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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!

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Women of the Thar Desert with photographer Karen Cox

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

During the Galway International Arts Festival 2024, Galway City Museum will host Women of the Thar Desert by award-winning photographer Karen Cox, an exhibition that documents the lives of the women and girls of the Thar Desert in northwest India. Join Karen as she shares stories and images from her time in India. In September […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Old Irish Customs of Lughnasa

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

The ancient festival of Lughnasa was of great importance to our farming ancestors as it marked the start of the harvest season. This illustrated talk will discuss its significance as well as some of the old rituals and superstitions associated with the festival. Dr Marion McGarry is a lecturer at Atlantic Technological University, Galway and is […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Tairdelbach Ua Conchobair – the founder of Gaelic Galway

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

Galway was founded 900 years ago this year, when – in 1124 – Tairdelbach Ua Conchobair (Turlough O'Conor, 1088–1156), king of Connacht and high-king of Ireland, commanded the construction of a stronghold at the mouth of the Galway River (today, the River Corrib) on the southern edge of his Connacht kingdom. Described in the annals […]

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