Gallery: Galway 2020 Programme Launch

Wednesday 18 September was a day to remember as we launched our year-long programme for 2020.


Musician and Galway native Anna Mullarkey and French performance company Gratte Ciel wowed the audience of over 4,000 spectators gathered in Eyre Square with a spectacular live performance, presented in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland.

As one of the largest cultural events in the world, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture will deliver a year of thrilling, life-enhancing experiences through culture and the arts.


“The eyes of the world will be on Galway for 2020”

Arthur Lappin, Chair of Galway 2020


“It is a once in a lifetime opportunity which offers not alone Galway, but also Ireland, the chance to shine the bright beacon of our culture across Europe and globally.”

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan

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