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Galway City Museum’s programme of events caters for a variety of audiences and interests, comprising gallery tours, illustrated talks, art and craft workshops, art classes and lectures. Enjoy our current series of online workshops here!

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Women of the Thar Desert with photographer Karen Cox

Galway City Museum Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland

During the Galway International Arts Festival 2024, Galway City Museum will host Women of the Thar Desert by award-winning photographer Karen Cox, an exhibition that documents the lives of the women and girls of the Thar Desert in northwest India. Join Karen as she shares stories and images from her time in India. In September […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Old Irish Customs of Lughnasa

Galway City Museum Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland

The ancient festival of Lughnasa was of great importance to our farming ancestors as it marked the start of the harvest season. This illustrated talk will discuss its significance as well as some of the old rituals and superstitions associated with the festival. Dr Marion McGarry is a lecturer at Atlantic Technological University, Galway and is […]

GUIDED TOUR: Museum Highlights

Galway City Museum Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland

This Heritage Week, why not join Museum staff for a free, guided tour to learn about the fascinating stories behind some of the objects on display, including the statue of Pádraic Ó Conaire, the oldest-known Claddagh Ring, a medieval physician’s cup, a rare Victorian Penfold post box, and more. No booking required. The tour starts […]

GUIDED TOUR: Museum Highlights

Galway City Museum Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland

This Heritage Week, why not join Museum staff for a free, guided tour to learn about the fascinating stories behind some of the objects on display, including the statue of Pádraic Ó Conaire, the oldest-known Claddagh Ring, a medieval physician’s cup, a rare Victorian Penfold post box, and more. No booking required. The tour starts […]

LECTURES: Surrounded By Stone

Galway City Museum Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland

Surrounded by Stone is a new exhibition that features the story of the iconic stone monuments that mark Galway as a place of rich artistic and architectural vision and traditions from 1100 BC to 1750 AD. It explores the striking design and craft sensibility that saw a range of remarkable buildings – from the stone […]

WORKSHOP: Clothes Mending (Beginners) – Loved Clothes Last

Galway City Museum Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland

Love your clothes and want them to last for longer? Join Eimear Greaney (www.upsew.ie) as she demonstrates how to do simple repairs, from threading a needle to darning denim. In the workshop, attendees will sew buttons, fix seams, mend rips, and sew zips. Kindly supported by Galway City Council, this workshop is free of charge, […]

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Tairdelbach Ua Conchobair – the founder of Gaelic Galway

Galway City Museum Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland

Galway was founded 900 years ago this year, when – in 1124 – Tairdelbach Ua Conchobair (Turlough O'Conor, 1088–1156), king of Connacht and high-king of Ireland, commanded the construction of a stronghold at the mouth of the Galway River (today, the River Corrib) on the southern edge of his Connacht kingdom. Described in the annals […]

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