Galway 2020

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Jed Gjerek, a Croatian potter who lives in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Jed Gjerek arrived in Ireland in 2017 with his wife and two children, seeking better opportunities, there was no plan B for the family. After yea(...)

  Minister for Culture Catherine Martin: ‘I commend all involved in Galway 2020 for delivering this reimagined programme in such challenging circumstances.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has announced a scaled down “reimagining” of the Galway 2020 cultural programme. Galway’s year as the European Capital of Culture has (...)

Broadcaster Bláthnaid Treacy preparing for the official programme launch of Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture in Eyre Square, Galway. Photograph:  Aengus McMahon

If you agree with Plato that a good start is half the battle, you’d be worried for Galway 2020. Quoted in different ways since 400BC, the Greek philos(...)

The scene at South Park, with flooding in the foreground, where the opening ceremony for Galway 2020 was to take place on Saturday. The  ceremony had to be cancelled due to weather conditions caused by Storm Ciara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A number of events planned as part of Galway 2020 will be “cancelled or scaled down” following a decision by Galway City Council not to allocate a fur(...)

A  flotilla  sails by in  Galway city for Culture Night 2016. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

This week, it was announced that Galway had been named the fourth-best city in the world to visit in 2020 by Lonely Planet: an influential listing due(...)

Celebrations in July 2016 when it was announced Galway was to be the 2020 European Capital of Culture. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Arts producers working with the controversial Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture project have said they held “very constructive and positive” tal(...)