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What’s On

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!

GUIDED TOUR: “A Triumph of Unconscious Beauty”

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

Saturday 12 October, 3pm to 3.45pm  GUIDED TOUR: “A Triumph of Unconscious Beauty” “A Triumph of Unconscious Beauty” is an exhibition featuring rarely-seen paintings, sketches and photographs of the old Claddagh fishing village and the nearby fish-market. Join us to learn more about this ‘singular colony’ that so fascinated artists and writers throughout the nineteenth […]

Free

GUIDED TOUR: Bring your own Questions!

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

Does the Claddagh really have its own King? Who built the Spanish Arch? How did you get a Galway Hooker into the museum? Is that a skull or an ostrich egg? How heavy is the Great Mace? If you’re planning to visit over midterm, why not join our special guided tour for families to learn […]

Free

GUIDED TOUR: Keepers of the Gael

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

The Keepers of the Gael exhibition explores Gaelic culture and society through the lens of the learned families of historians, lawyers, physicians, poets and musicians who served Gaelic chiefs and English lords in Ireland between 1200 and 1600 AD. As places are limited, advance booking is advised – call the museum on (091) 532460. Suitable […]

Free

GUIDED TOUR: The Revolution in a Dozen Objects

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The Revolution in Galway, 1913-1923 exhibition explores the Easter Rising, War of Independence and Civil War from a Galway perspective. It features a diverse range of objects – a green ensign flag flown during the visit of King Edward VII to Galway in 1903, a piper’s cap belonging Éamonn Ceannt, a chess piece carved by […]

Free

GUIDED TOUR: The Revolution in a Dozen Objects

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

The Revolution in Galway, 1913-1923 exhibition explores the Easter Rising, War of Independence and Civil War from a Galway perspective. It features a diverse range of objects – a green ensign flag flown during the visit of King Edward VII to Galway in 1903, a piper’s cap belonging Éamonn Ceannt, a chess piece carved by […]

Free

TOUR & WOKSHOP: Prehistory Mysteries

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

Join Museum staff for a special tour of the Monument exhibition, which explores some of Europe’s biggest and most impressive stone monuments located on some of Europe’s smallest islands, focussing on Dún Aonghasa on Inis Mór. Afterwards, get hands-on with some replicas of National Museum of Ireland artefacts found on archaeological sites. As places are […]

Free

TOUR & WOKSHOP: Prehistory Mysteries

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

Join Museum staff for a special tour of the Monument exhibition, which explores some of Europe’s biggest and most impressive stone monuments located on some of Europe’s smallest islands, focussing on Dún Aonghasa on Inis Mór. Afterwards, get hands-on with some replicas of National Museum of Ireland artefacts found on archaeological sites. As places are […]

Free

GUIDED TOUR: Museum for Families

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

Join Damien Donnellan for a free guided tour to learn about the origins of Galway and to hear fascinating stories behind some of the objects on display, including the oldest known Claddagh Ring and the statue of Pádraic Ó Conaire. The tour starts at the Museum reception desk. No booking required. Places allocated on a […]

GUIDED TOUR: Museum for Families

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

Join Damien Donnellan for a free guided tour to learn about the origins of Galway and to hear fascinating stories behind some of the objects on display, including the oldest known Claddagh Ring and the statue of Pádraic Ó Conaire. No booking required. The tour starts at the Museum reception desk. Places allocated on a […]

GUIDED TOUR: The Claddagh – A Triumph of Unconscious Beauty

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

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 […]

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