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Culture Night at Galway City Museum

Culture Night Logo

September 19, 2022

The seventeenth edition of Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir will take place on Friday, 23 September 2022.  This initiat...


New Accessible Website now live!

Website Current Exhibitions

September 19, 2022

Galway City Museum have launched their brand new website which was supported by the Heritage Council under the Community...


The Centenary of the Death of Michael Collins, 22 August 1922

The Centenary of the Death of Michael Collins, 22 August 1922

August 22, 2022

On 22 August 1922, one hundred years ago today, Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins was killed in a Republican am...


New Labels for Visually Impaired Visitors

Accessible-Labels

August 18, 2022

Galway City Museum is cognisant of the fact that low-light levels in museum galleries, which are necessary to protect li...


Mythical Islands and Ghostly Vessels

Folklore-Exhibition-Panels

August 15, 2022

Medieval European mapmakers depicted both real and mythical islands in the Atlantic. One of the most famous of the phant...


Centenary Anniversary of the Death of Arthur Griffith

Centenary Anniversary of the Death of Arthur Griffith

August 12, 2022

On 12 August 1922, one hundred years ago today, Arthur Griffith – nationalist editor and journalist, founder of Sinn F...


Corrib Talk and Trail – Gaillimh

MERMAID-YELLOW

August 11, 2022

The River Corrib takes its present name from the lake, but its Irish language name – Abhainn na Gaillimhe – recalls ...


Corrib Talk and Trail – Claddagh Swans

August 10, 2022

The west bank of the Corrib, by the old Claddagh fishing village, is home to a colony of mute swans and upwards of 100 m...


National Heritage Week Events at Galway City Museum

National Heritage Week Event

August 8, 2022

For National Heritage Week 2022 Galway City Museum will host a series of one-hour talks about the local history, legends...


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