11th Business
Sleep Out
Fri 2 Dec 2022

Bígí Linn!

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 video 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

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

    2022 Participants to be announced soon

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