Outdoor festival performances which were to take place in Galway City this weekend have been cancelled due to the weather warning currently in place.
Galway City Council has said that the events planned for the Eyes on the Horizon festival this Saturday and Sunday, October 9-10, have been cancelled.
“Unfortunately due to adverse weather conditions and the yellow warning for rainfall in place the Galway City Council Eyes on the Horizon programme on October 9 & 10 is cancelled,” an update this morning stated.
Eyes on the Horizon festival is a programme of live performances taking place in Galway City this month, funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and presented by the city council.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted everyday life and cultural expressions around the nation and across the world and this programme aims to provide the people of Galway with the opportunity to experience great art and culture on their doorstep.
During the month of October, public spaces across the city will be animated with an exciting programme of performances by Galway based musicians, artists and performers.
Galway is currently under a status yellow weather warning for heavy rain and possible flooding, which will be in place until 3am on Saturday.
Friday is expected to see the worst of the rainfall, where significant accumulations are possible in upland areas due to heavy and persistent downpours forecast.
Among the events which were to go ahead this weekend included Silly Spooky Tales by the Sparch, where storyteller Rab Fulton was to get families in the mood for Halloween with some light-hearted tales.
Also planned for Saturday was a day of live, non-ticked music at Woodquay park from midday to 6pm, with a range of local musicians taking to the stage, including hit busking group, the renowned Galway Street Club.
On Sunday, Woodquay Park was to be a music hub for the second day running, with a Jazz concert from noon to 5pm, while over at the Small Crane the afternoon was to be given over to Trad music.
No word yet if any of these scheduled concerts and events will be rescheduled for later in the month.
For more of the different free, live events you can catch in Galway over the coming weeks in Eyes on the Horizon, check out https://cultureworks.ie/eyes-on-the-horizon/.