Galway Bay fm newsroom – An urban animation project in Woodquay in the city is set to reach completion in time for the 2022 summer season.
The project is one of seven nationwide and secured over one million euro in funding through Fáilte Ireland’s Urban Animation Capital Investment Scheme which aims to re-invigorate urban areas and increase their tourism appeal.
The pilot five million euro scheme, which opened for applications in April, will also fund projects in Waterford, Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth and Dublin.
These will involve a variety of large-scale outdoor performance spaces, public art and light installations.
The Galway city project will a signature lighting installation at Woodquay Park featuring a hand carved steel sphere.
This aims to reflect the stories and traditions of Galway alongside a traditional Galway Hooker and performance space.
Director of Product Development Orla Carroll says urban animation will play an increasingly important role in transforming and re-imagining our public spaces as safe, welcoming and vibrant places to visit.