Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys with members of the Galway team who secured the European Capital of Culture designation for 2020. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project team has tempered its delight at securing the coveted title with a collective expression of sympathy(...)

Traditional sailboats off Long Walk in the Claddagh Basin in Galway city. The city has been named European City of Culture 2020.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Galway has been named European Capital of Culture 2020. It saw off competition from Limerick and the Three Sisters cities of Kilkenny, Waterford and(...)

Galway’s bid includes Project Baa Baa! a mini-festival to celebrate sheep

Since Dublin got knocked out of contention, at the end of last year, Galway, Limerick and the Three Sisters cities of Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford(...)

Waterford Spraoi. Photograph: John Loftus

What links Athens, Florence, Paris and Cork? They have all held the title European Capital of Culture. The programme began in 1985, after Melina Merc(...)

File photo: 8 people will spend up to 24 hours in a shipping container in Galway City to highlight the migrant crisis in Europe. Photograph: Getty Images

Artists, environmental and humanitarian activists and an Iraqi astrophysicist plan to spend up to 24 hours in a shipping container in Galway city from(...)