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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...

Galway tourism companies attend world’s biggest travel fair in London

Galway 2020 and Kylemore Abbey joined Tourism Ireland in London at this year’s World Travel Market, in what was a major tourism push for...

Galway 2020 issues call for 2,020 opening celebrations volunteers

Galway 2020 is counting down the days until the opening celebrations in February, and has this week issued an open call for 2,020 people...

Support the Capital of Culture through the Galway 2020 Business Club

Galway 2020 is offering local businesses the opportunity to support the upcoming Capital of Culture year and build their own brand profile with its...

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...
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