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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!

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 […]

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 interactive elements, it invites you to explore the creativity and innovation of medtech research- seeking to find solutions for human illnesses.  Led by the education […]

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 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 […]

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 a series of traditional Aran stitches in a group environment. The purpose of the workshops was to teach Aran Knitting as a living skill, and […]

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 Museum has unveiled a new display of objects and memorabilia linked to King’s voyage. Join us at 12.30pm on Thursday 30 November at Galway City […]

TALK & DEMONSTRATION: From Sheep to Shawl – Traditional Woolcraft in the West of Ireland

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

Join weaver Seamus Kirwan as he guides you through a living history of wool fibre and its uses, keeping alive the ancient crafts of wool spinning and handweaving. Come along and try your hand at it, you'll really enjoy this hands-on experience. As part of its outreach programme, Galway City Museum has curated a series […]

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 imagination to recycle whatever castaway materials were to hand, natural materials such as wood, wool, straw and, even, bone. Sometimes, children would make dolls or […]

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 witness to what six International Protection Applicants and Refugees, who have been attending the Irish Refugee Integration Network (IRIN) English language classes, packed with them […]

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