Thursday 30 June to Sunday 03 July 2022

Aula Maxima, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Garúa is an invitation-only, close-embrace, encuentro with high-quality music on a sprung wooden floor all set in the wonderful Maynooth University, near Dublin in Ireland.


Our invitation to register extends to all approved members of our Garúa Milonguero Facebook Group. You will be given the password to access the registration form.

The registration period runs from 14 January 2022, 5:00 pm to 16 February 2022, 6:01 pm.
This event is ended and closed for registrations…

As we have been waiting three years to get you here we have made sure you have all the chances to dance you want. As well as ensuring we have top drawer DJ’s to deliver an ambiance suitable for you and also the time, we have scheduled the day and night milongas with enough time to let you relax and enjoy the many fine restaurants Maynooth has to offer. Prepare to enjoy life to the fullest this weekend as you return to the University of Craic!

Thu 30 June 2022

18.30 to 00:00 - DJ Andy Stein. USA. Pre-Party. The Roost Bar, Maynooth.

Fri 01 July 2022

13:00 to 19:00 - DJ Olga Makhno. Lithuania. Opening milonga.
Break (Craic batteries recharging)
21:00 to 03:00 - DJ Dag Stenvoll. Norway. Night milonga.

Sat 02 July 2022

11:30 to 12:30 - Guided University Tour. Meet at Aula Maxima
13:00 to 19:00 - DJ Irma Gross. Switzerland. Day milonga.
Break (Craic batteries recharging)
21:00 to 03:00 - DJ Carlos Cabral. Portugal. Night Milonga

Sun 03 July 2022

13:00 to 19:00 - DJ Ricardo Peixoto. UK. Closing Milonga
Break (Craic batteries recharging)
21:00 to 02:00 - DJ Anthony Cronin. Ireland. After Party

Mon 04 July 2022

18.00 to 23.00 - DJ "Surprise". After-After Party. The Roost Bar, Maynooth.

On arrival

Register your arrival at the Aula Maxima reception. You will be issued your Garúa bracelet which will also serve as your pass for getting past the University security outside normal hours.

Food and drinks

There will be a selection of snacks laid out at each milonga, including vegan options, to ensure everyone has the energy to dance the day and night away. The bar is always open and serves prosecco, wine, beers and tasting menus of Irish Whiskey and a selection of Whiskey styles. We also have an Espresso machine to keep you buzzing.

Drinks vouchers and prize draw

The prize draw runs all weekend and is drawn on Sunday afternoon. The winner receives free entry to the next edition of Garúa. Tickets cost €10 (card or cash). Buy vouchers at reception during the day or at the bar in the evening. Each time you buy a voucher contains ten free drinks. Use your voucher to order drinks at the bar. When your voucher is full drop it in the jar at the bar to enter the prize draw.

Bottle recycling

At registration we will issue you with a glass bottle of Irish mineral water and a name tag. We ask you keep this bottle all weekend and refill it from the water coolers in the event hall. At the end of the event you can leave your bottle behind or take it with you. We will recycle all bottles after the event.

Guinness training

We have teamed up with Guinness and The Roost Bar to give everyone who attends the preparty a chance to step into a mythical place in Irish Culture. Once you have completed your ‘training’ you get to drink your full pint and will be awarded a genuine certificate with your name and the date you joined those elite who understand the art of pulling a good pint of Guinness.

The Garúa Códigos

These are the essential codes of conduct we need for a fun, sociable tango event. We know you know them all but it never hurts to remind ourselves again. Read the códigos now.

The main encuentro is held at the Aula Maxima of Maynooth University. The preparty and afterafterparty milongas are both held at The Roost Bar in Maynooth. Both venues are 10min walk from everywhere and each other.

Aula Maxima

The main venue located at Maynooth University.

The encuentro will be held at the historical Aula Maxima of Maynooth University. The main hall of the university boasts a beautiful wooden floor and a spacious, bright and airy space to dance in every day and night. The acoustics…

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The Roost

Preparty and afterafterparty venue in Maynooth.

The Roost is a large public house with separate bars, a public bar, lounge area, mezzanine bar and a music bar. It combines the old with the new, as the pub still has many of its original pieces in place….

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All the accommodation options open to you locally including the preferential reservations for the on campus accommodation where you can relive your student days and the craic you had then.


Maynooth is a university town with great connectivity to Dublin and the Airport. We have no details about how to leave as we think you will want to stay a little while longer. However, everything you need to know about getting to Maynooth, you can find via Rome2Rio. Basically, it is around €60 by taxi from the Airport or 30 minutes driving if you rent a car. Using public transport you simply route via Dublin and it takes around 60-90 minutes.


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