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Wires Crossed tightrope walking marathon postponed to 2021

The much anticipated Wires Crossed event which would have seen hundreds of people tightrope walk across the Corrib this August has been called off,...

Government commits to delivering revised Galway 2020 programme

The government has committed to supporting a revised programme of events for Galway 2020 to take place in the last months of this year...

Galway 2020 down to “skeleton staff” with three week layoff

Galway 2020 has announced that it is laying off all but the most essential staff for the next three weeks amid the coronavirus crisis...

Coronavirus: “significant contraction” of Galway 2020 programme

The programme of events for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture will undergo a "significant contraction" in response to the coronavirus...

Galway 2020 to hold emergency talks today on future of project

The board of Galway 2020 will meet today to discuss the project, which is in great difficulty due to the global coronavirus...

Coronavirus: Galway 2020 postpones and cancels events

Galway 2020 has announced that it is either postponing or cancelling many upcoming events to help limit the spread of the...

Macnas unveils its Epic take on Gilgamesh for Galway 2020

Galway's own masters of visual storytelling and breathtaking spectacle Macnas have unveiled their most ambitious project yet, Gilgamesh.

City Council refuses to allocate €2.5 million more to Galway 2020

Galway City Council rejected a call to allocate an additional €2.5 million in funding to Galway 2020 in a council meeting...

Galway 2020 opening ceremony cancelled due to weather warnings

The opening ceremony for Galway 2020 which was meant to take place in the Claddagh this evening has been cancelled due...

Galway 2020 opening ceremony under review due to weather

The status of the Galway 2020 opening ceremony which is scheduled to take place tomorrow is being kept under review due...

Keep your dancing shoes dry for Galway 2020 with a Wardrobe for wellies in Galway’s westend

It's sure to be a squelchy evening tomorrow for the launch of Galway 2020 as massive crowds are expected to fill...

Irish performers may miss out on Corrib tightrope walk due to insurance crisis

Wires Crossed is one of the flagship events of Galway 2020 taking place this August, where 400 people will tightrope walk...

Countdown to Galway 2020 begins with Clifden fire show

The final countdown is underway to the opening of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, with the opening celebrations rumbling...

Galway 2020 gets its own commemorative stamp

An Post has launched two colourful stamps this week celebrating Galway 2020 and Rijecka 2020 in their year as the European Capital of Culture. Galway...

President Higgins to officially open Galway 2020

President Michael D Higgins will be the one to officially inaugurate Galway 2020 and open the Capital of Culture year next month. The opening celebrations...

Last chance to take part in the Galway 2020 opening celebrations

This week is the last chance people have to volunteer to take part in the opening ceremonies for Galway 2020 next month. Beginning on February...

Galway Community Circus struggling to secure insurance cover ahead of Galway 2020

Galway Community Circus is due to play a key role in Galway 2020, but the group is struggling to secure adequate insurance cover. After months...

Galway Community Circus forms partnership with NUIG

Galway Community Circus and NUI Galway have launched a three year partnership that will see them collaborate on a number of projects to promote...

Jobs on the line as Galway Community Circus faces closure amid insurance crisis

Twenty jobs could be lost and one of the flagship events for Galway 2020 put at risk at Galway Community Circus due to spiraling...

Criticism levelled at venue choice for Galway 2020 opening celebration

The choice of venue for the last stage of the Galway 2020 opening celebrations in the city has been criticised by one local city...
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