The Connacht Hotel


April offers up more amazing events to engage with across Galway, and we’re really looking forward to the fun and excitement. From musical performances to family-friendly entertainment – and more – there is just so much to enjoy over the next few weeks. To make your life easier, we’ve compiled a list of some of the key highlights in this month’s ‘What’s on in Galway?’


1 April

Psychic Sally visits Galway on April 1st for her live show in Galway. Appearing at the Town Hall Theatre, she will bring her unique show to life for what's expected to be a large audience. Sally has appeared on television and stage many times over the corse of her career, and she is well known for her entertaining presence. An interesting night is in store!


9 April

Make Easter 2023 extra special with a visit to Brigit’s Garden. This is a get-together that the whole family can enjoy, and it’s shaping up to be a fantastic day out for everyone. For the little ones, there will be a Mini Hunt, while for the older children the Mighty Hunt promises to be equally as eggciting! You’ll explore the gardens, enjoy face painting, make Easter decorations, and if you’re very lucky…you’ll meet the Easter Bunny, too!


10th April

Who doesn’t love Superman? With this special 45th anniversary screening, you can channel your inner superhero as you travel back to 1978 to watch Christopher Reeve don the famous red cape and do battle with baddies. A classic film, it’s one you might want to enjoy with the whole family as you take a break from exploring all the many gems that Galway has to offer.


14 April

Live soccer at Eamonn Deacy Park on April 14th means The Tribesmen will look to keep their fantastic start to the League of Ireland season going. Galway United welcome Bray Wanderers for this home fixture on the banks of the River Corrib, and it’s expected to be a fantastic encounter. With kick-off scheduled for 7:45 pm, this would be a great way to round off a fun day in Galway!


15 April

There’s little wonder that rugby fever has taken hold of so many. Following Ireland’s heroics at the Six Nations, the excitement is growing all around the country. The Sportsground will see Connacht Rugby welcome Cardiff Blues on April 15th – with kick-off set for 7:35 pm – and a fiercely contested battle is expected between the two sides. If you’re lucky, you might see some of Ireland’s international heroes like Bundee Aki take to the field and score a few tries!


16 April

For a night of easy-listening music, you’re sure to enjoy a concert from Irish music legend Declan Nerney. Taking place on April 16th at the Town Hall Theatre, this two-hour show will see Declan joined by special guests John Hogan and Owen Mac. This is a must for country music fans everywhere, and it’s sure to be a night to remember.

CÚIRT 2023

18 April – 23 April

We all love the buzz around Galway for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature! Starting on April 18th and finishing up on April 23rd, this six-day extravaganza of stories, writing craft, and expression is sure to wow, educate and intrigue. Featuring everything from poetry, to workshops, to children’s stories, it certainly has something for a diverse audience.


22 April

For more live sport, a visit to Pearse Stadium, Salthill, should be on the cards. A great way to spend an afternoon together, this promises to be a pulsating, all-action event. This will be Round 1 of the Leinster Hurling Championship, and it ought to be a thrilling spectacle between two sides hungry for a victory to set the tone for the rest of the Championship.  


13 - 16 April

Taking place from April 13th to April 16th, the Clifden Traditional Music Festival will take centre stage. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Connemara, it is set to be yet another few days of fantastic music, live concerts, workshops, and more.


29 April

Conor Byrne is one of Ireland’s most promising young musicians, and he is coming to Galway for a night of raw vocals and stunning music towards the end of the month. Originally from County Kerry, Conor is a soulful performer who blends production pop with an organic sound that is sure to go down a treat with audiences. This is a gig not to be missed on April 29th, so go ahead and grab your tickets today.


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