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Collections Spotlight – A 1964 GAA Ticket for the Hogan Stand

July 21, 2022

This week’s Collections Spotlight, for the week that’s in it, is a ticket for admittance to the Hogan Stand, Cro...


The Children of Carrowbrowne – A Tamara Eckhardt Exhibition

The Children of Carrowbrowne

July 11, 2022

The Children of Carrowbrowne exhibition is a set of portraits by award-winning documentary photographer, Tamara Eckhardt...


Richard Joyce’s Claddagh Ring

Claddagh Ring

July 4, 2022

This Claddagh ring is thought to be the oldest in existence. It dates from c. 1700 and was made by renowned Galway golds...


Day 3 of the Civil War – the fall of the Four Courts

Four Courts SQ

June 30, 2022

On 30 June 1922, after 60 hours of shelling by the Free State Army, the Republican garrison in the Four Courts surrender...


Day 2 of the Civil War, 29 June 1922

Stop Press Poster No. 2

June 29, 2022

The republican daily, Poblacht na h-Eireann (sic) was first published on 28 June, the ‘Seventh Year of the Republic’...


The Civil War, 28 June 1922

Stop Press Poster close up

June 28, 2022

The Irish Civil War began 100 years ago today. On 28 June 1922, after several months of uneasy tension between Free Stat...


Oration by Liam Mellows on the eve of the Civil War

Liam Mellows

June 22, 2022

On 20 June 1922, Liam Mellows – who had just lost his Galway seat in the recent general election – delivered an orat...


The Civic Guard by Commissioner Eoin O’Duffy

Eoin O'Duffy

June 18, 2022

This week, in conjunction with Galway County Council and An Garda Síochána, the Museum launched its new temporary exhi...


TREATY / CONRADH 100, now open!

Nicolls vs Cashel

June 15, 2022

One hundred years since the public vote on the Anglo-Irish Treaty The 16 June marks the centenary anniversary of the gen...


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