Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

International Arts Festival Arrives in the West of Ireland

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase the best cultural programme that Galway has to offer, not just in Ireland, but throughout Europe and across the world.


Galway has long been seen as a cultural hub, a place where people come for a week and stay for good, a place where artists are inspired and people find their place. Galway is extraordinary. This designation gives the city and county an opportunity to thrive to their full potential, to create a sustainable environment for artists to thrive, to create a wonderfully inclusive and creative environment for our children and our children’s children to grow up.