Making Waves

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

This bid book is the culmination of 18 months work of facilitation, consultations, workshops, seminars and one-to-one intense sessions with the artists, makers, dreamers, cultural creators and innovators of Galway.

Making Waves bid book is not about boasting what Galway has already. It is about what we will deliver in 2020 and the lasting legacy for the people of Galway, Ireland, Europe and beyond.

The themes of Galway’s bid book include Migration, Landscape and Language. These themes and issues came from the people who attended the 39 Speak Outs which were held all over Galway city and county, the islands, Dublin, Boston, Chicago and London. Themes which resonate not just in Galway but throughout Europe.

Our bid book is available below in both Irish and English.

Enjoy it, relish it and look forward to what could be a truly life-changing year in 2020 for everyone.

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the bid book on your mobile phone you can also access the book via while the Irish version is also available here.

Download the bid book here and the Irish version here.