Friday February 21, 2020

Ocean racers to get grand Galway welcome

The finish of the Volvo Ocean Race in Galway later this month is shaping up to be an even bigger event than the 2009 stopover, writes Nicola Cooke.

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The Galway race village in 2008-09. Photo: Rick Tomlinson

While Galway may have already earned its reputation as the 'city of festivals', the nine-day event planned for the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race in four weeks is in a league of its own.

Let's Do It Global, which is organising the festivities, has lined up a huge schedule of events - many of which are free - and is anticipating a repeat of the 650,000 visitors to the 2009 stopover, when there was...

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