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.i

April 2017

Saturday 1 April, 11am – 11.50am
WORKSHOP: A Sailing We Will Go …

Using the museum's waterside location and sea science and maritime exhibitions as inspiration, join artist Jane Hayes for this creative hands-on workshop, during which parent and toddler will undertake an inspirational sea journey.
Age 1–4

Saturday 8 April, 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 April, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
TALK: Harvesting the Western Seas and Strands
As an island nation, Ireland has access to some of the best fish in the world. Traditionally, however, shellfish called cnuasach mara (‘sea pickings’) was known as bia bocht or ‘poor man's food’! Join writer Margaret Hickey, author of Irish Days: Oral Histories of the 20th Century, as she draws on her researches for her forthcoming book Ireland's Green Larder. She will be discussing the west of Ireland’s relationship with the sea and its bounty.
Age 12+

Wednesday 12 April, 12pm – 12.45pm
GUIDED TOUR: Bring your own Questions!
Does the Claddagh really have its own King? Who built the Spanish Arch? How did you get a Galway Hooker into the museum? Is that a skull or an ostrich egg? Why not join our special guided tour for families to learn about the museum and its fascinating objects. Family

Thursday 13 April, 10.30am – 11.30am
WORKSHOP: Egg in the Sky
Can you build a great big tower that's stable enough to hold an egg? Brought to you by Toodlelou Science-Educator Lindsay Deely, this hands-on STEM workshop is an hour of fun and learning for little ones and their families.

Ages 24

Thursday 13
April, 12pm – 1pm

WORKSHOP: Amazing Flying Eggs
Think you can build a vessel to launch an egg in flight without it cracking? Brought to you by Toodlelou Science-Educator Lindsay Deely, this hands-on STEM challenge workshop promises to be an hour of problem-solving, planning, experimentation and fun for kids and their families.
Ages 5
8

Saturday 15 April, 11am – 12pm
WORKSHOP: Preparing for Easter
As in Ireland, Easter is traditionally an important time in the Polish calendar. In Poland, lavishly decorated branches – called Easter palms – are blessed, as are painted eggs. Sound familiar? Join the Bardzo Ladnie Foundation to learn about some Polish Easter traditions to have a go at making colourful Easter Palms and painting Easter eggs.  
Age 7–12

Saturday 15 April, 2pm – 4pm
WORKSHOP: Famous Galway Faces
Why not join us on this drop-in workshop and learn about some famous Galwegians and screen print your own unique cotton bag – to carry your Galway Food Festival produce – by choosing from a selection of famous faces. Please leave a donation for the bag!
All Ages

Wednesday 19 April, 11am – 12.30pm
WORKSHOP: Irish Marine Wonders
Ever wanted to know more about Ireland's marine diversity? Join team members from Galway Atlantaquaria to learn about some of the animals and plants that live in the ocean around Ireland. Examine a range of biofacts and seaweeds, carry out a squid dissection and design your own camouflaged animal.
Age 712

Wednesday 19 April 2pm – 3.30pm
WORKSHOP: Caring for our Oceans
Join team members from Galway Atlantaquaria to learn about marine litter, over-fishing and how the ocean’s water quality is being affected by people. Explore what you can do to help protect our ocean, make water filters, examine the effects of ocean acidification and design a Save our Ocean poster.
Age 712

Thursday 20 April, 12pm – 12.45pm
GUIDED TOUR: Bring your own Questions!
Does the Claddagh really have its own King? Who built the Spanish Arch? How did you get a Galway Hooker into the museum? Is that a skull or an ostrich egg? Why not join our special guided tour for families to learn about the museum and its fascinating objects. Family

Saturday 22 April, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK: Bernie Fahy & the Great War
Born on 26 September 1890 at Claregalway, Bernard ‘Bernie’ Fahy emigrated to New Zealand around 1912. Following the outbreak of the Great War, he travelled to France with the New Zealand Tunnelling Company, a tunnel warfare unit, and was killed in action by German shell fire on 20 April 1917. Join William Henry, local historian and author of Galway and the Great War, as he remembers Bernie Fahy and other fallen Galwaymen.
Age 12+

Saturday 29 April, 10.30am – 1pm
WORKSHOP: Movement for Well-Being
Celebrate International Dance Day by joining choreographer and dance movement therapist Bernadette Divilly for this drop-in mindful movement workshop in the courtyard of Galway City Museum (in the event of bad weather, this event will take place indoors). All movement levels welcome.
Age 15+

Saturday 29 April, 2.30pm – 4pm
TALK/SCREENING: Dance, Place & Cultural Navigations

To mark International Dance Day, Bernadette Divilly and the Galway Dance Project present screenings of short films followed by panel discussions with guest choreographers. The films include Ciúnas, directed by Bernadette Divilly, which explores the place, power and presence of women at NUI. Galway.
Age 15+

 

JANUARY
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.
Age 10+

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.
Age 8+

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.
Age 12+

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).
Age 12+