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 museum@galwaycity.ie

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

MARCH & APRIL, 2015

Saturday 28 March, 2pm – 3pm
TALK: The Long History of the Claddagh

Join local historian and author Adrian Martyn as he discusses the long history of the Claddagh fishing village from the visit of St Enda of Aran to the self-gioverend settlement that flourished into the early modern era.

Age 12+


Saturday 4 April, 1pm – 4pm

WORKSHOP: Needle Felting the Claddagh

Learn about traditional homes in the Claddagh. Afterwards join Aleksandra Kolek and learn to create your own Claddagh cottage using needle-felting techniques.
Age 12+


Thursday 9 April, 12pm – 2.30pm
WORKSHOP: Sea Science & Art FULLY BOOKED

Join environmental educator Sarah Knight to
explore the wonders of the sea through the medium of art! Using the science of materials, sensory exploration, and imagination and reflection, the afternoon will be spent creating our own unique expressions of our individual connections to the sea.
Ages 7 – 12


Friday 10 April, 2pm – 3pm

STORYTELLING WORKSHOP: Stories of the Sea

Join acclaimed storyteller, Rab Fulton, on a journey to create your own fantastical and wondrous sea adventure story.
Age 7+


Saturday 11 April, 2pm – 3.30pm
WORKSHOP: Sea Science & Art

Join environmental educator Sarah Knight to explore the wonders of the sea through the medium of art! Using the science of materials, sensory exploration, and imagination and reflection, the afternoon will be spent creating our own unique expressions of our individual connections to the sea.

Ages 7 – 12


Saturday 18 April, 2pm – 3.30pm

ILLUSTRATED TALK: West of Ireland Country Houses
Join David Hicks, author of
Irish Country Houses - Portraits & Painters, as he presents a selection of beautiful portraits of former residents of mansions in the west of Ireland, including Tulira Castle and Castle Taylor, Ardrahan, Co. Galway. Behind the portraits are tales of happiness and misfortune, of royalty, politicians, literary and artistic figures, of scandals and hunt balls.
Age 12+


Saturday 25 April, 2pm – 3pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Weird & Wonderful Story of Groundwater

Groundwater is an important natural resource in Ireland providing between 20% and 25% of our drinking water. In some rural areas, groundwater is usually the only source of supply and at least 100,000 wells and springs are in use today. Join hydrogeologist, Tiernan Henry, NUIG, as he discusses the importance of groundwater and its impact on Galway Bay.

Age 12+


Thursday 30 April, 6pm – 8pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK: Remembering Walter Macken
Walter Macken was born in Galway on 3 May 1915. Originally an actor, he became a full-time writer following the success of his third book, Rain on the Wind and became best known for his trilogy Seek the Fair Land, The Silent People and The Scorching Wind. Join Tom Kenny of Kenny's Bookshop as he remembers the man and his works. Please note that this jointly-hosted event will take place at An Taibhdhearc, Middle Street.
Age 12+ (no booking required)