28 December 2023

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New festival for Galway will boost city economy

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New festival for Galway will boost city economy

Galway is to get another festival, which will be a boost to the local economy

Tonnta – celebrating the Irish language and Galway as a bilingual city – is wrapped around the new St Brigid’s bank holiday and will run from Fenbruary 1st to 5th

Gaillimh le Gaeilge has planned the new festival which is co – funded by Galway City Council, Fáilte Ireland, Plean Teanga Chathair na Gaillimhe and Gaillimh le Gaeilge.

As part of the designation of Galway as a city of culture and as an official bilingual city, a partnership is also being formed with the Galway Culture Company.

The programme will feature a diverse range of performances including: Altan at the Townhall Theatre, Liam Ó Maonlaí at an Taibhdhearc, a Céilí on Eyre Square, Bilingual Talks & workshops and children’s events

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