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Museum staff, volunteers and others share stories and insights that explore Galway City Museum’s collection and exhibition themes, along with all the latest museum news.

Creative Climate Action: Línte na Farraige

Línte na Farraige Square

September 29, 2022

Have you seen the light yet?  Línte na Farraige (the line of the sea) is a collaborative project that highlights the i...


Treaty / Conradh 100 Participants, Míle Buíochas!

Treaty / Conradh 100 Group

September 29, 2022

Museum staff recently held a gathering of all the community groups involved in the Education Project, Treaty / Conradh ...


The Shooting of John ‘Jack’ Lohan (Seaghán Ó Lócháin, 1902–1922), 24 September 1922

September 24, 2022

On 24 September 1922, anti-treaty IRA Lieutenant John ‘Jack’ Lohan of Wood Quay was shot and killed by the Free Stat...


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!

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...


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