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Community Spirit Alive and Well in Galway

Being in the events business, Milestone has built up a stock of useful equipment for events – 2 way radios, megaphones, pop-up tents and more. For the first time we’ve begun making some of this available, such as last weekend, in the Darkness Into Light Walk in Galway. We would like to let it be known...

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Milestone Inventive Going Global!

A Korean Milestone!   Galway’s own Milestone Inventive is going global, with Managing Director Maria Moynihan Lee next week taking up an invitation to visit Korea and advise on developing maritime and seafood festival tourism and to speak at a major International conference as well as to students and faculty at Pai Chai University.  ...

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ECOC Ireland 2020 – that’s all very lovely but how are we going to pay for it?

Contrary to popular belief, winning the designation of European Capital of Culture does not bring with it a huge pot of European money.  A key factor in a winning bid is proving that the city can pay for it. In Eurospeak, “responsibility for implementation and funding is devolved to the local level”, which is a terribly...

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European Capital of Culture Ireland 2020 – The not-so-secret winning formula

Continuing our blog about all things ECOC 2020, we thought we would share with you the results of the scoping exercise we conducted quite some time ago in order to try and arrive at the recipe for the winning formula. We read the reports and we asked the experts and here’s what we gleaned and...

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European Capital of Culture Ireland 2020 – how the 4 Irish bids are shaping up

The open call for Irish submissions was made on December 17th and according to this the deadline for submitting applications to host the European Capital of Culture 2020 has been set for October 17th 2015.  That’s late – the winner for 2019 was announced in October 2014 – but for once it isn’t Ireland’s fault,...

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European Capital of Culture Ireland 2020 – How to win………

Here at Milestone, by virtue of some direct and indirect experience, we are simply fascinated by the concept of ‘Capitals of Culture’, be they national or European. In 2020 Ireland, together with Croatia, will play host to a European Capital of Culture.  By then it will have been 15 years since the last one –...

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Galway Oyster Festival Makes the Fest 300 List

We’ve only gone and made it on to the Fest300 website. The website showcases 300 top festivals from around the world. We’re honoured to have made the list and to be one of only 4 Irish festivals to make the cut. Champagne and oysters all round! https://www.fest300.com/festivals/galway-oyster-festival

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Dublin Christmas Market

Winter wonderland has hit Dublin with the opening of the Christmas Market on St.Stephen’s Green. This lovely video captures the essence of the market.

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Galway Independent Article for the Galway Oyster & Seafood Festival

The Galway Oyster & Seafood Festival is getting close. From the 25th to the 28th of September there will be Masquerade ‘Mardi Gras, the World Championship opening contest, family events and much more. Click here to have a look at the Galway Independent article all about the festival! This year will be extra special with the festival celebrating it’s...

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Milestone to Produce St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

MILESTONE THRILLED TO BE PART OF BIG PLANS FOR CHRISTMAS AT ST STEPHEN’S GREEN PARK Dublin City BID announces first ever city centre traditional Christmas market for St Stephen’s Green Park - Dublin’s first city centre traditional Christmas market expected to attract an additional 600,000 visitors and generate up to €20 million in revenue for...

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Milestone highlights of Leitrim Walking Festival April 2014

Milestone Inventive is project managing the marketing and communications of the ‘Lakelands Festival of Walking’. This includes securing press coverage, managing both print and online advertising, securing visits of a high profile journalists to each event, producing a promotional video, managing social media, and producing and distributing ezines and promotional leaflets and securing online event...

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See how we transformed Eyre Square in 3 mins