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1 August @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Galway Fringe Festival is holding “Speed Dating + for People (Ages 30-40ish) ” Tuesday night 1st of August (Lughnasadh) , in Mechanics institute Social Club , 7 Middle Street Galway .
The room has been booked for the night with full bar. There will be snacks , prizes , socialising and icebreaking games to help mingling !
Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo na sa) is a Gaelic Festival held on the 1st of August marking the beginning of the Harvest season , it has Pagan origins named after the God Lug .
Matchmaking and Handfasting are traditions associated with this festival .
Handfasting is a tradition where a couple would agree to “give married life a go” , then if the couple are still together 1 year on they would be considered married however throughout the year either party could walk away without consequence .
As a nod to this Lughnasadh tradition Galway Fringe Festival will present VIP Tickets (which allow entry into Every Yes EVERY Fringe show ) to any couple who match on the night and who are engaged to be married when Galway Fringe Festival begins again next year .
Doors 8pm , Speed Dating begins 8:00 pm , please arrive on time , This should be a Great night of socialising with the added bonus of possibly meeting someone whom you’d like to swap your contact details with