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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.

Object Spotlight Event: The Reliquary of St Ursula, 1723-2023

Skull Reliquary

May 31, 2023

Galway City Museum will host a special Object Spotlight Event focusing on the extraordinary Reliquary of St Ursula, 1723...

End of the Irish Civil War

Free State Troops at Claregalway

May 24, 2023

Today, 24 May, is the centenary anniversary of the end of the Irish civil war. In early 1922, the Irish republican movem...

Happy International Museum Day!

International Museum Day notice

May 18, 2023

Today we are sharing with museums around the globe in celebrating this year’s International Museum Day.  This is an ...

FREE TALK: Sea Level Change & Línte na Farraige

photo two people beside wall with light line.

March 21, 2023

Join Dr Zoë Roseby on Saturday 25 March, 2.30pm-3.30pm at Galway City Museum for a free talk on Sea Level Change and L...

Soroptimist Collection Donated to Galway City Museum

March 20, 2023

Soroptimist International of Galway recently donated a collection to Galway City Museum, which includes their chain of o...

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),...


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