Redevelopment of city Post Office to include civic arts space

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The redevelopment of the Post Office on Eglinton Street will include a permanent a civic arts space.

The site was used as a temporary creative space during the Galway International Arts Festival in 2019.

Commenting on the news, Galway International Arts Festival said that they have a long history of temporarily transforming old buildings to facilitate the arts.

“This news this morning is something we have wanted for Galway for a long time. We are very grateful to An Post and Minster Naughton for making it a reality now,” the Festival said in a statement.

Galway West TD and Junior Minister Hildegarde Naughton also said that she is delighted with the announcement.

“Galway will now have a permanent arts space, something that has been lacking for many years,” she said.

“This is a really good news story for Galway and the arts.”