Flogas announces three-year energy sponsorship of Galway International Arts Festival
Updated: Sep 9
Flogas has announced its three-year energy sponsorship of the Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF). In line with both partners’ focus on sustainability, Flogas is providing green electricity from Irish renewable sources to power the Festival’s centrepiece, the ‘Mirror Pavilion’ by renowned Irish artist John Gerrard. John Rooney managing director, Flogas Ireland is pictured with John Crumlish, chief executive officer and Paul Fahy, artistic director, Galway International Arts Festival at the ‘Mirror Pavilion’ on Claddagh Quay, Galway.
John Rooney (centre), managing director, Flogas Ireland with (left) John Crumlish, chief executive officer and Paul Fahy, artistic director Galway International Arts Festival at the ‘Mirror Pavilion’ on Claddagh Quay, Galway. The Pavilion is powered by Flogas Ireland using green electricity from Irish renewable sources. Photo: Andrew Downes
The stunning 7-meter-high structure, making its global debut at the Festival, is the largest Irish outdoor visual arts project this year and one of the largest ever in Ireland. The ‘Mirror Pavilion’ is located on Claddagh Quay from 3rd-26th September and on the 4,000-year-old Derrigimlagh Bog in Connemara from 11th-31st October 2020.
Using highly reflective mirrors and high-resolution LED technology, the ‘Mirror Pavilion’ powered by Flogas, will showcase two unique artworks at the two locations in the coming months. The ‘Mirror Pavilion’ is free and open to the public.
John Rooney, managing director, Flogas Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to announce the three-year energy sponsorship with the Galway International Arts Festival, and we look forward to a successful partnership together. Congratulations to John Crumlish, Paul Fahy and all their team for the incredible work that went into making the Festival a reality this year. The Mirror Pavilion is a wonderful centerpiece and we are very proud to be providing the energy to power such a unique and stunning installation that is free to the public to view and experience for themselves.”
Flogas is one of the fastest growing energy providers, providing natural gas, electricity and LPG, with close on 150,000 residential and commercial customers on the island of Ireland.
Flogas launched a carbon offsetting solution for commercial customers earlier this year, allowing them to offset 100% of their carbon emissions by investing in gold standard climate protection projects. Carbon offsetting is recognised worldwide as a way of managing carbon emissions. Carbon emission reductions are certified through globally recognised standards and audited by independent third parties.