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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!

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 […]

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 journal AI & Society, who coined the term "human-centred systems". He foresaw Artificial Intelligence as a tool that extended our will, enabling us to create […]

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 […]

Event Series SUPERHUMAN Workshops for Babaró Arts Festival

SUPERHUMAN Workshops for Babaró Arts Festival

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

Superhuman, developed by CÚRAM, is an exciting new exhibit at the Galway City Museum. Full of hands-on fun and interactive elements, it invites you to explore the creativity and innovation of medtech research, seeking to find solutions for human illnesses. Led by CÚRAM’s education team, this workshop will give you an opportunity to visit the […]

€6
Event Series SUPERHUMAN Workshops for Babaró Arts Festival

SUPERHUMAN Workshops for Babaró Arts Festival

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

Superhuman, developed by CÚRAM, is an exciting new exhibit at the Galway City Museum. Full of hands-on fun and interactive elements, it invites you to explore the creativity and innovation of medtech research, seeking to find solutions for human illnesses. Led by CÚRAM’s education team, this workshop will give you an opportunity to visit the […]

€6

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 several expert speakers, this walking tour through the streets of Galway will explore aspects of the history of theatre in Galway from 1783 to 1923. […]

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 invasion and the Tudor conquest. Join Dave Swift of Claíomh ('sword' in the Irish language) Living History for this special display of the weapons, armour, […]

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 the Tudor conquest. Join Dave Swift of Claíomh ('sword' in the Irish language) Living History as he discusses medieval warfare in Ireland and shares the […]

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 of its cultural importance, uilleann piping was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2017. To celebrate International […]

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 written on St Gobnait, and so much of what we know comes from folklore. Learn about the miracles, places and objects associated with St Gobnait […]

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