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01 Nov

GCI Walking Tour

Enjoy the sights on this GCI Walking Tour

01 Nov

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GCI Walking Tour

GCI Walking Tour

3:15p.m. 1st November 2022

Here at Galway Cultural Institute, we offer a different walking tour each week of the month! These tours explore Galway's history; architecture; waterways and even famous visitors to Galway! This is an excellent way to learn more about your new home! Accompanied by a GCI English teacher, you will be able to ask any extra questions you want & find out more about things that interest you. All new arrivals are encouraged to take a GCI walking tour in their first week as it provides a comprehensive orientation of your new home - Galway!

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02 Nov

Conversation Club

Practise speaking with new GCI friends

02 Nov

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Conversation Club

3:15p.m. 2nd November 2022

The art of conversation is a necessary skill for almost everything in life. The GCI Conversation Club provides a weekly opportunity to get better at precisely that. Conversations introduce you to new people, helping to build your new social circle in Galway.

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03 Nov

GCI Student Karaoke Night

Enjoy a fantastic evening out with your GCI classmates!

03 Nov

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GCI Student Karaoke Night

GCI Student Karaoke Night

8:30p.m. 3rd November - 10:00p.m. 11th December 2022

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05 Nov

Planning your trip to Galway? Explore the heart of Connemara

At the weekends, we explore!

05 Nov

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Planning your trip to Galway? Explore the heart of Connemara

4:53p.m. 5th November 2022

One of the most popular trips GCI students take is to 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. Read more about it in our GCI Galway Guides

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07 Nov

GCI Walking Tour

Enjoy the sights on this GCI Walking Tour

07 Nov

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GCI Walking Tour

GCI Walking Tour

12:12p.m. 7th November 2022

Here at Galway Cultural Institute, we offer a different walking tour each week of the month! These tours explore Galway's history; architecture; waterways and even famous visitors to Galway! This is an excellent way to learn more about your new home! Accompanied by a GCI English teacher, you will be able to ask any extra questions you want & find out more about things that interest you. All new arrivals are encouraged to take a GCI walking tour in their first week as it provides a comprehensive orientation of your new home - Galway!

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08 Nov

Conversation Club & Prom Walk

Practise speaking with new GCI friends

08 Nov

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Conversation Club & Prom Walk

3:15p.m. 8th November 2022

The art of conversation is a necessary skill for almost everything in life. The GCI Conversation Club provides a weekly opportunity to get better at precisely that. Conversations introduce you to new people, helping to build your new social circle in Galway.

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10 Nov

GCI Student Pub Night

Enjoy an evening out with your GCI classmates!

10 Nov

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GCI Student Pub Night

GCI Student Pub Night

5:18p.m. 10th November 2022

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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12 Nov

Light up Galway Festival

Enjoy the switching on the light ceremony

12 Nov

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Light up Galway Festival

Light up Galway Festival

12:12p.m. 12th November 2022

The streets of Galway will be transformed into a winter wonderland again this Christmas. From Eyre Square down to the Spanish Arch and beyond will feature large, glittering light installations and dramatic light projections on prominent city buildings making the city glow like never before. The official ceremony to switch on of the Christmas lights takes place in Eyre Square from 5.30 to 7.30pm on Friday 12th November and feature live music, children’s entertainment, school choirs, cartoon characters, and the all-important visit of Santa and Mrs Claus.

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13 Nov

Weekend Trips - The Aran Islands

Time to take to the High Seas!!

13 Nov

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Weekend Trips - The Aran Islands

Weekend Trips - The Aran Islands

12:11p.m. 13th November 2022

Perhaps the most iconic of all the Irish islands, The Aran Islands, comprising of Inis Mór (Inishmore), Inis Meáin (Inishmaan), and Inis Oírr (Inisheer), are stunningly located in wild Atlantic waters at the mouth of Galway Bay. The Aran Islands are simply stunning, with their breath-taking vistas, extraordinary cliff scenery, wonderful music, traditional cottages, and their many many reminders of times past. For cyclists and walkers The Aran Islands are a paradise. As you make your way across their stony landscapes your mind is cleansed by the great silence which fills the space between sea and sky.

