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LIVING-HISTORY WORKSHOP: Material Culture of the Irish Revolution

April 28, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC+0

Between the Easter Rising of 1916 and the end of the Civil War in 1923 Ireland experienced a political and military struggle that led to the foundation of the Irish Free State.

To mark the centenary of the end of the Civil War, Galway City Museum invites upper primary school and secondary school pupils to a special living-history workshop. Accompanied by Museum staff, pupils will visit the Revolution in Galway, 1913–1923 and the War of Friends, 1922–1923 exhibitions to learn about some of the Galway personalities and stories connected to the struggle for independence. Afterwards Dave Swift of Claíomh will give a living-history demonstration of the material culture of the Irish revolution, giving pupils the opportunity of getting up close and hands-on with items from the period.

This event is free of charge but as places are limited advance booking is essential. Call Galway City Museum on (091) 532460 or email .

This event has been curated as part of Galway City Council’s Decade of Centenaries Programme 2023 with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Suitable for upper-primary (5th & 6th classes) and second-level pupils

[Image: Dave Swift, Claíomh]


April 28, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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