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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.

Short Talk Series on Galway’s Civil War Story

War of Friends Pic

November 17, 2022

Galway City Museum, on Saturday 3 December 2022, will run a series of talks on the subject, ‘War of Friends, 1922–23...


New War of Friends exhibition now open!

Pádraic Ó Máille and Liam Mellows

October 25, 2022

Galway City Museum is delighted to announce the opening of a new exhibition that explores the century-old, civil war tra...


Creative Climate Action: Línte na Farraige

September 29, 2022

Have you seen the light yet?  Línte na Farraige (the line of the sea) is a collaborative project that highlights the i...


Treaty / Conradh 100 Participants, Míle Buíochas!

Treaty / Conradh 100 Group

September 29, 2022

Museum staff recently held a gathering of all the community groups involved in the Education Project, Treaty / Conradh ...


The Shooting of John ‘Jack’ Lohan (Seaghán Ó Lócháin, 1902–1922), 24 September 1922

September 24, 2022

On 24 September 1922, anti-treaty IRA Lieutenant John ‘Jack’ Lohan of Wood Quay was shot and killed by the Free Stat...


Culture Night at Galway City Museum

Culture Night Logo

September 19, 2022

The seventeenth edition of Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir will take place on Friday, 23 September 2022.  This initiat...


New Accessible Website now live!

September 19, 2022

Galway City Museum have launched their brand new website which was supported by the Heritage Council under the Community...


The Centenary of the Death of Michael Collins, 22 August 1922

The Centenary of the Death of Michael Collins, 22 August 1922

August 22, 2022

On 22 August 1922, one hundred years ago today, Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins was killed in a Republican am...


New Labels for Visually Impaired Visitors

Accessible-Labels

August 18, 2022

Galway City Museum is cognisant of the fact that low-light levels in museum galleries, which are necessary to protect li...


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