Galway 2020

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Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture will be the largest and most complex cultural event ever held in Ireland. The year long event will run from February 2020 to January 2021. There are more than 1,900 events across 14 projects, 170 partnerships and collaborations with Local, National, European and International artists and cultural organisations from over 20 countries.

The year long programme, beginning in February, will tie in with the ancient Celtic calendar. It is an ambitious collection of projects and performances, built around the four Celtic seasons of Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain. Throughout the programme, the central concept of the circular eternal journey from darkness into light, from winter bleakness to summer harvest, appears and re-introduces iteself. 

We will see an extraordinary showcase of events highlighting the richness and diversity of Galway’s culture and its people. The ambitious programme will be unleashed throughout villages and towns, the city and the islands, and in some of most surprising and unexpected locations.

The festival will provide uniquely Galwegian, Irish and international perspetives exploring the quintessential Irish themes of language, landscape and migration.

For a Full list of upcomming events please click here.

Galway 2020 - European Capital of Culture