One Year Anniversary of Galway’s Designation as European Capital of Culture 2020

Today marks the one year anniversary of Galway being designated the European Capital of Culture 2020!


This time last year (on Friday), hundreds of people crowded onto the streets of Galway and thousands more from across the globe tuned in online to watch ECOC Chairman, Steve Green lift the Galway 2020 bid book into the air to confirm that they had chosen Galway as the winner.

In that moment, the people of Galway erupted with fist pumps and jumps of joy!

As we celebrate this proud moment for Galway, we couldn’t let the day pass without looking back on some of the projects and events that took place and the extraordinary people involved who helped make this happen.

Small Towns Big Ideas, An Artist in Every Place, Hope it Rains, Infinity Project, Súgán, Cros-Sing, On A Voyage, Incredible Edible, Athenry2020, Ballygar 2020, Headford 2020, The Nesting Lark, Virtual Capital of Culture, Travelling Piano, #IBackGalway campaign, #WearitShareit Campaign ……… the list is endless!

So right now, let’s take a look at our Anniversary video which showcases some of these projects and activities that took place while preparing the bid!


One year down and just 2.5 years to go. The fun is just beginning! We can’t wait to share with you what we have in store in the lead up to 2020.

#Galway2020 #Making Waves

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