Galway Mayor’s Ball
Design and organise a fundraising gala event for the Galway City Counsil.
Build a live event venue to accommodate hundreds of guests. Run a campaign to raise awareness of the event.
Create a fun experience to rise as much donation as possible for local charities while celebrating “Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.”
Supporting local charities & the city of Galway
The Galway Mayor’s Ball is an annual event on the Galway social calendar. It brings together the movers and shakers in Galway city to raise funds for local charities. Working closely with The Galmont Hotel, we created a live event stage for guest musicians and entertainers, such as Mickey Joe Harte, Trade on the Prom, St Patric’s Brass Band, and Galway Youth Jazz Orchestra. A multichannel campaign was launched for this event, highlighting the purpose of fundraising.
In addition we were celebrating ‘Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture’, and honoring The Stunning with Mayor of Galway Awards for contribution to Arts and Music. We design an advertising campaign for The Stunning’s presence. A tribute video was premiered at the Mayor’s Ball. Each table was named after a former European Capital of culture, so the guest would not only locate their seats easily but sense the idea of ‘Galway 2020’.
What We Provided
Live Event, Event Planning, Event Management, Event Production, Venue Arrangement, Public Relations, Social Media Management, Graphic Design, Video Production, Photography.
An award nomination.
More than 500 tickets were sold for the event with total proceeds of €40,000 going to seven selected charities. The themed hashtag #GalwayMayorsBall went viral on twitter, eventually ranked #7 Ireland trend at the night. Later we were nominated for The Best Corporate Event at Events Industry Awards 2019. It was a great opportunity to support local charities and the city of Galway.
Great crowd here at #galwaymayorsball delighted for the Mayor pic.twitter.com/Hp0rWGtYkL— Senator G Craughwell (@GCraughwell) March 3, 2019
Great night @niall_mcnelis and well done @stevethewall and the @TheStunningBand on recognition of their achievement and contribution to the arts and music #GalwayMayorsBall pic.twitter.com/jtxgWqKnuY— Lisa Clancy (@clancylisa) March 3, 2019
It was an honour hosting you Niall, what a great event for all the charities and what a party!! In particular well done to Shea and his crew, great production!#GalwayMayorsBall https://t.co/6OHuvYXkro— Stefan Lundström (@lunne24) March 4, 2019
Great party last night at #galwaymayorsball Thank you for your support @niall_mcnelis #RNLIFamily pic.twitter.com/QTgJno47mZ— RNLI Galway Lifeboat (@GalwayLifeboat) March 3, 2019
Our chairperson @arthurlappin1 addressing the crowd at last night’s #GalwayMayorsBall. Thanks to @niall_mcnelis for a great evening.#galway #galway2020 https://t.co/NL0oEdz7Qj— Galway 2020 (@galway2020) March 3, 2019