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Weather Play Society



Become an intrepid explorer, creative inventor, and imaginative game-maker while learning a little about the weather and art

Weatherplay Researchers



2-day outdoor research for 10-12 year olds to devise and test new ways to play outdoors in bad weather





Discover some of the city’s newest artworks exploring our relationship with Galway’s weather.

Changes, Change


Reflecting Galway’s capricious weather, Shane O’Malley’s street mural changes in response to rainfall. How many variations do you see?

Galway’s weather can be such a drama queen. Share your pictures of Galway’s weather being beautifully bad here.



Bíonn áilleacht ar leith ar dhroch-aimsir. Roinn linn do ghriangrafanna di!

Béal na Gaoithe



Hand-held musical instruments that are played by the weather.

Weather Modulator

Weather Modulator



Weather Modulator

Umbrella Orphanage Takes Flight



Join us in Athenry to launch the giant Umbrella Orphanage kite.

Walk with Me



Galwegian Gerry Daly shares poetry and stories of his native city, in a walk and a talk under a conjoined umbrella for two.

  Umbrella Orphanage Covid-19 Hacks



Here's how to hack your broken umbrella to create something both useful and beautiful in response to the strange challenges that Covid 19 is throwing our way: how to protect ourselves, shop safely, wrangle feral hair...

Grain Loves Rain


Grain Loves Rain is a wearable piece of nature for a rainy climate. A fragile ecosystem on the go, this is a living fabric you need to feed with rain.

Umbrella Orphanage



Thanks to everyone who donated a broken brolly or participated in the February sessions. 68 participants helped us dismantle 667 rescued umbrellas. That’s 54Kg of metal and 667msq of fabric out of landfill and ready for new lives as artworks.

Changes, Change



Athenry | Baile Átha an Rí

Drowned Galway tours

Turas treoirithe



Guided walking tour

Le Déluge

Le Déluge Water-battle






A new dance film finding new movement patterns from playing in puddles where raindrops fell.

  Borrow – Stay Dry – Return



BORROW a Sew Last Season customised brolly from a Galway City library, STAY DRY when it rains, RETURN for the next person to use.

Do you have a good idea for how to make the most of Galway’s weather? Put it in the Suggestion Box.



Conas ar féidir linn leas a bhaint as an aimsir i nGaillimh? Roinn linn do thuairimí.

Hope It Rains | Soineann nó Doineann is created and curated by Ríonach Ní Néill, produced by Ciotóg, and commissioned by Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture.

Hope It Rains | Soineann nó Doineann arna chruthú ag Ríonach Ní Néill, arna léiriú ag Ciotóg, arna choimisiúnú ag Gaillimh 2020, Príomhchathair Chultúir na hEorpa.