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14 Nov

GCI Canal Walking Tour

Enjoy the sights on this GCI Walking Tour

14 Nov

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GCI Canal Walking Tour

GCI Canal Walking Tour

12:12p.m. 14th November 2022

Here at Galway Cultural Institute, we offer a different walking tour each week of the month! These tours explore Galway's history; architecture; waterways and even famous visitors to Galway! This is an excellent way to learn more about your new home! Accompanied by a GCI English teacher, you will be able to ask any extra questions you want & find out more about things that interest you. All new arrivals are encouraged to take a GCI walking tour in their first week as it provides a comprehensive orientation of your new home - Galway!

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17 Nov

GCI Student Karaoke & Pub Night

Enjoy an evening out with your GCI classmates!

17 Nov

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GCI Student Karaoke & Pub Night

GCI Student Karaoke & Pub Night

5:18p.m. 17th November 2022

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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22 Nov

Conversation Club

Practise speaking with new GCI friends

22 Nov

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Conversation Club

3:15p.m. 22nd November 2022

The art of conversation is a necessary skill for almost everything in life. The GCI Conversation Club provides a weekly opportunity to get better at precisely that. Conversations introduce you to new people, helping to build your new social circle in Galway.

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24 Nov

GCI Student Pub Night

Enjoy an evening out with your GCI classmates!

24 Nov

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GCI Student Pub Night

GCI Student Pub Night

8:30p.m. 24th November - 10:00p.m. 7th July 2022

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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27 Nov

Weekend Trips - Cliffs of Moher

At the weekends, we explore!

27 Nov

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Weekend Trips - Cliffs of Moher

Weekend Trips - Cliffs of Moher

12:11p.m. 27th November 2022

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

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28 Nov

GCI Walking Tour

Enjoy the sights on this GCI Walking Tour

28 Nov

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GCI Walking Tour

GCI Walking Tour

12:12p.m. 28th November 2022

Here at Galway Cultural Institute, we offer a different walking tour each week of the month! These tours explore Galway's history; architecture; waterways and even famous visitors to Galway! This is an excellent way to learn more about your new home! Accompanied by a GCI English teacher, you will be able to ask any extra questions you want & find out more about things that interest you. All new arrivals are encouraged to take a GCI walking tour in their first week as it provides a comprehensive orientation of your new home - Galway!

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29 Nov

Conversation Club

Practise speaking with new GCI friends

29 Nov

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Conversation Club

3:15p.m. 29th November 2022

The art of conversation is a necessary skill for almost everything in life. The GCI Conversation Club provides a weekly opportunity to get better at precisely that. Conversations introduce you to new people, helping to build your new social circle in Galway.

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30 Nov

Irish Culture- How to make an Irish Coffee

Learn how to make the perfect Irish Coffee

30 Nov

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Irish Culture- How to make an Irish Coffee

3:15p.m. 30th November 2022

This is a fun workshop where you will learn how to make the classic Irish drink-Irish coffee is a caffeinated alcoholic drink consisting of Irish whiskey, hot coffee, and sugar, stirred, and topped with cream (sometimes cream liqueur) The coffee is drunk through the cream. It's a perfect after Christmas dinner treat!!

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30 Nov

CV Workshop

Create an effective CV

30 Nov

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CV Workshop

3:15p.m. 30th November 2022

This workshop will teach you how to write an impactful CV and cover letter in English, which will help you succeed in your career in the future.

Social Activity Programme 

GCI offers a weekly activity social programme with many options to choose from. The activity programme is designed monthly, and some highlights may include cultural events across the city and county, practical workshops on various themes and topics from grammar clinics to CV preparation and Irish culture, volunteer opportunities or weekend trips to famous landscapes across Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way. The social activity programme enables students to enhance their learning experiences by practicing their English skills in the real world and getting to know other English students outside of the classroom.

Study in the heart of Galway, Ireland

Since 1989, Galway Cultural Institute has provided English language programmes to students from all over the world - in fact, we have welcomed people from more than 30 countries.

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