Galway City Museum
Fáilte chuig Músaem Cathrach na Gaillimhe

Calendar of Events

PLEASE NOTE: 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

To view and download our full programme of events for January to June 2015 click HERE.

MAY, 2015

Saturday 2 May, 2pm – 3pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK: West of Ireland Paintings
In the 19th and 20th centuries artists were drawn to Ireland's Atlantic seaboard to be inspired by its wild landscapes and the life of its rural communities. Join Marie Bourke, Keeper/Head of Education, National Gallery of Ireland, for this illustrated talk on the West of Ireland Paintings of the National Gallery.
Age 12+


Saturday 9 May, 11am – 12.30pm
ARCHAEOLOGY WORKSHOP: Get to know ... Vikings

The Vikings were feared warriors, but they were also skilled sailors and traders. Join local archaeologist Anne Carey to learn about the Vikings and have a go at making a Norse shield and a post and wattle fence.
Age 7 – 12


Saturday 16 May, 11am – 12.30pm
GALLERY ART CLASS: Family Drawing Session

Celebrate Drawing Day 2014 by taking part in our family drawing session led by artist Bernadine Burke. Drawing Day was initiated by the National Gallery of Ireland to provide an opportunity for people of all ages to try their hand at drawing under the guidance of professional tutors.
Family Event


Saturday 16 May, 2pm – 3.30pm
GALLERY ART CLASS: Adult Drawing Session

In conjunction with Drawing Day 2014, join artist Bernadine Burke for this drawing session and be inspired by the museum building, its collections and historic location.


Saturday 23 May, 2pm - 3pm
TALK: The Kings of the Claddagh

Who were the Kings of the Claddagh, where did they come from and what became of them? Join local historian and author, Adrian Martyn, to learn about the Folans, Kings, Concannons and other Claddagh royalty!
Age 12+


Saturday 30 May, 2pm – 3pm
Yeats, Galway & the Great War

Join award-winning poet and author Martin Dyar as he discusses Yeats and his 1919 book The Wild Swans at Coole, a collection which contains some of the poet's most enduring evocations of the West of Ireland, along with many of his classic negotiations of the tensions between art and politics and the human cost of war.

Age 12+