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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!

TALK: The Galway Live Music Scene of the 1970s & 1980s 

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

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Galway hosted the cream of Irish and international musical rock acts. Join Tom Prendergast, founder of Buzz Promotions and the Bar/None (an independent record label), and Padraic Boran, who as UCG Student’s Union Entertainments Officer helped to bring acts such as U2, Thin Lizzy, XTC and The Specials […]

JFK in Galway

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

Sixty years ago, on 29 June 1963, US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the great-grandson of Irish emigrants, was made a Freeman of Galway in Eyre Square. Due to popular demand, Galway City Museum will host another screening of the new short documentary entitled JFK – The Three Miles. Directed by Pamela Finn and co-funded by […]

MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCE: The Sound of the West

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

Meadhbh O’Neill, Johnny O’Halloran, and Shane Fahy will give a 30-minute performance of traditional Irish music, song, and dance. A native of Connemara, Meadhbh O’Neill is renowned for her sean-nós dancing and holds the prestigious Oireachtas na Samhnna and Craobh na hÉireann titles; she is also an All-Ireland champion accordion player. From the musical isle […]

B+ The West is Awake (from one West Coast to Another)

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

B+ (aka Brian Cross) was born and raised in Limerick, he received a BFA from NCAD and then moved to Los Angeles in 1990 to study photography at the California Institute of the Arts. Cross aspired to conceptual art but was inspired by hiphop.  He began photographing the hiphop community in Los Angeles in 1991. […]

Event Series JFK – The Three Miles

JFK – The Three Miles

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

Sixty years ago, on 29 June 1963, US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the great-grandson of Irish emigrants, was made a Freeman of Galway in Eyre Square.  Galway City Museum will host another screening of the new short documentary entitled JFK – The Three Miles during Heritage Week 2023. Directed by Pamela Finn and co-funded by […]

Event Series JFK – The Three Miles

JFK – The Three Miles

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

Sixty years ago, on 29 June 1963, US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the great-grandson of Irish emigrants, was made a Freeman of Galway in Eyre Square.  Galway City Museum will host another screening of the new short documentary entitled JFK – The Three Miles during Heritage Week 2023. Directed by Pamela Finn and co-funded by […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Aran Knit – History, Myth & Makers 

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

In 2017, the Museum of Modern Art in New York selected a 1940s Aran sweater for an exhibition on the world’s most iconic fashion designs. Join textile historian Vawn Corrigan – author of Irish Aran: History, Tradition, Fashion – as she explores the unique place of the Aran knit within the larger picture of Irish making and […]

CULTURE NIGHT: Poetry as Commemoration  

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

As the Decade of Centenaries draws to a close, Galway City Museum unites with UCD Library to host a special evening of history and poetry, commemorating the pivotal moments that defined Ireland a century ago. Featuring poems by Edel Burke, Emily Cullen, Attracta Fahy, Gerry Hanberry, Mike Mac Domhnaill, Aodán McArdle, Sally McHugh, and more… […]

EXHIBITION: SUPERHUMAN

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

SUPERHUMAN, is a new exhibition that celebrates collaboration, creativity and innovation in medical technology (medtech) research in Ireland. This exhibition by CÚRAM (the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices – a national centre based at University of Galway), in collaboration with Galway City Museum, showcases the development of Galway and Ireland as a medtech hub […]

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 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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