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Statement from Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

24.03.2020

24 March 2020: The Board of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture held a meeting today to discuss the evolving situation regarding Covid 19 and how we move forward during these unprecedented times.

In light of the extraordinary challenges we are facing and the unknown timeline as a result of this ongoing public health emergency, the board of Galway 2020 today decided that a significant contraction of the programme is necessary. Decisions, which will be taken in the very near future, will be consistent with Government policy and will be in the best interest of the health of the public, our team, cultural partners and our volunteers.  More detailed information will be provided in the days ahead.

The board of Galway 2020 wishes to acknowledge and thank our team and cultural partners for all of their hard work and commitment to date