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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!

LIVING-HISTORY WORKSHOP: Material Culture of the Irish Revolution

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

Between the Easter Rising of 1916 and the end of the Civil War in 1923 Ireland experienced a political and military struggle that led to the foundation of the Irish Free State. To mark the centenary of the end of the Civil War, Galway City Museum invites upper primary school and secondary school pupils to […]

LIVING-HISTORY WORKSHOP: Material Culture of the Irish Revolution

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

Between the Easter Rising of 1916 and the end of the Civil War in 1923 Ireland experienced a political and military struggle that led to the foundation of the Irish Free State. To mark the centenary of the end of the Civil War, Galway City Museum invites upper primary school and secondary school pupils to […]

DROP-IN SHOW AND TELL: Material Culture of the Irish Revolution

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

Between the Easter Rising of 1916 and the end of the Civil War in 1923 Ireland experienced a political and military struggle that led to the foundation of the Irish Free State. To mark the centenary of the end of the Civil War, Dave Swift of Claíomh will give a drop-in living-history demonstration of the […]

TALK & DISPLAY: Material Culture of the Irish Revolution

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

Between the Easter Rising of 1916 and the end of the Civil War in 1923 Ireland experienced a political and military struggle that led to the foundation of the Irish Free State. To mark the centenary of the end of the Civil War, Dave Swift of Claíomh will give an interactive talk and living-history demonstration […]

Free Tours for International Museum Day

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

Galway City Museum will share with museums around the globe in celebrating this year’s International Museum Day on Thursday 18th May.  This is an International Council of Museums (ICOM) initiative to help spread the word that “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace […]

Free Tours for International Museum Day

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

Galway City Museum will share with museums around the globe in celebrating this year’s International Museum Day on Thursday 18th May.  This is an International Council of Museums (ICOM) initiative to help spread the word that “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace […]

National Drawing Day

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

National Drawing Day - a National Gallery of Ireland initiative to encourage drawing - is taking place on Saturday 20 May 2023. We invite you to pop into the museum, collect a clipboard, paper and pencil from reception, and be inspired!  Feel free to share your wonderful works of art on social media along with […]

Free Creative Writing Workshop

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

This Creative Writing workshop will focus on the new and exciting speculative fiction genre. The first part of this workshop will present it to the attendees, reviewing some of its most famous authors such as Philip K Dick, A S Byatt, José Luis Borges and Hilary Mantel. We’ll work with two different short stories: The […]

EXHIBITION: This Is The Modern World

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

LIVE MUSIC POSTERS – GALWAY CITY 1977-1982 The title of this exhibition is inspired by The Jam album of the same name. This title reflects the societal and musical changes happening in Ireland during this period. Lyrics such as ‘Septic Isle, Suffer in the Screaming sea ‘by The Boomtown Rats in their 1981 hit ‘Banana […]

OBJECT SPOTLIGHT EVENT: The Reliquary of St Ursula, 1723-2023

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

The Reliquary of St Ursula was made by Galway silversmith Richard Joyce – of Claddagh Ring fame – in 1723 to hold the reputed remains of St Ursula, a fourth-century British princess who tradition relates, was martyred along with her 11,000 female followers by the Huns while on a pilgrimage to Rome.  The dome of […]

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