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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!

EXHIBITION: War of Friends, 1922–23: The civil war story of Pádraic Ó Máille and Liam Mellows

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Galway

The Anglo-Irish Treaty, signed in December 1921, was a negotiated compromise settlement that granted limited independence to 26 Irish counties – the Irish Free State. The agreement effectively dissolved the Irish Republic proclaimed in 1916, mandated in 1918, established in 1919 and defended in arms. As a result, the Irish nationalist movement split between supporters …

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TALK & WALK: A Tale/Trail of Two Brothers – Pádraic and Tomás Ó Máille

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Galway

The Ó Máille brothers, Pádraic (1876—1946) and Tomás (1880—1938), of Joyce Country in north Connemara made significant contributions to the emerging Irish state. Reared on a large sheep farm in the Irish-speaking townland of Muintir Eoghain between Maam Bridge and Leenane, their father Michael descended from the powerful seafaring O’Malleys of West Mayo, a clan …

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