The COPE Galway Business Leaders’ Sleep Out: a unique annual fundraising event in Galway

Since 2012, on the first Friday of December – Business Leaders from organisations around Galway and beyond have been coming together to brave the cold for 12 hours.


Click here to see our photo gallery for an impression of their experiences on Shop Street.

Since 2012, COPE Galway has been bringing business leaders together to experience a winter’s night on our streets and to raise funds for COPE Galway’s homeless services.

In a shared experience with other business leaders, staying out on the streets together so close to Christmas builds and deepens relationships. This night leaves a lasting impression.

Join us – Together we can make a real difference in our community

Our 2021 Participants

Our Teams

Take part in the
COPE Galway
Business Leaders’ Sleep Out

Phone Sharon or Leonie to find out more about taking part or fill out this contact form



Sharon : 087 912 0853


Leonie :  085 876 4641

    Latest News

    2021 Sleep Out raises over €253,000

    Fifty Galway business leaders have raised an incredible €253,814 from their participation in COPE Galway’s 10th annual Business Lea...

    } 26 January, 2022

    Sleep Out takes place on a wet and wintry night – December 3rd 2021

    A record number of 50 Business Leaders, from 39 organisations around Galway and beyond, braved the cold, wet weather for 12 hours on Fr...

    } 21 December, 2021

    Business Leaders to Sleep on Shop Street for Tenth Anniversary Sleep Out

    Over 200 children spend their Christmas in COPE Galway’s Homeless Service As a record 50 Business Leaders pack their kits and p...

    } 2 December, 2021


    Close to 50 business leaders have signed up to take part in COPE Galway’s Business Leaders’ Sleep Out, now in its 10th year. Each p...

    } 17 November, 2021