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Submit to the magic of Macnas as the Gilgamesh Experience starts to unfold

Macnas, the masters of storytelling and spectacle, are back as the legend of Gilgamesh starts to unfold via the Gilgamesh Experience on Macnas.com and on the streets...

‘Make a Break for Galway’ this Autumn for your staycation

A new tourism initiative is pushing people in Ireland to 'Make a Break for Galway' this year for their holidays, pushing Galway city a...

Macnas to bring the legend of Gilgamesh to Galway

Masters of storytelling and spectacle Macnas will bring a dramatic new interpretation of the world’s oldest story, the legend of Gilgamesh, to Galway this...

Galway 2020 unveils new programme of events

Galway 2020 has unveiled its revised programme for the Capital of Culture project starting this Autumn after being forced to cancel events from March...

The Druid returns to live theatre with DruidGregory

Galway's world famed Druid Theatre are returning to live performance with a rural tour of Galway centred of the works of Lady Gregory in...

Poet who came to document Galway 2020 publishes collection of poems

European poet Rye Aker arrived in Galway earlier this year to document the city's year as European Capital of Culture. It was a commission that...

Galway City Museum reopens with new exhibitions

Galway City Museum is reopening this morning after months of closure, with two brand new exhibits to welcome visitors back. The city museum is reopening...

Funding approved for reimagined Galway 2020 programme

The government has approved funding for a reimagined Galway 2020 programme as the European Capital of Culture project will now run to early 2021. Minister...

Australian Head of Mission to Ireland praises Galway’s cultural strengths

The Head of Mission for Australia praised Galway as a "lesson to the world" in balancing protecting and promoting the arts alongside encouraging business...

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...
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