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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!

GUIDED TOUR: Museum Highlights Tour

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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 […]

Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series – Audrey Walshe

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Every Thursday in March the University of Galway’s School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies will hold their lunchtime lecture series in the Education Room at Galway City Museum from 1pm until 1.50pm.  […]

GUIDED TOUR: The Claddagh – A Triumph of Unconscious Beauty

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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 […]

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: Clothes-Peg Dolls

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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 […]

GUIDED TOUR: Museum for Families

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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 […]

*FULLY BOOKED* WORKSHOP: Mending and Maintenance

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Come and learn how to mend and keep clothes looking their best for longer. As part of Fashion Revolution Week 2024, Galway City Museum will host a free workshop showing […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: A Guide to Sustainable Fabrics

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Do you ever think about the material that makes up the clothes you’re wearing? Do you ever look at the label? Maybe you don’t like how certain fabrics feel. Perhaps […]

TALK & STORYTELLING: Old Irish May Customs

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Celebrated on 1 May, Bealtaine was one of the four great festivals of the Celtic year. An important day in the rural calendar, it marked the beginning of summer and […]

WRITING WORKSHOPS: Inspired by Objects

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Galway City Museum houses a wealth of treasures, ranging from the medieval relic of St Ursula to the earliest known Claddagh ring, each of which has its own fascinating life […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Biodiversity at Merlin Park Woods

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Biodiversity at Merlin Park Woods, a collection of over 20 wildlife photographs by Colin Stanley, is the feature external exhibition at Galway City Museum this spring. It features a rich […]

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