Fire Tour – Lighting Ceremony An Spidéal

Date 03.02.2020 - 03.02.2020
Time 06:00 PM
Venue An tSeanchéibh, An Spidéal
Organiser Galway 2020

Flames blazed in towns throughout the county as the Galway 2020 Opening Ceremony travelled ever closer to the city across the first week of February. Local themes and traditions appeared as never before in the week-long momentous event, which began with a turf cutting ceremony on Saint Brigid’s Day and concluded with a spectacular finale on 8 February in Galway City. (Unfortunately, the Opening Ceremony was cancelled in light of severe national weather warnings)


The Fire Tour brought together an energetic cast from each town to take part in a unique, intimate performance on each consecutive night. The second stop on the Fire Tour was in An Spidéal on Monday, 3 February.



Lighting Ceremony – An Spidéal Schedule


6pm Gates Open

Celebrations warm up with live music from Dris Óg, a local emerging rock group taking part in the Livefeed project.

6.45–8pm Flame and sound will flood An tSeanchéibh in a special, community cast procession. After a spoken word performance from Síle Nic Chonaonaigh, An Spidéal’s specially commissioned town sphere will be lit. Crowds can then expect a performance from energetic Galway pop-rock band, Rofi James.


As this event takes place outdoors please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Traffic restrictions will be in place and will be advertised locally



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