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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 & 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 […]

Science & Technology Festival 2023

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

Come and join CÚRAM for a tour of their wonderful new SUPERHUMAN exhibit and a workshop with Jane McLoughlin at Galway City Museum. SUPERHUMAN is the exciting new exhibit at […]

COMMUNITY EXHIBITION: The Aran Knitting Project

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

The multi-purpose Education Room at Galway City Museum will host an exhibition showcasing an Aran Knitting workshop series that took place in Galway City Library recently.  Experienced knitters were taught […]

Celebrate Commander Bill King’s World Circumnavigation

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

Fifty years ago, in 1973, Commander Bill King completed an epic three-year world circumnavigation aboard the Galway Blazer II.   To mark this significant event in Galway’s maritime history, Galway City […]

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 […]

TALK & SCREENING: Ordinary Treasures – Objects from Home  

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

The short film Ordinary Treasures: Objects from Home asks the question “If you had to leave your home for your own safety, what would you bring with you?" and bears […]

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