The wait is over!

The Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture celebrations are officially upon us! And as an official partner of Galway 2020 we couldn’t be more excited.

Eyre Square, in the heart of the city, will act as the launch pad as the public discovers the official programme for the first time.

Chair of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, Arthur Lappin will be joined by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, to officially launch the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme..

The family friendly event kicks off at 6pm on Wednesday 18th September.

Speaking ahead of the launch Helen Marriage, Creative Director of Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture said: ”Programme launches usually take place behind closed doors. 

”We wanted to make it a special moment that the people of Galway could share. 

”It’s incredibly exciting to be at this stage when we can start to tell everyone about what is planned for the year. And this is just the beginning, a taste of what’s to come during a year in which Galway will be Ireland’s mirror to the world. Let’s hope the weather is kind to us!”

Can’t make it on the 18th? There’s no need to fret.

Once the programme is launched you’ll be able to download it from the Galway 2020 website, plus copies will be delivered to every household across the city, county and the islands in the weeks after the launch.

How you can be a part of it.

Over 100 volunteers will be on hand to assist the audience and distribute copies of the programme at the launch.

And if you fancy becoming a Galway 2020 volunteer yourself you can register here.

So…there’s nothing left to do but get this party started! Bring on Galway 2020.