Galway City Museum
Fáilte chuig Músaem Cathrach na Gaillimhe

Calendar of Events

NB: All events are FREE OF CHARGE (unless otherwise stated). Places are LIMITED so BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL! For further information, or to make a booking, please contact (091) 532460 or museum@galwaycity.ie

To view or download our full programme of events for July - December 2015 click HERE.

SEPTEMBER 2015

Tuesday 1 September, 1.10pm – 1.50pm
PERFORMANCE: Lunchtime with ConTempo

Dmitri Shastakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor. The Galway Music Residency with Galway City Museum welcomes you to experience 40 minutes of beautiful and inspiring music performed by the internationally-acclaimed ConTempo Quartet, Galway’s ensemble in residence.

All Ages. No Booking Required

Saturday 5 September, 11am – 1pm
PERFORMANCE: 3 Saturdays – 3 Kinds of Music

The Galway Music Residency in collaboration with the Galway City Museum presents ConTempo Quartet, Galway’s ensemble in residence who will be joined by some of Ireland’s young classical, contemporary and Irish traditional musical artists on the rise. The musicians will fill the museum with beautiful sounds for music lovers of all ages to enjoy.

All Ages. No Booking Required

Saturday 12 September, 11am – 1pm
PERFORMANCE: 3 Saturdays – 3 Kinds of Music

The Galway Music Residency in collaboration with the Galway City Museum presents ConTempo Quartet, Galway’s ensemble in residence who will be joined by some of Ireland’s young classical, contemporary and Irish traditional musical artists on the rise. The musicians will fill the museum with beautiful sounds for music lovers of all ages to enjoy.

All Ages. No Booking Required

Saturday 12 September, 2pm – 3pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK: Connaught Rangers in the Great War
The Connaught Rangers was an Irish regiment of the British Army that was disbanded in 1922 upon the formation of the Irish Free State. Join historian Michael O'Brien as he discusses the formation and early history of the regiment before discussing the Great War and major battles in which it was involved, such as at Ypres and Gallipoli.
Age 12+

Friday 18 September, 5.30pm – 8pm
LECTURES: Galway Women, Europe & Beyond
Thirteen historians will present short illustrated talks on the topic of Galway women and their impact on the wider world. This Culture Night event is curated and presented by Dr John Cunningham of the History Department at NUI, Galway. Galway City Museum will remain open to the public until 9pm.
Adult

Saturday 19 September, 11am – 1pm
PERFORMANCE: 3 Saturdays – 3 Kinds of Music

The Galway Music Residency in collaboration with the Galway City Museum presents ConTempo Quartet, Galway’s ensemble in residence who will be joined by some of Ireland’s young classical, contemporary and Irish traditional musical artists on the rise. The musicians will fill the museum with beautiful sounds for music lovers of all ages to enjoy.

All Ages. No Booking Required

Saturday 19 September, 2pm – 2.30pm & 3.30pm – 4pm
PERFORMANCE: Cotaí Dearga
How does tradition begin? What is authentic? Galway Dance Artist in Residence, Ríonach Ní Néill, explores the iconography of the cótaí dearga, traditional red skirts of Conamara and Árainn, and invents an undiscovered history of them. Described by the Irish Times as "the hidden gem" of Dublin Dance Festival 2014. Produced by Ciotóg.

All Ages. No Booking Required

Saturday 26 September, 2pm – 4pm
PERFORMANCE: The Great Push
In The Great Push, Patrick McGill (1889–1963), the 'navvy poet' and soldier from Donegal, devoted a chapter to a night spent at Les Brebis, France, prior to the Big Push, which was written in the trench between midnight and dawn of 25 September 1915. Join Gerry Conneely, as McGill, for this one-man show marking the centenary of this event.
Age 12+