5 Things to Do This Week

5 Things to Do This Week

what's on in Galway this week

Galway Comedy Festival

19-25 October, Galway

They say comedy is all about timing. If that’s true, Galway Comedy Festival has really nailed it this year. With all restrictions due to be lifted midway through their week-long festival of fun (on Friday 22nd October) it looks like #GCF21 could be the party of the century, kicking off the roaring twenties with a feast of laughter.


With 45 shows over 7 days and 80+ artists it looks like it will be a hell of a week. Galway Comedy Festival is shaping up to be the first proper release of laughter after these dark days, so let’s welcome back live comedy with a bang.

Wexford Opera Festival

19 – 31 October, Wexford

From 19th October to 31st October, Wexford Festival Opera is celebrating its 70th Anniversary. It is looking forward to welcoming live audiences back into the National Opera House to experience the magic that is Wexford Festival Opera.

WFO has found exciting and innovative ways to present over 50 events this October. From main-stage operas, concerts, pop-up events, and lectures, the 70th Wexford Festival Opera will feature artists from across the world and showcase some of the most exciting young Irish talents.

Patrons can be assured that at all times, events will be delivered safely, within government

things to do in Mayo

Achill International Harp Festival

22-24 October, Mayo/Online 

This October Achill International Harp Festival will bring the very best of harp music to the world stage. A festival with something for all interests and ages. Concerts, Harp Tutorials, Talks, Recitals, Children’s Events and much more.

A feast of music and culture! Tune in online to hear some of Ireland’s leading harpers and musicians perform at a range of concerts and recitals. Enjoy the stunning film ‘Casadh na Taoide’ which explores the cultural connections of five of Irelands western islands.

things to do this week in Cork

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

22 -25 October, Cork

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is back and are bringing a programme of much loved performances, as well as emerging local talent, to the streets and venues of Cork this bank holiday weekend.

Check out the festival website for all the details and to book your spot at the hottest shows in town. (Over 18’s only please!)

Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival

Until 24 October, Dublin

The festival delivers a mix of artworks that include the very best performances, vibrant dance acts, live music, visual art exhibitions and family fun, combined with stimulating discussion and debate, with events in Dublin, across Ireland and online. Workshops are available for all ages as part of this unique and vibrant festival of culture, arts and equality.

The festival is a collaborative partnership showcasing world-class programming and presenting new and diverse artists and acts. Join them for a celebration of the arts and human rights – a festival not to be missed. The festival will bear witness and remember the past, explore the present and celebrate the future linked to equality and rights for all.

Finally, all details on our list of things to do are correct at time of publication. Please check with the organiser before finalising your plans. In addition, we ask that you are mindful of the current HSE Covid -19 guidelines at all times.

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