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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 & 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 […]

ILLUSTRATED TALKS: Remembering Eileen Quinn

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

One hundred years ago this week, on 10 December 1923, Irish poet W. B. Yeats (1865–1939) was presented with the Nobel Prize in Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Galway in Old Photos

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

Join Brendan McGowan, Education Officer at Galway City Museum, as he shares and discusses some late nineteenth and early twentieth century photographs of Galway from the Lawrence Collection at the […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Mass Paths

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

Mass paths were the countryside walkways used by Catholics to attend illegal masses during penal times (1695–1829).  A Well Trodden Path is a collaborative exhibition between photographer Caitriona Dunnett, Dr […]

WORKSHOP: BRIGID 1500 – St Brigid’s Crosses

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

The year 2024 marks the 1500th anniversary of the death of St Brigid of Ireland (c. 450–524). It was once customary to make a cross of rushes or straw – known as a […]

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: BRIGID 1500 – St Brigid’s Crosses

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

The year 2024 marks the 1500th anniversary of the death of St Brigid of Ireland (c. 450–524). It was once customary to make a cross of rushes or straw – known as a […]

GUIDED TOUR:  The Claddagh – A Triumph of Unconscious Beauty

Galway City Museum Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, 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 […]

GUIDED TOUR: Museum for Families

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

Join Damien Donnellan for a free guided tour to learn about the origins of Galway and to hear fascinating stories behind some of the objects on display, including the oldest […]

GUIDED TOUR: Museum Highlights Tour

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

Join Damien Donnellan for a free guided tour to learn about the fascinating stories behind some of the objects on display, including the oldest known Claddagh Ring, a medieval physician’s […]

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