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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.

Corrib Talk and Trail – Gaillimh

MERMAID-YELLOW

August 11, 2022

The River Corrib takes its present name from the lake, but its Irish language name – Abhainn na Gaillimhe – recalls ...


Corrib Talk and Trail – Claddagh Swans

August 10, 2022

The west bank of the Corrib, by the old Claddagh fishing village, is home to a colony of mute swans and upwards of 100 m...


National Heritage Week Events at Galway City Museum

National Heritage Week Event

August 8, 2022

For National Heritage Week 2022 Galway City Museum will host a series of one-hour talks about the local history, legends...


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...


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