With more than 100 scheduled events per annum, Galway City Museum’s programmed of events caters for a variety of audiences and interests, comprising gallery tours, illustrated talks, art and craft workshops, art classes and evening lectures. Download a copy of our current programme HERE or pick up a hardcopy from the museum.
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Egg shells are pretty delicate things ... so what does it take to build a structure that can hold one in mid-air? We'll be putting on our engineering hats to design and build bridges and platforms from an array of materials and then putting them to the test! Brought to you by Toodlelou Science-Educator Lindsay [...]Find out more
Traditionally in Ireland, people did not eat eggs during the Lenten fast. So all eggs were used up, in pancakes and so on, on Shrove Tuesday before Lent, and on Easter Sunday people feasted on the accumulated eggs. Join author Margaret Hickey as she tells the story of the humble egg in the Irish diet [...]Find out more
Described as his last important creative work, Pádraic Ó Conaire’s Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach (Seven Virtues of the Rising) is a collection of seven fictional stories set around the Easter Rising. On the centenary anniversary of its publication, join Brendan McGowan, Museum Education Officer, as he discusses the background to the book, which captures [...]Find out more
In April 1918, as the Great War dragged on, the British Government attempted to impose conscription (military draft) in Ireland. The move was strongly opposed by trade unions, the Catholic Church and all nationalist parties. Join Dr Conor McNamara, NUI Galway, as he discusses the crisis and its far-reaching implications, with particular reference to Galway. [...]Find out more
Guarding over the centre of medieval Galway, Lynch’s Castle belonged to the most powerful of the 14 ruling ‘Tribes’ whose family members held the position of mayor 84 times between 1484 and 1654. Join Dr. Jim Higgins, Heritage Officer for Galway City, as he discusses the history and architecture of this iconic building, said to [...]Find out more