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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.

The Killing of Joe Howley, 4 December 1920

Joe Howley

December 4, 2020

On 4 December 1920, Joe Howley of Oranmore, Co. Galway – a 25-year-old veteran of the Easter Rising and Commandant of ...


The Killing of Michael Moran, 24 November 1920

Michael Moran Courtesy of Marie Heffernan and Dr Jarlath Deignan

November 24, 2020

On 24 November 1920, three Auxiliaries were tasked with transferring Michael Moran – Commandant of the IRA’s Tuam Ba...


The Killing of Father Griffin – preview of new film “Terror in Galway – Uafás i nGaillimh, 1920”

November 23, 2020

On 23 November 1920, a century ago today, the funeral of Father Michael Griffin, who had been abducted and killed by Cro...


A Galway Victim of Bloody Sunday, 21 November 1920

Mr. William Cullinane', Irish Independent, 26 November 1920

November 21, 2020

One hundred years ago today, on 21 November 1920, Crown forces – enraged by the assassinations carried out by Michael ...


The Disappearance and Discovery of Fr Michael Griffin

Fr Griffin colourised by Brendan McGowan

November 14, 2020

On the night of 14 November 1920, a century ago tomorrow, a popular young curate named Michael Griffin was lured from hi...


Collections Spotlight – Royal Tara China

November 3, 2020

Every week we shine a light on a different object from our collections that you may not have seen before.  This week we...


Centenary Anniversary of Tragedies in South Galway

October 30, 2020

On Saturday 30 October 1920, one hundred years ago today, a group of IRA volunteers ambushed an RIC bicycle patrol near ...


Collections Spotlight – Posters!

October 27, 2020

Every week we shine a light on a different object from our collections that you may not have seen before.  This week we...


My Treasured Object

October 21, 2020

During the first weeks of the Covid-19 Pandemic the Museum saw its doors shut to the public. We moved towards our online...


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