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With the summer well and truly upon us, it’s time to take a look at some of the events taking place in Galway throughout May. As usual, there will be so much to enjoy and engage in, whether it’s live sport, culture, or outdoor activities you’re looking for. So, join us as we bring you some of the highlights for May!


May 1-31

The Bealtaine Festival will happen throughout the month of May, featuring a whole host of amazing events, workshops, and activities designed with elderly people in mind. From Poetry in the Park, to creative writing masterclasses, to thought-provoking themed discussions, and more, there are lots of fantastic ways to engage with this festival. 


May 4

Join Canadian artist Ron Sexsmith as he performs a slew of his own hits that are sure to get you in a great mood. An award-winning singer-songwriter, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic time at the Town Hall Theatre as he delivers memorable ballad after memorable ballad.

Galway United vs. Waterford FC

May 5

Galway United play host to Waterford FC as Eamonn Deacy Park is sure to come alive with the noise of the home supporters. The Tribesmen are looking to book a return to the League of Ireland’s Premier Division, and another win in their own backyard would be a significant boost to their prospects. So, go ahead and pull on your United jersey and grab your tickets today!


May 6-7

Travel back in time over 65 million years ago with the Jurassic Live Show at Leisureland Theatre. You’ll be in for an awesome time full of amazing wonders, spectacular effects, and ferocious sights. Professional puppeteers will bring the Jurassic era to life in tremendous ways while realistic dinosaurs walk the stage in impressive ways. A dino-mite good time!


May 19

Immerse yourself in the universe of music from the Queen of Rock n’ Roll as Rebecca O’ Connor brings the classics of Tina Turner to life in incredible ways. Rebecca dazzles as Tina in this amazing stage show, featuring an accompanying band and dancers. You’ll hear many of Tina’s greatest hits including Proud Mary, Simply the Best, and many more. You’ll be blown away by Rebecca’s vocals and stage presence!


May 22

Follow the daring exploits of so many adventurers and thrill-seekers as they bring their explorations straight to you. On May 22nd you’ll watch as they conquer mountains, ski down formidable slopes, and kayak their way through majestic waterways. Each film has been expertly produced to create an immersive and stunning visual experience – and you’ll get to enjoy each one on the big screen at The Town Hall Theatre.


May 23

Treat yourself to an evening of amazing hits made famous by the Country & Western sensation that is Garth Brooks in this Ultimate Tribute Show. You’re sure to hear so many amazing songs like If Tomorrow Never Comes, The River, Friends in Low Places, and many more. It promises to be a fantastic night of classic songs, and it also features Trisha Yearwood, Garth’s backing vocalist for over 25 years – how’s that for an authentic addition?


May 24

Enjoy an evening of some of Leonard Cohen’s greatest songs as Stewart D’Arrietta brings the famous singer’s back catalogue to life. Cohen’s musical legacy is as impressive as they come, and D’Arrietta is in fine form as he does more than justice to songs like Suzanne, and Hallelujah. Not to be missed!


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