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Cultural Celebration: Day of the Dead icon

01 Nov

Cultural Celebration: Day of the Dead

It's a cultural celebration!

01 Nov

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Cultural Celebration: Day of the Dead

Cultural Celebration: Day of the Dead

01 November 2019

Galway Cultural Institute

In this week, we learn more about Mexican Culture. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. Why not join the craft activity or come & see an authentic Mexican Day of the Dead altar displayed in the Halla Mor?

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04 Nov

Conversation Club

Practice English with your fellow students.

04 Nov

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Conversation Club

04 November 2019

GCI

The “Conversation Club” is a free activity available to all students to help them improve conversational English & meet new friends! Our Conversation Club has been designed to help you speak fluently and confidently in a relaxed setting allowing students to build communication skills for everyday situations.

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05 Nov

Cinema Night

Enjoy a good movie with your GCI friends

05 Nov

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Cinema Night

Cinema Night

05 November 2019

With over three top class cinemas in Galway - there are always lots of great movie options to choose from! Our local cinema in Salthill is only 5 minutes' walk from school. Not only is the cinema night a great social evening with new friends, but it's also another way to practise your English listening skills!

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06 Nov

Student Pub Night

Enjoy an evening out with your GCI classmates!

06 Nov

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Student Pub Night

Student Pub Night

06 November 2019

A true part of the Irish Experience is visiting an Irish Pub! With a different pub every week - you'll learn for yourself why they are famous all over the world! Live music, a cosy atmosphere and good company are but a few of the good reasons to join this activity - your GCI teacher will be there to accompany you! This activity is the perfect way to meet new schoolmates, experience the social side of Galway city life and maybe even try a pint of the 'black stuff'!! - Over 18s only.

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08 Nov

Finding a Job in Galway Workshop

Get all the top GCI tips for finding a job in Galway!

08 Nov

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Finding a Job in Galway Workshop

Finding a Job in Galway Workshop

08 November 2019

Many GCI students are here to study and work - if you are looking for useful job-finding advice, CV support and a plan on how & where to begin your search in Galway then this is the ideal workshop for you!

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10 Nov

Weekend Trips - Connemara

At the weekends, we explore!

10 Nov

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Weekend Trips - Connemara

Weekend Trips - Connemara

10 November 2019

Explore the heart of Connemara- Ireland's most untouched, rugged landscape with its majestic mountains, golden beaches, breathtaking valleys and expansive lakes. Along the way you'll learn more about Irish Culture, history that shaped the region and a few tales of the local residents. Our tours are provided by our partners Lally Tours and are available every weekend! You can buy your tickets here at GCI.

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13 Nov

Student Pub Night

Follow in Ed Sheeran's footsteps!

13 Nov

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Student Pub Night

Student Pub Night

13 November 2019

This week's pub is the world famous O'Connors - the location of Ed Sheeran's music video 'Galway Girl' A true part of the Irish Experience is visiting an Irish Pub! With a different pub every week - you'll learn for yourself why they are famous all over the world! Live music, a cosy atmosphere and good company are but a few of the good reasons to join this activity - your GCI teacher will be there to accompany you! This activity is the perfect way to meet new schoolmates, experience the social side of Galway city life and maybe even try a pint of the 'black stuff'!! - Over 18s only.

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14 Nov

GCI Creative Writing Workshop

Get creative & practise your writing!

14 Nov

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GCI Creative Writing Workshop

GCI Creative Writing Workshop

14 November 2019

Feeling creative? This workshop is the perfect outlet for you! Read some interesting texts to inspire and create a new piece of writing all with the support of our talented teachers!

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15 Nov

Galway Christmas Market

Galway Christmas Market Opens!

15 Nov

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Galway Christmas Market

Galway Christmas Market

15 November 2019

The Galway Continental Christmas Market received over 650,000 visitors last year and there were more than 50 wooden chalets located Eyre Square along with the Santa’s Grotto, the German Bier Keller numerous other theatrical delights throughout the four week fair. The 2019 Christmas Market is the tenth year of the market in Galway and visitors can expect to enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and stalls located in Eyre Square in Galway City centre. This year will feature amusement rides including a 32 metre high Big Wheel and traditional Carousel along with the Après Ski Bar, Santa’s Express Train, live music performers, puppet shows, storytelling, school choirs, carol singing together with charity and community events will feature.

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19 Nov

Whiskey Tasting

Ask the experts!

19 Nov

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Whiskey Tasting

Whiskey Tasting

19 November 2019

Enjoy sampling some Irish Whiskeys. The word whiskey comes from the Gaelic words uisce beatha which translates as “water of life”. It is thought that whiskey was one of the first drinks to be distilled in Europe. Many, many years ago the Irish monks are said to have travelled throughout the Mediterranean countries and one of the skills they learned was how to distil perfume.

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21 Nov

GCI Grammar Clinic

Why not explore English grammar more?

21 Nov

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GCI Grammar Clinic

GCI Grammar Clinic

21 November 2019

Our GCI Grammar clinics offer GCI students the opportunity to explore a different grammar area every month. This is an excellent support workshops particularly for those on shorter stay courses or of course GCI students who are planning to take Cambridge exams or the IELTS test. Ask our GCI Activity Coordinator for the theme of the month!

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22 Nov

Indoor Football

Get fit with GCI

22 Nov

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Indoor Football

Indoor Football

22 November 2019

What better way to get the body active than some indoor football with all your GCI mates! A perfect way to spend the afternoon and to kleep your body as well as your mind fit & healthy! A GCI teacher will accompany you to a local indoor sports centre for an afternoon of fun. Who will win in the GCI International Football Championships - we'll have to see!!

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24 Nov

Weekend Trips - Cliffs of Moher

At the weekends, we explore

24 Nov

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Weekend Trips - Cliffs of Moher

Weekend Trips - Cliffs of Moher

24 November 2019

Experience the rugged coastline and beautiful landscapes that make the Burren region so unique! Explore one of the most popular sights on Ireland's west coast on a professionally-guided tour. All tours are provided by our partners Lally Tours and are available every weekend! GCI students can buy their tickets directly here at school.

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28 Nov

Pizza & Karaoke Night

Time to relax and enjoy an evening with GCI friends

28 Nov

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Pizza & Karaoke Night

Pizza & Karaoke Night

28 November 2019

An enjoyable evening of singing and fun for all those GCI karaoke fans! Choose some of your favourite English songs and sing along to the lyrics on screen all while enjoying some delicious pizza ! Whether you’re a karaoke expert or not singing is a great way to improve your language skills and for your pronunciation.