Several thousand people gathered in Galway's Eyre Square yesterday evening for the launch of the 2020 Capital of Culture Programme.

The year-long event gets underway in February, and will involve more than 1,900 events across 154 projects, 170 partnerships and collaborations with local, national, European and international artists and cultural organisations from mor than 30 countries.

The opening week will include a large public spectacle in Galway city on February 8th, produced by Water Works, a company which has created events for the Olympics, including London’s.

 

Galway 2020’s full programme was unveiled by Minister Josepha Madigan and the Chairman of Galway 2020 Arthur Lappin, and was marked with an aerial spectacle in Eyre Square.

 

 

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