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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 […]

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 […]

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: Clothes-Peg Dolls

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

In times past, before toys were made in factories, Irish children often made their own toys to pass the time and amuse themselves. As money was scarce, they used their imagination to recycle whatever castaway materials were to hand, natural materials such as wood, wool, straw and, even bone. Sometimes, children would make dolls or […]

GUIDED TOUR: Museum Highlights Tour

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

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  

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 […]

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 […]

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: Clothes-Peg Dolls

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

In times past, before toys were made in factories, Irish children often made their own toys to pass the time and amuse themselves. As money was scarce, they used their imagination to recycle whatever castaway materials were to hand, natural materials such as wood, wool, straw and, even, bone. Sometimes, children would make dolls or […]

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 […]

*FULLY BOOKED* WORKSHOP: Mending and Maintenance

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

Come and learn how to mend and keep clothes looking their best for longer. As part of Fashion Revolution Week 2024, Galway City Museum will host a free workshop showing participants how to do simple repairs on clothes, patching, darning, buttons, and zips – with Eimear Greaney (www.upsew.ie) The first two hours will comprise a […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: A Guide to Sustainable Fabrics

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

Do you ever think about the material that makes up the clothes you’re wearing? Do you ever look at the label? Maybe you don’t like how certain fabrics feel. Perhaps these fabrics pill and snag easily, or are difficult to wash. Maybe you don’t think about it at all. Regardless, here are some important questions […]

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