Higgins welcomes An Post’s announcement today that they will make their property on William Street available for the visual arts community this year.

Fine Gael City Councillor Clodagh Higgins said she was delighted to hear the announcement today at the unveiling of a joint stamp issue marking the designation of Galway, Ireland and Rijeka, Croatia as European Capitals of Culture 2020 at Galway City Museum.

Councillor Higgins said “this is hopefully the first step in securing this building for the visual arts community. I am determined to see the vacant An Post site repurposed for Galway’s Arts groups as a permanent home”.

Councillor Clodagh Higgins said  “Every Fine Gael representative from Minister Sean Kyne, Deputy Hildegarde Naughton, Councillor Frank Fahy, Councillor Eddie Hoare and myself were all united in our efforts to deliver this outcome for the arts community in the city”.

 “Just last September I set down a motion, which was unanimously passed, calling on Galway City Council to recognise the need for a visual arts space for the city and to work with An Post and other relevant stakeholders to  deliver funding to develop the site on William Street for cultural purposes. This was an important development in getting to where we are today and I am proud to see that our collective efforts has delivered this very positive result”.

Councillor Higgins concluded that she would ”like to commend City Manager Brendan McGrath and his officials for their unstinting support for my proposal and their  continued commitment to the Arts community in the city”. 


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