Museum staff recently held a gathering of all the community groups involved in the Education Project, Treaty / Conradh 100, to show them the fruits of their efforts over many months of research. Project participants came from five different local community groups; Annaghdown Heritage Society; Comhairle na nÓg; Mincéirs Whiden Society; Moycullen Heritage and Westside Resource Centre. The remit of their project was to explore the lives and opinions of ten prominent personalities with connections to Galway, five of whom supported and five of whom opposed the Treaty. The project was part of Galway City Council’s Decade of Centenaries Programme 2021, supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Learn more about it HERE.
The groups had the opportunity to come together with staff and spend time enjoying the new exhibition and having fun with the Voting Wall. Huge thanks to all involved for taking part in the project and seeing it through to the end. Dia go deo libh!
Some images capturing the day:
Photos: Boyd Challenger
The Revolution in Galway, 1913-23 exhibition is on the first floor at Galway City Museum. Learn more about the Treaty / Conradh 100 addition to this exhibition by reading the related museum BLOG.