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Athenry 2020 Digital St Patrick’s Day Parade

News Release The Corona Virus may have dealt a huge blow to the traditional Irish St. Patrick’s Day festivities, but the town of Athenry has decided to think outside the box and take its St Patrick’s Day parade online! “If the audience can’t gather to see us, let us reach out digitally to our audience...

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Sew Last Season launch free umbrella sharing scheme in Galway

News Release How often have you been caught out in the rain without a brolly to protect you?  Galway social sewing group Sew Last Season have the answer. On Saturday 29th February, they are launching an innovative umbrella sharing scheme Borrow –Stay Dry – Return! Drop into a Galway City library, borrow a beautifully customised...

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UMBRELLA ORPHANAGE – a home for broken and bewildered brollies

Free Umbrella Re-cycling workshops 17-21 February During the week of 17-21 February, artist Jeni Roddy is setting up an Umbrella Orphanage in Galway city centre, where, with the public’s help, she will be re-purposing broken umbrellas and transforming them into functional artworks as street-side rain shelters. She is inviting people to join in the free...

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4 Seasons in one street artwork!

Hope it Rains | Soineann no Doineann unveils a Galway street mural by Shane O’Malley that is as changeable as the weather News Release: Thursday January 23, 2020 The Galway 2020 project Hope it Rains | Soineann nó Doineann has today unveiled a street mural with a difference! Changes, change, by Galway-based artist Shane O’Malley,...

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Galway, we need 1000 broken umbrellas!

UMBRELLA ORPHANAGE News Release Umbrella Orphanage is part of Hope it Rains | Soineann nó Doineann, a project for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture which aims to turn our bad weather to good use, to make Galway the place to be because it rains and blows. What more of a symbol of Galway’s weather is there...

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Galway Oyster Festival 2019

The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival runs from 27th to 29th September 2019 – a festival 65 years in the making celebrating an Irish tradition thousands of years old News Release Click here for images and video Natives. Flats. Native flats. Ostrea edulis – whatever you call our native oysters they are as much...

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Weatherproof Me! – Weatherproofing Galway for 2020

News Release Announcing an international design competition to celebrate Galway’s unique weather as part of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture If ever a European Capital of Culture needed to be prepared for all weathers it’s Galway. HOPE IT RAINS | SOINEANN NÓ DOINEANN is a Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture project which, through...

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SALTHILL SUMMER SUNDAY MARKET – OPENING MAY 12TH 2019

News Release There’s a brand new addition to your summer weekends on the horizon as the inaugural Salthill Summer Sunday Market is set to open on May 12th.  Located beside the Prom car park, near the roundabout, in the heart of Salthill Village, the weekly market will run every Sunday from 10am – 4pm during the...

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The Red Line Book Festival 11th – 15th October 2017

News Release The Red Line Book Festival is a celebration of all things literary.  It provides a programme of events and workshops aimed to attract culturally curious audiences of all ages and interests from both the local and wider community. The initiative is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts. The...

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The Red Line Book Festival, 11th to 15th October 2017 – Save the Date!

News Release The Red Line Book Festival is a celebration of all things literary.  It provides a programme of events and workshops aimed to attract culturally curious audiences of all ages and interests from both the local and wider community. The initiative is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries...

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A Nation’s Voice, Easter Sunday 2016

News Release The Arts Council and RTÉ today announced full details of A Nation’s Voice, an open-air, free performance taking place on Easter Sunday afternoon at The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History at Collins Barracks, Dublin which will include the world première of One Hundred Years a Nation, a major new orchestral and choral...

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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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