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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.

RTÉ Today at Galway City Museum

March 9, 2023

There was plenty of activity at Galway City Museum on Wednesday when RTÉ’s Maura Derrane and her crew joined the team...

New Traveller Culture Model on Display

February 23, 2023

A brand new model depicting Traveller culture has been installed at Galway City Museum thanks to funding received from G...

Borderland – Ukraine 2022

Black and white portrait image of Ukrainian woman featured in the Borderland - Ukraine 2022 exhibition

February 23, 2023

Galway City Museum announce the opening of ‘Borderland – Ukraine 2022′, an outdoor exhibition of photo...

The Civil War in Galway Podcast

This image is of the North Galway Brigade of the I.R.A. and the text with it is the topic covered by this podcast, the Civil War in Galway.

February 1, 2023

On 20 January 1923, six months into the civil war, four anti-treaty IRA Volunteers from Galway – Martin J. Burke (25),...

St Bridget and St Bridget’s Cross

Three varieties Bridgets Cross

January 31, 2023

Did you know that St Bridget – as well as with St Patrick – is a patron saint of Ireland? Did you known that she was...

Herstory Light Show for Brigid


January 24, 2023

Herstory have created a spectacular Light Show in honour of Brigid, the matron saint of Ireland, and Galway women.  It ...

Execution of Galway Men in Athlone

Image of the place where the execution of Galway men in Athlone took place.

January 20, 2023

The Irish Free State executed thirty-four anti-treaty republican prisoners in January 1923; to put this figure into cont...

The Burning of Castlehackett House

January 4, 2023

The burning of Castlehackett House, near Tuam, was carried out one hundred years ago tonight, by anti-treaty IRA.  Hist...

Talks on the Civil War in Galway

January 4, 2023

Cormac Ó Comhraí, historian and author of  Sa Bhearna Bhaoil: Gaillimh 1913-1923, will give two talks on the civil wa...


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