‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ Films


8 short films summarising the 8 chapters of ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ have just been released. Here are the links:

ARTS & CULTURE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhdftfHqV-A
COMMUNITY & EDUCATION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD6ZEyhsK6k
ECONOMICS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uyJ9oTG6RY
ENERGY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31NuwXadtAA
FOOD & WATER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=142RUAqZQAY
INNER TRANSITION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUapciibD_0
INFRASTRUCTURE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzq_l2bmRsM
WASTE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_2NkI1oEzU

Film screening – “Demain” (Tomorrow)

The inspiring and award-winning film ‘Demain’ (French for ‘Tomorrow’) will be shown on Monday 15th May at the Secret Garden café, William Street West, Galway starting at 7pm sharp. All welcome!



We all know that we face many environmental problems. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this uplifting documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. Winner of Best Documentary at 2016 César Awards (French equivalent of the Oscars). Various languages with English subtitles.

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Film Screening & Discussion on Water Fluoridation in Ireland

Fluoridation I‘A Scandal in your Tap’ is a 25 minute documentary investigating Ireland’s practice of adding Hexafluorosilicic Acid to our drinking water. The film will be screened at the Secret Garden, William Street West, Galway at 8pm sharp on Monday 8th May. Both Siobhán Tanner (investigative journalist and presenter) and Irene Tanner (director/producer) will be present for to take questions from the audience afterwards. There is no cover charge – it is free entry. All welcome!

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Mary Reynolds Talk

1-large_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqYPdugwoPFDqkc8Z5D3YE1yrNzELrFhuea98ws27sL3YTransition Galway are organising a free public talk by renowned Irish garden designer Mary Reynolds. The talk takes place at the Secret Garden café, William Street West, Galway City on Saturday 29th April, starting at 11am. Mary will speak about her work and her new book. All welcome!

A Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner, Mary has designed gardens internationally for more than 17 years, including commissions in Kew Royal botanical gardens in London as well as occasional stints of garden television presenting for RTÉ and BBC. Many Galwegians will have visited Brigit’s Garden which she designed.

A feature length movie based on Mary’s true life story called ‘Dare to be Wild’ was released in 2016 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPpVRgQoTSY). The film focuses on the story of Mary’s journey to build a gold medal winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

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ReCupán Galway

save cups32ReCupán Galway is a campaign to promote reusable beverage cups as a way to reduce waste. Single-use disposable cups is a big environmental problem. The campaign encourages local cafes, shops, pubs etc. to offer a discount of at least 10 cents per drink if a customer uses a reusable cup for take away coffees and teas. The campaign is organised by Transition Galway in conjunction with JCI (Junior Chamber International) Galway and Galway European Green Leaf. A promotional photoshoot with broadcaster Duncan Stewart took place in Eyre Square on 11th March 2017 to launch the ReCupán Galway campaign. Photos credit: Andrew Downes Photography

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/recupangalway/

WEBSITE: https://www.recupangalway.wordpress.com

Green Drinks, 9th March 2017 – ‘Community-driven Stewardship: the Burrenbeo Story’

Áine Bird of the Burrenbeo Trust is the guest speaker for the March 2017 Green Drinks Galway event. The title of her talk will be: ‘Community-driven stewardship; the Burrenbeo Story’ and will take place at 8:30pm Thursday 9th March in The Cellar, Eglinton Street, Galway. Free entry. All welcome!

Áine is the Education and Communications Officer for the Burrenbeo Trust. She develops and coordinates the place-based education programmes including a heritage course in primary schools and a place learning course with transition years that the Trust delivers to over 150 young people a year. With a background in botany, she has a masters in Science Communication, is a heritage in schools specialist and is currently undertaking further postgraduate study in Education at NUI Galway with a focus on place-based education. Prior to Burrenbeo Áine was an education officer in Glenveagh National Park and previously worked with Eco-Unesco and TASC.

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Convergence Festival Galway – Events Oct 27th & 28th


convergence-green-i-copyTHURSDAY OCT 27th
10.30-11.30pm Workshop with Ala Theatre Forum
ALa Theatre for Change will give a workshop where the participants will be exploring ideas and values around sustainable living.
By using techniques from Forum Theatre and Value Clarification the participants will discuss these issues in a creative way, using their bodies and image more than words

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ECOhub events – Tue 25th & Wed 26th Oct


4pm Forest Schools – with Kerry and Carol from Down to Earth
7.30pm – ATLANTIC. Documentary special

11-12pm workshop with Brenda Flannery; Beo & Be – Mindfulness and Nature Movements – Qi Gong
3pm -4pm Tai Chi with Niall O’ Floinn
6.30pm Croi Na Gaillimhe: Deep Ecology – The Spiritual Roots of our Ecological Crisis, An evening talk with Dara Molloy
9pm to 11pm ‘The Loft’ (upstairs from ‘Seven’ on Bridge Street, Galway City) Sustainability Stories

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Film and Q&A with director – ‘Atlantic’ by Risteárd Ó Domhnaill

Special Event in the ECOhub (Galway2020 hub) this evening at 7.30pm. We’re very lucky both to get both the film and have the film maker along for a discussion afterwards!


atlanticfilmposterDirected and Filmed by local film maker Risteárd Ó Domhnaill who will be in attendance for a Q&A Session.

Narrated by Emmy-award winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities – in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland – bringing to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate.
As the oil majors drive deeper into their fragile seas, and the world’s largest fishing companies push fish stocks to the brink, coastal communities and the resources they rely on are fast approaching a point of no return.

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Sustainability Stories – Wed 26th Oct at 9pm

A night of local activists, groups and NGOs telling their sustainability stories in The Loft, Bridge Street, Galway between 9pm-11pm on Wednesday 26th October.

sunstainabilitystories2016As part of Convergence Sustainable Living Festival 2016 Transition Galway is running what is called a PechaKucha which will be followed by an interview with writer and activist Mark Boyle.

PechaKucha is an exciting presentation format where guest speakers show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and the speakers talk along to the images – this keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and fun.
The title for this PechaKucha is ‘Sustainability Stories’ and will feature a wide range of local environmental activists, NGOs and groups who are all working to make Galway a more resilient and sustainable place.

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ECOHub All week: 24th – 28th Oct @ Galway 2020 hub.


During this year’s Convergence Festival Galway’s ECOHub and pop up Sustainable Living Centre will host a wide variety of exhibitions, thematic talks, workshops and films on Sustainable Living, Environmental campaigns, EcoActions, information leaflets, publicity banners etc from Monday 24th until Friday 28th in the Galway 2020 Community Hub in the Cornstore.

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