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Stone Axehead

Stone Axehead Large flat limestone axehead with sharpened edge from near Monivea, Co. Galway. Donation Museum Reg. GCMD2014:003 Location: Storage

Stone Axehead 2017-09-19T14:17:38+00:00

Shell from the Galway National Shell Factory

Shell from the Galway National Shell Factory The first artillery shell made in the Galway National Shell Factory in 1917. The factory, whose work force was mainly women, produced 18 pound shells for use in the Great War. The factory building, which later became the Irish Munitions Industries Ltd. still [...]

Shell from the Galway National Shell Factory 2017-09-19T09:44:12+00:00

Altar Frontal

Altar Frontal Detail of altar frontal embroidered by Sr. Margaret Joyce, completed May 1726. This frontal was used at the Slate Nunnery, Kirwan’s Lane, Galway. The piece depicts the Virgin Mary with Jesus on her lap, flanked by St Dominic and St Catherine. Along the outer edges are many birds and animals drawn [...]

Altar Frontal 2017-08-02T12:08:59+00:00

Webley Revolver

Webley Revolver Webley revolver reputedly taken from Black and Tan, Edward Krumm after a shoot-out at Galway Railway Station (now Ceannt Station) on 9 September 1920, during which Volunteer Sean Mulvoy was killed. In the aftermath, the Galway RIC rioted in the town and lynched Volunteer Seamus Quirke. Donation Museum [...]

Webley Revolver 2017-08-02T11:50:55+00:00