Galway, situated on the western edge of Europe, is Ireland’s beating cultural heart. It’s a vibrant place, with creativity embedded deep in its DNA. Galway City and County will be hosting the European Capital of Culture in 2020 on behalf of the Irish nation.
Galway is the 61st region to take the title of European Capital of Culture and shares the 2020 designation with Rijeka in Croatia. Only two more Irish cities have held the European Capital of Culture since it began in 1985: Dublin in 1991 and Cork in 2005.
Ireland is the place to be in 2020. We will help you to plan your visit and build memories of a lifetime.
This year long event will run from February 1st 2020 to January 31st 2021 to coincide with the ancient Celtic calendar. More than 1900 events across 154 projects, 170 partnerships and collaborations with local, national, European and international artists and cultural organisations from over 30 different countries make up the programme of events.
Galway City will form a central hub for the festival but events will be held in the villages, towns, and islands off the Galway coast and will be based around the four fire seasons of Ireland’s ancient Celtic calendar, Imbloc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain.
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