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We all know Valentine’s is fast approaching but don’t forget about Galentine’s Day! It’s a day for celebrating all the love you have for your lady friends. Not sure how to celebrate? Read more to find out all the best activities for a Galentine’s Day in Dublin!
In the wise words of Leslie Knope, “Galentine’s is about celebrating lady friends. It’s wonderful and should be a national holiday”. If you’ve never heard of this ‘holiday’ you’re probably not alone. Galentine’s, as the name suggests, is a day for “ladies celebrating ladies”.
It was first referenced in the show Parks and Recreation in 2010, and it has become a kind of unofficial pop culture holiday. Women around the world have adopted the day as a celebration of the friends in their lives who they may not be able to see so often, or even just those who need a bit of a boost.
Not sure how to celebrate such a holiday? Well lucky for you because Babylon has found the top 7 ideas for the ultimate Galentine’s Day in Dublin! Curious? Read more to find out!
There’s no better way to celebrate the day with your gal pals than a screening of the ever-so relatable Fleabag. Watch as Phoebe Waller-Bridge lives the cringe-worthy, gut punching, comedic life you sort of wish you had but are also very thankful you don’t. Gather the girls for an evening pint then head on over to The Lighthouse Cinema for a celebration of awkwardness, humour, and hilarity based on all it means to be a woman. Slay Queen! For tickets, click here.
When: Screenings at 4:30pm, 6:45pm, and 9pm
Cost: €15 for adult, €12 for students
Channel your inner Miley Cyrus for a girl’s night out extravaganza, Galentine’s Day edition. NoLIta is putting ovaries before brovaries by offering you and and the ladies a complimentary Bulmers or Bulmers Rose while digging in on some of the finest Italian food in the city. Get on your dancing shoes because the decks will be spinning by 10pm with DJ Dexy blasting out the nostalgic tunes that your girl’s can bop to. Bonus: first 100 women will be given bee bombs, so you can plant some bee friendly flowers! For more info click here and email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a table!
Where: NoLIta Dublin, 64 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2
What better way to celebrate a day for the girls than cocktails and karaoke? Then get the girls together for a Galentine’s drink or five and sing your lungs out at Woolshed Baa & Grill! With fishbowls served at €25, that’s 5 drinks for €25, and €15 jugs sold on Thursday, there’s no reason you and the girls can’t be in high spirits this Galentine’s Day in Dublin! Plus, when the drink gets to be a bit much you can always dig into one of the Woolshed’s delicious dishes served until 10pm, so you’re not too rough for work tomorrow. For more information on what Woolshed has to offer, click here.
Where: Woolshed Baa & Grill, 98-200 Parnell Street, Dublin 1
Cost: Free Entry
Why not try for a Gaelic Galentine’s with a poitín masterclass to wet your whistle and get you a little topsy turvy with the girl squad! Bar 1661 is a global stop for all those looking to try Ireland’s native spirit. The masterclass will start with a short tour of the local area, followed by a welcome drink – a Belfast Coffee for you and the girls. It’s a twist on the classic Irish Coffee but it features poitín instead of whiskey. Then you’ll get a walk through poitín from the 14th century through today, getting to try four varieties throughout the masterclass. Go for it! Have a gay and Gaelic Galentine’s in Dublin! To book tickets, click here.
Where: Bar 1661, 1-5 Green Street, Dublin 7
If an evening of craft G&T’s, prosecco and canapes sounds like the ideal night for you and the gal pals, why not add in some self care/skincare tips and tricks of the trade from some of Ireland’s leading female experts! You and the girls will learn all about how some of Ireland’s leading ladies in the skincare industry help support one and other, their journey to success, and how they take care of themselves and each other. This event is also in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation, so all raffle tickets and half the event ticket proceeds will go to charity. Bonus: you will also receive a goodie bag of premium Kilkenny skin care products. For tickets, click here.
Where: Kilkenny Shop, 5-6 Nassau Street, Dublin 2
Want to add a little charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent to your Galentine’s Day in Dublin? Then why not sissy that walk on over to The Workman’s Club for a bit of sass and class that could maybe get a little bit crass, courtesy of TU Dublin SU! The queens and kings will be serving looks for the gods, with music, energy, and maybe even some voguing if we’re lucky! What better way to celebrate the gals than a bit of gender-bending and performance? For tickets to this event click here, if you’d like to perform in this event you can sign up here.
Where: The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, D2
Chances are if you live in Dublin, you’ve come across the Drink & Draw events on Facebook. Plus, if you’re like me, you keep putting off checking them out. Well, what better opportunity to try out Drink and Draw then with the ladies for a Galentine’s painting extravaganza! February 13th’s theme for Drink and Draw is inspired by a galaxy far, far away where you’ll get to paint stormtroopers, starry nights, and more! So pickup a couple drinks and head down with the gals to Krust Bakery where you can put that creativity to the test! Painting materials will be provided, plus there are prizes for best costume and they promise some jedi mind-reader games! For tickets, click here!
Where: Krüst Bakery, 6 South George’s Street, Dublin 8
So go on! Don’t let Friday steal your Galentine’s thunder and get the girls together for a night to remember! Have an idea for a Galentine’s Day in Dublin? Comment it below!