Small Towns Big Ideas

Giving the opportunity to any community group in Galway to apply for funding to develop a new cultural project in their community.

From a celebration of sheep to tightrope walking, Galway 2020 promises to deliver thrills and excitement during 2020. Galway’s theme is “Making Waves – Landscape, Language and Migration” and the programme includes more than 50 projects, including special events from Galway stalwarts Macnas, Druid, Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, and Music for Galway as well as many community based projects. Galway 2020 will bring the city and county an unprecedented focus at local, national and international level. It will allow Galway and Ireland as a whole to put our best cultural foot forward and promote the best of Irish creativity.


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Lots of events will be happening as part of Galway 2020 in the making. Find out more & get involved in the upcoming events & activities


The people of Galway, Ireland and across the world shared their visions and ideas for Galway 2020 which helped to inform the bid.

Project Ideas

Just some of the project ideas that came through the bid process. Be inspired and get involved!

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