Have Danced All Night Long and themes from Schindler’s list.

The show duration will be 110 minutes including interval and is in aid of Let’s Get Talking.

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keith barry

Keith Barry - Reconnected

April 29th

Fans of all things magical throughout Galway will be delighted to welcome the world leading TV hypnotism mentalist and brain hacker to Galway when Keith Barry’s – Reconnected comes to Galway’s Black Box.

Barry has been touring the globe for many years, with his sell out shows The Keith Barry Experience and You’re Back In The Room leaving show goers in awe by his mind-blowing skills. Having featured in over forty international television shows, his current show has been described as “A magical, mystical and emotional mentalism show, packed with mind-reading, audience participation and laughter”.

The show has a run time of 2.5 hours including interval

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