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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.

St Brigid and St Brigid’s Cross

Three varieties Bridgets Cross

February 1, 2024

Did you know that St Brigid – as well as with St Patrick – is a patron saint of Ireland? Did you known that she was ...

Free BRIGID 1500 Talk & Workshops at the Museum

January 25, 2024

BRIGID 1500 – The Saint, the Goddess and the Weaving of Tradition  The year 2024 marks the 1500th anniversary of th...

Book of Condolences Opened in Memory of Peadar O’Dowd

January 9, 2024

  A Book of Condolences in memory of Peadar O’Dowd has been opened in Galway City Museum by the Mayor of the Cit...

Upcoming Talk on ‘Mass Paths’ by Dr Hilary Bishop

Kearney’s Field

January 4, 2024

Galway City Museum are delighted to welcome Dr. Hilary Bishop of Liverpool John Moores University to the Museum for an u...

Living Skills Exhibition: The Aran Knitting Project

hands using knitting needles and woolen garment

December 13, 2023

We are delighted to share with you news of a new Community Exhibition, ‘The Aran Knitting Project’ now displ...

SPECIAL EVENT: Remembering Eileen Quinn

December 11, 2023

One hundred years ago this week, on 10 December 1923, Irish poet W. B. Yeats (1865–1939) was presented with the Nobel ...

Reflections – A Commemoration of the Irish Women of 1923

November 22, 2023

Galway City Council, Galway Public Libraries, and Galway City Museum working together are proud to present “Reflec...

A History of Galway in Objects at Buaile Beag NS

A History of Galway in Objects project tile

November 16, 2023

Galway City Museum is busily working on a new object-based learning project for schools, ‘A History of Galway in Objec...

Galway City Museum celebrates Traveller Culture

November 9, 2023

Galway City Museum, is looking back over a decade of collaboration and partnership with the Galway Traveller Movement an...


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