Fire Tour – Lighting Ceremony Tuam

Date 04.02.2020 - 04.02.2020
Time 06:00 PM
Venue Presentation Convent Green, Tuam
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. Tuam Town Cast were up next at the Presentation Convent Green on Tuesday, 4 February.



Lighting Ceremony – Tuam Schedule


6pm Gates Open

Celebrations warm up with live music from Conor O’Donnell & Friends.


6.45–8pm Flame and sound will flood the streets in a special, community cast procession through the town of Tuam. After a spoken word performance from Leo Moran, Tuam’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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