Galway City Museum’s programme of events caters for a variety of audiences and interests, comprising gallery tours, illustrated talks, art and craft workshops, art classes and lectures. Enjoy our current series of online workshops here!
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TALK & DEMONSTRATION: From Sheep to Shawl – Traditional Woolcraft in the West of Ireland
December 5, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC+0
Join weaver Seamus Kirwan as he guides you through a living history of wool fibre and its uses, keeping
alive the ancient crafts of wool spinning and handweaving. Come along and try your hand at it, you’ll really
enjoy this hands-on experience.
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.
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.
Directions to Westside Resource Centre
Image: Seamus Kirwan spinning wool into yarn. Courtesy of Seamus Kirwan.