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Official Galway 2020 programme showcased in Rome

The official Galway 2020 programme was showcased in Rome at an event held in the offices of the European Representation in Italy last week. The...

Galway 2020 snags €1.5 million Melina Mercouri prize

Galway 2020 has secured a welcome boost in funding with an official recommendation that it receive the EU's €1.5 million Melina Mercouri prize. The recommendation...

Embrace the rain with Galway 2020’s Bad Weather Play Day

Anyone who has lived in Galway for longer than a week knows that escaping from the bad weather is a fool's errand, so why...

Composer and writer Ailís Ní Ríain discovers a bold new world at sea

Ailís Ní Ríain, a contemporary classical composer and writer, spent three weeks at sea this August on board the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Explorer searching for...

Galway 2020 in the spotlight in Tourism Ireland promotional film

Tourism Ireland is celebrating Galway's upcoming year as the European Capital of Culture with a new film promoting Galway 2020 around the world. The full...

Project Baa Baa – clearing up woolly thinking on sheep

Aiming to teach young children more about the role that sheep, and all that comes from them, plays in our society and traditions, Project Baa...

Big crowds expected for Galway 2020 Eyre Square launch

Galway 2020 will be launching the programme of events for the European Capital of Culture year in Eyre Square this month. On Wednesday, September 18...

Galway shines at Milkwaukee Irish Fest

Building on a 25 year relationship with our sister city in the US, Galway 2020 had its own dedicated stand at the Milwaukee Irish...

Artists head to sea to look for inspiration under the waves

Two Irish artists joined a six day research aboard the RV Celtic Explorer to find inspiration as part of the Galway 2020 Aerial/Sparks project. Artists Gareth...

Mayor leads delegation to sister cities in the US

Mayor of Galway Mike Cubbard is currently leading a delegation from Galway to our sister cities in the US, Chicago and Milwaukee. On Tuesday the...

Galway 2020 spreads the word in the US at the Milwaukee Irish Festival

The celebration of Irish culture and heritage in Galway 2020 is taking on an international dimension this month at the Milwaukee Irish Festival in...

Groundbreaking youth orchestra breaks out the Beethoven

Galway's exciting new youth orchestra Symphonic Waves is performing two full concerts this month after filling out more sections and completing intense summer rehearsals. Symphonic Waves Youth Orchestra...

Medtronic forms corporate partnership with Galway 2020

Galway 2020 has announced a partnership with the medical devices manufacturer Medtronic, naming it the official Health Partner of the Capital of Culture. As part...

Paving new Pathways in Tuam with Galway 2020

Paving New Pathways is a new festival exploring Tuam's complex past and diverse present with Galway 2020. This forward-thinking Galway 2020 Small Towns Big Ideas project emerged from...

Galway 2020 backs 27 new Small Towns Big Ideas projects

Round 2 of the Small Towns Big Ideas initiative of Galway 2020 has seen another 27 community driven projects receive funding following an open...

Galway 2020 welcomes their Croatian counterparts

As Galway 2020 limbers up for the final run to the year of the European Capital of Culture they played host to a delegation...

City council gets look ahead at Galway 2020 programme as funding improves

A sneak peek at the programme for Galway 2020, which has been branded as "one of the biggest cultural events in the world", was...

Weatherproof Galway in style for the Capital of Culture

If ever a European Capital of Culture needed to be prepared for all possible weather over the course of the year, it’s Galway. Hope it...

Three Galway 2020 arts groups head to Croatia to build ties

Three arts groups involved in Galway 2020 are in Croatia this week to take part in the European Tandem Cultural Capitals programme. Arts practitioners from Branar, Galway...

Galway 2020 ‘Gaillimh’ typeface wins design awards

A typeface created specifically for Galway 2020 has been awarded a much-coveted gold bell at the 2019 Institute of Creative Advertising and design awards. Galway...
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€1m scheme announced to support Irish artists

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‘Community Champion’ appointed for Galway to lead efforts against Covid-19

  A network of 'Community Champions' has been set up across the state to help with the ongoing Covid-19 emergency. Steve Dolan, CEO of Galway Rural...