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The official European Capital of Culture 2020

Galway 2020 Bid Book

This 100-page Bid Book contains the visions, dreams and aspirations of the people of Galway.

What is the European Capital of Culture?

Each year since 1985 the European Union designates one or more cities as a European Capital of Culture. Chosen cities and their regions are expected to present an innovative year-long cultural programme that highlights the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe.
Galway has fought off competition from Dublin,

The Process

The process is competitive and Galway had to compete with Dublin, Limerick and the Three Sisters (Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny) to win the European Capital of Culture 2020. Galway along with Rijecka in Croatia will each host the European Capital of Culture in the year 2020.

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