‘Galway Carnival for the Climate’

Transition Galway was one of the main organisers of ‘Galway Carnival for the Climate’ which was part of the Avaaz ‘People’s Climate March’ on Sunday 29th November 2015. People took to the streets across the world to push leaders at every level of government to commit to 100% clean energy ahead of the important global climate talks taking place in Paris. Participants in the Galway City march (‘Galway Carnival for the Climate’) gathered at Eyre Square in the city centre. Many had dressed up for the event, people made their own slogans on blank placards and volunteers applied face paint to many of the participants. Accompanied by drummers and singers, participants made their way down Shop Street and Quay Street to the plaza in front of the Galway City Museum at the Spanish Arch. Speeches were given at the end of the march by representatives of various local non-governmental organisations including Amnesty International Galway, Galway Alliance Against War, Terryland Forest Park, Galway One World Centre and Transition Galway. A community pot luck was organised afterwards in the Tulca Festival Gallery on Market Street. The march was covered by some local media as well as national media (‘The Irish Times’, RTÉ and Nuacht TG4).