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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!

New exhibition: ‘Artificial Idiocy’ for Galway Cartoon Festival

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

Cartoonists from all around the world express what AI means to them in this new exhibition, Artificial Idiocy. It was Tuam-born engineer and social philosopher Michael Cooley, founder of the […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Claddagh – A Triumph of Unconscious Beauty

Westside Resource Centre Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway, Select a State:, 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 […]

WALKING TOUR: Walking through Galway Theatre History

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

The 'Walking through Galway Theatre History, 1783–1923' tour is curated and led by Dr John Cunningham and Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley of the University of Galway, who will be joined by […]

SHOW & TELL: Gaelic Arms & Armoury

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

The Keepers of the Gael at Galway City Museum explores Gaelic society and culture in Ireland between 1200 and 1600, a period of struggle and conflict bookended by the Anglo-Norman […]

TALK & DISPLAY: Gaelic Arms & Armoury

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

The Keepers of the Gael at Galway City Museum explores Gaelic society and culture in Ireland between 1200 and 1600, a period of conflict bookended by the Anglo-Norman invasion and […]

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: International Uilleann Piping Day (IUPD) 2023

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

The uilleann ( ‘elbow’ in Irish) pipes or ‘Irish pipes’ are a sophisticated form of bagpipe with a history that can be traced back to the eighteenth century. In recognition […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: St Gobnait and the Folklore of Bees

Westside Resource Centre Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway, Select a State:, Ireland

St Gobnait – who, legend has it, once lived on Inis Oírr (Inisheer) – is the patron saint of bees and beekeeping. Unlike most Christian saints, there is no hagiography […]

Science & Technology Festival

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

Come and join CÚRAM for a tour of their wonderful new SUPERHUMAN exhibit and workshop at Galway City Museum. Superhuman is a new exhibition is full of hands-on fun and […]

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