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We are launching our summer workshop programme for Wires Crossed!

Wires Crossed is one of the anchor projects for Galway 2020 poised to transform lives and communities through the art of tightwire walking. Following our first successful workshops last year, we are excited to announce our programme of workshops for Summer 2018.

Kicking off on the 18th of May, our workshops are open to everyone (no prior experience necessary) from the age of 10 and up.  We will be carrying out separate workshops for young people, adults, and families, in Shantalla Park (next to Galway Community Circus).

This is a great opportunity for anyone to get involved in our Wires Crossed project. Over the next two years, we are aiming to train some 400 people in the art of funambulism (tightwire walking), leading to a major world record spectacle of crossing the River Corrib and the Claddagh Pool in Summer 2020.

Learn how to walk the tightwire in a series of fun-filled workshops – great for both the mind and the body.

18th May – Discovery – 11am-1pm, 5pm-7pm – Adults
19th-20th May – Explorer – 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm – Adults
10th June – Taster – 12pm-5pm – All ages
30th June-1st July – Explorer – 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm – Families
2nd-6th July – Improver – 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm – Ages 12-20
7th July – Discovery – 10am-12pm (families), 1.30pm-3.30pm (adults), 4pm-6pm (ages 12-20)
14th-15th July – Explorer – 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm – Adults
14th September – Taster – 12pm-5pm – All ages
15th-16th September – Explorer – 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm – Families

These workshops are all for beginners at this stage. Come give it a try and see if you want to commit to a weekend or 5 day workshop.

This project is generously supported by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, Erasmus+, HSE, The Ireland Funds and Slackline Ireland. Contribution towards insurance to be paid at registration:

  • Taster - Free
  • Discovery – €5 (young people), €10 (adults and families)
  • Explorer – €30 (adults and families)
  • Improver – €40 (young people)

Maximum twelve participants per workshop. Please book here: or contact for more information.


Find your balance with Wires Crossed!

Last modified onThursday, 17 May 2018 18:35

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Ashe Road, Shantalla, Galway
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