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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!

Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series – Dr Patrick J. Mahony

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Every Thursday in March the University of Galway’s School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies will hold their lunchtime lecture series in the Education Room at Galway City Museum from 1pm until 1.50pm.  There is no booking required for these lectures but please note seating is limited so early arrival advised.  Admission is FREE. For more information contact […]

Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series – Dr Kieran O’Connor

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Every Thursday in March the University of Galway’s School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies will hold their lunchtime lecture series in the Education Room at Galway City Museum from 1pm until 1.50pm.  There is no booking required for these lectures but please note seating is limited so early arrival advised.  Admission is FREE. For more information contact […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Galwegian who became Britain’s Greatest Female Codebreaker

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Born 133 years ago this weekend in Galway, Emily Anderson (1891–1962) was educated privately and at Queen’s College, Galway (UCG), before studying in Germany. She was appointed Chair of German at UCG in October 1917, but resigned to join the British Foreign Office in 1920, where she became a leading member of the British intelligence, […]

Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series – Joe Fenwick

Galway City Museum Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland

Every Thursday in March the University of Galway’s School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies will hold their lunchtime lecture series in the Education Room at Galway City Museum from 1pm until 1.50pm.  There is no booking required for these lectures but please note seating is limited so early arrival advised.  Admission is FREE. For more information contact […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Traditional Traveller Homes – Form, Function & Folklore

Galway City Museum Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland

Travellers, or Mincéirí, are a traditionally nomadic ethnic minority indigenous to the island of Ireland. Their colourfully decorated wagons, sheltering against stone walls and hedgerows on the sides of the road, were a common sight on the outskirts of Irish towns and villages from the 1920s to the 1970s. They have come to symbolise the […]

Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series – Dr Karen Taylor

Galway City Museum Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland

Every Thursday in March the University of Galway’s School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies will hold their lunchtime lecture series in the Education Room at Galway City Museum from 1pm until 1.50pm.  There is no booking required for these lectures but please note seating is limited so early arrival advised.  Admission is FREE. For more information contact […]

Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series – Audrey Walshe

Galway City Museum Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland

Every Thursday in March the University of Galway’s School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies will hold their lunchtime lecture series in the Education Room at Galway City Museum from 1pm until 1.50pm.  There is no booking required for these lectures but please note seating is limited so early arrival advised.  Admission is FREE. For more information contact […]

WRITING WORKSHOPS: Inspired by Objects

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Galway City Museum houses a wealth of treasures, ranging from the medieval relic of St Ursula to the earliest known Claddagh ring, each of which has its own fascinating life story. This Bealtaine Festival, the Museum invites people to attend a 5-week writing workshop led by award-winning poet and creative-writing facilitator Gerry Hanberry. Each week, […]

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