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ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Claddagh – A Triumph of Unconscious Beauty

October 3, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0

The Claddagh village, which lends its name to the famous ring, developed on the western shore of the mouth of the River Corrib, outside the walls of medieval Galway. This village of small, thatched houses occupied by Irish-speaking fishermen and their families, and headed by an elected mayor or king, played an important role in the maritime culture of Galway. Join Damien Donnellan, Education and Exhibition Assistant at Galway City Museum, as he shares the history of this former fishing village.

As part of its outreach programme, Galway City Museum has curated a series of educational events, which will take place at Westside Resource Centre, on Seamus Quirke Road, throughout the darker months between October 2023 and February 2024.

Colour poster about Talk Series at Westside Resource Centre

The series has been specially developed in response to the interests of the local community and covers a wide range of topics from the history of the Claddagh fishing village to St Gobnait and the folklore of bees.

These events are free of charge, and all are welcome, but please book in advance by contacting Westside Resource Centre at (091) 528325.

Address: Westside Resource Centre (next to Westside Library), Seamus Quirke Road, Galway, H19 C1KX.

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October 3, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
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Galway City Museum
(091) 532 460
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Westside Resource Centre
Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road
Galway, Select a State: H19 C1KX Ireland
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