Launch of Post Carbon Galway – 20th Oct in the Portershed

image-1POST CARBON GALWAY – Accelerating the transition to a low-carbon, healthy and sustainable region.

Launch: Thursday, 20th October, from 7.30pm in the Portershed, Eyre Square, Galway

Galway has a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of world cities, in leading not only in the fields of arts and culture but in the green transition to a low carbon future.
Convergence 2016 opens with the launch of the new Post Carbon Galway initiative, a recently established cross-sectoral project set up to accelerate local pathways to a low carbon Galway, aiming to work collaboratively to promote climate action, sustainable living, environmental protection and sustainable development.

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Meeting – Friday 23rd September 2016

There will be a Transition Galway meeting starting at 7pm on Friday 23rd September at Massimo’s on William Street West. We will be discussing and deciding on our activities for the months ahead. All welcome!


Draft Agenda
(i.) Transition Community Garden (recent Agenda 21 grant etc.)
(ii.) Green Drinks Galway (next guest speakers)
(iii.) Sing for our Planet
(iv.) Film Screenings (next films)
(v.) Working with upcoming relevant local festivals (Convergence – The Galway Sustainable Living Festival, An Áit Eile: What Now? etc.)
(vi.) Other campaigns (Galway Native Tree Nursery, Local Food Co-op/Bulk Buying Group, Local Energy Co-op, Fossil Free NUIG)
(vii.) Any other business

Film screening, August 2016 – ‘Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective’

The award-winning film ‘Inhabit’ will be screened at ‘The Secret Garden’ café on William Street West at 7pm on Monday 22nd August. All welcome!


‘Inhabit’ explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called Permaculture. Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. ‘Inhabit’ provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.

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Rob Hopkins interviews Transition Galway

Rob Hopkins IIRob Hopkins is one of the founders of the Transition movement. He has a very comprehensive online podcast series about various issues related to the Transition movement. In March 2016 Rob interviewed 3 members of Transition Galway about our recently released ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’.

You can listen to the interview here:

Below is a transcipt of the interview with the 3 members: Bernard McGlinchy (BM), Mary Greene (MG) and Caoimhín Ó Maolallaigh (COM).

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Film screening, April 2016 – “Do the Math”

Documentary film ‘Do the Math’ will be screened in the Secret Garden café on William Street West on Monday 18th April at 7pm. The film screening will be followed by a short talk and Q&A session given by one of the members of the NUIG Divestment campaign. All welcome!

NUIG Divestment Petition:

NUIG Divestment Facebook Page:


‘Do the Math’ chronicles “America’s leading environmentalist” Bill McKibben in a David-vs-Goliath battle to fight the fossil fuel industry and change the terrifying math of the climate crisis.

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Transition Galway in ‘The Irish Times’

Irish Times Masthead IThere was a very favourable article in the weekend edition of ‘The Irish Times’ of Saturday 9th January 2016 about our ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ project. The article is by Michael Viney in his ‘Another Life’ weekly column and is available at this link:


News Report on ‘Galway Climate March’

Nuacht TG4 did a report on ‘Galway Carnival for the Climate’ (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 COP climate talks taking place in Paris. There are on-screen subtitles.

‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ on Irish TV

Transition Galway’s launch of ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ is featured in the latest ‘Galway Matters’ show on Irish TV.

This is the link to the original video (the report about the launch starts 7:02 from the end):

‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ resulted from a series of open, public visioning events to allow people share their ideas for a low-carbon, sustainable Galway City by the year 2030. ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ is available to download as a PDF here: VD-BookletA4Interactive

The entire content can be viewed on a dedicated website:

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‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ Launch

The Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Frank Fahy officially launched a new 100 page publication entitled ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ on Saturday 28th November at the Galway 2020 Hub, The Cornstore, Middle Street.

The finished booklet is divided into eight chapters based on eight topics: energy; food and water; infrastructure; community and education; arts and culture; economics; waste; and inner transition. A sucessful crowdfunding campaign raised money to pay for free copies of the publication to be given to schools and municipal libraries across the city. ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ is freely available to download as an interactive (hyperlinked) PDF here: VD-BookletA4Interactive. A dedicated website with the entire content of the document was also launched at the same event:
Copies of the ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ plan have been presented to the Chief Executive of Galway City Council, Brendan McGrath as well as to Galway County Council Chief Executive, Kevin Kelly.
L to R - James Glynn, Mary Greene, Bernard McGlinchey, Mayor Frank Fahy, Frank Greene (Pres. Galway Chamber), Kieran Cunnane, Caoimhín Ó Maolallaigh