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

Click HERE for the full July to September programme

June & July, 2017

Dominican Chapel & Piscatorial School, Claddagh

Saturday 24 June, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Dominicans in Galway
In 1488, 'at the request of the citizens of Galway', the Dominicans took possession of the Church of St. Marys on the Hill, an abandoned chapel in the Claddagh outside the city walls, and thus began a relationship that has lasted until the present day. Join Ultan Lally as he discusses the foundation of the order, their spread into Ireland and their long connection with Galway.
Age 12+

Saturday 1 July, 12pm – 1pm
GUIDED TOUR: Museum Highlights
Beginning with an overview – literally – of the City, Corrib and Claddagh, discover the fascinating history and folklore behind a selection of objects at Galway City Museum, including the rare Penfold postbox, the controversial statue of Ó Conaire and the well-travelled Galway civic sword and mace.
Age 8+

Saturday 8 July, 11am – 12pm
GUIDED TOUR: Drawing Folktales
Did you know that there’s a man-sized lobster living under Wolfe Tone Bridge or that the Devil does a nighttime patrol of the steps next to the Spanish Arch? Pick up a clipboard and pencil from reception and join the folktale tour, illustrating the stories as you go. 
Family Event/Age 8+

Friday 14 July, 11am – 12.30pm
WORKSHOP 1: Harvest Straw Craft
Traditionally, straw-plaited harvest knots were given as tokens of love and worn as ‘buttonholes’. As part of the Westside Arts Festival, Galway City Museum will host this harvest-knot-making workshop in the Westside Resource Centre with craftsperson Tom Doyle. To book your place please contact (091) 528325.
Family Event/Age 8+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 14 July, 2pm – 3.30pm
WORKSHOP 2: Harvest Straw Craft
Traditionally, straw-plaited harvest knots were given as tokens of love and worn as ‘buttonholes’. As part of the Westside Arts Festival, Galway City Museum will host this harvest-knot-making workshop in the Westside Resource Centre with craftsperson Tom Doyle. Tom will also demonstrate making a straw Cailleach – the hag goddess of the harvest. To book your place please contact (091) 528325.
Adult


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 15 July, 11am to 2pm
TALKS: Soapbox Science
Soapbox Science brings science to the streets, with short and engaging public talks given by top female researchers along with live demonstrations. Learning and debate are encouraged! Held in conjunction with NUI Galway, 12 speakers from across the west of Ireland will share their work in technology, science, medicine and engineering.
All Ages (no booking required)

Saturday 22 July, 10.30am – 12.30pm
WORKSHOP 1: Creating Sea Creatures
Inspired by the new Wild Atlantic exhibition, join visual artist Tom Meskell – who has previously worked with the famous Macnas Street Theatre Company – to design and create your own sea creatures, real or imaginary, using recyclable materials.
Age 8 – 12 [COST: €10 per person]

Saturday 22 July, 2pm – 4pm
WORKSHOP 2: Creating Sea Creatures
Inspired by the new Wild Atlantic exhibition, join visual artist Tom Meskell – who has previously worked with the famous Macnas Street Theatre Company – to design and create your own sea creatures, real or imaginary, using recyclable materials.
Age 8 – 12 [COST: €10 per person]

Friday 28 July, 1pm – 2.30pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK: The History & Revival of Headford Lace
In recent years, the long lost tradition of lace-making in Headford, which dates to the 1700s, has been rediscovered and reestablished by the local community. Join members of the Headford Lace Project as they share the history of the craft, its impact on their locality, both socially and economically, and their hopes for its future.  
Age 10+


 

 

 

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 July, 1pm – 3pm 
DEMONSTRATION: Bobbin Lacemaking
With origins in 15th-century Italy, bobbin lace is the oldest form of lace known in Ireland. Unlike needlepoint lace, which is made with a single-thread technique using embroidery stitches, bobbin lace is made with a variety of multiple-thread weaving techniques. Join members of the Headford Lace Project as they demonstrate their developing skills, having recently revived this activity in the community.
All Ages (no booking required)