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An Garda Síochána Galway / Gaillimh 1922- 2022

Garda Siochána 1922

June 15, 2022

The Garda Síochána Galway / Gaillimh 1922- 2022 exhibition commemorates 100 years of An Garda Síochána serving the p...


Lord Dunkellin disappears from Eyre Square, 25 May 1922

May 25, 2022

On 25 May 1922, one hundred years ago today, a bronze memorial statue to Lord Dunkellin, which had stood in Galway’s E...


New Publication – ‘The War of Independence in Galway, 1920-1921’

War of Indo Book Cover square

May 23, 2022

The War of Independence of January 1919 to July 1921 was a political and military conflict between the newly-formed Dái...


Collections Spotlight – Medieval Manuscript from ‘O’Davoren’s Book’

Egerton 88 showcase

April 28, 2022

For this week’s Collections Spotlight Galway City Museum are delighted to announce the loan of a very important me...


De Valera in Galway, 23 April 1922

April 23, 2022

Over the weekend of 22 and 23 April 1922, Éamonn de Valera, accompanied by Harry Boland and Cathal Brugha (both of whom...


The Greene Collection

April 21, 2022

This collection of postcards of the Spanish Arch and the Fishmarket have been generously donated by Dermot Greene on beh...


Galwegians aboard the RMS Titanic in 1912

RMS Titanic

April 15, 2022

In the early hours of 15 April 1912, 110 years ago today, the ‘unsinkable’ Belfast-built RMS Titanic – on her maid...


IRA split in Galway, 29 March 1922

IRA split

March 29, 2022

On 29 March 1922, one hundred years ago today, the anti-Treaty IRA evicted the pro-Treaty IRA from Renmore Barracks in G...


St Patrick and Connemara

‘A Pattern in Connemara’ (engraved by H. Griffiths after a picture by W. H. Bartlett), from The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, 1842.

March 19, 2022

Maumean or Mám Éan – ‘the pass of the birds’ – is one of the two main passes through the Maumturk mountain ran...


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