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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!

The University Choir of Sewanee – The University of the South

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The University Choir has played an important role in the musical life of the University and All Saints' Chapel since the laying of the cornerstone for the University of the South in 1860. The University Choir is directed by Geoffrey Harris Ward and composed of 50 dedicated undergraduates representing a wide range of backgrounds, majors, […]

LIVING HISTORY DEMO: Traditional Wool-Spinning and Weaving in Ireland

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Humans have been spinning fibre into yarn and weaving yarn into cloth not just for centuries but for millennia. The cloth was made into clothing, bedding, tents and other such items, which were essential for the survival and comfort of humans. Without spinning and weaving, their world would have been a cold and comfortless place. […]

*FULLY BOOKED* Illustrated Talk: Paisley and Galway Shawls

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Many tourists, writers, artists, and photographers who visited Galway in the late 1800s and early 1900s were struck by the shawls worn by the women of Galway and the West. Though they were widely worn across Ireland, they became synonymous with Galway – a connection no doubt reinforced by the popular folk song – but […]

READINGS: Inspired by Objects

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Over five Wednesdays in May, as part of the Bealtaine Festival of creativity as we age, Galway poet and writing facilitator Gerry Hanberry guided and encouraged a group of enthusiastic writers – some complete beginners, others already published – as they responded to Museum objects, including the Claddagh Ring and the statue of Pádraic Ó […]

LAUNCH: New Science on Screen Animations

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Ardán, CÚRAM, the SFI research Centre for Medical Devices and National Talent Academy for Animation are delighted to launch the latest round of four animations created for the Science on Screen scheme, which aims to facilitate, promote and increase the inclusion of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) content in Irish film and TV production. […]

GUIDED TOUR: Museum Highlights Tour

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Join Damien Donnellan for a free guided tour to learn about the fascinating stories behind some of the objects on display, including the oldest known Claddagh Ring, a medieval physician’s cup and more! No booking required. The tour starts at the Museum reception desk. Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Suitable for families

Bastille Day Ireland Screenings at Galway City Museum

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As part of the Bastille Day celebrations in Ireland, the French Embassy in association with Galway City Museum, Galway Libraries, National Gallery of Ireland and Dublin City Libraries, is delighted to present a special French Film Programme from 1st to 15th July 2024 in Galway, Dublin and online. All screenings are free! No Booking required. […]

GUIDED TOUR: Museum for Families

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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 […]

Bastille Day Ireland Screenings at Galway City Museum

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As part of the Bastille Day celebrations in Ireland, the French Embassy in association with Galway City Museum, Galway Libraries, National Gallery of Ireland and Dublin City Libraries, is delighted to present a special French Film Programme from 1st to 15th July 2024 in Galway, Dublin and online. All screenings are free! No Booking required. […]

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

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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 […]

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