Calendar of Events
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January 2017 Events
Saturday 7 January, 12pm – 1pm
GUIDED TOUR: The Revolution in a Dozen Objects
Join Brendan McGowan, Education Officer, for a tour of the Revolution in Galway, 1913-23 exhibition as he highlights 12 fascinating objects and shares their stories, giving an insight into this turbulent period of Irish history.
Saturday 14 January, 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.
Saturday 21 January, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
TALK: City of the Tribes
Galway is known as the 'City of the Tribes', named after the fourteen merchant families – Athy, Blake, Bodkin, Browne, Darcy, Deane, Font, French, Joyce, Kirwin, Lynch, Martin, Morris and Skerrett – who controlled the medieval town. Join Adrian Martyn, author of The Tribes of Galway: 1124-1642 (2016), to find out about these tribes and why the city is named in their honour.
Saturday 28 January, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
TALK/SREENING: Why Galway?
Galway is home to artists and creative people from all over the world. But why did they decide to move here, and to stay here, and what do they think of Galway now? Join film-maker Tomás Conway as he introduces this charming and original film in which these questions are put to four celebrated Galway resident artists: Andrew Flynn (Ireland), Claire-Louise Bennett (England), Harriet Leander (Finland) and Joe Boske (Germany).